Richard Ollis

City Council
Title: General Seat D
Phone: 417-864-1651

Richard Ollis
General Council D

Richard Ollis was appointed to City Council as General Council Seat D in May 2017 and was elected to the seat in April 2019. Mr. Ollis currently serves on the Community Involvement Committee and the Finance and Administration Committee.

Mr. Ollis, a U.S. Navy veteran, is Past-Chairman of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and Past President of the Board of Directors for the Springfield Little Theater. Mr. Ollis also served on boards for Commerce Bank, Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Springfield-Branson National Airport, Springfield Sister Cities, Ozarks Regional YMCA, Wellness Council of America, the Healthy Living Alliance, and the Safety Council of the Ozarks.

Councilman Ollis' term expires in 2023.

Contact Information
Reach Councilman Ollis through the City Clerk's office at 417-864-1651 or e-mail him at [email protected].

Professional Experience
Councilman Ollis currently serves as CEO and Chairman of Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance Agency, founded in 1885. He regularly writes for the Springfield Business Journal, the Springfield News-Leader, and has hosted the radio talk show “Insurance Talk.”

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Missouri State University and serves on their College of Business Advisory Board.

Personal Information
Councilman Ollis is a fourth-generation Springfield resident, is married to Teresa Ollis and has two daughters, Kelsey and Sabrina.


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