City of Ava Government
Current Mayor ~ Burrely Loftin
The City of Ava has a Mayor/Board of Aldermen form of government. The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the city and presides over the board of aldermen. The City of Ava Board of Aldermen consists of four persons; two from each ward of the city. The mission of the Board is to set general and specific municipal policy, pass ordinances and resolutions, appropriate funds, review and monitor municipal administration, prescribe and adopt the city’s budgets, establish water and refuse collection rates and other general tax and service rates, adopt a zoning plan for the city, and fulfill a variety of other duties as defined by State statute.
City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at 404 S. Jefferson St. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Phone: (417) 683-5516. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. City ordinance information is available on our website at www.avamissouri.org.
City of Ava Police Department
Current Police Chief ~ Reggie Johnson
The Police Department has dispatchers and officers available 24 hours each day, to answer calls and respond to emergencies, handling police, fire, and ambulance. All police vehicles are equipped with up-to date radios capable of communicating with our own dispatch center and the dispatch center of the local sheriff’s office. Phone: (417) 683-2900
Douglas County Government
Ava is the county seat of Douglas County. The county’s government is a system of commissioners with the presiding commissioner controlling the county government, with the assistance of an eastern area and western area commissioner. The county also has elected officials such as: County Assessor, County Clerk, and County Recorder. Douglas County has a Sheriff and five Deputies. County Commissioner Phone: (417) 683-6080
Douglas County Sheriff Department
Current Sheriff ~ Chris Degase
The Sheriff Department is staffed by a Sheriff along with five full time Deputies, one part time Deputy, three full time dispatchers, two part time dispatchers and two part time jailers. Phone: (417) 683-1020 www.dcsosheriff.com
If you live in a rural area outside the city limits of Ava, you will need to contact your local fire department. These fire departments require annual membership dues to operate and protect your home in an emergency. To find the department that services your property, please call the Douglas County Emergency Management Association at (417) 683-3315.
Emergency Contact Information: Non-Emergency Membership Contact Information:
Ava City 417-683-2931 Ava Rural 417-683-8512
Ava Rural 417-683-1020 Brixey Rockbridge 417-679-4382
Eastern Douglas County 417-683-1020 Dora 417-293-9336
Western Douglas County 417-683-1020 Eastern Douglas County 417-259-0953 Goodhope 417-543-8944 Skyline 417-543-4947 Squires 417-543-6106 Twin Bridges 417-257-7799
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