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  • New Camden County P&Z Administrator strives to bring positivity

  • Kim Willey hopes to bring positivity to the Camden County Planning and Zoning office as its new administrator.
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  • Kim Willey hopes to bring positivity to the Camden County Planning and Zoning office as its new administrator.
    Willey and her family relocated from St. Louis to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2008. She has experience with the legal side of development prior to coming to the lake and served in the Planning and Engineering Development office for the city of Osage Beach as well as held the position of Right of Way Coordinator. In those roles, she was able to see development from the eye's of a city government.
    She’s a seasoned veteran with the legal aspects of development.
    When the position at Camden County became available, Willey opted into the challenge.
    She told the Lake Sun that she’s hoping to treat people fairly and she also wants to 'clean up loopholes' found in the current P&Z code.
    "My goal,” Willey said, “is to treat everyone fairly and to be consistent with public service.”
    Willey officially took office on June 26 and since then has been busy with new properties, re-plats, complaints and simply learning about her new role. Learning the new codes has been a great learning experience in itself for the new P&Z administrator. The code used in Osage Beach has proved to be much different, consequently, she has found herself referring to the code book frequently.
    For Willey, planning and zoning is critical in order to help boost property values. She also expressed that it was imperative to not slow the developmental process by adding, “I do not want to do anything that would hinder development.”
    Willey's first official Planning and Zoning commission meeting is scheduled for July 16 and her first Board of Adjustment meeting is set for July 30.
    Willey calls the lake home along with her husband. Her husband, Bryan, is the Parks and Recreation Director for the city of Osage Beach. They have one daughter and two grandsons that reside in St. Louis.
    In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and living life at the lake. She formerly served on the Camden County Board of Adjustment and served as assistant track coach for the Special Olympics.
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