The Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments serves the community with regional planning for Camden, Laclede, Miller and Morgan counties. Earlier in the year they added a few new faces to the group including Linda Conner who has been with the council for more than a year but has now been hired as the permanent director of the group. Also they have added Tammy Darnell as a regional planner, Margie Adams as a fiscal officer and Pam Gilbert as the administrative assistant. But with all the new people, the board will now have to name a new chair of the directors as current chair Chuck Chorpening has stepped down. Chorpening cited the desire to “slow down” as a reason to leave the group and has recommended that Presiding Commissioner Kris Franken of Camden County be the new chair until the board can vote on their next meeting on September 16th.