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Early Leaders

MAYORS

J. D. St. Clair (Oct. 1963 - June 1964)#
G. W. Stevens (June 1964 - September 1969)
Ralph Darling (September 1969 - July 1970)
AL. V. Rice (July 1970 - April 1972)
Zebediah C. Baker (April 1972 - April 1980)
Owen L. Barger (April 1980 - June 1981)*
AI V. Rice (June 1981 - November 1981)
W. W. Sparkman (November 1981 - May 1982)
Stephen Kerr (May 1982 - April 1982)
Les Cooley (April 1983 - June 1984)
C. Tom Frazier (June 1984 - September 1984)
Jimmie Jordan (September 1984 - April 1985)

#Original commission began as mayor and two commissioners.

* Change to Alderman form of government: 1 mayor and 5 aldermen (5 April 1980)


COMMISSIONERS

W. E. "Tony" Self October 1963 - April 1980)
T. W. Grubbs 14 October 1963 - 21 October 1963)
G. W. Stevens October 1963 - June 1964)
J. C. Gilliland April 1964 - April 1968)
Ralph Darling April 1968 - September 1969)
Z.C. Baker April 1970 - April 1972)
AI V. Rice April 1972 - March 1980)

ALDERMEN

Z. C. Baker (April 1980 - April 1981) (April 1982 - June 1983)
W. E. "Tony" Self (April 1980 - April 1981)
E. D. Cupp (April 1980 - January 1984)
W. W. Sparkman (April 1980 - November 1981)
AI V. Rice (April 1980 - June 1981)
Gene McConnell (April 1981 - April 1984)
Bill McGraw (June 1981 - April 1984)
Horace Boothe (November 1981 - April 1983)
Dean H. Golden (April 1983 - April 1984)
Frank C. Martin III. (June 1983 - April 1984)
Jimmie Jordan (April 1984 - September 1984)
Richard H. Davis (April 1984 - April 1985) (April 1994 - April 1996)
Janice Burns (April 1984-
C. Tom Frazier (April 1984 -
Johnnie Guelker (April 1984 - April 1985)

TOWN SECRETARIES

Mary Ann Boubel (October 1963 - April 1966)
Daphne Duvall (May 1966 - September 1966)
H. G. Knutson (September 1966 - April 1968)
Edna Grace (April 1968 - June 1970)
Genette Lee (June 1970 - June 1973)
Mary Bealmear (June 1973 - February 1975)
Owen Barger (March 1974 - August 1977)
E. Bill McGraw (August 1977 - May 1979)
Elizabeth Cupp (June 1979 - September 1982)
E. Bill McGraw (September 1982 - November 1982)
Lynn Turley (November 1982 - September 1983)
Le Ann Nave (September 1983 - February 1984)
Bernadette Wright (March 1984 - )

CITY "FIRSTS"

Town Marshall: Claude Mason October 1964
Town Inspector: Ralph Darling October 1964
Town Engineer: Ralph Darling October 1964
Planning Committee: J. C. Gilliland (Chrmn.) July 1964
  Ralph E. Darling  
  H. G. Knutson  
Planning and Zoning
Commission:
AI Rice, November 1969
  Bob Phillips  
  Gene Ward  
  J. C. Gilliland  
  Michael G. Lee  
Fire Marshall: Wm. H. Grace February 1971
Fire Chief: Ronald Muncy February 1971
Maintenance Supv.: Hal Ferguson January 1972
City Attorney: Jerry O'Neal
Municipal Judge: Dan Lane August 1984
Police Chief: Davis Carrothers
Park and Recreation
Committee:
Lea Young (Chrmn.) September 2000
  Mike Barron  
  Kay Davis  
  Lynne McCoy  
  Don Wilhelm  
Historian: Kay W. Davis September 2000
Park and Recreation
Board:
Mike Barron (Chrmn.) September 2002
  LaDonna Allen  
  Kay Davis  
  Lynne McCoy  
  Judy Ratzlaff  
  Don Wilhelm

The History of Willow Park

Extracted Council Minutes
(March 1963 - December 1972)

Scrapbook Tidbits

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