BRANSON, Mo – Incoming Aldermen Jeff Seay (Ward II) and Jamie Whiteis (Ward III) were sworn into office along with incumbent Aldermen Bill Skains June 9, at the regularly scheduled Board of Aldermen meeting.
Representing Ward II, Jeff Seay is currently the Division Manager at Branson Security & Fire where he was the owner through August 2018. Alderman Seay is originally from Upland, California where he graduated from Upland High School and attended Chaffey College before moving to Branson in 1989.
Seay has served on the Citizens for Public Safety Committee as well as the Branson Lakes Area Chamber & CVB Board. Seay has a daughter, Shelby, and a son, Austin, who is currently in the U.S. Army.
Elected to the Board of Alderman to represent Ward III, Jamie Whiteis is currently the General Manager of Tanger Outlets – Branson location.
Whiteis was born in Branson at Skaggs Hospital. His family relocated to Ash Grove, Missouri where his parents were schoolteachers. He graduated from Ash Grove High School and attended College of the Ozarks receiving his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Whiteis has previously worked for at Shepherd of the Hills, City of Branson Parks Department, and Shoji Tabuchi Theatre.
Whiteis has served on the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) Policy and Procedures council, the Table Rock Village Board of Trustees, the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks Board of Directors, the City of Branson Comprehensive Steering Committee/Branson Community Plan 2030, and the Branson Lakes Area Chamber/CVB Board.
Whiteis and his wife Kristi have lived in the Branson area since their marriage in 1990. They raised two boys through the Branson school system, with both graduating from College of the Ozarks.
Acting Board President Bob Simmons and Mayor Edd Akers recognized and thanked outgoing Aldermen Rick Castillon (Ward II) and Brian Clonts (Ward III) for their service to the City.
“These jobs…if you see any of these committees they serve on…it’s not easy to put in that kind of time and donate it to community service and we really appreciate it,” said Alderman Simmons.
Alderman Castillon served from 2016 to 2020. Alderman Clonts served from 2018 to 2020.