James Hugh Gilmer

2nd Executive Director 1990-1996

From 1990 through 1996 James Hugh Gilmer served as Executive Director. Gilmer had great insight into the direction the program should be going and laid the groundwork for much of the progress that we are still seeing today.

James Gilmer followed Tommy Dangers as the champion of downtown Ozark. Main Street director for six years, Gilmer laid the groundwork for most of the projects that have been completed, current Main Street Director Sandy Key says. "We pretty much took his dreams and built on them." Key also credits Gilmer with having the vision of a developed riverfront in Ozark on the Arkansas River.

James Gilmer continued to make Main Street Ozark Thrive