Dave previously served as Ward 2 Alderman from 1997 to 2007. He was elected and served for 11 years when work required extensive travel. When travel lessened in 2013, he was re-elected as Ward 2 Alderman, and still serves today.
Dave currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee; he has been a member since 2016. He is a liaison and voting member of the Parkville Economic Development Council and the Parkville Old Towne Market Community Improvement District. He is a member and volunteer of the Main Street Parkville Association and a Christmas on the River volunteer. Dave also serves as the treasurer of the Parkville Rotary which has raised $195,300 in the last seven years and donated it back to the community. He is also a three-term voting member of the Platte County Board of Equalization.
Dave moved to Parkville in 1989 and has lived in Riss Lake since that time. He and his wife Cheryl were the third family to purchase a lot in Riss Lake when there was only a dirt trail across the dam and no homes had been built. When Parkville flooded in 1993, Dave was designated the “East Street Commander” and organized volunteers to sandbag that part of downtown. The mayor at the time coordinated the other rail crossing at Main Street. In 1995, he organized what is believed to be the first homecoming parade for over 2,500 Vietnam-era pilots and their spouses… in Parkville. Dave had been a combat pilot in Vietnam, flying over 1,400 hours and subsequently was elected president of the 10,000-member national Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.
He served two terms on the Riss Lake Homes Association Board with developer Don Julian, being involved in many aspects of the community and amenities that exist today. He volunteered to handle the dock assignments and related lake needs for 10 years.
Dave was the Regional Manager of Sales and Marketing Operations for a Fortune 3 company in Kansas City, responsible for 1,340 locations in 13 states prior to retirement. For a second career, he has been CFO for a durable product business with 14 franchises and nine corporate entities located in the U.S. and its territories.
His prior community volunteerism includes the president/chairman of the Spelman (St. Luke’s) Medical Foundation; member of the Spelman (St. Luke’s) Hospital for nine years and wrote their strategic plan; board of directors for Safe Haven Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter where during his nine-year tenure the committee secured the location and built the current Northland shelter; and co-chairman of the Park University Soccer Stadium Building Campaign.
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