1st Executive Director 1988-1990
The Main Street Cities National Program started in the 1970's with the state of Arkansas adopting the program in 1984. Ozark became a Main Street City in 1988 with Tommy Dangers becoming the first Director.
The late Tommy Dangers, who owned Grumpy's Restaurant in downtown Ozark at the time, heard about Main Street, a program that helps small communities revive the core of their town. He presented the idea of Ozark joining the program to a few people in town and when Ozark became a part of the Main Street program in 1989, Grumpy's became the first business to enlist.
Without Tommy, Main Street Ozark would have never existed.