The mission of OzarksEnvironmentNews.com is to facilitate communication and to celebrate efforts and accomplishments among the environmental community of the Southwest Missouri Ozarks and to provide useful information to those who live in or visit the Region. Learn more...
The people of Southwest Missouri are known for their ability to work together to solve problems. Communication is a critical component of those efforts. All advocacy work takes a toll on its warriors – we all need to celebrate our successes.
OzarksEnvironmentNews.com, created by Barbara Lucks, is a vehicle for both of these important components of a successful effort – communication and celebration.
Barbara Lucks grew up on a family owned and operated resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Her father built the resort in 1932, just as the Lake was filling. She grew up with a love and respect for everything outdoors and of nature. Following graduation from Missouri State University, she stayed in Springfield and returned to a familiar pursuit – a career in corporate-level hotel management. In 1994, she joined the City of Springfield as the Materials Recovery/Education Coordinator and was instrumental in positioning Springfield as a regional recycling hub. She left the City in 2016, as the City’s first Sustainability Officer, to go into private consulting. She has an extensive resume – both professional and as a community volunteer leader.
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