Branson Mayor Lou Schaefer
The beauty of living in a small town is the personal attention the civic leaders pay to their constituents. The picture posted above is Branson Mayor, Lou Schaefer. Lou grew up in this region helping the community take form. Dox Dixon calls him Branson's most unsung hero.
There was a time when locals were required to leave the region for up to nine months at a time. Urban methods of business transferred to increases in production and a transfer to a jump from scattered craftsman to international import of manufactured goods. Lou Shaefer helped with this transition and increased revenue of tourism traffic heading to the "Big Whole" known best as Marvel Cave.
A Business transaction between the City of Branson, Branson Landing and Bass Pro,the multi billion dollar outdoor retailer Bass Pro, was welcomed with an assurance from Lou of a mutual lifetime loyalty between families.
Prepared by: Darin Codon