Richard Ollis

Richard Ollis
Ollis/Akers/Arney website

This week, host Maggie Castrey speaks with Richard Ollis, Springfield City Council Member and a founder of the Restore SGF project.

Today’s discussion explores the mission and implementation of this project, geared toward rehabilitating historic neighborhoods and increasing homeownership throughout the community.  

Richard Ollis
Ollis/Akers/Arney website

The Springfield City Council Tuesday chose Richard Ollis, an insurance company CEO, to fill the General Seat D post.

The seat became vacant after the April election of councilmen Ken McClure as mayor.

Ollis, 56, is the CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, where he serves a risk and insurance advisor. The company, according to its website, is Springfield’s largest independent insurance agency.

Ollis was chosen among five other candidates that council had interviewed for the post.