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Karen Best

Mayor

Branson, Missouri 

Biography

Elected in April, 2015, Karen Best is currently serving her second term as Branson’s Mayor.

Her background includes twenty (20) years in education as a teacher and principal, three (3) years in special events and publicity, one (1) year in hotel management, along with several years of retail experience. Currently, Best, is the co-founding member of The Best Team at Keller Williams Tri-Lakes where she has sold residential and commercial real estate. Her most notable sale was the Grand Palace in 2014. She has been a real estate agent for the past thirteen (13) years.

Leadership and service have been a part of Karen’s life for many years. She has served as City of Branson Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council, Tri-Lakes Board of Realtors Board of Directors, Ozark Technical Community College Tri-Lakes Advisory Board, and Jack and Peter Herschend Share It Forward Selection Committee Member.

Karen enjoys traveling with her family, golf, and spending quality time with friends. She is very proud to serve as Mayor of Branson.

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