Elected in April 2015, Karen Best is serving her first 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 experience 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 earlier this year. She has been a real estate agent for the past eight (8) years.
Leadership and service have been a part of Karen’s life for many years. She has served as the following: 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, Rotary International, and Jack and Peter Herschend Share It Forward Scholarship Program Selection Committee