russell-oldsMayor Russell was born in Joplin, MO and graduated from Parkwood High School (now Joplin High). He has lived in Duenweg since 1972 and is married with three daughters. He became an Alderman in 1996 and has served Duenweg as Mayor since he was first elected in 1998.

Alderman (Ward 1)

Don Johnson

Alderman Don Johnson has a been a life long resident of the City of Duenweg. He currently lives on Parkmor with his wife Mary Jane. He enjoys his occupation at Roper and his dedication to the Duenweg Fire District Board in which he has served on for many years.

Alderman (Ward 1)

Sheila Foster

sheila-fosterMs. Sheila Foster, currently of Parkmor Drive was born in Detroit Michigan. She moved to the Duenweg area where she would graduate from Joplin High School in 1988. Ms. Foster furthered her education by enrolling in MSSU. She successfully completed her course work in Business Administration and graduated in 2009 with her degree. She now is employed by Quaker Hill Manor in Baxter Springs Kansas as their Office Manager.

Ms. Foster and her husband, James enjoy bowling, traveling, and riding his Harley Davidson. She also has three children that are very precious to her.

Ms. Foster elected in April of 2014 as Ward I Alderman.

Alderman (Ward 2)

Will Haldeman

will-haldemanAlderman William Haldeman was born in Fort Scott Kansas. Few years later, Will moved to Duenweg with his family in 1980. It is here that he grew up and went to school. After graduating from Joplin High School he sought a degree from Missouri Southern State College, now Missouri Southern State University, in business and administration. After earning his degree he met and married his wife Bonnie. They married on November 4, 2006 and arranged their home on Kimberly Street where they currently reside with five children.

Alderman Haldeman now works as a senior morgage planning specialist at Cherry Creek Morgage and enjoys dedicating his time to the City of Duenweg (2008) and House Inc which is a charity for rehabilitating veteran men.

Alderman (Ward 2)

Joyce Carey

joyce-careyAlderman Joyce Carey-Thurman, a life long resident, was born in 1965 along with her brother John. She graduated from Duenweg Elementary then went on to graduate from Memorial High School. After graduation, she married Mr. Carey in 1983 and set up house at 703 Dutch. She currently has two pets, CJ Severe and Trouble, a rat terrier and a macaw.

Ms. Carey has been publicly involved in the City of Duenweg since April of 2010. She also gives a voice to any animal that is in need.