Welcome to the City of Jasper Website, and thank you for taking the time to visit us. We hope after looking at our information, you will come and visit us in person and enjoy our hospitality, culture and many fine opportunities we have for you. Jasper is a city on the move and poised for major growth and development. We are sitting comfortably alongside of the newly opened I-22, the Memphis to Atlanta Highway, and are poised to see development continue to come along this major thoroughfare. We have just completed construction of a State of the art World Class educational facility that houses Jasper High School, and are in the midst of revitalizing and redeveloping our downtown district with fine dining, entertainment district and shops for every taste. Whether you are visiting for the day, the week, or rest of your life, we look forward to seeing you in Jasper soon. “
Jasper Mayor David O’Mary was born in Jasper and lived in the Eldridge community until moving as a young boy to Winfield after the passing of his father. After graduating Winfield High School, David attended and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in corporate finance, and from LSU’s Graduate School of Banking of the South. Afterward he returned to Walker County where he served an 8 year stint in Company A 877th Heavy Combat Engineering Battalion of the Alabama National Guard and began an illustrious career in banking with First National Bank of Jasper, that spanned some 39 years and saw him serve nearly a decade as Senior Executive Vice President, until his recent retirement.
Mayor O’Mary understands that education is one of the key foundational blocks of a community, and served 15 years as a member of the Jasper City Board of Education, and 9 of those years as Chairman. He also understands the need for continual development of employment opportunities, having served previously for 8 years on the Jasper Industrial Development Board, 6 of those as Chairman. During his tenure, he was instrumental in recruiting companies such as HTNA to our area, and was the driving force behind developing the 50 acre expansion to the industrial park where current industrial addition YOROZU is being built.
David has served the community in many other areas, as a board member, chairman, or simply a tireless volunteer. Organizations such as American Red Cross, United Way of Central Alabama, and Beacon House have all been passionate endeavors of community service over the years. David believes in hard work, and preparation for whatever may come, and also understands compassion is often all someone needs to get them through the day. Sharing and serving those in need are priorities for David, and as Mayor, they will be priorities for the city of Jasper.
David enjoys time at home reading, and time on his farm working in his garden. He is an avid outdoorsman, hunter, fisherman and conservationist. He and his wife Dee have been married for over 13 years, and he has 1 son, John O’Mary, who lives in Savannah, Ga. and works as a sales executive.