About Me

The backbone of strong communities is strong families. My family has proudly lived in and loved Joplin for many generations. I am the second-born child of Kathy and David DeTar. My supportive wife, Stephanie Lagow DeTar, and I have three children, Wyatt, Shepard, and Crosby, and we are raising them to have pride in their hometown and heritage. Like so many of you, I love knowing that the community we live in is strengthened by the passion of families like my own. As a lifelong resident of Joplin, I would be honored to serve as City Councilman and be an example to other families of how service to community can improve the lives of generations to come.

My job as a Financial Advisor has taught me the importance of relationships and leadership. I have served on the Joplin Parks and Recreation Board since 2014, was a member of the Proposition Renew Committee and currently am on the Memorial Hall Committee. I am a member of the Joplin Schools Foundation Board and was appointed to the Joplin Schools Facilities Committee in 2019 that ultimately led to the construction of Dover Hill Elementary. If you see me out and about in Joplin on a weekend, I may be playing bass guitar at my church, coaching little league or youth football, attending fundraisers, or grilling in the backyard with my friends and family. Stephanie and I have a shared passion for community engagement. When she is not working tirelessly as a real estate agent, taking your family portrait, or dressing you in CAbi, she is equally as engaged with St. Avips, P.E.O, Children's Center Gala Committee, Lafayette House, and Watered Gardens.

I didn’t make the decision to run for City Council without much thought and consideration. I am ready to lead with the integrity and character that Joplin deserves. We need leadership that can objectively consider current issues while also looking to our future to determine what we can build together.

I respectfully ask for your vote for Joplin City Council.

At Your Service,

Josh DeTar

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Community Engagement

Hope 4 You Foundation

Little League Coach

Youth Football Coach

Bass player for church Worship Band

Joplin Schools

Joplin Schools Foundation Board

Joplin School Facilities Committee

Our Future

Parks and Recreation

Proposition Renew Committee

Memorial Hall Committee