Sustainable Ozarks Partnership


The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership focuses on the four county (Laclede, Phelps, Pulaski, and Texas) region directly surrounding Fort Leonard Wood. SOP is a nonprofit organization that coordinates and facilitates growth of this diverse region, publicizes regional consensus while respecting individual interests of the members, functions as the central point of contact for regional partners, fosters the region’s continuing commitment to national defense, and advocates for local and regional development initiatives, as well as Fort Leonard Wood sustainment and growth.

SOP's major areas of interest at this time are:

  • Quality of Life
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Utility Infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Economic Development
  • Military Affairs

If you are interested in the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership (SOP) program, please visit the SOP website,, for further information. You may also contact Dorsey Newcomb, SOP Executive Director, at:

Telephone: 573-329-8502 x 2273