Mayor Of Montrose
Vernon has been in service to Montrose since 2007 as City Alderman. The years he spent in this position he got to know and grew to love the people in Montrose. As executive director of Montrose Development Center he gained insight and appreciation for their concerns and hopes as citizens as well as becoming friends. In 2013 he was appointed as acting mayor. Then in February 2014 Montrose City Council appointed him as Mayor. Vernon believes that a community that works together and pools their talent and ideas and resources can achieve the impossible. He loves and is very proud of Montrose and its citizens and believes in them and what together they can accomplish. Vernon Coulter was born and raised in Desha county, the son of Roy and Hazel Coulter. However he is the descendent of a Ashley County Founding Family. His great great Grandfather was Charles Lemyle Taylor. His great great Grandmother Elizabeth newsome Taylor, Charles wife is buried in the new Texas Cementary near Ashley 69. The Taylor Family were pioneers and founders of the Promise Land Community. They had 10 daughters and 2 sons and married into many families in Ashley County. Vernon has lived the past fourteen years in Montrose, AR. He graduated from Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa Oklahoma. Vernon was a preacher in several churches in the southeast corner of Arkansas, Co-founding several missions and community projects. He has Co-founded the Montrose Heritage Festival which celebrates the Heritage of Montrose's past and prospects of its future.
Vernon learned to take advantage of grants when he was with the Montrose Development Center. Vernon set up and operated the Montrose Food Pantry for 5 years. This provided economic aid for the city of Montrose.Vernon also was in charge of the Montrose Christmas Parade. He is very active in civic affairs, like sheriff of Election Poll for Ashley County. He was the past president of Hamburg Rotary Club, Delegate of Silver Haired Legislature and A graduate of Cornerstone Leadership Club. He was a board member of the Cornerstone Coalition and board member of Area Agency On Aging Of Southeast Arkansas. He was a member of WinRock International and also served eight years in Army National Guard.
Address: P.O. Box 185