Lori Phelps began her career with the City of Poplar Bluff in March of 2008 as the Secretary to the City Manager and City Clerk. On May 21, 2012 Lori was appointed Deputy City Clerk by the City Council. Lori has served as the Recording Secretary to the Airport Advisory Board, Tree Advisory Board and Downtown Poplar Bluff, Inc. Board. In July 2022 Lori was appointed City Clerk/Treasurer. Lori and her husband Scott have two sons, Taylor and Clayton and four grandchildren.