The City of Osage Beach is still considered the 'Heart of the Lake of the Ozarks" and has progressed in many ways over the last century. The City has expanded it boundaries, water, sewer, and street infrastructure has been built to each end of the City, and tourism has grown exponentially. The City does not have an elected marshall as it did in the 1960's, but the City remains to be supported by progressive, forward thinking individuals. Political reconstruction has occurred over the years and the City is supported politically by three wards, two aldermen per ward, and an elected mayor. The City is managed under a City Administrator and has numerous departments to handle all City functions. The City currently employs more than one hundred (100) full time employees, and several part time employees each summer. The City has a full time population of 4,351 (2010 census) and is said to have over 100,000 people on any given summer weekend visiting either as one of the City's many second homeowners or as a frequent weekend vacationer.