Downtown Springfield Association

We’re community developers, event planners and passionate Downtowners.

The Downtown Springfield Association’s (DSA) mission is to cultivate and sustain a vibrant business community represented by a balance of retail, professional, service, dining and entertainment entrepreneurs.


Community Development

We’re passionate about growing downtown by attracting businesses, retaining talent and meeting the needs of our thriving community. Find development resources here.


We work with our community partners to produce some of the area’s most iconic events: Artsfest, Taste of SoMo, Cider Days and the Downtown Christmas Parade.


Our ultimate goal is to ensure downtown remains a great place to live, work and play. That means advocating on behalf of developers’ issues, historic tax credits, safety initiatives and more.

Want to work with us? We’re hiring interns!

Our Team

Meet the team currently working to make downtown Springfield an even better place to live, work and play.

Rusty Worley

Rusty Worley has served as the Executive Director of the Downtown Springfield Association for nearly 15 years. His favorite part of downtown? “Being a part of something historic, authentic, and ever-changing.”

Contact Rusty

Jennifer Moseley

Jennifer Moseley joined the DSA team as Events Manager in May 2019. With a family history involving Downtown Springfield, Jennifer is excited to be a part of the downtown revitalization and work on the great iconic events supported by the DSA. She loves the great food scene and all the fantastic boutiques and shops that are calling downtown home.

Contact Jennifer

Jeff Kessinger

Jeff Kessinger has been DSA Communications Manager since June 2018. He loves exploring all the fun things Downtown has to offer with his wife and five children.

Contact Jeff

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is full of downtown warriors, community development fanatics and local business owners.


Vance Hall | Druff’s | President

Brina Thomas | 5 Pound Apparel | President-Elect

Kim Hamm | BKD, LLP | Treasurer

Cricket Fries | A Cricket in the House | Secretary


Caitlin Golike | Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Chris Jarratt | Revel Advertising

Sarah Kerner | City of Springfield

Allen Kunkel | Missouri State University

John McQueary | Hotel Vandivort

Ryan Mooney | Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Shelly Rosenfelder | Husch Blackwell

Erica Smith | BKD, LLP

Lelia Voss | US Bank

Craig Wagoner | Brentwood Management/Gailey’s

Josh Widner | Good Spirits & Co.