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.
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.
Meet the team currently working to make downtown Springfield an even better place to live, work and play.
Rusty Worley has served as the Executive Director of the Downtown Springfield Association for eleven years. His favorite part of downtown? “Being a part of something historic, authentic, and ever-changing.”
Our Board of Directors is full of downtown warriors, community development fanatics and local business owners.
Paul Tillman | Tillman Redevelopment | President
Allen Kunkel | Missouri State University | President-Elect
Kim Hamm | BKD, LLP | Treasurer
Cricket Fries | A Cricket in the House | Secretary
Chris Ball | Jack Ball Architects
Lelia Voss | US Bank
Mary Lilly Smith | City of Springfield
Chris Weiss | Husch Blackwell
Darren Smith | Sensory Integration, Veridian Events
Matt Lemmon | Community Foundation of the Ozarks
John McQueary | Hotel Vandivort
Ryan Mooney | Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Jarad Johnson | Mostly Serious
Vance Hall | Druff’s