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 18 years. His favorite part of downtown? “Being a part of something historic, authentic and ever-changing.”
Hailey Magnus

Hailey Magnus is the DSA as Communications Manager. She can generally be found browsing the local book stores or seeing a show at one of the theaters downtown. She also wants you to join her book club on the second Thursday of every month.
Marilyn Glorfeld

Marilyn Glorfeld serves as the DSA Events Manager. She is thrilled to see YOU at Cider Days, Artsfest and all of Downtown Springfield’s iconic events!
Aubrey Prugger

Aubrey Prugger is the DSA coffee enthusiast and resident vegetarian, but officially serves as Assistant Events Manager & Membership Coordinator. She’s pretty much the best person to grab lunch with and talk all things Downtown Springfield!
Angela Duran

Angela Duran is our placemaking expert working part-time for Better Block SGF and part-time for the C-Street CID. She’s the glue that connects Downtown, C-Street and all of Springfield together.

Rigby is the DSA Office Moral Coordinator, but fancy’s himself a security guard. When he’s not welcoming guests to the DSA office, he can be found napping, playing fetch or begging for butt scratches. Rigby wants you to remember to always pick up after your furry friends when Downtown!

Board of Directors

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


Erica Smith | FORVIS | President

Brian Mattson | The Downtown Church | President Elect

Lelia Voss | U.S. Bank | Treasurer


Rachel Anderson | eFactory

Anne Baker | Civil Kitchen

Caitlin Golike | Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Chris Ball | Springfield CID Downtown

Anne Dezort | SOAP Refill Station

Vance Hall | Druffs

Amanda Ohlensehlen | City of Springfield

Chris Jarratt | Revel Advertising

Chris Peterson | Husch Blackwell

Brina Thomas | 5 Pound Apparel

Josh Widner | Good Spirits & Co.