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

Contact Rusty

Hailey Magnus

Hailey Magnus joined the DSA as Communications Manager in February 2022. She can generally be found browsing the local book stores or seeing a show at one of the theaters downtown.

Contact Hailey

Marilyn Glorfeld

Marilyn Glorfeld joined the DSA as Events Manager in June 2022. She is thrilled to see YOU at Cider Days, Artsfest and all of Downtown Springfield’s iconic events!

Contact Marilyn

Aubrey Prugger

Aubrey Prugger joined the DSA as Assistant Events Manager & Membership Coordinator in January 2022. She is thrilled to join the team and help grow Downtown’s iconic events and membership program.

Contact Aubrey

Board of Directors

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


Caitlin Golike | Community Foundation of the Ozarks| President

Debra Yeager | Treasurer

Brian Mattson | The Downtown Church | Secretary


Rachel Anderson| eFactory

Anne Baker | Civil Kitchen

Chris Ball | Springfield CID Downtown

Anne Dezort | SOAP Refill Station

Vance Hall | Druffs

Olivia Hough | City of Springfield

Chris Jarratt | Revel Advertising

Rachel Mhire | Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Chris Peterson | Husch Blackwell

Erica Smith | BKD, LLP

Brina Thomas | 5 Pound Apparel

Josh Widner | Good Spirits & Co.