Jordan Valley Advisory Committee


Agendas & Minutes

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Name Representing
Rusty Worley, Chair Downtown Springfield
Paula Adams, Vice-Chair Penmac
Aaron Lowrey, Past-Chair Springfield Cardinals
Rob Baird CONCO Companies
David J. Eslick Route 66 and History Museum
Joe Fearn Drury University
Leslie Forester Springfield Arts Council
Howard Garrett Park Board
Carolyn Gerdes Springfield Sister Cities
Jan Horton  Citizen
Ken Knauer Citizen
Barbara Lucks  Vision 20/20 
Charles Mahaffey Citizen
Brooks Miller Jordan Valley Health
Wally Munden Citizen
Paul Parker Commercial Street Historic District 
Rob Rector Ozarks Technical Community College
David Vaughn Missouri State University
Terry Whaley Ozark Greenways
Tim Shryack Park Board

The Jordan Valley Advisory Committee (JVAC) members are nominated by the JVAC membership committee, which sends its recommendations to the full JVAC. Upon consideration of the needs of the JVAC and the Park Board, JVAC will forward its nominations for appointment to the Park Board which, in turn, does the appointing.

Organizations Represented

To provide for a balance of membership on the committee, members represent groups which have demonstrated an interest in the success of the Jordan Valley Park and its surrounding area. Membership from the groups below is encouraged with representation balanced among the various groups, with no 1 group being guaranteed a seat on the committee. In addition three members will be appointed to represent the Park Board by the Park Board.
  • Adjacent property owners
  • Commercial Street Historic District
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Drury University
  • Entities with headquarters in and around the park itself
  • Missouri State University
  • Ozark Greenways
  • Ozark Technical Community College
  • Persons demonstrating civic leadership
  • Persons who have demonstrated a knowledge about, interest in, or experience in the downtown area or Jordan Valley, or who bring needed expertise in a specific area
  • Persons who have provided service on other City of Springfield Boards
  • Persons who participate in or show a great interest in the activities taking place in Jordan Valley
  • Persons with an interest in conservation and soil management
  • Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Vision 20/20 participants
  • West Central Neighborhood Association
JVAC operates under the auspices of the Springfield - Greene County Park Board to advise in developing Jordan Valley by reviewing plans, accepting public input, and making recommendations.