Thirteen years ago, a Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce community leadership visit to Lexington, Ky., served as the catalyst for the first Springfield-Greene County Community Focus report. At that time, leaders from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Junior League of Springfield, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Springfield-Greene County Library District, and United Way of the Ozarks pledged to support this community report card, which identifies both the strengths (blue ribbons) and weaknesses (red flags) within various sectors of our community. In 2017, the Community Focus report is recognized as a primary resource for guiding initiatives and decision-making within our community.
We’re so please to again partner with the Ozark Health Commission Hub on Community Commons to supplement the information in the report with up-to-date statistics that affect the red flags and blue ribbons outlined in the CFR. Funded and maintained by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, this hub is an invaluable community tool for service providers, community leaders and the public at large. We hope it deepens your understanding of the success and challenges our community has experienced over the last two years.