Who is Ozark Greenways?
OG is successful because of the people who make up the organization and the strong community interest. The mission of this public-private partnership is carried out by a variety of representatives and supporters, including the following.
easement acquisition, fundraising, project development, “Mr. Meetings”
events, promotion, grant writing, newsletter, website, etc.
Members - Individuals & Businesses
Members make the trails possible! Greenways benefit all ages, abilities and income levels, so please chip in. Whether it's a small amount or a major bequest, it all matters. We have over 1,100 members, but there are thousands of people each week using the trails, so we are asking for your support. This is a fantastic investment in ourselves, our environment, in our children's children. Go to the Donate page, or ask about options! 864-2015, Email Lori
We use volunteers in all sorts of capacities; Trail Ambassadors, events, trail workdays, the commitees and board of directors... and anything else we can dream up! First step: check out our Activities page to see what catches your eye. We also list our activities on Facebook.
Board of Directors
Next to membership, OG's backbone is its incredible board of directors. They meet monthly and serve as tireless leaders of the organization. If you're interested in knowing more about board positions, let us know!
JD Slaughter (President), John Montgomery (Vice President), Richard Rice (Past President), Vicki Lindsey (Treasurer), Brian Roy (Secretary), Lisa McEowen (Member at Large), Kit Carson, Mike Chiles, Carol Cruise, Mary Goss Crowson, Chris Flouer, David Hutchison, Brad Kielhofner, Kurt Larson, Barbara Lucks, Gene McKeen, Chris McNeese, Tom Netzer, Barry Sabor
Technical Planning Committee
A diverse group of technically skilled volunteers gets together monthly to discuss various trail issues related to everything from identifying trail routes, to engineering a low-water crossing's drainage. Are you an architect, engineer, or generally interested person who would like to get involved/attend? Email Terry
Trail Ambassador Volunteers
OG invites those who like using the trails and want to give back, to become Trail Ambassador volunteers. The goal of this group is to encourage new OG members through various activities and roam the trails as OG PR reps. Interested? Contact Chris Flouer, (417)269-3282 Email Chris Want to help? Come meet us, or Email Chris
OG's Sustainable Transportation Advocacy Resource Team (START) advocates for local forms of sustainable transportation including bicycling, walking, commuting and public transit. The mission of the committee is to connect greenway trails to one another, to neighborhoods and activity areas improve transportation options for the citizens of Springfield. The committee is comprised of citizens, reps from city, county, state and federal transportation organizations, local health community, Springfield Police Department, Springbike Bicycle Club and other interested groups and individuals. Contact committee chair, Email Bruce
Land Trust Committee
People are tremendously concerned about the unmitigated loss of open space in Springfield and Greene County. They see subdivisions replacing greenspace, historic farms and scenic areas they once enjoyed as part of the Ozarks landscape. One solution to save our unique natural resources is to use a land trust to work with landowners to develop conservation easement agreements. Interested? Email Terry