Community Focus Report

Community Focus Report

Community Focus Report Provides Interim Update Ahead of 20th Anniversary

The Community Focus Report has issued a 2023 interim update to provide fresh data for community organizations regarding the area’s strengths and challenges.

Among the highlights:

The Community Focus Report is a joint project of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, United Way of the Ozarks, Springfield-Greene County Library District, Junior League of Springfield and Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The report, typically published biennially, is produced by committees of community leaders and subject-matter experts from Springfield and Greene County that review 11 key topic areas affecting the community and identify Red Flags (challenges) and Blue Ribbons (strengths) for those areas.

As the committees prepare a full update for the report’s 20th anniversary in 2024, they updated key data points for the existing Red Flags and Blue Ribbons from 2021. The 11 updated white papers and a report overview will be available to print on demand at, the website hosted by the Springfield-Greene County Library District.

Lynne Meyerkord, a member of the CFO Board of Directors, chairs the steering committee; Dr. Jonathan Groves, chair of Drury University’s Communication Department, serves as facilitator.

Here are the white papers (pdf) for 2023:

For more information, contact Groves at; phone: 417-873-7347

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