Springfield Creatives Committees

If it happens in Springfield Creatives, it starts with a committee. These small groups drive everything we do, and they are the single best way to meet more creatives and get valuable, resumé-worthy experience.

Outreach & Advocacy

The Outreach & Advocacy Committee forges connections between Springfield Creatives and the Springfield community.

  • Building connections and developing partnerships with city leaders
  • Creating opportunities for collaborations with creative and not-for-profit organizations
  • Advocating for our members’ vision for Springfield’s creative & cultural future
  • Expanding awareness of local creative talent through the website’s job posting and membership lists
  • Planning one major outreach event annually

New members welcome. If you’re ready to play the role of community ambassador, you’re needed on the Advocacy & Outreach Committee.


Landon Lewis

Member Since
December 2014

Jason Klein

Chief Innovation Officer

John Vaughan

Member Since
June 2017

Shawn Finger

Member Since
December 2014

Dustin Kirkpatrick

Design Director


The Membership Committee coordinates our current memberships and recruits fresh creativity to join the ranks.

  • Running sign-in tables at events and meetings
  • Tracking memberships and assisting with renewals
  • Encouraging student involvement
  • Recruiting new members
  • Assisting with promotional material and fundraising


Nick Warnock

Member Since
August 2017

Beth Malin

Member Since
September 2019

Dawna Middleton

Member Since
August 2019


The Website Committee maintains and improves our organization’s website: SpringfieldCreatives.com.

  • Moderating content like job boards and directories
  • Maintaining website (keeping plugins up to date, fixing bugs)
  • Training new committee members & incoming board members on website maintenance
  • Developing and implementing ideas for new website content and features

Are you a web developer who wants to give back to the Springfield Creatives community? We are looking for members with WordPress website experience who are comfortable with CSS, JavaScript, WooCommerce coding and custom page template files.

While not required, a working knowledge of how membership websites work would also be helpful.


Meetings & Events

The Meetings Committee plans and promotes the fun, informative monthly and quarterly events that bring us all together.

  • Planning content for each monthly meeting
  • Reaching out to location sponsors  
  • Brainstorming activities & outings
  • Selecting speakers
  • Providing refreshments
  • Encouraging member participation and meeting attendance
  • Promoting meetings via website and social media 



The Communications Committee writes and edits content for the SGFC website, social media channels, and newsletter, along with collateral for other committees.

  • Writing and publishing the monthly newsletter
  • Developing content features like Meet-A-Member and local interviews
  • Helping out other committees by writing or editing content
  • Facilitating social media strategy between committees

New members welcome. If you’re a talented wordsmith, a social media whiz, or a MailChimp expert, the Communications Committee needs you!


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