Meet the Springfield Community Land Trust Team

Family holding keys to a house

Meet the Springfield Community Land Trust Team

Meet LeeAnn Camey, Director

LeeAnn loves the Springfield community — she’s grown up in the community and finds her roots here. She graduated from Parkview High School and discovered what diversity really meant during her service with the Marine Corps. LeeAnn studied Housing & Interior Design at (now) Missouri State University and worked in design for nine years. In 1999, she moved to the nonprofit sector, serving as a Caring Communities Site Coordinator for Community Partnership of the Ozarks. She continues there today, helping build resilient children, healthy families, and strong neighborhoods and communities as the Springfield Community Land Trust director. 

Why do you enjoy working with the Springfield Community Land Trust?

We all know homeownership is a really good way to build wealth. But a lot of the families I’ve worked with over the last 25 years lack the freedom to leverage homeownership on their road to financial security.

The Springfield Community Land Trust gives families the opportunity to build stability and wealth while owning the largest asset they’ll likely ever have — a home of their own.

Working with the SCLT also gives me the chance to help older neighborhoods in our community thrive and be successful. We’re strategically planted in the neighborhoods affected the most by the Great Recession of 2008. These places experienced the highest rates of foreclosures, which brought down the value of the homes in the area. By purchasing and rehabbing the homes to be energy-efficient, safe, and affordable, the SCLT is helping to raise the home values — and the hopes — of our neighbors.

When I’m not helping families find their better future, I’m exploring the Ozarks, either floating down a river, camping, or hiking. Springfield is a beautiful area with a lot to offer its residents!

Patricia Deck Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Directos
secretary

Patricia Deck

Homeowner member, Springfield Dream Center

Dave Derossett Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Directos
president

Dave Derossett 

Drury University

Serving our community

Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Directors

Dana Elwell Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Directos
board member

Dana Elwell 

Retired, Guaranty Bank

Jeff Hays Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Directos
Treasurer

Jeff Hays

Simmons Bank

Homeowner member

Amanda Stadler

Department of Mental Health

board member

Justin Sturdefant

Sturdy Real Estate 

board member

Erica Little

Springfield-Greene County Health 

board member

Ben Shantz

Spencer Fane

vice president

Leah Wood

Homeowner member, Institute for Community Alliances

Serving our community

Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Directors

Patricia Deck Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Directos
secretary

Patricia Deck

Homeowner member, Springfield Dream Center

Dave Derossett Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Directos
president

Dave Derossett 

Drury University

Dana Elwell Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Directos
board member

Dana Elwell 

Retired, Guaranty Bank

Jeff Hays Springfield Community Land Trust Board of Directos
Treasurer

Jeff Hays

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board member

Justin Sturdefant

Sturdy Real Estate 

vice president

Leah Wood

Homeowner member, Institute for Community Alliances

board member

Erica Little

Springfield-Greene County Health 

board member

Ben Shantz

Spencer Fane