In 1993, the local community conducted a needs assessment for Springfield and Greene County, Mo. Based on this assessment the Community Task Force formed the Community Collaborative Initiative. This program is housed at Community Partnership of the Ozarks. The mission of the group is “To create pathways to raise the standard of living and quality of life for all inhabitants, present and future, in Springfield and Greene County”. Projects that have been completed in the past include but are not limited to; Jordan Valley Community Health Center, the Ronald McDonald Tooth Truck, the annual Environmental Report Card, the Clean Air Action Plan, and many other community driven endeavors. Ozark’s Clean Air Alliance is a sub-committee of the Environmental Collaborative.