USEPartnershipsJefferson County Community Partnership (JCCP) was formed in 1994 with the purpose of creating partnerships between civic organizations, churches, businesses and government agencies and is one of 20 community partnerships in Missouri.

This unique partnership between community stakeholders, business leaders and state government was born out of concern to help improve the lives of Missouri’s children and families and focus on six core results areas as the focus.

  1. Parents Working,
  2. Children Safe,
  3. Children Ready to Enter School,
  4. Children & Families Healthy,
  5. Children & Youth Succeeding in School
  6. Youth Ready to Enter the Work Force.

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The twenty partnerships are governed by Family and Community Trust (FACT).  The nine-teen member FACT board is drawn from top leadership in state government and the private sector to govern the work of local community partnerships across the state.

The FACT Board Members include:

The FACT staff includes:

Jefferson County Community Partnership was established in 1994 under the name Jefferson County Community Assistance Network (JCCAN). The vision of this group was for citizens of Jefferson County to work together by creating partnerships throughout the county. These partnerships were composed of individuals who represented various segments of the county, such as churches, government agencies, parents, businesses, social service agencies, schools etc.

Four Missouri State Departments and several private foundations were invited to be part of a Missouri initiative to create Community Partnerships in March of 1995. At the time, seven Missouri communities were involved in this initiative. In May 1995, JCCAN was selected as a community collaborative. This public/private venture was aimed at changing the way service delivery occurred in communities, and involved a focus on collaboration and community-based decision-making.

IMG_2190Moved to Plass Road location in July 2013.

In January of 1998, the Jefferson County Community Assistance Network was renamed Jefferson County Community Partnership (JCCP). JCCP employed 6 individuals to carry out the mission of the organization. The first two community teams were established in De Soto, Missouri.  Educare, a program that provides trainings and materials to child care providers, was established at Jefferson County Community Partnership. A year later, the Parenting Network also joined JCCP to provide resources for low-income stay-at-home parents with children ages birth to five.

Today Jefferson County Community Partnership is composed of 10 staff members and many, many stakeholders and volunteers. Jefferson County Community Partnership has been a catalyst for systems reform in Jefferson County and this unprecedented organization will continue to help create a better future for Jefferson County.

 Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith

Executive Director

Laura Ketchum

Laura Ketchum

Director of Budget & Administration

Sophie Emery

Sophie Emery

Director of Planning & Development

Michele Young

Michele Young

Administrative Assistant

Cristina Kreutz

Cristina Kreutz

The Parenting Network - Program Manager

Sundii Schafer

Sundii Schafer

The Parentin Network - Program Coordinator

Joanna Hickman

Joanna Hickman

The Parenting Network - Program Assistant

Dennis Murphy

Dennis Murphy

Hammers of Hope & JeffCo Express - Program Manager

Thomas Rojas

Thomas Rojas

Hammers of Hope - Program Coordinator

Gloria Lee

Gloria Lee

JeffCo Express - Program Coordinator

Jefferson County Community Partnership – Board of Directors

President – Gary Cronin, Jefferson County Resident

Vice President – Kelley Vollmar, Jefferson County Health Department

Secretary – Rhonda Overberg, RE/MAX Best Choice

Board Members:

Trish Aumann, Jefferson College

Jillian Bissell, Jefferson County Drug Prevention Coalition

Marty Boyer, KRJ Architects, retired

Donna Lawson, Eagle Bank

Margie Sammons, Rock Township Ambulance District, retired

Laura Schmidt, All OUT Wildlife control

Tracy Wiecking, COMTREA

Linda Wolf, NextStep for Life

Emeritus

Betty Seeley, Jefferson County Resident

The JCCP Board of Directors meeting is every other month on the 3rd Friday at 3 p.m.

The dates for Fiscal Year 2017 are:

  • July 15, 2016
  • September 16, 2016
  • November 18, 2016
  • January 20, 2017
  • March 17, 2017
  • May 19, 2017

JCCP Board Committees meet on the alternating months.

To find out more about becoming a board member, contact:

Tracy Smith, Executive Director at 636-465-0983 x105

Board Member Portal