In December 2019, nine finalist teams competed before a panel of judges comprised of state government senior leaders for the third cycle of the Show Me Challenge. Finalist teams made up of Missouri’s 7 of the 16 executive departments from across the state pitched solutions that sought to improve services to the citizens of Missouri, cut out unnecessary bureaucratic work, and/or save the state time and money. During each presentation, team’s had five minutes to present and five minutes to take questions. Throughout the presentation, our judges looked at quality, practicality, and potential for impact.

Check out a video of the third cycle of the Show Me Challenge competition:

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Congratulations to the winners!

First place – Team Show Me Digital Talent Farm

DOC Leak Busters Team Photo

Team Show Me Digital Farm Team from the Office of Administration, Department of Conservation, and the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development proposed the creation of a new apprenticeship program to develop IT talent for high demand technical skills in the State of Missouri government.


Second place – Team Field Process Simplifiers

MoPAM Team Photo

Team Field Process Simplifiers from the Department of Natural Resources and the Office of Administration introduced the use of mobile devices to cut unnecessary paperwork and enable inspectors to devote more time to helping their customers in the field.


Third place – Team Let's Stop the Docs

Ensure MO Savings Team Photo

Team Let’s Stop the Docs from the Department of Revenue aimed to improve citizen experience by reducing the amount of errors on title transactions processed by our license offices across the state.


Information on each finalist team is provided below.

Show Me Digital Talent Farm

Show Me Digital Talent Farm will develop an apprenticeship program to develop IT talent for high demand technical skills in the State of Missouri government.

Team Members:

Kelli Buffington
Angela Freeman
Mardy Leathers
Eric Pahl
Diane Prenger
Kim Russell
Dawn Sweazea
Nikki Veit
George Welling
Crystal Wessing

 

Office of Administartion
Department of Conservation
Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development
Office of Administartion
Office of Administartion
Office of Administartion
Office of Administartion
Office of Administartion
Office of Administartion
Office of Administartion


Field Process Simplifiers

Field Process Simplifiers (Compliance Monitoring Toolkit) with the use of mobile devices will significantly reduce the time required to complete field activities, allowing workers to increase their availability to the regulated public, increasing compliance rates and promoting a healthy environment.

Team Members:

Steve Boone
Michael Cunningham
Aaron Forsythe, Ph. D.
Josh Martin
Tanya Turner
Tina White

Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Office of Administration
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources


Let’s Stop the Docs

Let's Stop the Docs aims to improve citizen experience and strengthen DOR relationship by reducing the amount of errors on title transactions processed by license offices.

Team Members:

Deanne Aholt
Lillian Hinkson
Stacey King
Mindy Piper
Ranette Ray
Kristen Ridenhour
Paige Robinson
Amber Smith

Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue


Compliance Seekers

Compliance Seekers will utilize collection agencies to bring non-compliant taxpayers into compliance with Missouri law.

Team Members:

Chanda Bedsworth
Jill Hofstetter
Elizabeth Weeces
Treva Roseblock

Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue


Task Force One

Task Force One will implement a second tier call center line to better serve customers with difficult tax problems.

Team Members:

Brett Hicks
Caleb Branson
Debbie Hagenhoff

Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue


Map-It

Map-It will develop digital mapping of State of Missouri facilities for the purpose of disaster preparedness.

Team Members:

Lori Rockhill-Gray
Brenda Wassam
Randall Webster
Darin Williams

Department of Mental Health
Department of Mental Health
Department of Mental Health
Department of Mental Health


Stamp Out Expense

Stamp Out Expense will cut expenses tremendously by the use of digital correspondence instead of postage.

Team Members:

Dollie Hardrick
Garrett Jackson
Kelly Pittsenbarger
Aaron Ross
Roberta Wood

Department of Social Services
Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations


Skillz to Pay the Billz

Skillz to Pay the Billz will develop a more automated electronic system to enhance tracking and accountability for workers daily tasks.

Team Members:

Keith Bohacik
Samantha Brooks
Jessica Flannery
Samantha Horrocks
Tonya Lyons
Jamie Pine
Kenda Sanders
Rosie Schulte
Amy Stockhausen

Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resoures
Department of Natural Resoures
Department of Natural Resoures
Department of Natural Resoures
Department of Natural Resoures
Department of Natural Resoures
Department of Natural Resoures
Department of Natural Resoures


Watts Up

Team Watts Up will create a way to provide electricity to locations currently lacking or unable to have electricity due to restrictions within Missouri State Parks and Department of Conversation areas by using solar power systems.

Team Members:

Justin Adams
Jacob Careaga
Aaron Czajkowski
Christopher Harris
Lullel Hickman
Judy Hunter
Kari McKinney
Kenny Neal
Laura Payton
Kimberly Pedigo
Matt Weatherford

Department of Natural Resources
Department of Conservation
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources