In the midst of a global pandemic, colleagues from across the state continued to find ways to work collaboratively while being innovative in their approach to effect positive change in government. This year the Show Me Challenge was presented virtually for the first time! After receiving numerous pitches from team members across state government, nine finalist teams were selected the fourth cycle of the Show Me Challenge. The judges considered the pitches’ quality, practicality, and potential for impact. Finalist teams presented their ideas during an intense competition at The Show Me Challenge presentation pitch on December 11, 2020. We look forward to Cycle 5 coming in the fall of 2021!

Congratulations to the winners!

First Place RibbonChampions for Older Youth


Second Place Ribbon Recycle Rally In Parks


Third Place RibbonMo State Parks Education Resources Website


 

Champions For Older Youth

Champions for Older Youth want to see Southeast Royals Unit expansion throughout the state in order to enhance and intensify Children’s Division’s work with older youth so these youth are better prepared to leave custody and become successful Missouri citizens.

Team Members:

Rene Brinkman
Shasta Miller
Bobbie Thomas
Nicole Robinson

Department of Social Services
Department of Social Services
Department of Social Services
Department of Social Services


Recycle Rally In Parks

State parks will implement a campground recycling program statewide that will increase convenience of recycling for campers, therefor increasing participation in recycling, decreasing trash to landfills and decreasing trash costs for the state of Missouri.

Team Members:

Kim Todey
Doug Rusk
Kaylyn Dalborn
Lori Cody
Jessica Gillespie
Kimberly Pedigo
Coy King
Rob Didriksen

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
Office of Administration


Mo State Parks Education Resources Website

In order to better assist educators who are unable to bring their students to visit Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites for in-person programming, we propose a centralized website with virtual educational materials, based on programming we do on-site, and aligned to Missouri curriculum standards.

Team Members:

Alison Dubbert
Patricia Chambers
Brooke Mahar
Chris Edmondson
Kelly Koch
Jamie Hubert
Kristen McKinney
Melissa Blank
Jamie Henry

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 Elementary and Secondary Education
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources


MO State Parks CAMPers

CAMP is a GIS based management solution that will allow DSP staff to easily manage and maintain their assets resulting in improved operational efficiency and overall experience for visitors.

Team Members:

Connie Schmidt
Jon Fitch
Debbie Briedwell
Jon Haslag
Vince Guelbert
April West

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


Witholding Tax Refund

This project simplifies the process for customers applying for Withholding Tax Refunds while also adding significant cost savings for the Department.

Team Members:

Allison Adair
Emily Lambert
Dana O'Connell

Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue


Ag Results

AgResults is a team devoted to saving time and money by reducing the costs associated with reporting results to customers.

Team Members:

John Bell
Melissa Nichols
Sarah Reinkemeyer
Liz Roberts

Department of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture


Drinking Water Mappers

A user-friendly online mapping system that provides vital drinking water information in one location that is easily accessible by citizens, water system personnel, and Department personnel.

Team Members:

Mike Smith
Brandon Bach
Joe Stoops
Leslie Glasscock
Michael Stith
Rich Morrow
Scott Weckenborg
Tom Adams

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


Show Me Policy

Our project utilizes the PowerDMS system to simplify the policy review process in turn allowing the agency to have a paperless workflow system for policy reviews.

Team Members:

Jessica Mealy
Thomas Walley
Jeffrey Coulson

Missouri State Highway Patrol
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Missouri State Highway Patrol


Statewide Secondments

Establishing a process to second (sah-KOND) teammates from Taxation to other state agencies, in order to decrease turnaround time.

Team Members:

Jessica Reed
Tracey Fisher
Joshua Jones
Christian Finch
Rebecca Eggemeyer
Christie Gibbons
Leo Moore
Arin Burnett
Bethshan Strawderman
April Blair

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