One Joplin brings together business leaders, involved citizens and advocates for social change to improve the overall health and future stability of our community.
We believe that creating a collaborative environment is the first step toward building a flourishing Joplin, because a successful community is rooted in relationships. When we get to know one another, we can see that we share many hopes, dreams and visions for the future.
And more importantly, we start to see how we can help each other—and accomplish more—by pooling our knowledge and resources.
One Joplin is made possible by a small group of dedicated individuals who have committed themselves to studying Joplin’s core issues and working toward a greater good. We never stop learning about and reaching out directly to our community members who are most in need.
Tackling the issues surrounding poverty, health, education and literacy is no small task. But when we work together, we truly are One Joplin. Join a team today to make a difference!
Nicole Brown has lived in the Joplin region for more than 20 years. She earned a doctorate in higher education administration and a Master’s of Business Management from Lindenwood University, as well as a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Business from Missouri Valley College. Having held leadership roles at national youth-oriented foundations like FFA (Future Farmers of America) and 4-H, Nicole’s career has always been driven by her passion for community. She has served on the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network Executive Team, United Way Board and Liberty Utilities Regional Board. She has also served community youth through her professional roles at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Missouri Southern State University, and Kansas City University-Joplin. Nicole currently serves on the Jasper County Association for Social Services Board, and resides on a small farm in the Joplin area with her husband and two children.
One Joplin Steering Team
Benefitting from a variety of professional backgrounds and perspectives, our Steering Team provides guidance and leadership to serve the overall mission of One Joplin. Each member is tasked with assembling teams, identifying needs and supporting initiatives related to their area of specialty—whether research-focused or action-based.
2023 Steering Team Leaders:
Meet some of the businesses, non-profits and advocacy groups that One Joplin works closely with daily!