News Releases

Posted on: February 13, 2024

Feb. 12 City Council meeting summary

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2024

City Council votes to ban entertainment devices offering monetary prizes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council unanimously approved a bill banning entertainment devices offering monetary prizes. “No-chance” games are proliferating in Springfield and the new ordinance will prohibit their operation du...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Fewer Springfield drivers yielding at crosswalks in fourth quarter of 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Driver compliance at Springfield crosswalks has decreased slightly to 51% across Springfield, according to fourth quarter 2023 crosswalk compliance assessments conducted by the City’s SGF Yields pedestria...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

City of Springfield deploys new budgeting, transparency software

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 The City of Springfield recently completed a two-phase implementation of its new cloud-based budgeting and transparency portal, OpenGov. The first phase was largely internal and was implemented with the 2023-2024 budget, res...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Accounting firm completes audit of Parks asset management processes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Forvis presented an audit of the City’s parks and recreation asset management practices at the November 2023 meeting of City Council’s Finance and Administration Committee. Three observations were noted in the repo...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2024

City Council hears Historic City Hall Rehabilitation Project update at Feb. 6 Council Lunch Workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Springfield City Council heard an update on the process to rehabilitate Springfield’s Historic City Hall at the Tuesday, Feb. 6 City Council Lunch Workshop. Presenters from Springfield Public Works Facility Design ...

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View the City Hall Rehabilitation Presentation. City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2024

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to hear update on Historic City Hall Rehabilitation Project Feb. 6

MEDIA ALERT

Springfield City Council will hear an update on the process to rehabilitate Springfield’s Historic City Hall at noon during the Tuesday, Feb. 6 City Council Lunch Workshop. The presentation will be hosted in the Denny Whayne Conference Room on ...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Special preview opportunity for news media Wednesday

MEDIA ALERT

City of Springfield Finance staff is inviting media representatives to a special preview session outlining the City’s new budget software and online transparency portal at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the Denny Whayne Conference Room ...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Public hearing on FY2024 HUD Annual Action Plan Feb. 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing to solicit input on the City of Springfield’s proposed use of U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) f...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2024

Jan. 22 City Council meeting summary

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2024

City Council bill aims to regulate entertainment devices offering monetary prizes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council considered a bill at its Jan. 22 meeting regulating entertainment devices offering monetary prizes. “No-chance” games are starting to proliferate in Springfield and the bill seeks to prohib...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Jim Fisher named Interim Director of Parks

Jim Fisher portrait 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board have named Jim Fisher as Interim Director of Parks, following the retirement of Parks Director Bob Belote, effective Sunday, Jan. 28. Fisher will ...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Developer withdraws request for rezoning at National and Sunshine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Developers of a proposed project at the corner of National and Sunshine have withdrawn their request for the rezoning of the property. According to representatives from BK&M, the developers of the project, they intend to apply for...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

RESCHEDULED: Public hearing on FY2024 funds and HUD Annual Action Plan rescheduled for Jan. 18

This meeting has been canceled due to inclement weather. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council and the Citizens Advis...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Jan. 8 City Council meeting summary

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

CACCD meeting canceled due to inclement weather

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tonight's joint meeting between the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development and City Council has been canceled due to inclement weather. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Springfield Reg...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2024

REMINDER: Community Development Code Update Open House this evening at Springfield Art Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The public is invited to learn how updates to the City’s development codes will help implement the vision of Springfield’s Comprehensive Plan, Forward SGF, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Springfield Art Museum. Planning &...

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City of Springfield News Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Voters to decide on two proposed charter amendments in April

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council voted  to send two City Charter Amendments to the voters on the April 2, 2024 ballot. A measure to send to voters a proposed change the Mayoral term to four years was approved (8-2 ). A measure to sen...

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City of Springfield News Releases

News Releases

Posted on: January 9, 2024

RESCHEDULED: Public hearing on FY2024 funds and HUD Annual Action Plan rescheduled for Jan. 18

This meeting has been canceled due to inclement weather. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council and the Citizens Advis...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: December 12, 2023

Dec. 11 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: December 19, 2023

City Council receives FY 2023 independent audit report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council received an unmodified opinion, the highest level given, on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, RSM, at a Council Lunch Workshop on Tuesday. The fi...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: December 11, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: Council to hear update from MoDOT on East Sunshine improvements at Dec. 12 lunch

MEDIA ALERT

Springfield City Council will hear an update on the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Sunshine Street Safety and Operation Improvement project at the Tuesday, Dec. 12 City Council lunch session. The presentation will take place at noon in...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Buc-ee's ribbon cutting and grand opening Monday

MEDIA ALERT 

The City of Springfield and Buc-ee’s will host a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Missouri’s first Buc-ee’s, located at I-44 and Mulroy Road in Springfield, at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11. 

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: December 6, 2023

90-day appeal period for revised FEMA flood risk maps begins Dec. 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

A 90-day appeal period begins Dec. 6 for government agencies and citizens to review and submit appeals to proposed Greene County Flood Insurance Rate Maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  

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View revised flood risk maps and search address. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Restore SGF seeks permanent executive director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On the heels of launching its first round of programming with the Block Challenge Grant Program and Down Payment Assistance Program, Restore SGF is seeking a permanent, full-time executive director. Restore SGF executive committee cha...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: December 1, 2023

City to host Commercial Street TIF annual meeting and public input session Dec. 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield will host a Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing (TIF) annual meeting and public input session at 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the Victory Mission Administrative Building located at 171...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 30, 2023

Brendan Griesemer announces retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interim Planning and Development Director Brendan Griesemer has announced plans to retire in mid-January 2024. Griesemer has served the City of Springfield for 27 years in various planning roles. He came to the City as a senior planne...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 30, 2023

Newly widened Republic Road now open to traffic east of Campbell Avenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Construction of widening project continues to progress west

All lanes are now open on the newly widened portion of Republic Road just east of the Campbell Avenue intersection as construction of the Republic Road Widening Proj...

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Learn more about the Republic Road Widening. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Grant Avenue to close to one-way southbound traffic only between Sunshine and University Dec. 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Grant Avenue will close to one-way southbound traffic only between Sunshine and University streets beginning Monday, Dec. 4 for construction related to the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement project. The roadway is ex...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Nov. 20 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 20, 2023

City to begin downtown Jubilee Park safety and operational modifications Nov. 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following a public comment period yielding no major concerns, the City of Springfield will proceed with planned safety and operational modifications to Jubilee Park (298 S. Jefferson Avenue) beginning Monday, Nov. 27.  

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Mayor's Tree Lighting festivities begin Saturday at 6 p.m. on Park Central Square

MEDIA ALERTA new, spectacular 49-foot holiday tree will be lit at the 2023 Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Show Nov. 18 in Park Central Square. The five-story tree was made possible in part thanks to a donation from the Hatch Foundation. 

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Steve Childers named Springfield Planning Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage has named Steve Childers as the City of Springfield’s Planning & Development Director, effective Jan. 2, 2024.  Childers currently serves as the city administrator of Ozark, Missouri, a position he...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Samantha Payne joins City of Springfield as development project facilitator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Samantha Payne has recently taken on the role of development project facilitator at the City of Springfield, effective Nov. 6. In her new capacity, she oversees the progress of various development projects and collaborates directly wi...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 14, 2023

REMINDER: Forward SGF Speaker Series continues with Urban3’s Joe Minicozzi this evening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host an interactive public engagement session 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 14, at the Springfield Art Museum as part of implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Forward SGF. This will be the fourth install...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 9, 2023

New holiday tree to be star of the show at Mayor’s annual tree lighting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA new, spectacular 49-foot holiday tree will be lit at the 2023 Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Show Nov. 18 in Park Central Square. The five-story tree was made possible in part thanks to a donation from the Hatch Foundation.&n...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Nov. 6 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 8, 2023

City soliciting proposals for discretionary Community Development Block Grant funding projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will receive proposals for discretionary Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding as part of the FY2024-25 funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) until noon on Friday, Dec...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: November 6, 2023

Forward SGF Speaker Series continues with Urban3’s Joe Minicozzi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host an interactive public engagement session 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nov. 14, at the Springfield Art Museum as part of implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Forward SGF. This will be the fourth install...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 31, 2023

Jordan L. Paul named Springfield City Attorney

Jordan Paul

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage has named Jordan L. Paul as City Attorney. Most recently, Paul has served as the City Attorney at the City of Neosho and as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Joplin. Prior to joining municipal government,...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 27, 2023

City of Springfield releases results of housing study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After two public meetings, a public survey and a driving assessment of nearly 48,000 housing structures, City of Springfield Planning & Development staff and APD Urban Planning + Management presented the findings of the Springfiel...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 26, 2023

Progress continues on Grant Avenue Parkway as construction extends north

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Progress continues on the Grant Avenue Parkway as construction extends north. Grant will close to one-way southbound traffic only between State and Walnut streets beginning Monday, Oct. 30 for utility work.

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 26, 2023

Crosswalk driver compliance remains at 53% as “Yield Checks” wrap up for 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Third quarter crosswalk assessments conducted by the City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program indicate driver compliance at crosswalks has remained at 53% across Springfield. Traffic engineers give credit to the effectiveness of th...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 24, 2023

Sunshine and National rezoning request to appear on Dec. 14 P&Z agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A rezoning request for property at the corner of Sunshine Street and National Avenue scheduled to come back before the Planning & Zoning Commission Aug. 24 has been postponed to the Dec. 14 meeting.  

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 23, 2023

City issues Request for Qualifications for design of Environmental Services campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield is soliciting qualification statements from firms interested in providing architectural services for the design of an Environmental Services Campus project located on City-owned property on Rountree R...

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View the ES Campus Request for Qualifications. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 26, 2023

REMINDER: City housing study to culminate with report and recommendations at tonight's meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After two public meetings, a public survey and a driving assessment of nearly 48,000 housing structures, City of Springfield Planning & Development staff and APD Urban Planning + Management will host a meeting 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 19, 2023

City housing study to culminate with report and recommendations at Oct. 26 meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After two public meetings, a public survey and a driving assessment of nearly 48,000 housing structures, City of Springfield Planning & Development staff and APD Urban Planning + Management will host a meeting 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 18, 2023

Oct. 16 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 16, 2023

City plans safety and operational modifications to Downtown Springfield’s Jubilee Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield plans to construct a variety of safety and operational modifications to Jubilee Park, located at 298 S. Jefferson Avenue in Downtown Springfield. Public comment on the proposed improvements will be accepted via...

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Submit an online comment card. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 12, 2023

REMINDER: View Lake Springfield Plan recommendations tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After three public input meetings and numerous engagements with various stakeholder groups, the public will next week have the first opportunity to view the recommended options for the as-of-yet unfunded redevelopment plan for the Lak...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 6, 2023

View Lake Springfield Plan recommendations Oct. 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After three public input meetings and numerous engagements with various stakeholder groups, the public will next week have the first opportunity to view the recommended options for the as-of-yet unfunded redevelopment plan for the Lak...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Special preview opportunity for news media

Media Alert:

The Lake Springfield Planning Team would like to invite media to attend a special preview session outlining the proposed options for the Lake Springfield Plan at 3 p.m., Oct. 11 at the Busch Municipal Building Councilman Denny Whayne 4th Floor...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Oct. 2 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 28, 2023

SGF Yields hosting Lantern Walks Oct. 7 in several neighborhoods

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program and area neighborhoods are inviting families to let their lights shine this October during National Pedestrian Safety Month and enjoy a Lantern Walk safety event beginning...

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Learn more about Lantern Walk events. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 28, 2023

City marks year of successful rental e-scooter program

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A year after the launch of the City of Springfield’s micromobility (electric scooter) program, ridership is still high and a second company – Eway – has entered the market. 

“We have seen much greater e-scooter rider...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 27, 2023

City Council hears update on transportation improvement projects at Sept. 19 Council Lunch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council received an update on transportation and infrastructure improvements by Springfield Public Works, Greene County and MoDOT at a City Council Lunch Workshop presentation on Sept. 19. 

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View the full project update presentation. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 25, 2023

Springfield Public Works names Eric Claussen as assistant director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Public Works has named Eric Claussen as assistant director over operations effective Oct. 2. Claussen will replace outgoing Assistant Director Kirk Juranas who plans to retire in January 2024.  

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Sept. 18 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Mayor McClure congratulates Regina Cooper on announced retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure and the City of Springfield congratulate Regina Greer Cooper, Executive Director of the Springfield-Greene County Library District on her announced retirement. She began her duties as the ninth executive director of ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Local Good Neighbor Week celebrations Sept. 28-Oct. 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, KY3 and other sponsors are partnering for a series of celebrations in Springfield parks to celebrate Good Neighbor Week Sept. 28–Oct. 4.

The celebrations will be held 5-7:30 p.m.:

  • Thursday, Sept. 28 at Chesterfi...
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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 18, 2023

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities. The Board has two vacancies with specific requirements listed below. 

Applicants for both vacancies must meet a 2-year residency requir...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 17, 2023

City Congratulates Cardinals on Second Half Championship

Mayor Ken McClure and the City of Springfield congratulate the Springfield Cardinals, led by Manager Jose Leger, on their second half championship of the North Division of the Texas League.

“We are proud beyond measure of this accomplishment and also want ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Restore SGF launches first round of programming to improve Springfield neighborhood conditions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Residents of some of Springfield’s oldest neighborhoods will soon have the opportunity to get reimbursed up to $2,500 for sprucing up the outside of their homes – the only catch is that they have to work together to do it. 

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 29, 2023

City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission meetings moving from Historic City Hall Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To accommodate the renovation of Historic City Hall, Springfield City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission meetings will move from the 132-year-old  building to the Springfield Regional Police-Fire Training Center, 26...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Public hearing on FY2022 CAPER scheduled for Sept. 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Updated with link to draft CAPER for fiscal year 2022.

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for fiscal year 2...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Join Restore SGF for ribbon cutting and open house with special announcement Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Restore SGF will host a ribbon cutting and open house with a special announcement at 4 p.m. Wednesday at their offices at 1409 W. Sunshine. Media are invited and encouraged to attend. 

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Sept. 5 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: September 5, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of Sept. 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of Sept. 4 at the following location:  KIMBROUGH AVE. & BENNETT ST. 

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 29, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of Aug. 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of Aug. 28 at the following location:  GRANT AVE. & CALHOUN ST.

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Aug. 21 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 23, 2023

City seeking input on transportation and infrastructure projects for future tax funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking feedback from citizens in the form of a survey on a proposed list of improvement projects and potential programs to be considered for future funding through the City’s tax funds. Voters appr...

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Take the survey online. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 21, 2023

Sunshine and National rezoning request to appear on Nov. 9 P&Z agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A rezoning request for property at the corner of Sunshine Street and National Avenue scheduled to come back before the Planning & Zoning Commission Aug. 24 has been postponed to the Nov. 9 meeting.  

The current proposal i...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival brings 65K downtown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield and partners Aaron Sachs & Associates/Ozarks on Two Wheels (presenting sponsor); KY3/KSPR; West Central Neighborhood Alliance; University Plaza and Rotary Clubs of Springfield hosted the 11th annual Birthpl...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Emerald City Band rocks downtown at Route 66 Festival Kickoff Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

An estimated 2,000 people attended the Rockin’ the Route kickoff concert Thursday night for the 11th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by Aaron Sachs & Associates in downtown Springfield, Mo.

The kickoff concert sta...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 9, 2023

NAC meeting canceled

Due to severe weather in the forecast, the Neighborhood Advisory Council meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. is canceled.

2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs Legends to Join Route 66 Festival Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three Kansas City Chiefs alumni players will join the Kansas City Chiefs Champions Tour in Springfield, Friday, Aug. 11. Neil Smith, Danan Hughes and Brandon Williams will meet and greet fans at the Springfield Expo Center between 4 a...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 9, 2023

Aug. 7 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 8, 2023

City issues statement on election results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield officials are grateful for the successful passage of a ballot measure to add a 3% sales tax on the retail sale of adult use marijuana, also known as recreational marijuana. The tax is estimated to generate about $1...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 7, 2023

Road closures for 2023 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 11th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and Parade will require several road closures and traffic delays in downtown Springfield starting the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 9, and continuing until the morning of Sunday, Aug. 13. W...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 14, 2023

City seeks applicants for development of emergency homeless shelter

UPDATED with Addendum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is hereby providing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) seeking applicants for the development of a Homeless Emergency Shelter. The City has dedicated $1,861,680 of U.S. Treasu...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 7, 2023

Local Continuum of Care issues Notice of Funding Opportunity for homeless services projects

UPDATE with Addendum.

The Springfield/Greene, Christian, and Webster Counties Continuum of Care (DBA Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness – OAEH) Project Listing is available for public review. This Project Listing summarizes all project applications the Co...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: August 7, 2023

Finalists named in Great Route 66 Talent Search

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Judges have selected 25 entertainment acts to progress to the finals of the inaugural Great Route 66 Talent Search. Finalists are asked to compete in a live stage show at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 as part of the Birthplace of Route 66 ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 31, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of July 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of July 31 at the following location:  BROADWAY AVENUE & SWAN STREET (in the Greater Parkcrest Neighborhood) 

Three police officers w...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 31, 2023

City issues reminder about yardwaste and debris disposal following storms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Public Works Department worked overnight assisting City Utilities with removal of downed trees and debris following last night’s storm. The City’s Urban Forestry division is still assessing the damage. To alert crews of deb...

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Learn more about yardwaste and debris disposal. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 27, 2023

City Attorney Rhonda Lewsader announces retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Attorney Rhonda Lewsader has announced she will retire at the end of 2023, after 24 years of service to the City. She has worked as a municipal prosecutor for 13 years, was Airport Legal Counsel, and advised numerous departments ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 26, 2023

July 24 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 26, 2023

City of Springfield to seek voter approval on recreational marijuana sales tax in August

On Tuesday, Aug. 8, Springfield voters will be asked whether the City of Springfield shall impose an additional sales tax of 3% on the retail sale of adult use marijuana, also known as recreational marijuana, with proceeds from the tax to be used for publ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 25, 2023

City Council hears update on Renew Jordan Creek Project at July 25 lunch workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council heard an update on the Renew Jordan Creek project, including updated project renderings, an anticipated project schedule and funding plan, during a July 25 Council Lunch Workshop.

Renew Jordan Creek is...

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Learn more about Renew Jordan Creek. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 25, 2023

MEDIA ALERT:Update on Renew Jordan Creek project to be presented at noon City Council Lunch Workshop

MEDIA ALERT

Springfield City Council will hear an update on the Renew Jordan Creek project at noon today during the regular City Council Lunch Workshop held in the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room in the Busch Municipal Building (840 N. Boonville Av...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 24, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of July 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of July 24 at the following location:  CAMPBELL AVENUE AT CALHOUN STREET (near Pipkin Middle School) 

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More information on how HAWK signals work. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 21, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs Champion Tour headed to Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure announced Friday that the Kansas City Chiefs Champion Tour will join the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11 at Springfield Expo Center.

The Kansas City Chiefs launched the Chiefs Ch...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Sunshine and National rezoning request to appear on Aug. 24 P&Z agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A rezoning request for property at the corner of Sunshine Street and National Avenue scheduled to come back before the Planning & Zoning Commission July 27 has been postponed to the Aug. 24 meeting.  

The current proposal ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 17, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of July 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of July 17 at the following location:  SUNSET STREET, EAST OF KIMBROUGH AVENUE (at the HAWK pedestrian signal) 

Three police officers wil...

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More information on how HAWK signals work. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 11, 2023

July 10 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 11, 2023

April Ford named Springfield-Greene County 911 director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April A. Ford has been named Director of 911 Emergency Communication, effective Aug. 7, 2023. She replaces Kris Inman, who retires this month.

Ford is detail-oriented public safety communications leader with 26 years of experience in e...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 11, 2023

City to launch next phase of Forward SGF initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is moving forward with the next phase of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Forward SGF.  The Planning & Development Department unveiled plans for the Comprehensive Cit Code Update at City Council’s Tu...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 10, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of July 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of July 10 at the following location:  ATLANTIC STREET & CAMPBELL AVENUE 

Three police officers will station themselves at this cross...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 7, 2023

City of Springfield asks residents to take short survey to inform housing study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As part of the City’s housing study, the City is asking residents to take a short survey to gather input on aspects of housing that residents feel are most important, preferences for new development and feedback on potential policies ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 7, 2023

City discusses next steps for the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge rehabilitation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following the recent $8 million state budget appropriation, the City of Springfield is gathering information to determine next steps and an anticipated timeline for moving forward with the rehabilitation of the historic Jefferson Aven...

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Learn more about the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 7, 2023

Deadline to enter Route 66 Talent Competition approaching

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAttention all musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, baton twirlers, poets, magicians and anyone else with a talent to share: we want YOU to bring your skills to the Great Route 66 Talent Show at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival i...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 6, 2023

City to take next step in comprehensive planning process

MEDIA ALERT: City to take next step in comprehensive planning process11:30 A.M. July 11, 2023Busch Municipal Building

The City of Springfield is moving forward with the next phase of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, Forward SGF.  The Planni...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 5, 2023

City of Springfield grateful for projects funded in state budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

An iconic symbol on historic Commercial Street that has been closed for several years for safety reasons, will be repaired thanks to $8 million appropriated in the state’s fiscal year 2024 budget. Gov. Mike Parson approved the budget ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: July 5, 2023

City plans move from Historic City Hall; announces Roku channel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As renovations to Historic City Hall get underway later this year, City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission meetings will move to a temporary location later this year. The location is yet to be determined.  The renov...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 30, 2023

City seeks nonprofit applicants for services related to homeless prevention and diversion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is providing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) seeking nonprofit applicants for supportive services that will enhance the existing homeless prevention and diversion programming within the communi...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 29, 2023

Second quarter driver compliance studies indicate positive impact of crosswalk enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Driver compliance at Springfield crosswalks has recently risen to an average of 53% across Springfield, according to second quarter crosswalk compliance assessments conducted by the City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program. The inc...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 28, 2023

June 26 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Improvements being made at Hammons Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fireworks will not be the only thing to light up the sky during the upcoming July 4th weekend. New LED stadium lights are being installed, thanks to a promised upgrade by the City of Springfield.

 The LED lights are ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Fee increases at Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill, Yardwaste Recycling Center to take effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Beginning July 1, customers to the City’s Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill and Yardwaste Recycling Center facilities will notice an increase in fees for various products and services. Fee increases were approved by City Council in Februar...

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Learn more about solid waste management in SGF. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 26, 2023

Clean Green Springfield 2023 initiative wraps up with 18 tons of litter collected by volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield is more beautiful than ever, thanks to the volunteers and households who took part in the City’s Clean Green Springfield 2023 initiative. 

Nearly 1,500 individuals registered to volunteer in one or more volunteer c...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 23, 2023

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Customers on City sewer service will see a planned 3% rate increase beginning July 1 – an increase that adds up to an additional $1.18 per month for the average user. The increase in rates will facilitate the continued improvement of ...

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Learn more about sewer rates and improvements. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 22, 2023

City to allow expansion of electric scooter rental company operating boundaries beginning June 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Per an agreement with the City of Springfield, e-scooter rental company Bird is expanding its boundaries of operation and nearly doubling the number of scooters deploying from Springfield right-of-way beginning Friday, June 23. &n...

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Learn more about e-scooters in SGF. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 20, 2023

Former Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Wooten passes away

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure and City Council send sincere condolences to the family of former Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Wooten, who passed away this morning. A 1945 graduate of Springfield Central High School, Wooten went on to serve on the City Coun...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 14, 2023

Springfield Mayor congratulates arena football team owner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure offers congratulations to Springfield businessperson Mark Burgess, owner of the newly formed Ozarks Lunkers arena football team. The team is part of The Arena League set to launch in June 2024 locally at ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 14, 2023

Second housing study community meeting offers insight into SGF housing conditions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As the City’s housing study wraps up this fall with a report and recommendations from consultant APD Urban Planning + Management expected in October, the Restore SGF initiative to improve housing conditions and raise residential prope...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 12, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of June 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of June 12 at the following location:  GRANT AVENUE NORTH OF TALMAGE STREET

Three police officers will station themselves at this crosswalk for ap...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 12, 2023

City of Springfield surveying citizens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 The City of Springfield is currently conducting a citizen satisfaction survey and a long-term planning survey.

Surveys have been mailed to 12,000 randomly selected households in the city limits of Springfield. Within 10 days ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 8, 2023

Residents invited to Housing Study Community Meeting #2 this evening at OTC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This evening, Springfield residents will get the chance to vote on preferred strategies for neighborhood revitalization to help inform the ongoing city-wide study of housing. The meeting will take place 6-8 p.m. at the Ozarks Technica...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 6, 2023

June 5 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 1, 2023

City issues Request for Qualifications for design of new Animal Shelter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield is soliciting qualification statements from firms interested in providing architectural services for the City of Springfield Animal Shelter New Building and Site Improvements located at 3303 W. Divisi...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Mayor Ken McClure encourages citizens to engage in annual State of the City Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure reflected on the past year in Springfield during his annual State of the City Address this morning,  encouraging Springfieldians to engage with their community and with each other.

"Each of u...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 30, 2023

Mayor to present annual State of the City Address Thursday morning

MEDIA ALERT

Mayor Ken McClure will present the annual State of the City Address starting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1 at Evangel University’s Robert H. Spence Chapel as part of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! program. ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 24, 2023

One week left to take advantage of no-cost mattress and TV recycling through Clean Green Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield residents have until May 31 to take advantage of no-cost disposal of televisions and mattresses through the Clean Green Springfield litter cleanup and beautification initiative.

Items including mattresses, televisions and t...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 24, 2023

May 22 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 22, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of May 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of May 22 at the following location:  INGRAM MILL ROAD at SENECA STREET. 

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Springfield selected to address vacant properties at Vacant Property Leadership Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield is one of 10 municipalities across three states selected to send a delegation to the 2023 Vacant Property Leadership Institute (VPLI) Nov. 7-10 in Austin, Texas. Springfield’s delegation will comprise:

  • Brock Rowe, director ...
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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 22, 2023

City highlights role of infrastructure, dedication of staff during Public Works Week May 21-27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield is celebrating National Public Works Week May 21-27 by releasing its 2022 Public Works Annual Report and with various staff events aimed at highlighting Public Works and Environmental Service...

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View the 2022 Public Works Annual Report. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Developer asks for changes in rezoning request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council has been asked by the developer to remand a request to rezone about 2.6 acres of property, generally located at the corner of Sunshine Street and National Avenue, to the Planning & Zoning Commission at the regular Cit...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Springfield Environmental Services names Dan Jessen as Superintendent of Solid Waste division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield’s Environmental Services department has named Dan Jessen as Superintendent of Solid Waste division, effective May 7.

In his almost 23-year career at the City of Springfield, Jessen has served primarily...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 15, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of May 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of May 15 at the following location:  CHERRY STREET, WEST OF FLORENCE AVENUE (at the Missouri State University Busway). 

Three police off...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 10, 2023

May 8 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Complete second Lake Springfield Plan public input survey by May 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

More than 300 people interested in the future of Lake Springfield attended the second public engagement meeting at the Lake Springfield Boathouse May 4. About 100 people took advantage of the power plant tours hosted by City Utilities...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 8, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of May 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of May 8 at the following location:  HIGH STREET and ROOSEVELT AVENUE (near Williams Elementary School). 

Three police officers will stat...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 5, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: Clean Green Springfield Tire Toss and Jordan Creek Cleanup Saturday, May 6

MEDIA ALERT

The City’s Clean Green Springfield city-wide cleanup and beautification initiative is hosting two events on this weekend on Saturday, May 6. 

Tire Toss:

The City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative is hosting a Tire Toss 7 a.m. – 2 p.m....

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 5, 2023

CACCD to hold public hearing May 23 on amendments to Citizen Participation Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing on amendments to the City’s Citizen Participation Plan at 6 p.m. May 23 in the 2nd Floor West Conference Room of the Busch Municipal Buildin...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 4, 2023

City issues Request for Qualifications for design of Springfield Police Headquarters improvements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is soliciting qualification statements from firms interested in providing professional architectural services for the Springfield Police Headquarters Facility Improvement project located at 321 E. Chestnut Expr...

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View the Request for Qualifications. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Media Alert: Second Lake Springfield Plan Meeting and Open House today

Sign up now for tours of the power station

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield and City Utilities will host a second public meeting and open house 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday May 4 at Lake Springfield Boathouse, 2312 Lake Springfield Park Roa...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Mayor's Commission on Children partners with Give 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield’s Mayor’s Commission on Children is hoping to parlay the success of the local Give 5 program to match highly skilled and passionate retirees with childcare providers hoping to retain and support workers. 

The most ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 1, 2023

City to begin citing for crosswalk violations at May 3 Yield Check event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s SGFYields pedestrian safety program is entering the next phase of the Crosswalk Yield Check program. Beginning on Wednesday, May 3, the Springfield Police Department will begin issuing citations for driver and pedestrian cr...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Springfield Cardinals Welcomes New Owner Diamond Baseball Holdings

Club will continue to play at Hammons Field as Double-A Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals

The Springfield Cardinals today announced its sale by the St. Louis Cardinals to Diamond Baseball Holdings, (DBH) an organization that owns and operates select min...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: May 1, 2023

FY2023-2024 City Council budget workshops begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage hosted the first in a series of City Council budget workshops Tuesday, April 25. Gage and Finance Director David Holtmann first presented an overview of the remaining financial picture for the City’s current 20...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Special Disposal Opportunities through Clean Green Springfield begin May 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Additional low-cost or no-cost disposal opportunities for a handful of hard-to-dispose-of items will be available beginning May 1 through the City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative. Items including mattresses, te...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Second Lake Springfield Plan Meeting and Open House May 4

Sign up now for tours of the power station

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield and City Utilities will host a second public meeting and open house 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday May 4 at Lake Springfield Boathouse, 2312 Lake Springfield Park Roa...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 26, 2023

HUD Annual Action Plan available for public review through May 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s FY 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment through May 11. Copies of the AAP may be obtained at any of the branches of the Springfield-Greene County Library located within the ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 25, 2023

SGF Yields and Springfield Police Department provide results for crosswalk enforcement to date

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Through a partnership with the City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety campaign, the Springfield Police Department conducted Crosswalk Yield Check events beginning Friday, March 24 through Wednesday, April 19 at various crosswalk location...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Second Packet and Supply Pickup opportunity for Clean Green Springfield volunteers this Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City will host the second in a series of drive-thru Packet and Supply Pickup events 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21 for those who have registered to volunteer for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautifica...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 19, 2023

April 17 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 25, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of April 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of April 24 at the following location:  CHESTERFIELD BOULEVARD and WESTVIEW STREET 

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Public hearing on amended City Council bill extended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The public hearing on amended City Council Bill 2023-074 will continue (on the amendment only) at the April 17 meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Historic City Hall. The bill requests rezoning of approximately 1.5 acres gener...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Clean Green Springfield continues with upcoming cleanup events and disposal opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Clean Green Springfield community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative is going strong with 1,100 individuals registered for volunteer opportunities and more than 350 bags of litter collected to date since the prog...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Mayor’s Commission for Children announces results of 2022 Kindergarten Readiness Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Mayor’s Commission for Children presented the 2022 Kindergarten Readiness Study findings at 8 a.m., Tuesday, April 11 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. This study is conducted approximately e...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 10, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of April 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of April 10 at the following location:  SUNSET STREET and GRANT AVENUE (at the Greenway trail crossing) 

Three police officers will stati...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 7, 2023

City, Greene County to celebrate 9-1-1 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The week of April 9-15 is set aside nationally to honor those that provide the voice to our emergency services across our country. We recognize the outstanding service of 9-1-1 telecommunicators during observance of National Public Sa...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Packet and Supply Pickup for Clean Green Springfield volunteers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. this Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City will host the first in a series of drive-thru Packet and Supply Pickup events 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 7 for those who have registered to volunteer for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautificati...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 5, 2023

9-1-1 Director Kris Inman announces retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Director Kris Inman has announced his retirement, effective July 17. 

Inman, a 28-year 9-1-1 employee, became director of the department in May 2020. He joined 9-1-1 in ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: April 4, 2023

April 3 City Council meeting summary

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 28, 2023

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of March 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of March 27 at the following location:  1300 E. BRADFORD PARKWAY (near CoxHealth Medical Center) 

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival organizers announce 2023 lineup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ozarkers will have the chance to share their talent by competing in the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival’s inaugural “Great Route 66 Talent Competition.” The new competition could provide winners a “fast pass” to national television sh...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 28, 2023

Hammons Field purchase official, City now owns Hammons Field and adjacent parking lots

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is now officially the new owner of Hammons Field, following the final steps that included approval by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas at Kansas City judge and the closing on the property. The combin...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 27, 2023

City awarded $3.7 million grant from Missouri Department of Economic Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has been awarded a $3.7 million Community Revitalization Grant by the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). The program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), is focused on investing ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Crosswalk Yield Check results report for March 24 enforcement at Mt. Vernon Street and Golden Avenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Police Department conducted a Crosswalk Yield Check on Friday, March 24 at the crosswalk located at Mt. Vernon Street and Golden Avenue

Yield Check officers report approximately seven drivers properly yielded to pedestrians...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 27, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please join the City and partners at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Shrine Mosque for a news conference announcing the details of the 2023 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, planned for Aug. 10-12. If you are unable to join us in person, tune i...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Nordic Landing Development Breaks Ground as Housing Cornerstone for Grant Avenue Parkway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI – A long-declining area along the promising Grant Avenue Parkway corridor will be converted to sustainable, high-quality affordable housing through a public-private collaborative partnership that will p...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 27, 2023

Game-Changing Model for Inclusive Housing Breaks Ground Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Sent on behalf of DHTC Development)

Contact: Debbie Shantz Hart, DHTC DevelopmentEmail:  [email protected]: 417.234.0291

 WHAT: The Nordic Landing Apartment Development is a public/private partnership that will ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 21, 2023

City starts plans for new City Council members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City has begun plans for the transition of at least three City Council seats. General Seat D Councilman Richard Ollis,  Zone 3 Councilman Mike Schilling and General Seat C Councilman Andy Lear have chosen not to run for r...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 21, 2023

March 20 City Council meeting summary

A notation of ORDINANCE or RESOLUTION next to the item indicates passage of the bill. 

View the summary.

View a video recording of the meeting.

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Springfield Police to restart pedestrian safety Yield Checks at area crosswalks beginning March 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is once again stepping up their driver crosswalk compliance efforts. Beginning Friday, March 24 fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and you may get pulled over. The first Yield ...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 17, 2023

City of Springfield congratulates Wonders of Wildlife

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure, on behalf of the City of Springfield, would like to congratulate Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium for being named best aquarium in the United States for the fifth time.

When...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Springfield’s Jordan Creek daylighting featured in national publication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Smithsonian Science Correspondent writes “How ‘Daylighting’ Buried Waterways Is Revitalizing Cities Across America”

Springfield, Missouri’s “Renew Jordan Creek” project is featured in Smithsonian Magazine, in an article titled...

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Read the Smithsonian Magazine Jordan Creek article 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Registration now open for Clean Green Springfield 2023 volunteer opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield is a beautiful city, but in recent years the community is noticeably struggling with the negative impacts of trash and litter. You can be a part of the solution by joining Clean Green Springfield!

Springfield Mayor...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 13, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: City to host kickoff ceremony for Clean Green Springfield 2023 initiative March 15

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT:            Kick off ceremony and cleanup event to launch Clean Green Springfield 2023

WHEN:           Wednesday, March 15 ...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Mayor, City mourn loss of Springfield physician Dr. John D. Bentley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure and the City of Springfield mourn the loss of John D. Bentley, M.D., a physician, humanitarian and friend. “Dr. Bentley offered a lifetime of service to others and changed the Springfield community for the better,” s...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 6, 2023

Construction on Jefferson Avenue to continue with streetscaping between St. Louis and Walnut streets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Construction along Jefferson Avenue will continue this spring and summer between St. Louis and Walnut streets as streetscape improvement work is expected to ramp up March 13.

The Jefferson Avenue Streetscape project will extend the dow...

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View the project webpage. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 6, 2023

City’s recommendations for HUD program funds available for public review until 5 p.m. April 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Draft FY 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan funding recommendations are available for public review and comment until 5 p.m. April 5. Copies of the funding recommendations may be obtained at any of the bra...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 2, 2023

Cora Scott named 2023 Woman of Achievement by Lt. Gov. Kehoe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cora Scott, director of Public Information & Civic Engagement for the City of Springfield, has been named one of 10 recipients of the second annual Lieutenant Governor’s Women of Achievement Award. The award was established in 202...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 2, 2023

Mayor Ken McClure urges citizens to support WOW in national contest

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is thrilled that Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Aquarium and Museum is again in the running to be considered America’s Best Aquarium. 

A USA TODAY readers’ choice poll to se...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 1, 2023

Residents turn out for housing study public meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

About 100 residents had their first opportunity Feb. 23 to give their input on a city-wide housing study that could shape the future of how people live in Springfield.

The study will culminate with a written report in October this year...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: March 1, 2023

City of Springfield soliciting public input on parking options in downtown Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, in conjunction with Walker Consultants, is conducting a study of parking options in downtown Springfield. The goal of the study is to provide the City with options for improving the parking system, with a focu...

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Take the downtown parking survey. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: February 28, 2023

City set to begin final phase of Republic Road Widening at Campbell Avenue in March

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Motorists can expect delays overnight due to intersection work

The City is set to begin the final phase of Republic Road Widening beginning March 13 providing traffic capacity and safety improvements along one of the busiest retail cor...

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Learn more about the Republic Road Widening. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: February 27, 2023

City provides guidelines on the placement of signage ahead of April election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is reminding residents and property owners of guidelines in Springfield City Code outlining the placement of signage on public and private property. While placing advertising in the right-of-way of any public t...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Springfield-Greene County 911 hosting employment open house Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those interested in learning about a career in emergency communications are encouraged to attend Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications’ Employment Open House Friday.

The open house will take place 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Frida...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: February 22, 2023

Residents invited to housing study community meeting Thursday at Springfield Art Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Thursday evening, Springfield residents will get the chance to share about the neighborhoods and housing they have experienced here to help inform the ongoing city-wide study of housing. The meeting will take place 6-8 p.m. at the ...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: February 21, 2023

City issues RFQ for Construction Manager at Risk services for Historic City Hall Renovation project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 1 p.m., Monday, March 13 for construction manager at risk services for the Historic City Hall Renovation project located at 830 N. Boonville Avenue in Sprin...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: February 21, 2023

City of Springfield provides update on Grant Avenue Parkway construction progress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Construction of the Grant Avenue Parkway improvements is progressing on schedule with work in Section Two of the Parkway route (Sunshine to Ildereen) nearing completion and construction in Section Three (Catalpa to Grand) and Four (Gr...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: February 16, 2023

Environmental Services names Brandon Freeman as Superintendent of City’s sanitary sewer division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Environmental Services department has named Brandon Freeman as Superintendent of Clean Water Services, the City’s sanitary sewer management division, effective Jan. 29. Freeman replaces Mike Delong who retired in December.

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: February 14, 2023

City Council approves purchase of Hammons Field, parking lots

Deal includes an agreement to keep SGF Cardinals for 15 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is the new owner of Hammons Field. City Council voted to approve a combination $12 million purchase agreement that includes the stadium and parking l...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: February 14, 2023

Public hearing on FY2023 HUD Annual Action Plan Feb. 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing to solicit input on the City of Springfield’s proposed use of U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) funds for fiscal year...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: February 13, 2023

City Council to vote on Hammons Field Tuesday

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will vote on the agreement to purchase Hammons Field at a special City Council meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Busch Municipal Building in the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room, fourth floor. The council will be...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Notice of Funding Availability for Non-Congregate Shelter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is providing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) seeking applicants for the development of Non-Congregate Shelter. A total of $5,001,000 is available for this NOFA. The City has dedicated $2,215,703 of U.S....

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: January 20, 2023

City seeks applicants for Police Civilian Review Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking applicants for the Police-Civilian Review Board, a seven-member volunteer board that meets as needed to review appeals made by private citizens of determinations made by the Springfield Police Depart...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Fourth quarter driver compliance studies focus on school crosswalks and need for increased safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Driver compliance at Springfield crosswalks has risen to an average of 54% across Springfield, according to fourth quarter crosswalk compliance assessments conducted by the City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety progra...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Restore SGF names board of directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Restore SGF, a nonprofit community initiative to improve housing conditions and raise residential property values in Springfield’s historic neighborhoods, has named 11 community members to form a board of directors. 

Restore S...

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2. City News Releases 2023
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Groups to host first annual Festival of Faiths

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Nearly 20 faith groups will come together for the first annual Ozarks Festival of Faiths from 6:30 to 9 p.m. January 28, at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive. 

A variety of faiths will be represente...

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2. City News Releases 2023

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Public hearing on FY2023 funds and HUD Annual Action Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City Council and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) of the City of Springfield, Missouri will hold a joint public hearing on its proposed use of funds for its Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2023 &ndas...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Update: Cold Weather Shelters

MEDIA ALERT

Additional crisis cold weather overnight shelters and daytime warming centers have opened as Springfield churches, local nonprofits and the City work together to provide respite from dangerous temperatures and wind chills. Many of the shelters ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 21, 2022

With dangerously low temps expected, public agencies provide cold-weather safety information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

With 2-4 inches of snow and historic -30-degree windchills predicted for Thursday through Saturday, several public agencies gathered Tuesday to remind Springfield-area residents how they can prepare for and stay safe during ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 20, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: Public entities to host news briefing on expected weather event

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield, National Weather Service, Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, Springfield Fire Department and City Utilities will provide information on an expected severe weather event at 3 p.m. at the Greene Cou...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Ceremony honoring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt held to unveil details of airport terminal renaming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City officials and community leaders gathered at Springfield-Branson National Airport Friday afternoon to unveil the renderings of new signage and a plaque for the renaming of Midfield Terminal to Roy Blunt Terminal, in honor of U.S. ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Airport's Midfield Terminal renaming ceremony today at 1:30 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

City officials and community leaders will gather at the Springfield-Branson National Airport at 1:30 p.m. today to unveil the renderings of new signage and a plaque for the renaming of the airport's Midfield Terminal to Roy Blunt Terminal, in h...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 15, 2022

City seeking applicants for grant funds for development of affordable housing units

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is looking to increase the amount of affordable rental housing units in Springfield and is seeking both nonprofit and for-profit housing developers to apply for a portion of the $1 million the City has availabl...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Rezoning case at property near Sunshine and National postponed at applicant’s request

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The applicants for a request to rezone about 2.6 acres of property, generally located at 1739, 1745 and 1755 S. National Avenue, 1138 E. University Street and 1111, 1119, 1133 and 1141 E. Sunshine Street, have asked to postpone the he...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 13, 2022

City Council receives FY 2022 independent audit report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council received an unmodified opinion, the highest level given, on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, RSM, at a Council Lunch Workshop on Tuesday. The firm indica...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 12, 2022

Rezoning case at property near Sunshine and National coming to P&Z

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A request to rezone about 2.6 acres of property, generally located at 1739, 1745 and 1755 S. National Avenue, 1138 E. University Street and 1111, 1119, 1133 and 1141 E. Sunshine Street will be considered by the Springfield Planning &a...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 12, 2022

City to begin housing study process this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APD Urban Planning + Management out of Atlanta, GA will be in Springfield later this week to begin conducting a comprehensive housing condition study for the city. This will mostly be an introduction and data-gathering visit,...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 5, 2022

Danny Perches named City assistant director of Economic Vitality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Danny Perches has been promoted to the role of Assistant Director for the City’s relatively new Department of Economic Vitality. Perches joined the City of Springfield in 2021 as the Development Project Facilitator, working out of the...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: December 5, 2022

City’s pedestrian safety program receives national, regional awards in 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SGF Yields, the City of Springfield’s pedestrian safety program, received several national and state-level awards in 2022, highlighting the program’s performance in the areas of safety and leadership in the Public Works industry.

SGF Y...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Council approves renaming Midfield Terminal after U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council approved a measure to rename the Midfield Terminal at Springfield-Branson National Airport to the Roy Blunt Terminal, in honor of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt. The airport will remain named Springfield-Branson National Airport ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Council to consider renaming Midfield Terminal after U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will consider a measure at its regular meeting Nov. 28, 2022 to rename the Midfield Terminal at Springfield-Branson National Airport to the Roy Blunt Terminal, in honor of U.S. Senator Roy Blunt. The airport will remain n...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 22, 2022

City awarded $17 Million in state Water Infrastructure Grants to help fund 14 stormwater projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield was recently approved for nearly $17 million in funding toward 14 individual stormwater improvement projects through the State American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Water Infrastructure Community Grant Program facili...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Former Mayor N.L.“Mac” McCartney remembered

Mayor N.L. McCartney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Former Springfield Mayor N.L. “Mac” McCartney passed away Friday at the age of 99. He served on City Council from 1987 to 1993 and as Mayor from 1993 to 1995. Among many acts as Mayor, he created Springfield Art Museum Day on Oct. 28,...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Festivities on the square begin at 6 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those who attend Saturday night’s Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Show will be treated to performances from a diverse lineup of artists. Entertainment will range from country to jazz to performances in Spanish to rap to opera and ev...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 17, 2022

City traffic engineers provide tips for avoiding Black Friday traffic congestion on Nov. 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield staff at the Transportation Management Center of the Ozarks are prepared for Black Friday traffic on Nov. 25 with staff on hand to monitor and respond to traffic incidents and adjust signal timings where necessary ...

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View traveler information in Springfield. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Brock Rowe named director of Building Development Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brock Rowe, interim director of the City’s Building Development Services Department since March, has been named director. Rowe joined BDS as assistant director in May 2021.

“We are excited to add Brock to our leadership team,” said Cit...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 14, 2022

David Mercer to join Springfield Municipal Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

David Mercer of Springfield will join the City of Springfield as a Municipal Court judge effective Dec. 1.

City Council appointed Mercer to the position with a resolution at its Nov. 14 meeting. Mercer’s four-year term will expire Nov....

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 10, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15

MEDIA ALERT

City of Springfield Public Works will install the 2022 Park Central Square Christmas tree beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15. 

The 30-foot-tall spruce tree was generously donated by a local Springfield family. 

The tree will ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 10, 2022

APD Urban Planning + Management selected to perform Springfield housing study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will begin a housing-needs assessment and conditions study by the end of the year. 

“This will be a data driven study which will be used to identify citywide and neighborhood focused housing priorities ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 9, 2022

City, CU to kick off Lake Springfield planning process Nov. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield and City Utilities will host an event to kick off the Lake Springfield planning process 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Springfield Art Museum and livestreamed at LakeSGFPlan.com. The event was init...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 9, 2022

City soliciting proposals for discretionary Community Development Block Grant funding projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is taking proposals for discretionary Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding as part of the FY22-23 funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) until noon on Monday, Dec. 19....

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Outdoor sculptures sought for Commercial Street Historic District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sculpture Walk Springfield and the City of Springfield are seeking the next round of  sculptures for the Commercial Street Historic District. The application period is open through Jan. 6, 2023. Artists must be 18 years of ag...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Sam Hamra receives prestigious Key to the City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sam Hamra was presented with the Key to the City by Springfield Mayor Ken McClure at a ceremony earlier today. Hamra is an attorney and the founder and chairman of Hamra Enterprises, which owns and operates 156 restaurants and various...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Mayor McClure to present Key to the City on Monday

MEDIA ALERT

What: Key to the City Ceremony

When: 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31.

Where: Councilman Denny Whayne 4th Floor Conference Room and Lobby, Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville

Please join us for a ceremony recognizing an honoree to receive the Key to...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Fassnight Creek improvements at the Art Museum awarded 2022 Project of the Year by APWA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement project at the Springfield Art Museum was recently named the 2022 Project of the Year by the Missouri Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) in the $1 m...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Saturday night’s Mayor’s Tree Lighting to feature diverse group of artists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those who attend Saturday night’s Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Show will be treated to performances from a diverse lineup of artists. Entertainment will range from country to jazz to performances in Spanish to rap to opera and ev...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Construction of Fassnight Greenway Trail connection through Phelps Grove Park set to begin Oct. 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Construction of a multi-use trail connection through Phelps Grove Park is set to begin Wednesday, Oct. 19. Contractor Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co. is beginning to mobilize equipment and materials for the start of construction act...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Springfield Police to restart pedestrian safety Yield Checks at Springfield crosswalks on Oct. 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is stepping up their driver crosswalk compliance efforts. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 20 motorists who fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk may get pulled over. The first Y...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 17, 2022

City housing study to tailor neighborhood revitalization strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will begin a housing-needs assessment and conditions study by the end of the year. It is anticipated that a consultant will be selected in the next month to perform the assessment.  

“This will be a dat...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Forvis completes assessment of City’s construction and Level Property Tax Plan bond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Forvis (formerly BKD) conducted an assessment of the City’s Construction and Level Property Tax Plan Bond April 28-Aug. 12 and presented the report at City Council’s Oct. 12 Finance & Administration Committee meeting. 

The...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 11, 2022

ARPA Review Committee to recommend $7M in allocations for homeless services, affordable housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At its Oct. 11 meeting, City Council ARPA Review Committee voted to recommend the allocation of approximately $7 million in funds to support homeless services and affordable housing projects. A Council Bill is being drafted for City C...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 10, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: City ARPA Committee to Convene Oct. 11

MEDIA ALERT

City of Springfield American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Committee Meeting

WHO: City of Springfield ARPA Committee

WHAT: The primary focus of this meeting of the City's ARPA committee will be discussing the homeless/housing needs that the com...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 7, 2022

City of Springfield seeking qualified candidates for Board of Public Utilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities. The board has two vacancies with specific requirements listed below. 

Applicants for both vacancies must meet a two-year residency requ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 7, 2022

City issues Request for Qualifications for design of Springfield Art Museum renovation and expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield is soliciting qualification statements from firms interested in providing architectural services for the renovation and expansion of the Springfield Art Museum located at 1111 East Brookside ...

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View the Art Museum project RFQ & documents. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Oct. 31 City Council meeting canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to three City Council meetings being scheduled for the month of October, the council has decided to cancel its Oct. 31 meeting. After the Oct. 17 meeting, the council’s next regular meeting will be held Nov. 14.  

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Public gets view of Grant Avenue Parkway Redevelopment Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield hosted an informational open house regarding the proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Redevelopment Plan Thursday, Sept. 29 with approximately 50 residents, property owners and developers in attendance.

Springfield Dep...

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Learn more about the GAP Redevelopment Plan. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Apply to run for Mayor, five City Council seats starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Those wishing to serve on Springfield's City Council can pick up packets from the City Clerk or review the information on the City's website beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, Oct. 3. The link will be live at that time. Petitions ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 28, 2022

City of Springfield Environmental Services names Erick Roberts as assistant director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Environmental Services department has named Erick Roberts as assistant director effective Sept. 26.  

Roberts has been with the City of Springfield since 2000, serving various technician roles with the Solid Waste d...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Sunshine and National rezoning case postponed to Nov. 17 P&Z meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The rezoning case Z-23-2022 with Conditional Overlay District No. 220 at the northwest corner of Sunshine Street and National Avenue has been postponed at the request of the applicant to the next regular Planning and Zoning ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 21, 2022

C-Street public parking lot at Campbell Avenue and Pacific Street to close Sept. 27 for improvements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The public parking lot located at Campbell Avenue and Pacific Street in the Commercial Street Historic District will close beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27 for the construction of improvements.   

The project will include ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Property owners invited to learn about proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Redevelopment Plan Sept. 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host an informational open house regarding the proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Redevelopment Plan 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Forward SGF Planning Studio (351 N. Boonville Ave.).

Planning cons...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Local Continuum of Care posts applications for homeless services projects for public comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield/Greene, Christian, and Webster counties' Continuum of Care (DBA Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness - OAEH) is taking public comment until 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 on project applications submitted in response to the FY...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 20, 2022

City to host public input meeting Sept. 28 to discuss next round of C-Street TIF projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Vitality Department will host a public input meeting about the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan 5-7:30 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 28 at White River Brewing Co., 505 W. Comme...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 19, 2022

William “Bill” Darr receives prestigious Key to the City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

William “Bill” Darr was presented with the Key to the City by Springfield Mayor Ken McClure at a ceremony earlier today. A humanitarian, philanthropist, child advocate, entrepreneur and higher education champion are just a few of the ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Mayor Ken McClure to honor Bill Darr with the Key to the City

Bill Darr

MEDIA ALERT

What: Key to the City Ceremony honoring Bill Darr

When: 5:30 p.m., Sept. 19. 2022

Where: Councilman Denny Whayne 4th Floor Conference Room and Lobby, Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville

Please join us for a ceremony recognizing Springfield ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Bruce Hornsby to headline Springfield Jazz Festival

Bruce Hornsby

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Jazz Festival returns this month after a two-year hiatus. The festivities seek to broaden understanding and make new connections to enhance the quality of life for our community.

Bruce Hornsby will headline this 11th an...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 12, 2022

City, CU select firm to plan future of Lake Springfield area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After a competitive procurement process, the City of Springfield and City Utilities have selected engineering and consulting firm Crawford, Murphy & Tilly as the consultant for the Lake Springfield Master Plan. The plan is project...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Sunshine and National rezoning case postponed to Oct. 6 P&Z meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The rezoning case Z-23-2022 with Conditional Overlay District No. 220 at the northwest corner of Sunshine Street and National Avenue has been postponed at the request of the applicant to the next regular Planning and Zoning ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Public hearing on FY2021 CAPER scheduled for Sept. 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for fiscal year 2021 at 6 p.m., Sept. 20 in the 2nd Floor West Conferen...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Bird E-scooter company to launch rental operations in Springfield beginning Sept. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-scooter rental company, Bird, plans to make electric scooter, or “E-scooter,” rentals available in Springfield beginning Thursday, Sept. 1.

Bird is an electric vehicle company “dedicated to bringing affordable, environmental...

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Learn more about E-Scooter operation in SGF. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 25, 2022

City of Springfield awarded $1.5 million transportation infrastructure grant

Project Aerial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for transportation infrastructure improvements to support supply chain resiliency in a regi...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Public Works improves traffic safety infrastructure in preparation for students going back to school

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As area students prepare to go back to school, Springfield Public Works has been preparing as well.

Much of the preparation work relates to maintenance items such as programming the community’s 91 school zone flashers, updating recomme...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival announces winning car show entries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s car show! To view photos of the winners with their vehicles, visit https://www.route66festivalsgf.com/awards/

Zone A Winners: Sponsor Brookline Doorworks

  1. Eric D  ...
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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 13, 2022

Festival founders present Woodruff Award to Cora Scott and Phyllis Ferguson

FOR IMMEDIATE USE

Started in 2011, The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival’s goal was to celebrate Springfield as the Birthplace, because a telegram was sent from John T. Woodruff’s Colonial Hotel, asking for the number 66 as the number of the new Eas...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Featured floats add to 2022 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade

Connecting the Community with Love Float

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two floats will cruise along with nearly 600 classic cars and trucks at Friday night’s Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. The parade starts at 6 p.m., rolling down the Mother Road from College and Grant to St. Louis and National. There’...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Emerald City Band rocks downtown at Route 66 Festival Kickoff Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

An estimated 3,000 people attended the kickoff concert Thursday night for the 10th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by Aaron Sachs & Associates in downtown Springfield, Mo. The festival was extended to a three-day...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Road closures for 2022 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 10th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and Parade will require several road closures and traffic delays in downtown Springfield starting the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 10, and continuing until the morning of Sunday, Aug. 14. ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 8, 2022

C-Street public parking lot at Robberson Avenue and Pacific Street to close Aug. 15 for improvements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The public parking lot located at Robberson Avenue and Pacific Street in the Commercial Street Historic District will close beginning Monday, Aug. 15 for the construction of improvements.  

The project will include the reconfi...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Local Continuum of Care issues Notice of Funding Opportunity for homeless services projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield/Greene, Christian, and Webster counties Continuum of Care (DBA Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness - OAEH) is seeking project applications for eligible project types in response to the FY 2022 Department of Housing and...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Andy's Frozen Custard launches Route 66 Festival competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Birthplace of Route 66 Festival is proud to announce our newest partner: Andy’s Frozen Custard. Andy’s is giving away a year’s worth of Andy’s Frozen Custard treats and various prizes and gifts from Downtown Springfield Merchants ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 3, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: Press conference Thursday to report out Prosper Springfield progress

PRESS CONFERENCE: 

Prosper Springfield Update

WHO: Prosper Springfield

WHAT: Prosper Springfield will provide an update on their progress and goals. Hear from Prosper Springfield Director Francine Pratt, Mayor Ken McClure and CPO President/...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: August 3, 2022

City to host Forward SGF launch events in each council zone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following the July 21 city-wide event at Hammons Field, the City of Springfield will host a series of smaller launch events for the Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan for each City Council zone, starting Aug. 16. Each event will include t...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 27, 2022

City Council allocates $31.3M in ARPA funding requests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At its July 25 meeting, City Council allocated more than $31 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars to fund transformative community projects for Springfield. 

The City received about $40 million in recovery aid from the ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Springfield Deputy City Manager Maurice Jones Credentialed by International Local Government Managem

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Maurice Jones, Deputy City Manager in Springfield, Mo., recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. Jones is one of over 1,300 local government management pro...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Register now for the Birthplace of Route 66 Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 2022 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade promises to be the best yet! With more than 700 classic cars, trucks and other surprises, this highly anticipated parade makes its way down Route 66 through Springfield on Friday, Aug. 1...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 25, 2022

City of Springfield issues reminder about rules for political sign placement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ahead of the Aug. 2 primary election, and the November general election, the City of Springfield would like to remind candidates and their supporters of the laws surrounding political signage. Details are found in City Code Section 36...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Grant Avenue Parkway construction on schedule for section one reopening by start of school year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Construction on the first section of the Grant Avenue Parkway near Parkview High School continues this summer and is expected to reopen to traffic on schedule by the start of the upcoming school year.  

Work began between Ilde...

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Learn more about Grant Avenue Parkway construction 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 13, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: Informational open house on Kansas Avenue roadway improvements 5-7 p.m. July 14

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: Information Open House for Kansas Avenue Roadway Improvement Project

WHEN: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, July 14

WHERE: Amazing Grace Fellowship Church (3801 S. Kansas Ave.)

The City of Springfield is gathering feedback on conceptual...

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Learn more about the Kansas Avenue project. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Sewer smoke testing in Ravenwood, Prairie View Heights subdivisions planned July 25-29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Environmental Services will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing in portions of the Ravenwood and Prairie View Heights subdivisions the week of July 25 (weather dependent).

Smoke testing is conducted to help locate ...

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Learn more about the Private Sewer Repair Program. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 11, 2022

City to host launch event for Comprehensive Plan July 21

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host a launch event from 3-6 p.m. July 21 at Hammons Field, called Forward SGF Revealed! The event will feature a dynamic walk-through exhibit in the air conditioned suites at Hammons Field, home...

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Visit ForwardSGF.com 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Reconstruction of Division Street between National and Glenstone expected to begin July 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Motorists can expect various lane shifts along Division Street between National and Glenstone avenues beginning the week of July 11 as contractor Hartman and Co. begins roadway work related to the Division Street Reconstruction Projec...

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Learn more about the Division Street Project. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Driver crosswalk compliance rate increases to 52% for second quarter 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Second quarter crosswalk assessments conducted through the City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program indicate driver compliance at City-managed crosswalks has increased to an average of 52% across Springfield. This is an increase of...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 6, 2022

City Council to hear first reading of ordinances to allocate ARPA funds on July 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Review Committee, comprised of Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Simpson, Councilmen Andy Lear and Abe McGull and Councilwoman Heather Hardinger, has recommended 16 projects out of the more than 50 funding r...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Springfield Environmental Services issues Request for Qualifications for professional services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Environmental Services has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 for the purpose of pre-qualifying firms to provide professional services related to various projects located in the City’...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Wendy Garrison named Municipal Court chief judge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Municipal Court Judge Wendy Garrison has been named chief judge of the court, effective July 3. She replaces Todd Thornhill, who passed away in April. The City will fill the vacancy created by Garrison’s promotion to chief judge as so...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: June 30, 2022

City to host informational open house on Kansas Avenue roadway improvements July 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is gathering feedback on conceptual design plans for safety and pedestrian improvements along Kansas Avenue between Walnut Lawn and Maplewood streets in the Greater Parkcrest Neighborhood.  

An informat...

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Learn more about the Kansas Avenue project. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Brendan Griesemer inducted into American Institute of Certified Planners College of Fellows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Assistant Planning & Development Director Brendan Griesemer was one of 53 planners inducted into this year’s American Institute of Certified Planners’ College of Fellows at American Planning Association’s National Planning Confere...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Colten Harris named Young Engineer of the Year by Missouri Society of Professional Engineers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Public Works Superintendent of Streets Colten Harris has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE), a professional association representing licensed professional enginee...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: June 23, 2022

City’s Draft HUD Annual Action Plan available for public review until 5 p.m. July 8, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Draft FY 2022-2023 HUD Annual Action Plan is available for public review and comment until 5 p.m. July 8, 2022. Written comments may be sent to [email protected]. Copies of the Annu...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Approved fee increases at Noble Hill Landfill, Yardwaste Recycling Center to take effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Beginning July 1, customers to the City’s Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill and Yardwaste Recycling Center facilities will notice an increase in fees for various products and services. Fee increases were approved by City Council ...

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Learn more about solid waste management in SGF. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Recent sewer rate benchmarking study indicates Springfield wastewater rates are below rates of similar cities in Missouri and Midwest.   

Customers on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July...

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Learn more about Springfield sewer rates. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Hatch Foundation to host First Annual Celebrate Springfield!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

When Erin Danastasio attended an event in 2021 showcasing many of the amenities Springfield has to offer, she was blown away. A lifelong Springfieldian, she knew that Springfield had great parks, greenway trails and easy access to nat...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: June 5, 2022

City Council remembers Councilman Denny Whayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure, on behalf of himself and the Springfield City Council, expresses his extreme sympathy upon hearing of the passing of former City Councilman Denny Whayne. “It is a sad night,” McClure said. “Springfield has lost an i...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Mayor Ken McClure encourages citizens to embrace the future and continue to dream in annual address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure reflected on the past year in Springfield during his annual State of the City Address this morning, imploring Springfieldians to reimagine what will be in Springfield. 

"Today, I commemorate ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: May 31, 2022

City Council to review chapters of draft Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield staff and Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan consultants Houseal Lavigne Associates will present an update on the plan to City Council at a Thursday workshop, noon-4 p.m. at Ozark Technical Community College’s Lincoln ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Mayor to present annual State of the City Address Thursday morning

MEDIA ALERT

Mayor Ken McClure will present the annual State of the City Address starting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2 at Evangel University’s Robert H. Spence Chapel as part of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! program. ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: May 17, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: GAP Construction Kickoff Ceremony 10 a.m. Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield will host a Construction Kickoff Ceremony for the Grant Avenue Parkway at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 19 at Parkview High School near the intersection of Grant Avenue and Chrisman Road. Parking is availabl...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: May 17, 2022

City issues request for qualifications for Lake Springfield master plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified professionals to help prepare a vision and master plan for the redevelopment of the Lake Springfield area. Details are posted online at www.lakesgfmasterplan.com under the RFQ tab...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: May 16, 2022

City highlights role of infrastructure, staff dedication during National Public Works Week May 15-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is celebrating National Public Works Week May 15-21 by releasing its 2021 Public Works Annual Report and with various events aimed at highlighting Public Works and Environmental Services professionals, infrastr...

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View the 2021 Public Works Annual Report. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Traffic impacts expected on National Avenue, Battlefield Road beginning May 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

In anticipation of roadway resurfacing later this month, City crews will begin replacing and repairing sewer manhole covers along National Avenue Thursday, May 12. Motorists should expect delays along National Avenue for the...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: May 24, 2022

CACCD to hold public hearing on HOME-ARP Program Allocation Plan at 6 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing to solicit input on the City of Springfield’s Draft Allocation Plan for the HOME-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, M...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: May 6, 2022

City to kick off Grant Avenue Parkway construction at May 19 celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

After two years of community-wide engagement, stakeholder and partner agency coordination and engineering design, construction of roadway improvements along the Grant Avenue Parkway is beginning in May.  

The City of...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: April 29, 2022

FY2022-2023 City budget workshops begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage hosted the first in a series of City Council budget workshops Tuesday. Gage and Finance Director David Holtmann first presented an overview of the remaining financial picture for the City’s current 2021-2022 fi...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: April 18, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: Learn about the next phase of the Grant Avenue Parkway project at April 19 Open House

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT:  Neighborhood Open House Workshop regarding next steps in the Grant Avenue Parkway projectPlanning consultants with PGAV are conducting a qualifications analysis of a portion of the Grant Avenue Parkway improvement corridor. The ...

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Learn about GAP revitalization and redevelopment. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Mayor’s Initiative on Equity & Inclusion presents proposed guiding principles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council approved a resolution Monday night accepting a report and proposed guiding principles from the Mayor’s Initiative on Equity and Equality (MIEE). The appointed group was convened in March 2021 after City Council requested ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: April 18, 2022

City's ARPA Review Committee to meet Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Review Committee will meet at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 at the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room (Busch Municipal Building, 4th floor), 840 N. Boonville.

ARPA is a $1.9 trillion federal aid ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day 2022 in Springfield with movies, cleanup events and festivals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield community will be host to a variety of events and activities in celebration of Earth Day on April 22, 2022. From movies to volunteer cleanups to festivals, activities are aimed at increasing awareness, education and en...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: April 12, 2022

City invites the public to learn more about the next phase of the Grant Avenue Parkway project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host a Neighborhood Open House Workshop regarding next steps in the Grant Avenue Parkway project 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 at Parkview High School cafeteria, (enter doors #12 or #13 on the south side of ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: April 12, 2022

City Council appoints Monica Horton to fill Zone 1 seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monica Horton is City Council’s newest member. City Council interviewed four applicants for the Zone 1 seat. appointing Horton with seven votes in one round of voting. Steven Sexton received one vote. The other applicants were Karen B...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Chief Municipal Judge Todd Thornhill leaves legacy of service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Chief Municipal Judge Todd Thornhill passed away Friday. He leaves behind a remarkable legacy of public service and will be missed. 

Judge Thornhill joined the City in April...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: April 8, 2022

City, Greene County to celebrate 9-1-1 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The week of April 10-16 is set aside nationally to honor those that provide the voice to our emergency services across our country. We recognize the outstanding service of 9-1-1 telecommunicators during observance of National Public S...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival back on the Mother Road in 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After having to cancel the 2020 and 2021 Birthplace of Route 66 Festivals due to the pandemic, festival organizers the City of Springfield, Aaron Sachs & Associates, KY3/KSPR/CW, Downtown Springfield Association and West Central N...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 28, 2022

City Council to interview Zone 1 applicants April 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will interview the five applicants for the vacant Zone 1 seat 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. The applicants are:

Karen Banta, self-employed

On her application, Banta listed her previous employers and positions as:

“Par...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Planning & Development staff, consultants update City Council on Forward SGF progress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council was provided an update on the City’s Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan at a March 22 workshop at the Springfield Art Museum. A recording will be available for public viewing as soon as possible at cityview.springfieldmo.gov....

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 21, 2022

City issues Request for Qualifications for professional engineering and design services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 5 p.m., Thursday, April 7 for professional engineering and design services related to various transportation, traffic stormwater and facility capital improv...

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View the RFQ for professional services. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 21, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday

Please join the City and partners at 10 a.m. Tuesday at History Museum on the Square for a press conference announcing the details of the 2022 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, planned for Aug. 12 and 13. If you are unable to join us in person, tune in on ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Council to hear update on Forward SGF at Tuesday workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield staff and Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan consultants Houseal Lavigne Associates will present an update on the plan to City Council at a Tuesday workshop, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum Community Room....

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Brock Rowe named interim director of Building Development Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brock Rowe has been named interim director of the City of Springfield’s Building Development Services. He most recently served as assistant director. Rowe grew up in the Ozarks, receiving an Associate of Arts degree from North Arkansa...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure sends condolences to Joplin Police Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to send condolences on behalf of City Council and the City of Springfield to the family and colleagues of the Joplin Police Officer killed in the line of duty and the two officers seri...
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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 7, 2022

City’s recommendations for HUD program funds available for public review until 5 p.m. April 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Draft FY 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan funding recommendations are available for public review and comment until 5 p.m. April 6. Copies of the funding recommendations may be obtained at any of the bra...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 7, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: Commercial Street TIF Public Projects Open House March 10

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: The City will host a Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Public Projects Open House to provide updates on a variety of upcoming improvement projects in the Commercial Street TIF district and collect feedback.

WHEN: 5:3...

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Learn more about improvement projects on C-Street. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Springfield Art Museum receives $5 million lead gift to capital campaign project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Art Museum announced today that it has received a $5 million lead gift to its 2028 Campaign from The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas. In 2018, during the Museum’s 90th Anniversary year, a master...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Amanda Ohlensehlen named Springfield’s Director of Economic Vitality

Amanda Ohlensehlen portrait

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Missouri native Amanda Ohlensehlen has been named the City of Springfield’s Director of Economic Vitality, effective March 28. Ohlensehlen most recently served as the community & economic development manager for the City of New Be...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Police, Fire face off on the ice, raise $7,300 for charity

SPD and SFD hockey teams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Mo. – On Saturday, the Springfield Police Department and the Springfield Fire Department faced off in a sold-out charity hockey game benefiting the Greene County 100 Club.  More than 1,000 suppo...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 3, 2022

BKD completes assessment of City’s Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BKD conducted an assessment of City departments’ Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard administration commencing Aug. 16 and ending Oct. 31, 2021 and presented the report at City Council’s Jan. 12 Finance & Administration C...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Springfield fire chief graduates from Center for Homeland Security program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fire Chief David Pennington is one of 29 participants in the Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program who graduated at a Feb. 3 ceremony at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Califo...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Tuesday's Community Involvement Committee meeting canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to lack of a quorum, Tuesday's 10 a.m. meeting of the Community Involvement Committee is canceled.

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 28, 2022

City to host Commercial Street TIF Public Projects Open House March 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host a Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Public Projects Open House beginning 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at the White River Brewing Company Community Room (505 W. Commercial Stree...

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Learn more about improvement projects on C-Street. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 3, 2022

REMINDER: Springfield Art Museum announcement at 5 p.m. today

MEDIA ALERT

Please join Mayor Ken McClure, Springfield Art Museum Director Nick Nelson, art museum board chair Tiffany Brunner and other officials for an important announcement at 5 p.m., Thursday March 3 in the lobby of the museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: March 1, 2022

REMINDER: Flag ceremony today at 2 p.m. on Park Central Square

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure will host a ceremony at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 1 to honor the Historic City Flag and raise the new City Flag at Park Central Square. City Council is expected to formally designate the 1938 flag as the His...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 25, 2022

All City recycling centers reopened to the public under normal operating hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATE: The Lone Pine Avenue Recycling Center has reopened to the public as of 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25. All City recycling centers are now open under normal operating hours – 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday. 

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Zone 1 City Council seat application period now open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those wishing to serve on City Council can now apply for the Zone 1 seat recently vacated by Angela Romine.

Applications and Statements of Candidacy will be accepted in the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 23, 2022

City Clerk details process for filling Zone 1 City Council vacancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can apply for the Zone 1 seat vacated by Angela Romine beginning Friday morning.

Applications and Statements of Candidacy will be accepted in the City Clerk’s Office during normal bu...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Public hearing on FY2022 HUD Annual Action Plan rescheduled for March 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing to solicit input on the City of Springfield’s proposed use of U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) funds for fiscal year...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 24, 2022

City recycling facilities to remain closed Feb. 24 due to inclement weather

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATE: City recycling centers will remain closed through Thursday, Feb. 24 due to inclement weather. 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Springfield Yardwaste Recycling Center (3790 S. Farm Road 119), Franklin Avenue Recycling Center (37...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Councilwoman Angela Romine vacates seat to file candidacy for State Senate seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Zone 1 Councilwoman Angela Romine has vacated her seat on City Council to file candidacy for the District 30 State Senate seat in the Missouri General Assembly. According to the Missouri Secretary of State’s website, Romine filed for ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 16, 2022

City begins study of revitalization and economic development tools along Grant Avenue Parkway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield has engaged planning consultants with PGAV to conduct a qualifications analysis of a portion of the Grant Avenue Parkway improvement corridor. The study is intended to help identify what areas qualify...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Public hearing for Brody Corners TIF Plan Feb. 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At its Feb. 22 meeting, City Council is expected to hold a public hearing on a special ordinance to create a tax increment financing (TIF) plan to pave the way for the redevelopment of a blighted 28-acre tract at the northwest corner ...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 15, 2022

City partners with Springfield Public Schools to celebrate Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Feb. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is partnering with Springfield Public Schools to celebrate Crossing Guard Appreciation Day on Thursday, Feb. 17. SGF Yields is providing appreciation materials to school staff ...

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Learn more and apply to be a crossing guard. 3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 11, 2022

U.S. Dept. of Commerce invests $800K in plan redevelopment of former coal power plant site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will receive an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to conduct planning efforts for the redevelopment of the Lake Springfield area. This grant is fund...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 11, 2022

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 19 surplus properties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 19 locations in Springfield. 

Many of the properties were once th...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 9, 2022

City seeks to fill boards and commissions vacancies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. While the full listing of boards and commissions vacancies is available at springfieldmo.gov/boards, the City seeks to fill th...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Restore SGF announces first round of pledges to spur reinvestment in historic neighborhoods

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Restore SGF, a community initiative to improve housing conditions and raise residential property values in Springfield’s historic neighborhoods, started the new year with several pledges of support from local financial institutions. T...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: January 24, 2022

City to take measures to ensure social distancing at tonight’s meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight for its regular meeting. Capacity will be limited inside City Council Chambers and overflow rooms opened to ensure proper social distancing. The meeting will also be broadcast on...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: January 11, 2022

City Council adopts new design for official Springfield flag

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nearly five years after it was first proposed, Springfield, Missouri has a new official city flag, effective March 1. 

In a 7-2 vote, City Council approved a new city flag design first proposed by the Springfield Identity Proj...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Susan Istenes named City of Springfield Planning & Development Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage has named Susan Istenes as the City of Springfield’s Planning & Development Director, effective Feb. 15. Istenes currently serves as the City of Clayton, Missouri director of Planning & Development, a p...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Cris Swaters named Springfield Police Department Public Affairs Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cris Swaters has been named public affairs officer for Springfield Police Department. She is part of the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information and Civic Engagement and serves as the primary contact for the police depa...

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3. City News Releases 2022
Posted on: January 6, 2022

RESCHEDULED: City Council, CACCD to discuss HUD plans at Jan. 6, 2022 public hearing

This meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11 due to inclement weather. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a joint public hearing on the City’s propos...

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3. City News Releases 2022

News Releases

Posted on: December 21, 2021

City Council approves participation in multi-district opioid litigation settlement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In a special session today, City Council approved an emergency bill to authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to execute the settlement participation forms from the National Opioids Settlement administrator for the purpose of en...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure shares holiday message

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At City Hall, we are especially thankful for the blessing of family and friends like you. You tuned in, and turned up – continuing to find ways to engage with each other and with us – to help make Springfield a better place.  ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 16, 2021

City Council receives FY 2021 independent audit report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council received an unmodified opinion, the highest level given, on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, RSM, at a Council Lunch Workshop on Tuesday. The firm indicated that ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Mayor congratulates Discovery Center for education award for COVID response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure congratulates The Discovery Center of Springfield for being awarded the inaugural STOP Award from the Center for Education Reform and Forbes. The award includes a $1 million prize aimed at trans...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Driver yielding rate falls to 48% after end of “Yield Check” crosswalk enforcement grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fourth quarter crosswalk assessments conducted by the City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program indicate driver compliance has declined to an average of 48% across Springfield, a reduction of 15 percentage points from third quarter ...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Share your input about the proposed new City flag until 5 p.m. Jan. 7, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is collecting public input regarding an ordinance to adopt a new flag design created by the Springfield Identity Project in 2017. 

Council will hear a first reading of the ordinance at the 6:30 p.m. Mon...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: December 7, 2021

City staff update City Council on Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Works staff updated City Council on the results of a bid process for the rehabilitation of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, a historic pedestrian bridge built in 1902 that spans the railroad tracks north of Historic Commercial ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure's Thanksgiving Video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure releases Thanksgiving video

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to share his gratitude to all Springfieldians on this Thanksgiving Eve. Please share widelyl 

https://vimeo.com/649195504

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure reflects on the life of Bill Virdon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure Statement on the passing of sports icon Bill Virdon

Today we mourn the loss of baseball great Bill Virdon. He epitomized the best of baseball in Springfield – beginning with our beloved St. Louis Cardinals, where he w...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure kicks off holiday season Saturday with annual tree lighting and show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

About 3,000 spectators joined Mayor Ken McClure on Park Central Saturday night as he kicked off the holiday season with the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Show.

Springfield Ballet and Springfield Little Theatre’s YES Troupe, ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 19, 2021

City seeks to fill boards and commissions vacancies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. While the full listing of boards and commissions vacancies is available at springfieldmo.gov/boards, the City seeks to fill th...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 20, 2021

Festivities on the square begin at 6 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

• 6-9 p.m.: Selfies with Santa, SGF Express Holiday Train, horse and carriage rides, free hot chocolate and cookie.• 7-8 p.m.: Holiday Show on KY3 and projected on the jumbo screen in Park Central Square. The actual tree lighting will...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 15, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 9 a.m., Nov. 16

MEDIA ALERT

City of Springfield Public Works will be magically transformed into the “Holiday Works” department on Tuesday, Nov. 16 as they install the Park Central Square Christmas Tree beginning at 9 a.m. 

The 25- to 30-foot-tall blue spruce was g...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure issues statement regarding Thursday night incident

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure issues statement regarding Thursday night incident

“Last evening our Springfield Police Officers and a Springfield-Greene County Park Ranger were put in harm’s way, responding to a disturbance call. My heart goes out ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Public Works will be magically transformed into the “Holiday Works” department on Tuesday, Nov. 16 as they install the Park Central Square Christmas Tree beginning at 9 a.m. 

The 25- to 30-foot-tall blue sp...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 10, 2021

City soliciting proposals for discretionary Community Development Block Grant funding projects

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is taking proposals for discretionary Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding as part of the FY22-23 funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) until noon on Friday...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show set for Saturday, Nov. 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Each year, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is honored to kick off the holiday season by officially lighting the “Mayor’s Tree” in Park Central Square. This tradition has grown tremendously over the past few years, morphing from primaril...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Committee reviews ARPA survey results, recommends retention pay for Police, Fire and Health staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Committee met Tuesday to review the results of a community survey conducted earlier this fall to determine funding priorities.A four-page questionnaire was mailed on Sept. 27, to 5,000 ra...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: November 1, 2021

City seeks feedback on public art on Commercial Street via survey available through Nov. 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, in partnership with a Commercial Street stakeholder focus group, is soliciting feedback on public art in the historic district through an online survey available through Nov. 15. Input from the survey will be ...

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Complete the C-Street Art Collection Plan survey. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Mayor to announce plans for annual tree lighting and holiday show event Tuesday

MEDIA ALERT

Mayor Ken McClure and the Ozarks Performing Arts League (OPAL) will reveal details about an upcoming community event at a media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway.

Reporters and the public can continu...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Amended Citizen Participation Plan available for public comment through Nov. 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, Missouri is hereby providing notice that amendments are being proposed to the City’s Citizen Participation Plan (CPP). The amendments include: 

  • Edits to the conflict of interest statement for the Citiz...
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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 15, 2021

City extends contractor bid deadline for Jefferson Avenue Footbridge rehabilitation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has issued an addendum to its solicitation for contractor bids for the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge rehabilitation project, extending the deadline for proposal submissions through 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021....

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Learn more about the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 14, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Packet pickup for Clean Green Springfield volunteers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. this Friday

MEDIA ALERT 

Volunteers registered for Springfield’s fall edition of Clean Green Springfield will be able to pick up their packets 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15. The drive-through event located at the City’s Environmental Resource Center (290 ...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 14, 2021

October ‘placemaking’ demonstration on South Avenue between McDaniel and Walnut to begin Oct. 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield and partners Better Block SGF, Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District and the Downtown Springfield Association want to find out if wider sidewalks, outdoor dining, landscaping and art installations...

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Complete a public feedback survey. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 14, 2021

City to present Battlefield and Lone Pine intersection project plans at Oct. 19 neighborhood meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will present plans for future intersection improvements at Battlefield Road and Lone Pine Avenue during a Galloway Village Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Galloway Baptist Chu...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Nearly 200 registered so far for fall Clean Green Springfield volunteer activities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Additional help from individuals, families and volunteer groups is needed October – November.

Nearly 200 have registered for litter cleanup and beautification opportunities so far this fall through Clean Green Springfield. Additional v...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 11, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: City to host C-Street Art Collection Meeting Oct. 12

MEDIA ALERT:  

WHAT: C-Street Art Collection Plan Meeting

WHEN: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12

WHERE: Forward SGF Planning Studio (351 N. Boonville Avenue)

The City is encouraging interested Commercial Street residents, stakeholders an...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 11, 2021

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities. The Board has two vacancies with specific requirements listed below. 

Applicants for the first vacancy must meet a 2-year residency req...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Construction timeline for stormwater improvements at Springfield Art Museum extended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Brookside Drive to remain closed to traffic between National Avenue and Kings Avenue through March 2022.

Scheduling difficulties have caused the construction timeline for stormwater improvements near the Springfield Art Museu...

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Visit the project website. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 8, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: West Meadows Point of Pride Cleanup 9 a.m. - noon tomorrow

MEDIA ALERT 

A "Point of Pride" cleanup of downtown Springfield's West Meadows is scheduled 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Oct. 9 through Clean Green Springfield. Volunteers are needed to join the West Central Neighborhood Alliance and Adopt-A...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Statement from Mayor McClure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor McClure would like to issue the following statement on the impact of attorney Dee Wampler:

The community has lost a generous, community-minded man with the passing of attorney Dee Wampler. He was a courtroom mainstay ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 7, 2021

October ‘placemaking’ installations to demo a more pedestrian-centric downtown SGF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield and partners Better Block SGF, Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District and the Downtown Springfield Association want to find out if wider sidewalks, outdoor dining, landscaping and art installations...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Springfield driver yielding rate at crosswalks reaches 63% in third quarter assessments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Continuing public education, crosswalk improvements, amendments to local crosswalk regulations and five months of “Yield Check” enforcement activities have made a difference in local driving habits. Third quarter crosswalk assessments...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 30, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Packet pickup for Clean Green Springfield volunteers 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. this Friday

MEDIA ALERT 

Volunteers registered for Springfield’s fall edition of Clean Green Springfield will be able to pick up their packets 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1. The drive-through event located at the City’s Environmental Resource Center (290 E...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 30, 2021

City of Springfield chosen by NYU data lab to participate in incubator for municipal data projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is one of 10 cities selected by New York University’s GovLab to participate in a six-month program supporting local government technology officials in developing data-driven projects for their cities. ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 27, 2021

First t-shirt and packet pickup opportunity for Clean Green Springfield volunteers this Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Volunteers registered for Springfield’s fall edition of Clean Green Springfield will be able to pick up their packets 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1. The drive-through event located at the City’s Environmental Resource Cen...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 24, 2021

City launches another round of Clean Green Springfield volunteer opportunities this fall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Early this year when Springfield needed some love, the community stepped up.

Thanks to the help of more than 1,000 volunteers who made the spring 2021 launch of Clean Green Springfield a success, the City and project partners...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 24, 2021

City solicits bids for rehabilitation of iconic 119-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Shuttered to the public for more than five years for safety concerns, north Springfield’s historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge will soon be given another chance at life.

The City of Springfield recently received authorization from the ...

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Learn more about the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 21, 2021

Springfield Public Works and Environmental Services departments reaccredited by the APWA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Departments were recognized for eight public works industry model practices.

The City of Springfield departments of Public Works and Environmental Services have been collectively reaccredited by the American Public Works Association (A...

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View the APWA recognition video. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 13, 2021

City recognizes National Small Biz Week by highlighting focus on entrepreneurial support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Economic Vitality Department is celebrating National Small Business Week Sept 13-17, recognizing the resilience and renewal of Springfield’s small businesses and the City’s efforts to support them, which cont...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Crossing guards needed to fill posts at a handful of Springfield school locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three weeks into the new school year and CrossSafe, the contract agency that helps manage crossing guards for Springfield Public Schools, is still in need of crossing guards to fill a handful of open school crossing locations.&nbs...

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View the crossing guard job posting. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 8, 2021

City seeks applicants for Police Civilian Review Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking applicants for the Police-Civilian Review Board, a seven-member volunteer board that meets as needed to review appeals made by private citizens of determinations made by the Springfield Police Depart...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 7, 2021

CFO pledges $600K to launch Restore SGF community redevelopment program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Invest DSM Executive Director Amber Lynch presented at today’s Council Lunch meeting to answer questions about how Springfield’s Restore SGF program could be patterned after the Des Moines nonprofit.  

Invest DSM is a collabor...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Public hearing on FY2020 CAPER scheduled for Sept. 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for fiscal year 2020 at 6 p.m., Sept. 21 in the 2nd Floor West Conferen...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Tuesday’s Council Lunch to focus on findings from Restore SGF trip to Des Moines

MEDIA ALERT

Those interested in the Restore SGF initiative are invited to attend the City Council Luncheon 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 in City Council Chambers (third floor of Historic City Hall, 830 N. Boonville) for a presentation about the trip ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 31, 2021

City selects design-build team for Grant Avenue Parkway project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After an extensive proposal development and selection process, the City of Springfield has selected a team of contractors, landscape architects, engineers and consultants led by Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, in partnership wi...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 25, 2021

City to reveal winning Grant Avenue Parkway contractor proposal Aug. 31

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After an extensive proposal development and selection process, The City of Springfield is excited to announce a design and construction contractor will be selected early next week for the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement proj...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Updated COVID-19 protocols for Historic City Hall begin Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has updated COVID-19 safety protocols for public meetings taking place in Historic City Hall. Slight changes will be in effect beginning Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. Based on concerns over the spread of the Delta var...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Mayor issues statement on FDA's announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Statement from Mayor Ken McClure:

"Today, the authorization of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should remove any doubts whatsoever about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. This is a f...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 13, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check locations for the week of Aug. 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct two Crosswalk Yield Checks the week of Aug. 16 at the following locations: 

Cherry Street & John Q. Hammons Parkway and Broadway Avenue & Swan Street.

Three police...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Economic Vitality Department to take proactive approach to helping businesses and entrepreneurs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield recognizes the vital role business and industry serve within the community and southwest Missouri region. Retention of Springfield-based companies and fostering expansion of existing business serve as the found...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Get your ‘stick’ on Route 66 Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In place of the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, which was to take place Aug. 13-14 but was canceled earlier this summer due to COVID-19 concerns, the festival committee is partnering with the Route 66 Car Museum, Jordan Valley Commun...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Springfield one of 13 communities highlighted in EPA report to Congress about integrated planning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield is one of 13 communities in the nation that has successfully improved water quality through an integrated planning approach required by a regulatory permit, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Report to...

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Learn more about Springfield's Integrated Plan. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 11, 2021

City of Springfield issues RFP to expand homeless and housing services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is soliciting proposals through 5 p.m. Aug. 18 from non-profit partners for Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funding for the acquisition, construction, and/or rehabilitation of community tra...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 10, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for the week of Aug. 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of Aug. 9 at the following location: 

John Q. Hammons Parkway & Harrison Street (near JQH Arena). 

Three police officers will...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Share your input about the Springfield flag through Aug. 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is collecting public input through Aug. 18 about the current Springfield flag and whether the City should consider adopting a new flag. Those interested in sharing their feedback can participate in an online or...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 3, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for the week of Aug. 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of Aug. 2 at the following location: 

Campbell Avenue and Calhoun Street (near Pipkin Middle School). 

Three police officers will...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: August 2, 2021

City issues RFQ for architecture and engineering services for Historic City Hall renovations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 3 p.m., Oct. 1 for engineering and architecture services for renovations to Springfield’s Historic City Hall located at 830 N. Boonville Ave. A pre-submitta...

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View the full RFQ document. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor McClure praises Springfield-area legislators for bipartisan vaccination clinic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Missouri Mayor Ken McClure says that many things make him proud about Springfield. Despite difficult times, like the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths, he is both proud and grateful to those who are willing to take...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Crossing guards needed for upcoming school year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CrossSafe, the contract agency that helps manage crossing guards for Springfield Public Schools, is in need of crossing guards for the upcoming school year.

Crossing guard shifts are typically 55 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes i...

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View the job posting. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 26, 2021

SGF Yields Crosswalk Yield Check for the week of July 26 cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update: The Crosswalk Yield Check scheduled for Wednesday, July 28 at High Street and Roosevelt Avenue has been canceled due to staffing issues and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Original Release:

The Springfield Police Department...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Katie Towns named Springfield-Greene County Health Director

Katie Towns portrait

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECity Manager Jason Gage has formally selected Katie Towns as director of health for Springfield-Greene County effective July 18. Towns has served as acting director the past five months, following the departure of Clay Goddard. She ha...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 22, 2021

City applying for $2M in CARES Act CDBG funding to expand homeless and housing services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield plans to apply for up to $2 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. CDBG-CV ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 19, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of two Crosswalk Yield Check locations for the week of July 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct two Crosswalk Yield Checks the week of July 19 at the following locations: 

Jefferson Avenue and Bennett Street (Phelps Grove Neighborhood) and Jefferson Avenue just nort...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City to celebrate 35th anniversary of sister city relationship with Isesaki, Japan on July 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will mark 35 years as a sister city of Isesaki, Japan with a virtual ceremony at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 18.  

Citizens are invited to witness Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Isesaki Mayor Yasuo Hiji exc...

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Learn more about Springfield Sister Cities. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Springfield driver yielding rate at crosswalks reaches 55% in latest assessments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

More Springfield drivers are yielding to pedestrians at crosswalks than not, according to second quarter crosswalk assessments conducted through the City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program. The recent assessments show dri...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 12, 2021

2021 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a partner in the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, the City of Springfield is canceling the 2021 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival due to COVID-19 concerns. The 2021 festival was planned for Aug. 13-14. A surprise kick-off concert tha...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 12, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for the week of July 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of July 12 at the following location: 

ST. LOUIS STREET NEAR JOHN Q. HAMMONS PARKWAY 

Three police officers will station themselv...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 2, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of two Crosswalk Yield Check locations the week of July 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct two Crosswalk Yield Checks the week of July 5 at the following locations: 

Broadway Avenue and Talmage Street (Doling Neighborhood) and Walnut Lawn Street and Broadway Av...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Mayor McClure encourages patriotic act of getting vaccinated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure wishes the citizens of Springfield a Happy Independence Day.

 “On this fourth of July weekend, as we prepare to honor our nation’s 245th birthday, I am reminded of the precedent set by the command...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure denounces vandalism at Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure denounces the recent vandalism at Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center, issuing this statement:

“The vandalism at Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center does not reflect Springfield values. We value a culture of inclusion...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 28, 2021

City Council approves police union contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council voted Monday night to approve a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiated between the City and the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA)/ Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22. The union ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 28, 2021

City to begin citing for blatant crosswalk violations at June 30 Yield Check event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is entering the next phase of the Crosswalk Yield Check program. Beginning on Wednesday, June 30, the Springfield Police Department will begin issuing citations for blatant driver and pe...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Honda Gold Wing’s annual Wing Ding returns to Springfield June 29-July 3

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield will host an estimated 5,000 Honda Gold Wing enthusiasts for the Gold Wing Road Riders Association’s 42nd annual Wing Ding event June 29-July 3. The event was rescheduled from 2020, when it was canceled due to CO...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Customers on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. The City of Springfi...

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Learn more about sewer rates and improvements. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Join Councilman Abe McGull for coffee, conversation on the fourth Friday of each month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Zone 2 City Councilman Abe McGull wants to have coffee with you.

“A consistent citizen dialogue keeps me grounded in the hopes and dreams of the citizens I serve as their elected representative in Zone 2,” he says. “Turning a citizen o...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Sculpture to take summertime tumble Monday evening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Tumbler sculpture on Park Central Square will take its summertime tumble at 5:15 p.m., Monday, June 21 in honor of The Coffee Ethic co-founder Tom Billionis, who passed away in 2016.  

The evening tumble is part of the Cof...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 14, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of June 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of June 14 at the following location: 

The Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon crosswalk at Grant Avenue and Calhoun Street (in the Grant B...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas tour Burrell’s Rapid Access Unit, meet with SPD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure hosted Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas in a visit to Springfield, Friday, June 11. The two mayors offered a press availability after meeting with Springfield Police Major Tad Peters and touring Burrell's Behavioral C...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions.

Boards and commissions with one or more vacancies include:

Board Of Public UtilitiesHas the power and duty to take charge of and...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 8, 2021

C-Street stakeholders to meet June 15 to discuss proposed TIF-funded projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office will host a public input meeting 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 15 at White River Brewing Company, 505 W. Commercial Street, for Commercial Street businesses, residents and ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 7, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of June 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of June 7 at the following location: 

The high-intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK Signal) at 600 E. Sunset Street (in the Meador Park Ne...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 4, 2021

City congratulates Johnny Morris and the team at WOW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESpringfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Springfield City Council wish to congratulate Johnny Morris and the team at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium for regaining the title as “America’s Best Aquarium” in a USA Today p...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 4, 2021

SGF Yields Crosswalk Yield Check June 4 canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update: The Crosswalk Yield Check scheduled for Friday, June 4 at Broadway Avenue and Talmage Street has been canceled due to staffing issues and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Original Release:

The Springfield Police Department w...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 3, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location on June 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check on June 4 at the following location: 

BROADWAY AVENUE & TALMAGE STREET (in the Doling Neighborhood)

Three police officers will station themselv...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure thanks community for brave, innovative, critical work in annual address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure reflected on the past 14 months in Springfield during his annual State of the City Address this morning, thanking the community for its brave, innovative and critical work in the battle against COVID-19.

&...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Mayor to present annual State of the City Address Thursday morning

MEDIA ALERT

Mayor Ken McClure will present the annual State of the City Address starting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Evangel University’s Robert H. Spence Chapel as part of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! program. If you c...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 27, 2021

City facilities to reopen to the public June 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In accordance with City Council’s May 18 vote to repeal the City’s COVID-19 regulations effective May 28, all City facilities, including the Busch Municipal Building and Historic City Hall, will fully reopen to the public Tuesday, Jun...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Mayor withdraws proclamation of civil emergency as COVID-19 regulations end

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure will withdraw the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency effective at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 27 to coincide with the 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 28 effective date for the repeal of the ordinance containing the City’s COV...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Judge rules in Galloway rezoning case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greene County Circuit Court Judge David Jones reached a decision in favor of a developer Monday in a lawsuit filed by Elevation Enterprises, LLC. The developer sued the City of Springfield and City Council to block an election asking ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 24, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of May 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of May 24 at the following location: 

BENNETT STREET & DELAWARE AVENUE (in the Delaware Neighborhood)

Three police officers will stati...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 20, 2021

CACCD to meet May 25

Sign up by noon Monday to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 18, 2021

City Council repeals community COVID-19 restrictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council unanimously repealed an ordinance containing the City’s COVID-19 regulations, (8-0 with Councilman Richard Ollis absent), effective at 12:01 a.m. May 28, 2021. A requirement for outdoor masks was lifted, effective immedia...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Central Assembly Chapel

MEDIA ALERT 

The City and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with CoxHealth, Mercy and Jordan Valley Community Health Center Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Central Assembly of God Chapel, 1301 N. Boonville Ave.,...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 17, 2021

City to host second Neighborhood Meeting for proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Overlay District May 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host a second Neighborhood Meeting for the proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Overlay District 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. Those interested can participate in-person at the Forward SGF Planning Studio (351 N...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 17, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of May 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of May 17 at the following location: 

MT. VERNON STREET & GOLDEN AVENUE (in the Westside Neighborhood)

Three police officers will stat...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 13, 2021

City Council has in-depth discussion about future of COVID-19 regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECity Council discussed potential next steps in the City’s road to recovery, taking a close look at COVID-19 outcome measures in a study session Thursday. Up for discussion was the continuation of the City’s COVID-19 regulations, which...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet May 19

Sign up by noon on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting May 19 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the me...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City Council to discuss future of COVID-19 regulations Thursday

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will discuss the future of Springfield’s COVID-19 regulations at a lunch workshop at noon Thursday at Historic City Hall. Tune in live at cityview.springfieldmo.gov/livestream or on the City’s Facebook page @CityofSGF. To ensure so...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 11, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of May 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of May 10 at the following location: 

GRANT AVENUE & MADISON STREET (in the West Central Neighborhood)

Three police officers will stat...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Pedestrian safety program SGF Yields wins innovation award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SGF Yields, the City’s pedestrian safety program, has been named a 2021 Innovation Award recipient by the Missouri Municipal League. 

“The Missouri Municipal League is happy to announce that the City of Springfield project SGF...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through June 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the 10th Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. May 11 through 11:59 p.m. J...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 4, 2021

FY2021-2022 City budget workshops begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage hosted the first in a series of budget workshops Tuesday. Gage and Finance Director David Holtmann first presented an overview of the remaining financial picture for the City’s current 2021 fiscal year, which r...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City Council amends COVID-19 regulations to remove masking requirement when outdoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At tonight’s meeting, City Council unanimously passed a one-reading emergency bill to amend the City’s current COVID-19 regulations to remove the requirement for individuals to mask when outdoors, except when around large crowds.

On Ap...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City opens new opportunities during May as part of Clean Green Springfield Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Clean Green Springfield, the community wide clean up and beautification initiative, is entering a second phase during the month of May. The City of Springfield is offering additional low-cost or no-cost disposal opportunities for a ha...

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Learn more and register at CleanGreenSGF.com. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City to host Neighborhood Meeting for proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Overlay District May 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host a Neighborhood Meeting for the proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Overlay District 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Those interested can participate in-person at the Forward SGF Planning Studio (351 N. Boonvi...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott about anticipated City Council action at tonight’s meeting in response to the Cent...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: May 3, 2021

FY2021-2022 City budget workshops begin Tuesday

MEDIA ALERT

City Manager Jason Gage and Finance Director David Holtmann will conduct the first in a series of FY2021-2022 City budget workshops at Tuesday's City Council Lunch, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tune in live at cityview.springfieldmo.gov/lives...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Road to Recovery: Getting SGF in the Green

Springfield-Greene County COVID-19 Dashboard update for the week ending April 30 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfieldians may be able to look forward to a return to normalcy this summer, but only if the seven-day case average and number of COVID-19 p...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Taj Suleyman named City of Springfield Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Taj Suleyman has been named the City of Springfield’s first Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. He will join the City’s Leadership Team May 17.

Suleyman has extensive career experience leading diversity, equity and inclusion...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Media Alert: Clean Green Springfield activities continue this weekend

The City of Springfield's "Clean Green Springfield" initiative continues this weekend with a "point of pride" cleanup event at Fassnight Creek Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. A focal point along the future Grant Avenue Parkway rou...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet May 4

Sign up by 2 p.m. Monday, May 3 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 4 at 4 p.m. via videoconferencing technology due to City off...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet May 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday May 4 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting May 6 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting ar...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival ON in 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After having to cancel the 2020 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival due to the pandemic, festival organizers the City of Springfield, Aaron Sachs & Associates, KY3/KSPR/CW, Downtown Springfield Association and West Central Neighborhoo...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet May 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, May 3 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are required...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 29, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival press conference at 2 p.m. today

MEDIA ALERT 

Please join the City and partners today at 2 p.m. in front of the Springfield sign on the west side of the Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, for a press conference announcing the details of the 2021 Birthplace of Rout...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 28, 2021

City moves one step closer to construction of the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following months of public engagement, concept development and discussions with the contracting community, two qualified design-build teams responded to a call for Statements of Qualifications and have been selected to compete for the...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 28, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of April 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of April 26 at the following location: 

NORTON STREET & BROADWAY AVENUE (near the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds)

Three police officers will...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 26, 2021

HUD Annual Action Plan available for public review and comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan for the fiscal year 2021-2022, available for public review and comment for 15 days through 5 p.m. May 10.

Th...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Help plan the future of Downtown SGF by participating in survey, virtual workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is currently working with the community to develop a Downtown Plan as part of the Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan. The Downtown Plan will serve as an important guide for land use and development, community facil...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 23, 2021

CACCD to meet April 27

Sign up by noon on Monday, April 26 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. 

Citizens wishing to atte...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Road to Recovery: Getting SGF in the Green

Springfield-Greene County COVID-19 Dashboard update for the week ending April 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greene County's good news of continued stabilization of COVID-19 case counts is tempered this week by a slight increase in hospitalizations. This is a sta...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Media Alert: Saturday's Fassnight Creek cleanup event rescheduled to May 1

Due to the threat of steady rain tomorrow morning, the Clean Green Springfield "point of pride" cleanup event at Fassnight Creek has been rescheduled for SATURDAY, MAY 1.

Neighborhood Cleanups for the Robberson and Woodland Heights Neighborhoods ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Clean Green Springfield packet pickup event Friday, April 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City will host a fourth drive-thru packet pickup event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday, April 23 for those who have registered for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative. The event ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 19, 2021

SGF Yields Crosswalk Yield Check for week of April 19 canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update: The Crosswalk Yield Check scheduled for the week of April 19 at St. Louis Street near John Q. Hammons Prkway has been canceled due to staffing issues and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Original Release:

The Springfield Pol...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Two new City Council members to be sworn in at Monday’s meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two newly elected Springfield City Council members and three reelected members will be sworn in while two outgoing members will take their final actions and exit the dais at the council’s Monday night meeting. 

Outgoing Mayor ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet April 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by noon on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting April 21 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Certain occupancy restrictions lifted as city moves into ‘yellow’ phase of Road to Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Effective Friday night April 16 at 11:59 p.m., the City will officially transition to what is referred to as the ‘yellow’ phase of the Road to Recovery. Springfield City Council took formal action calling for this transition at their ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 15, 2021

First Quarter crosswalk assessments indicate driver compliance continues to rise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Continuing public education, crosswalk improvements, amendments to local crosswalk regulations and now weekly “Yield Check” enforcement activities are making a difference in local driving habits. First quarter crosswalk asses...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Clean Green Springfield packet pickup event 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City will host a third drive-thru packet pickup event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday, April 16 for those who have registered for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative. The event w...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Clean Green Springfield registrations surpass 1,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Clean Green initiative has attracted more than 1,000 individuals signing up to assist with trash pickup and beautification during the months of April and May. Individuals, families, various groups and local b...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through May 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Ninth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. April 11 through 11:59 p.m...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 12, 2021

City, county to celebrate 9-1-1 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 11-17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The second week of April is set aside nationally to honor those that provide the voice to our emergency services across our country. Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications will honor their telecommunicators April 11-...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Renew Jordan Creek Virtual Open House to collect input through April 11

MEDIA ALERT

The City is collecting feedback on a series of design concepts for the Renew Jordan Creek project through a Virtual Public Open House available now through Sunday, April 11 at renewjordancreek.com. Visitors to the site will have the opportunity...

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Learn more and participate. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 5, 2021

City Council votes to lift occupancy restrictions April 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At its April 5 meeting, Springfield City Council voted to remove COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, allow buffet dining and special events under 500 people, moving the community into the “yellow” phase of the Road To Recovery Plan, effe...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 5, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of April 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of April 5 at the following location: 

FORT AVENUE & MADISON STREET (near McGregor Elementary School)

Three police officers will stati...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 5, 2021

City collecting public input on Renew Jordan Creek design concepts through April 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is kicking off a second round of public engagement for the development of the Renew Jordan Creek Master Plan with the launch of a virtual public open house webpage beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, April 5 at www.re...

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Learn more and participate. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 15, 2021

TONIGHT: Forward SGF Speaker Series continues with panel on trends in housing choice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Join the City of Springfield and Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan consultants John Houseal and Brandon Nolin, along with a panel of local housing experts, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15 for “Transforming Our Community: Trends That Influen...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Clean Green Springfield Point-Of-Pride Event Saturday

Clean Green Springfield West Meadows

First wave of volunteers begin Clean Green Springfield activities

Small groups of volunteers will begin picking up trash alongside area roadways, participating in a Midtown Neighborhood Cleanup and helping out at a Point-Of-Pride Cleanup at West Meadows on...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Clean Green Springfield packet pickup event Friday

Clean Green Packet Pickup map

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City will host the first in a series of drive-thru packet pickup events 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 2 for those who have registered for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative....

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet April 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday April 6 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting April 8 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meetin...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet April 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, April 5 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are requ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: April 1, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to meet at noon to discuss COVID-19 regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will meet today at noon to discuss placing a COVID-19 regulations ordinance on the agenda of an upcoming council meeting. At its March 22 meeting, council passed a resolution that provides a framework from the Springfield...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet April 6 at 4 p.m.

Sign up by 2 p.m. April 5 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. via videoconferencing technology due to City offices...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Clean Green Springfield initiative kicks off this spring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield is a beautiful city, but due to the effects of the pandemic and other factors, it noticeably needs some love.  

The City of Springfield is launching “Clean Green Springfield,” a series of City-wide cleanup activiti...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 29, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of March 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of March 29 at the following location: 

SUNSET STREET & GRANT AVENUE (part of the South Creek Greenway Trail)

Three police officers wi...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 23, 2021

City seeks to amend Overflow Control Plan to continue sound investment in sewer system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Proposed plan would revise and extend agreement with Missouri Department of Natural Resources through 2035.

City Council at its March 22 meeting heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the City’s Department of Environmental...

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Learn more about the Overflow Control Plan. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 22, 2021

City Council to consider resolution detailing next steps in Road to Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At tonight’s meeting, City Council will consider a resolution that provides the framework provided by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for safely reducing the City’s COVID-19 restrictions in a phased step-out plan. Tune...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 22, 2021

City to host Grant Avenue Parkway industry meeting and disadvantaged business mixer April 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Ave...

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Fill out an interest form to participate. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 22, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of March 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of March 22 at the following location: 

ATLANTIC STREET & CAMPBELL AVENUE (near Reed Middle School)

Three police officers will station...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 18, 2021

CACCD to meet March 23

Sign up by noon on Monday, March 22 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. 

Citizens wishing to atte...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet March 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, March 22 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are re...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Mary Lilly Smith to retire from City of Springfield

Mary Lilly Smith Portrait

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mary Lilly Smith, an institution at the City of Springfield, formally announces her retirement after 38 years of public service with the municipality. Her last day in the office will be April 30. Smith’s name is synonymous with that o...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet March 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting March 17 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at th...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Danny Perches hired as City’s Development Project Facilitator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has named Danny Perches to the new position of development project facilitator, effective March 29. This position will be an extension of the City Manager’s Office and will regularly review the status of all de...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Health Department to present step-out options to City Council

Media Alert: March 9, 2021 

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Interim Director Katie Towns will present a proposal at City Council lunch workshop at 11 a.m. at Historic City Hall for next steps in the City’s road to recovery from the pan...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through April 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Eighth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. March 12 through April 11...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday March 9 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting March 11 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeti...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet March 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, March 8 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are req...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City seeking feedback for future of downtown Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

The City of Springfield is currently working with the community to develop the Downtown Plan for the Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan. The Downtown Plan will serve as an important guide for land use and development, community...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 1, 2021

City’s recommendations for HUD program funds available for public review until 5 p.m. April 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Draft FY 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan funding recommendations are available for public review and comment until 5 p.m. April 1. Copies of the funding recommendations may be obtained at any of the branches of ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Pedestrian Safety Yield Checks to begin at Springfield crosswalks in March

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is stepping up their driver crosswalk compliance efforts. Beginning in March, fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and you may get pulled over.

Funded through a $21,120 grant from...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 23, 2021

“Tough Talks” series resumes with focus on COVID-19 Vaccine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This week’s ‘Tough Talk’ will focus on the COVID-19 vaccine. Springfield-Greene County Health Department Medical Director Dr. Nancy Yoon and Assistant Director Katie Towns, MPH, will be available to answer questions and provide local ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet March 2 at 4 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 1 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 via videoconferencing technology.

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are required to cont...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 22, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Virtual public meeting on Grant Avenue Corridor Plan 6-7 p.m. Feb. 23

MEDIA ALERT

After months of gathering public input on future land use and development along Grant Avenue, the City is set to present details of a Grant Avenue Corridor Plan during a live, virtual public meeting 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The public is enco...

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Learn more and participate. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 18, 2021

CACCD to meet Feb. 23

Sign up by noon on Monday, Feb. 22 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. 

Citizens wishing to attend...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 18, 2021

City to host virtual public meeting on Grant Avenue Corridor Plan Feb. 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After months of gathering public input on future land use and development along Grant Avenue, the City is set to present details of a Grant Avenue Corridor Plan during a live, virtual public meeting 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The publ...

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Learn more and participate. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 10, 2021

City contractors to begin archaeological survey work in Grant Avenue Parkway area Feb. 15 – March 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Property owners located in the Fassnight Park area of Grant Avenue between Sunshine Street and Grand Street may notice signs of activity beginning Monday, Feb. 15 through Friday, March 1 as contracting crews begin conducting archaeolo...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: City to detail the road ahead for the Grant Avenue Parkway 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight

MEDIA ALERT

After several months of public engagement sessions and stakeholder meetings, the City of Springfield will present the Grant Avenue Parkway project team’s recommended baseline concept design for roadway improvements during a live, virtu...

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Learn more and participate. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through March 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Seventh Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 10 through March 12...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 9 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are requi...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Municipal Court to resume normal operations Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Effective Monday, Feb. 1, and until further notice, the Springfield Municipal Court will resume normal operations. In the interest of public health, the Springfield Municipal Court continues to take measures to reduce exposure to, and...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 28, 2021

City set to detail the road ahead for the Grant Avenue Parkway at Feb. 9 virtual public meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After several months of public engagement sessions and stakeholder meetings, the City of Springfield will present the Grant Avenue Parkway project team’s recommended baseline concept design for roadway improvements during a l...

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Learn more and participate. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 27, 2021

City’s auditor releases FY 2020 Compliance Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The compliance report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 has been completed by the City’s independent audit firm, RSM. The report is typically released in December in conjunction with the 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financ...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions.

Current openings include: 

Traffic Advisory Board (seven openings)

 Advises the Traffic Engineer, Chief of Poli...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 26, 2021

City commits additional funding to crisis cold-weather sheltering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has committed an additional $95,000 in emergency funding for overnight crisis cold-weather sheltering. An agreement was signed last week with Community Partnership of the Ozarks and the Ozarks Alliance to End H...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Media Alert: Tune in to City Council Lunch at noon today for an Update on Grant Avenue Parkway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After several months of public engagement, project officials working on the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway and corridor project will provide an update to City Council at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 19. The project will create multi-modal transp...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 13, 2021

CACCD to meet Jan. 26

Sign up by noon on Monday, Jan. 25 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 to solicit input on the City of Spri...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 12 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meetin...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through Feb. 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Sixth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 11 through Feb. 10.

“T...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Council, CCACD to discuss FY2021 HUD plans at Jan. 12 public hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a joint public hearing on the City’s proposed use of funds for its fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) U.S. Department of Housing...

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4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Driver compliance study indicates improvement at new flashing beacon crosswalk locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drivers are paying attention, reports initial compliance studies conducted at the City’s three recently-installed flashing beacon crosswalks.    

In early October, Springfield Public Works equipped three neighborhood ...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 4. City News Releases 2021
Posted on: January 4, 2021

City launches public visioning survey for Renew Jordan Creek master plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is asking the public to help set the vision for the Renew Jordan Creek master plan effort, examining the potential of the historic creek as it flows through downtown Springfield. The public is encouraged to com...

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Learn more and take the survey. 4. City News Releases 2021

News Releases

Posted on: December 23, 2020

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet Jan. 5, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 5 at 4 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to the public at this time.

C...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Dwayne Shmel named City’s new director of Building Development Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dwayne Shmel has been selected as the City’s new director of Building Development Services (BDS), effective Jan. 11, 2021. Shmel replaces Harlan Hill, who served in the role from December 2017 until he resigned earlier this year to be...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure shares holiday message for the community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At City Hall, we end 2020 especially thankful for the blessing of family, friends and colleagues. 

"Together, with City and community leaders and each and every resident from across all four zones, we can move the city fo...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 21, 2020

9-1-1 staff to issue BOLO on Christmas Eve

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A yearly tradition, the Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department will be alerting law enforcement over the radio on Christmas Eve to be on the lookout (BOLO) for an unidentified flying object and a male with...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 18, 2020

City dedicates Battlefield and Fremont improvement project with virtual ribbon cutting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In celebration of the completion of the Battlefield and Fremont Intersection and Roadway Widening project, the City and project partners released a virtual ribbon cutting video officially dedicating the project.

Completed on schedule i...

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Watch the virtual ribbon cutting video. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 18, 2020

City seeking volunteers for Police Civilian Review Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

The City of Springfield is looking for people interested in joining the Police Civilian Review Board (PCRB). The board reviews citizen appeals of determinations made by the Police Department about specific police conduct ma...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Volunteers are especially needed for the Landmarks Board and the Citizens' Tax Oversight Committee. Current board and commiss...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 14, 2020

City Council extends masking, social distancing, occupancy restrictions until April 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At the recommendation of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and with the full support of health care partners in the region, City Council at its Dec. 14 meeting unanimously voted to extend the face covering, occupancy res...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 14, 2020

City Council to consider bills to ratify union agreements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council is expected to hear and consider a few bills tonight ratifying agreements with the City’s union firefighters, police officers and craft, trades, and labor employees . The agreements formalize issues such as pay improvemen...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Industrial Development Authority to meet Dec. 21 at 3 p.m.

Sign up by noon on Friday, Dec. 18 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Industrial Development Authority will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are required to contact the ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

Leaders from the City of Springfield and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will provide a media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 in the training room of the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott.  

The briefing will go over...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 14, 2020

City and Council mourn loss of former councilman

Statement from Springfield Mayor Ken McClure on behalf of City Council and the City of Springfield:

 

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure expresses sincere condolences to the family and friends of a former City Councilman who died Sunday after a battle w...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are requ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Monday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 15 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meetin...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 10, 2020

City to step up enforcement of masking ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage has asked City departments to step up enforcement of the City’s ordinance requiring face coverings and social distancing. Health officials and police are primary enforcers of the ordinance.

 

Masks are p...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 9, 2020

City Council to meet Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Friday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to sign up to speak at the meeting, attend with someone who is speak...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 7, 2020

City Council to hear update on masking ordinance at Tuesday's Council Lunch

MEDIA ALERT

At Tuesday’s Council Lunch Workshop, Director of Public Health Clay Goddard will update City Council on the masking ordinance, and discuss a possible extension of the masking and social distancing requirements. Tune in live at 11:30 a.m. at htt...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: December 2, 2020

City passes “three-foot rule” to help increase pedestrian, bicycle safety at crosswalks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is now one of the few cities in the country where a driver is required to yield to pedestrians waiting near a crosswalk.   

In early November, City Council approved a series of City Code amendm...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 25, 2020

City Council to meet Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Friday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to sign up to speak at the meeting, attend with someone who is speak...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure shares Thanksgiving message for the community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thanksgiving for many is a time of thoughtful reflection. Mayor Ken McClure shares his Thanksgiving message for the community on this Thanksgiving eve. 

"Despite the many challenges we collectively face, there are so many...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are requi...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Board of Adjustment to meet Dec. 1 at 1:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Board of Adjustment will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 1:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to speak at the meeting are required to contact ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Media briefing at 2 p.m. today at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

Leaders from the City of Springfield, Greene County, Springfield-Greene County Health Department, CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield and the Missouri Foundation for Health will provide a media briefing at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in the t...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Mayor McClure calls for ringing of bells Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is asking churches and other facilities with bells, chimes or carillons, to ring / play them at approximately 7:55 p.m., ­Saturday, Nov. 21 (or right after the Mayor’s tree is lit) for a moment of unity. I...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 18, 2020

City Council hears progress report on community CARES Act allocations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At Tuesday's Council Lunch Workshop, Planning & Development staff presented City Council with a progress report on the first round of local community-designated Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and HOME Pr...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed at 9 a.m. Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17. Tune in to a livestream of the installation on the City of SGF Facebook page. 

The 35-foot-tall Norway...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Public hearing on FY2019 CAPER scheduled for Nov. 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for fiscal year 2019 at 6 p.m., Nov. 24.

Following the meeting presentat...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 16, 2020

MEDIA ALERT: City to host Virtual Concept Development Event for Grant Avenue Parkway project Nov. 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is asking the community to participate in the development of basic concept designs for the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement project and corridor plan.

A Virtual Concept Development Event is scheduled 5:...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show and Festival of Lights Tip Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show and Festival of Lights Tip SheetSaturday Nov. 21, 7-8 p.m. SGFFestivalofLights.com 

Each year, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is honored to kick off the holiday season by officially l...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Nov. 19

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 17 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Nov. 195 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeti...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 12, 2020

City Council to meet Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Friday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to sign up to speak at the meeting, attend with someone who is speaki...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 9, 2020

CACCD to meet Nov. 24

Sign up by noon on Monday, Nov. 23 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technolog...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 6, 2020

City seeking feedback for future of Commercial Street, Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan

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Over the last several months, the City’s Planning and Development Department and Forward SGF consulting team have been working with eight focus groups to organize vision statements, goals and strategies for the Forward SGF C...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 6, 2020

City to launch citizen survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield wants to hear from citizens on a variety of topics including public safety, law enforcement and race relations. In addition to listening sessions scheduled in November, the City will mail a survey to randomly s...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: November 5, 2020

City seeks public input in Concept Development Phase for Grant Avenue Parkway project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is asking the community to participate in the development of basic concept designs for the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement project and corridor plan.

A Virtual Concept Development Event is scheduled 5:...

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Learn more at grantavenueparkway.com. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Nov. 5

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 3 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing due to City o...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet Nov. 4

Sign up by noon Monday, Nov. 2 to attend or speak at meeting

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The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technology due to Ci...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Council to meet Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

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City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to sign up to speak at the meeting, attend with someone who is speaki...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Board of Adjustment to meet Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 to attend or speak at the meeting

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The Board of Adjustment will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. via videoconferencing technology due to City offices being closed...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Environmental review records for CDBG Commercial Loan Program available for public comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield on or about Nov. 4 will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the purpose of providing low interest...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Tonight’s City Council Listening Session canceled

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Tonight’s City Council Listening Session, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at Parkview High School, is canceled due to low response. The two citizens who signed up to speak tonight have been rescheduled to either the Nov. 9 or Nov. 23 listening...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 23, 2020

CACCD to meet Oct. 27

Sign up by noon on Monday, Oct. 26 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technolog...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 26, 2020

City recognizes Pedestrian Safety Month by highlighting safety strategies and progress

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Recognizing that October is National Pedestrian Safety Month, the City of Springfield is highlighting their strategies and progress in the effort to make Springfield a more pedestrian friendly community.

On average, 70 pedestrians are ...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Environmental review records for CDBG/HOME New Construction Program available for public comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield on or about Nov. 3 will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and HOME Investment Partnerships Program ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Council wants to hear from citizens on crime, community race relations, race relations and policing

UPDATE: The Oct. 26 session has been canceled  due to low response. The two citizens who signed up to speak have been rescheduled to either the Nov. 9 or Nov. 23 listening sessions.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council will eng...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 19, 2020

City Manager proposes changes in response to NAACP demands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

City Manager Jason Gage presented recommendations to City Council Tuesday night, following demands issued by the local NAACP. The three demands included: banning vascular neck restraints/choke holds or any form of neck restr...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet Oct. 21

Sign up by noon Monday, Oct. 19 to attend or speak at the meeting.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will have a regular scheduled meeting on October 21, 2020 at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held electronically via teleconferencing per the ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet Oct. 21

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Monday to attend or speak at the meeting.

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The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting October 21 at 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held via ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 14, 2020

‘Tough Talks’ series continues Oct. 22 with further dialogue on race relations

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Springfield’s “Tough Talks” series continues at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, with a second discussion aimed at race relations, “ERacism: Lived Experience in the Community.” We will be discussing how race and racism impact the experience...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Mayor to announce plans for holiday kickoff

MEDIA ALERT

Mayor Ken McClure and the Ozarks Performing Arts League (OPAL) will reveal details about an upcoming community event at a media briefing at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway.

The briefing will take place outsi...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 12, 2020

City issues RFQ for Construction Manager at Risk services for Renew Jordan Creek Project

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The City of Springfield has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 1 p.m., Nov. 16 for construction manager at risk services for the construction of the Renew Jordan Creek project from Main Avenue to Boonville Avenue.

Renew ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 9, 2020

City, Greene County Clerk partner to educate public on voting options with PSA

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Following a Sept. 22 press conference at the Greene County Elections Center with Missouri Secretary of State John R. Ashcroft, the City of Springfield and Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller have partnered to produce a public service ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Environmental review records for CDBG home rehabilitation project area available for public comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds for th...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights & Community Relations announces results of inclusiveness survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Results from a survey conducted by the Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights earlier this year asking respondents to share their views on inclusiveness in the Springfield area are now available. 

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Masking requirement extended through Jan. 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After hearing from hundreds of speakers and reading tens of thousands of written and transcribed comments since first passing an ordinance in July requiring face coverings in public spaces, Springfield City Council at its Oct. 5 meeti...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media – one per outlet – arrive ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet Oct. 7

Sign up by noon Monday, Oct. 5 to attend or speak at meeting

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The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technology due to Ci...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Oct. 8

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 6 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing due to City o...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Council to vote on Road to Recovery Phase 3B ordinance Monday night

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The City of Springfield and Springfield-Greene County Health Department have provided avenues for citizens to voice their opinions and get their questions answered on the proposed Road to Recovery Phase 3B ordinance that would extend ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Apply to run for Mayor, 4 City Council seats starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can download informational packets on the City’s website beginning at 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Petitions must be obtained through the City Clerk's office by submitt...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 23, 2020

MEDIA ALERT: Fassnight-focused virtual input event for Grant Avenue Parkway 6-7 p.m. tonight

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield will host a virtual visioning workshop for the Fassnight Neighborhood portion of the Grant Avenue Parkway project area at 6-7 p.m. tonight. The workshop will be conducted virtually at grantavenueparkway.com/fassnight and...

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Visit grantavenueparkway.com for more information. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Community collaborative to launch new “Tough Talks” series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A community collaborative will kick off a series of “tough talks” in conjunction with Missouri State University’s Public Affairs Conference on Oct. 1. Tough Talks are a series of community conversations geared toward positive action a...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 17, 2020

CACCD to meet Sept. 22

Sign up by noon on Monday, Sept. 21 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technol...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 17, 2020

EPA visit highlights Springfield's Brownfields Program

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and EPA Region 7 Administrator Jim Gulliford were in Springfield Thursday to acknowledge the work done by the City of Springfield and its many partners in conjunction with t...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 17, 2020

City to hire director of diversity and inclusion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

At the Sept. 8 City Council meeting, City Manager Jason Gage requested that City Council approve a measure allowing him to recruit and hire a Director of Diversity and Inclusion. The position will be a senior-level managemen...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Community Remembrance Coalition plans soil collection ceremony for Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield and Greene County, as members of the Springfield-Greene County Remembrance Coalition, will host a soil collection ceremony at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19 at Park Central Square. Soil collected from the...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 15, 2020

TONIGHT: Forward SGF Speaker Series continues with Brad Segal on “Global Trends”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The challenges of 2020 are enormous and impact all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice protests following the senseless killing of George Floyd, and a stressful political environment in a presidential election year each has s...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Public hearing set for Sept. 22 on acquisition/overhaul of affordable housing units

City Council Zones: 1, 2, 3Registered Neighborhoods: Weller, Robberson, Mark Twain, West Central

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Industrial Development Authority of the City of Springfield will hold a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, regarding the ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet Sept. 16

Sign up by noon on Tuesday to attend or speak at meeting

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The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Mayor renews civil emergency order through Oct. 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the second renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective Sept. 13-Oct. 13.

“There continues to re...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 9, 2020

MEDIA ALERT: West Central-focused virtual input event for Grant Avenue Parkway 6-7 p.m. tonight

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield will host a virtual visioning workshop for the West Central Neighborhood portion of the Grant Avenue Parkway project area at 6-7 p.m. tonight. The workshop will be conducted virtually at grantavenueparkway.com/westcentra...

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Visit grantavenueparkway.com for more information. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure sends best wishes to Dr. John Jungmann

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure sends his best wishes to Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann on behalf of Springfield City Council. Dr. Jungmann announced his retirement from public education to be at the end of the 2020-21 school ye...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Forward SGF Speaker Series continues with Brad Segal on “Global Trends”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The challenges of 2020 are enormous and impact all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice protests following the senseless killing of George Floyd, and a stressful political environment in a presidential election year each has s...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Sept. 10

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 8 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing due to Cit...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Council expected to amend Galloway rezoning bill; public hearing to continue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At its Sept. 8 meeting, City Council is expected to amend Council Bill 2020-187, which would rezone approximately 4.2 acres at 3503, 3521, 3527, and 3535 S. Lone Pine Avenue from R-SF, Single-family Residential, GR, General Retail, an...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Industrial Development Authority to meet Sept. 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Industrial Development Authority will meet at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to the public at this time.

Citizens wishing to attend o...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Volunteers needed to serve on local boards and commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include:

Art Museum Board

Has charge of and operates the City Art Museum for the promotion of aesthetic or artistic educa...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet Sept. 1 at 4 p.m.

Sign up by noon Monday to attend or speak at the meeting

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The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. via videoconferencing technology due to City offices be...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Visioning phase for Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement project kicks off Sept. 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is asking the community to help set the vision for the upcoming Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement project and corridor plan. A city-wide public input survey is set to launch Sept. 1 with a series of vir...

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Visit grantavenueparkway.com for more information. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 21, 2020

City to rebroadcast 2014 Ozark Mountain Daredevils concert on web and cable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Remember the good old days when people could attend concerts?

One concert in particular stands out to City of Springfield Department of Public Information & Civic Engagement staff – the Ozark Mountain Daredevils concert at the Gill...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 20, 2020

CACCD to meet Aug. 25

Sign up by noon on Monday, Aug. 24 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technolog...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet Aug. 26

Sign up by noon Monday, Aug. 24 to attend or speak at meeting

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The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technology due to ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet Aug. 19

Sign up by noon on Tuesday to attend or speak at meeting

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The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing t...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 13, 2020

City contractors to begin survey work in Grant Avenue Parkway project area Aug. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Property owners located along Grant Avenue between Sunshine and downtown may notice signs of activity beginning Monday, Aug. 17 as survey crews begin in-depth data collection for the upcoming Grant Avenue Parkway project.

Surv...

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Visit grantavenueparkway.com for more information. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Media briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Aug. 13

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 11 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing due to City...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet Aug. 12

Sign up by noon Monday, Aug. 10 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technology due to ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: August 6, 2020

City seeks input on design of the Cherry and Pickwick Intersection and Traffic Calming project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is asking for public feedback on its preliminary plans for intersection and traffic calming improvements in the growing Cherry Street and Pickwick Avenue area.  

In recent years, Cherry and Pickwick has...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet Aug. 4 at 4 p.m.

Sign up by 2 p.m. Monday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 4 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Springfield City Council congratulate Branson Mayor Edd Akers and the Branson Board of Aldermen on their passage of a masking ordinance for the City of Branson.

“We congratulate Mayor Akkers and th...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Council approves administrative delay on Grant Avenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council approved a resolution Monday night that delays acceptance and processing of demolition, new construction, re-platting, (including lot combinations) and rezoning applications for properties that abut the  Grant Av...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 23, 2020

CACCD to meet virtually Tuesday, July 28 at 6 p.m. for its regularly scheduled meeting

Sign up by noon on Monday, July 27 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting July 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technology ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet July 29

Sign up by noon Monday, July 27 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Landmarks Board will have a regular scheduled meeting on July 29, 2020 at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held electronically via teleconferencing per the Mayor’s proclamati...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 23, 2020

City celebrates 30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act with proclamation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act by proclaiming July 26, 2020 as Americans with Disabilities Act Awareness Day in Springfield.

The Americans with Disabili...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Local musician earns most points in Mayor’s video contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A video with a catchy jingle has received the most votes in a video creation contest sponsored by Springfield Mayor Ken McClure. “If You Don’t Wear a Mask, It Will Put You in a Casket” by Nick Sibley, was the clear winner, receiving 3...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 21, 2020

David Leong remembered for impact on the community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE“David Leong was a Springfield treasure, exhibiting the great work ethic of our baby boom generation. His ‘Springfield-style cashew chicken’ was not only a culinary delight, but also a symbol of a changing Springfield,” said Springfie...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Springfieldians show creativity in “Wear a Mask” video competition

Five videos were selected as finalists from a pool of 25 submissions in the Mayor’s "Wear a Mask" video contest. The contest invited community members to submit videos on why it’s necessary to wear a mask to help stop the spread of the coronavir...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Mayor McClure congratulates WOW for "America's Best Aquarium" honor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Springfield City Council wish to congratulate Johnny Morris and the team at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium for regaining the title as “America’s Best Aquarium” in a USA Today p...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Mayor McClure continues state of Civil Emergency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure issued a new emergency order this afternoon as a housekeeping item in order to insure that the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks.  The applicable parts of the order read as follows:...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Mayor McClure reacts to Governor Parson's veto of House Bill 1854

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR KEN MCCLURE

We are disappointed that Governor Mike Parson found it necessary to veto House Bill 1854 for reasons unrelated to the City of Springfield. The bill included a provision which would allow the City to take a possible increase...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 14, 2020

City Council passes ordinance requiring face coverings in public spaces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After hearing from more than 60 speakers and reading around 12,000 written and transcribed comments, City Council approved an emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in public spaces to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the communit...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 14, 2020

REMINDER: Media briefing at 10 a.m. at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-1...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 13, 2020

City, Greene County celebrate 9-1-1 during rescheduled National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Traditionally, the second week of April is set aside nationally to honor those that provide the voice to our emergency services across our country. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, this year Springfield-Greene County ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet July 15

Sign up by noon Monday to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, July 15 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconfere...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet July 16

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday July 14 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting July 16 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing due to City...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet July 15

Sign up by noon Monday, July 13 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting July 15 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via videoconferencing technology due to City office...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 8, 2020

City Council to meet July 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Friday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to t...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Faith leaders convene to assist with community needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An initiative that arose from a few discussions between the City of Springfield, Greene County and the United Way of the Ozarks has grown to more than 122 participants, as of July 6. The Have Faith Initiative is a group of f...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 7, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on public health capabilities leads to masking ordinance consideration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield City Council is considering an ordinance with a provision requiring the wearing of face coverings in public places as part of a proposed Phase 4 of the Road to Recovery Order. The current phase is in place until ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Phase 3 of City’s Road to Recovery Plan to continue through July 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced today that the City of Springfield will continue with the Phase 3 Road to Recovery guidance that was announced in early June. ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Media briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10-...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet July 7 at 4 p.m.

Sign up by noon Monday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 7 at 4 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to C...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Board of Adjustment to meet July 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. today to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Board of Adjustment will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to City offices being c...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure launches “Wear a Mask” Video Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To promote the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s recommended measure of wearing a mask in public, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure announces a contest that invites community members to submit videos on why it’s necessary to ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 27, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure urges citizens to support WOW in national contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is thrilled that Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Aquarium and Museum is again in the running to be considered America’s Best Aquarium.  

A USA TODAY readers’ choice poll to select a wi...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Council to meet June 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Friday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to t...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Mayor congratulates Springfield Cardinals on plans to host St. Louis Cardinals players

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is pleased to learn that the St. Louis Cardinals plan to use Hammons Field in Springfield as a location for its taxi squad. A "taxi squad" is a group of players, not on the active roster, who wi...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 18, 2020

City issues RFQ for architecture and engineering services for Jordan Creek daylighting project

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The City of Springfield has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 5 p.m. July 15 for engineering and architecture services for the design of the Renew Jordan Creek project from Main Avenue to Boonville Avenue.

Renew Jordan ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Square sculpture to be tumbled Thursday, June 18 in honor of Tom Billionis

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The public is invited to a special summertime rotation of the Park Central Square sculpture, the Tumbler, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18.

This is a unique tumble for Public Works crews as this quarterly event coincides with the fourth ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Nearly $1M in CARES Act money to fund affordable housing, homeless services, forgivable biz loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At its June 15 meeting, City Council passed a bill allocating $916,138 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Reli...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights to meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to the public at this time.

Citize...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 12, 2020

City Council expected to table bills to annex and rezone West Plainview Road property Monday night

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Two bills on Monday’s City Council meeting agenda are expected to be tabled to the June 29 meeting due to a valid protest petition for the rezoning application, which requires a supermajority (six votes) for passage plus at least two ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Phase 3 of City’s Road to Recovery Plan effective Monday

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Mayor Ken McClure, City Manager Jason Gage and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new City order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. The order is effe...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Media Briefing at 11 a.m. Friday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield, Greene County and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 11 a.m. Friday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. 

We ask that members of the media – ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure praises officer for courageous actions

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure started today’s City Council lunch workshop with a moment of silence for 21-year police veteran Mark Priebe. Officer Priebe was seriously injured this morning in the line of duty.

“We start this meeting wi...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, June 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community.

Both leaders expressed appreciation for the continued vigilance of the community in...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 8, 2020

MEDIA ALERT: City to host follow-up information session on Fassnight Creek Stormwater Project June 9

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield will host a second public information session 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 9 to provide clarity and further opportunity for discussion regarding the upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project at the Sprin...

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View the Fassnight Stormwater Project webpage. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Traffic impacts expected for downtown Springfield Saturday

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Road closures for a planned, permitted special event on Park Central Square are expected to cause significant traffic impacts starting at 2 p.m. until as late as 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Springfield Police Department will be enforcing ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mayor amends civil emergency order to allow public gatherings

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Mayor Ken McClure today issued a second amendment to his Fourth Proclamation of Civil Emergency to allow public events that require a special event permit by using the same occupancy restrictions for businesses, churches and other gro...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 4, 2020

City to host follow-up information session on upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Project June 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host a second public information session 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 9 to provide clarity and further opportunity for discussion regarding the upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project at...

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View the Fassnight Stormwater Project webpage. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure offers encouragement, praise in annual State of the City address

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COVID-19 and a power outage early this morning could not keep Mayor Ken McClure from giving his 2020 State of the City address.

The yearly address, which comprised this year’s virtual June Good Morning Springfield! program hosted by th...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor and City Manager encourage safe, lawful protests

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Mayor and City Manager encourage safe, lawful protests

A resolution before City Council tonight condemns the horrific actions by the four ex-Minneapolis police officers that led to the tragic death of George Floyd. 

“...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The steering committee for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival has unanimously decided to cancel the 2020 festival, due to COVID-19 concerns. The 2020 festival was planned for Aug. 14-15.

“Last year’s attendance was 65,000 over two day...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City of Springfield takes formal action to condemn actions of Minneapolis Police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The recent actions by police officers in Minneapolis that caused the death of George Floyd are intolerable and cause us all to think twice about the dignity of all persons, the value of life and our responsibility as a local...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Developer requests tabling of zoning hearing on Lone Pine and Galloway properties

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Developer Elevation Development Co. has requested that the Planning & Zoning Commission table zoning case Planned Development No. 374 to the July 16 P&Z meeting to address and make revisions to the design as a result of the ne...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 28, 2020

City Council to vote on pair of bills to temporarily ease requirements for outdoor dining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOn Monday night, City Council is expected to vote on two emergency bills to ease the requirements for outdoor dining spaces as the Springfield community continues its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and reopens in phases....

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet June 4

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday June 2 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting June 4 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held electronically via teleconferencing due to Ci...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor McClure announces Costco membership warehouse considering locating in Springfield

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is pleased to announce Costco Wholesale Corporation is considering a membership warehouse retail store in east Springfield. Costco operates membership warehouses that carry quality brand name merchandise ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 27, 2020

City Council to meet June 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Sunday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. electronically via teleconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to the...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet June 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by noon Friday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Landmarks Board will resume its regularly scheduled meetings at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. The meeting will be held electronically via teleconferencing due to City offices ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Mayor McClure urges personal responsibility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure shares a video message to Springfieldians as the community starts its first full week under a Road to Recovery Order, Phase 2. This second phase in the Road to Recovery Plan lightens restrictions, allowin...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure remembers businessman Ed Pinegar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On behalf of Springfield City Council and the City of Springfield, Mayor Ken McClure expresses his sincere condolences to the family of Ed Pinegar, a local businessman who died Saturday after a lifetime of contributing to the communit...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mayor amends order to clarify intent on occupancy allowance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure has made a slight amendment to his Road to Recovery Phase 2 emergency order that was issued Wednesday, May 20. As City and Health Department staff received feedback about the order throughout the...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Phase 2 of “Road to Recovery Plan” effective Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. The order is effective May 23-June 22, however, it will b...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Media Briefing at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing at 2 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet—arrive 10...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Springfield Art Museum Stormwater Improvement project to begin in late summer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As part of the Springfield Art Museum Master Plan, construction of stormwater improvements to Fassnight Creek are planned to begin this summer along Brookside Drive, roughly between National Avenue and Kings Avenue.

The project will re...

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View the Fassnight Stormwater Project webpage. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 19, 2020

MEDIA ALERT: City to host virtual information session on Fassnight Creek Stormwater project tonight

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield will host a virtual information session detailing plans for the upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project near the Springfield Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. The public is encouraged t...

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View the Fassnight Stormwater Project webpage. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City highlights role of infrastructure, dedication of staff during National Public Works Week

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The City of Springfield is celebrating National Public Works Week May 17-23 by highlighting public works professionals, infrastructure and services vital to maintaining public health, quality of life and well-being of Springfield.

“The...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 15, 2020

City Council provides feedback on draft “Road to Recovery Plan”

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City Manager Jason Gage and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard shared with City Council Friday a draft guidance document called the Road to Recovery Plan to map out the area’s next phases in reopening th...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 15, 2020

CACCD to meet virtually Tuesday at 6 p.m. for public hearing on CARES Act funding

Sign up by noon on Monday, May 18 to attend

MEDIA ALERT 

The Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will meet virtually via teleconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 for a public hearing on funding recommendations...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 14, 2020

City to host virtual information session on upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement project

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield will host a virtual information session detailing plans for the upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project near the Springfield Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. The public is encouraged t...

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View the Fassnight Stormwater Project webpage. 5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Kris Inman selected to serve as Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A 25-year employee has been selected to fill the role as Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications director. Kris Inman, who currently serves as the department’s training and education manager, will lead the 70-employee...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Police and Firefighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees to meet virtually Thursday morning

Sign up by 5 p.m. Wednesday to attend

MEDIA ALERT 

The Police and Firefighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees will meet virtually via teleconferencing technology at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, May 14 due to City offices being closed to the public at ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Springfield Mayor commemorates V-E Day with message to Veterans

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure commemorates V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) by sending a message to area Veterans of America’s Armed Forces.

“Seventy-five years ago today was a very important event in World War II – the end of the War w...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Springfield Mayor thanks U.S. Air Force for show of support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure was moved by today’s show of support by the U.S. Air Force. A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flew over Springfield on Friday evening to honor medical and health care workers, essential employees and volunteers...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, May 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community.

Citing continued flattening of the COVID-19 curve, on Thursday, May 7, the City and...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 7, 2020

City amends Road to Recovery order following community dashboard improvements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield-Greene County leaders led Thursday’s news briefing with some cautious optimism. Springfield Mayor Ken McClure amended the City’s “Road to Recovery” order, effective immediately. The Greene County Commission is expected to ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 5, 2020

City budget workshops resume

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At City Council’s lunch workshop Tuesday, City Manager Gage and Finance Director David Holtmann presented a review of the City’s General Fund projections for the remainder of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which ends June 30, as well as r...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, May 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community. 

On Thursday, April 30, the City and County issued separate but similar Ro...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Springfield recycling facilities to reopen to the public May 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following more than a month-long closure due to physical distancing concerns, the City of Springfield will reopen the City’s recycling sites Wednesday, May 6.

All recycling services and products will be available during their usual ope...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: May 1, 2020

City to receive additional CDBG funds as result of CARES Act, asking for public input

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will receive nearly $1 million ($916,138) in additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a result of Congress’s passage of the CA...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 30, 2020

City Council to meet May 4 at 6:30 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday May 4 at 6:30 p.m. electronically via teleconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to the public at this time.  

Citizens wishing to sign up to speak a...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Mayor, Greene County issue Road to Recovery orders; Health Director urges cautious approach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission issued separate but similar Road to Recovery orders to provide businesses and other organizations with guidance to safely resume operations. The City’s order goes into effect at midni...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Media Briefing at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield, Greene County and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30 in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

Springfield Mayor Ken ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 29, 2020

P&Z meetings to resume May 7

Sign up by Tuesday to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Planning and Zoning Commission will resume its regular scheduled meetings beginning on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will be held electronically via teleconferencing due to City of...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 28, 2020

TIF Commission to meet May 4 to discuss IDEA Commons redevelopment

Sign up by Friday to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission will meet virtually at 4:30 p.m. May 4 to discuss the proposed IDEA Commons TIF Blight Study and Redevelopment Plan, which includes exp...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, April 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community. 

On Tuesday April 21, the City and County extended their Stay-at-Home orde...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Accounting firm completes audit of IT General Controls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RubinBrown Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants presented an audit of the City’s Information Technology General Controls at the April 8 Finance and Administration Committee meeting.

The audits are part of an audit pl...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Eden Village and City of Springfield reach agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eden Village and the City of Springfield have resolved the claims filed by Eden Village against the City last year relating to development of property on West Division.

Eden Village is a program of “The Gathering Tree,” a nonprofit org...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Springfield and Greene County extend Stay-At-Home Orders until May 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission have extended separate, but similar Stay at Home Orders until 11:59 p.m., May 3, 2020. The current orders, which were put in place to help stop the spread of the novel cor...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Deadline extended to sign up to speak at Monday night's City Council meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to technical difficulties with the online City Council agenda, the deadline to sign up to speak at Monday’s City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Historic City Hall has been extended to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19.

Sign up via an online...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, April 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message. On Thursday April 16, Gov. Parson extended the Stay-at-Home Order for the state of Missouri through...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Springfield Mayor and Greene County Presiding Commissioner react to Governor's announcement

MEDIA STATEMENTSpringfield Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon express gratitude to Governor Mike Parson for extending his Stay-At-Home order for the State of Missouri. The Governor has worked with local and county governm...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 15, 2020

City Council to meet Monday evening, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, April 20, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. electronically, via teleconferencing technology, as indicated in the Mayor’s proclamation declaring a state of civil emergency and Stay-At...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Have Faith Initiative Launched to Coordinate Faith Community’s Engagement in COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sent on behalf of Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks (Philanthropy Row)

A new initiative being led by “Philanthropy Row” is connecting faith-based organizations with Ci...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Police Chief Paul Williams to provide update to City Council

MEDIA ALERT

Police Chief Paul Williams will present a crime update to members of Springfield’s City Council today at 11:30 a.m. and will release the Springfield Police Department’s 2019 Annual Report. 

Springfield-Greene County Health Director Clay...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City of Springfield and Greene County issue amended “Stay-At-Home” Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission issued stricter amended “Stay-At-Home” orders Monday, April 6, following an announcement by Gov. Mike Parson the previous Friday.

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, April 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon shared their second video message after both elected officials enacted "Stay-At-Home" orders March 24 in order to help prev...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 30, 2020

City Council to resume regular meeting schedule Monday

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will resume its regular meeting schedule of every other Monday evening, at 6:30 p.m., beginning Monday, April 6 and will continue to meet electronically via teleconferencing technology as indicated in the Mayor’s proclamation decla...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Electronic City Council meetings being instituted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Upcoming Springfield City Council meetings will be held electronically, via Zoom videoconferencing technology, with the usual live stream and broadcast viewing options provided. Council meetings can be seen on Mediacom cable channels ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, March 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share a video message at the end of a busy week. Both elected officials enacted "Stay-At-Home" orders aimed at limiting soc...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Municipal Court modifies court operations UPDATED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UPDATED: In compliance with the Supreme Court of Missouri’s April 17, 2020 Order, the April 10, 2020 dates below are extended through May 15, 2020.

In compliance with the Office of State Courts Administrator’s “Statement on The Courts ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Leaders from several community organizations sign Help Ozarks Pledge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Leaders from several public and private-sector organizations have signed the Help Ozarks Pledge encouraging citizens, businesses and institutions to commit to helping each other through the COVID-19 pandemic, “flattening the curve” an...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Council to have virtual meeting today at 4 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will have a brief virtual meeting today at 4 p.m. before adjourning into closed session. This meeting will be livestreamed on the City’s Facebook page and at cityview.springfieldmo.gov.

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City's recycling drop-off centers to close through April 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with the recent ordinance prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more, all City of Springfield recycling drop-off centers will close beginning 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19 through...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City provides alternative transaction methods in response to COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As Springfield’s largest public service organization, we know our citizens count on us to provide essential services every day. We want to assure the public that the City of Springfield will meet your service expectations as we maneuv...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor issues order to prohibit public gatherings of 10 or more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following White House recommendations and consultation with other local and state officials, Mayor Ken McClure has issued an order amending which public gatherings are prohibited under an ordinance passed yesterday. The Mayor’s order ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Council Lunch Workshop March 17 Cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City Council Lunch Workshop schedule for March 17 has been cancelled.

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor declares civil emergency; City Council prohibits public gatherings of 50 or more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After a third case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed early today in Springfield-Greene County today, Mayor Ken McClure signed a proclamation of civil emergency.

At a special City Council meeting today, following Centers for...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Municipal Court modifies court operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIn compliance with the Office of State Courts Administrator’s “Statement on The Courts and the Coronavirus” and Governor Mike Parson’s March 13, 2020 Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri, the Springfield Mu...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Council to hold emergency closed session at noon, open session immediately following

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council will hold a special emergency closed session at noon today, and reconvene in open session immediately following (approximately 12:30 p.m.)  in the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room on the fourth...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure calls for day of prayer, March 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is calling for a day of prayer on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in the community’s houses of worship.

“The social distancing strategies that Director Goddard outlined during Friday’s news briefing about coronavir...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Final review opportunity of proposed updates to FEMA floodplain maps available through March 28

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Residents are encouraged to review revisions to proposed updates to Springfield’s flood insurance rate maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through March 28 and submit questions and concerns.  

Revisions were...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 7, 2020

African-American Heritage Trail Marker to be unveiled Sunday near Gibson Chapel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The organizers of Springfield’s African American Heritage Trail project will unveil the Springfield-Greene County African-American Heritage Trail’s third marker at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

The ceremony will take place near Gibson Chapel...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice available for public review through April 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has completed an analysis of impediments to fair housing choice as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 9, 2020

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to receive update on 2020 census Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will receive an update from the U.S. Census Bureau about the 2020 census at its Council Lunch Workshop starting at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 10. The workshop will take place at the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights inclusion survey open through March 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield’s Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations is asking the community to complete a short survey at https://tinyurl.com/SGFinclusion about inclusion in Springfield. Paper surveys can be picked up at Springfi...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Route 66 Festival organizers announce 2020 entertainment as festival celebrates 10th year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival organizers Aaron Sachs & Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels, KY3/KSPR, the City of Springfield and West Central Neighborhood Alliance announced the lineup for the Aug. 14-15, 2020 festival at a press ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 3, 2020

REMINDER: Route 66 festival press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Discovery Center

MEDIA ALERT

Please join us at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, as the City of Springfield and partners KY3 / KSPR / CW, Aaron Sachs & Associates and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance formally announce ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Media Alert: Route 66 festival press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Discovery Center

MEDIA ALERT

Please join us at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, as the City of Springfield and partners KY3 / KSPR / CW, Aaron Sachs & Associates and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance formally announce ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 21, 2020

City to collect design input on Commercial Street TIF-funded projects at March 3 Open House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield encourages interested citizens to attend an informational open house 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at Drury on C-Street (233 E. Commercial Street) to provide input on several upcoming enhancement projects utili...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Mayor proclaims Feb. 23 a day to celebrate life of Dr. Robert Spence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure will proclaim Feb. 23, 2020 an official day of mourning in the City of Springfield, to memorialize the life and death of Dr. Robert Spence. Spence died Feb. 19 and will be laid to rest Feb. 23. Spence was president e...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Remembering Dr. Robert H. Spence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure, City Council and the staff of the City of Springfield express sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Robert H. Spence, president emeritus of Evangel University, who passed away Feb. 19 after suffering an incapacit...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Department of Labor satisfied with City’s action to address grant fund eligibility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Workforce Development Department has received word that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is satisfied with the corrective action clarifying eligibility processes regarding the use of grant funds for a workf...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure and the City of Springfield send the prayers of the entire community to Dr. Robert

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure and the City of Springfield send the prayers of the entire community to Dr. Robert Spence and his family. As a testament to his service to the community, the City recently presented him with the Key to the ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Fire Chief recognized with Ambassador award from Center for Public Safety Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Fire Chief David Pennington has been awarded the Ambassador of the Year Award by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

CPSE is an international technical organization that works with the most progressive fire and emergen...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 18, 2020

City to demolish vacant buildings along Boonville to make way for parking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will begin construction to demolish three vacant buildings along Boonville – 827, 833 and 843-845 N. Boonville. The buildings have been acquired by the City over the past few years because they are in disrepair...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Mayor McClure encourages citizens to participate in U.S. census in March

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 2020 U.S. census officially begin Jan. 21 in the Alaska Native village of Toksook Bay, Alaska, on the Bering Sea. March 12-20, the U.S. Census Bureau will mail every household in Missouri an invitation to respond to the ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 12, 2020

City names Neil Slagle as new Director of Information Systems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Neil Slagle has been named the City of Springfield’s Director of Information Systems (IS), effective Feb. 18. This position is critical in leading the City’s technology needs, including those that directly affect daily operations, bot...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Dr. Robert Spence receives key to the City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure presented a key to the City to Dr. Robert Spence, president emeritus of Evangel University, at a ceremony and reception Monday, Feb. 10.

“Dr. Spence has served and continues to serve as a goodwill ambassador for our c...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 10, 2020

REMINDER: Mayor to present key to the City to Dr. Robert Spence at 5 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Mayor Ken McClure will host a ceremony and reception 5-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 in the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room on the fourth floor of the Busch Municipal Building to present a key to the City to Dr. Robert Spence, president emerit...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to congratulate Coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to congratulate Coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs for their Super Bowl win Sunday night. 

“What a great sports year for the state of the Missouri!” McClure said in a Tweet Sund...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: January 31, 2020

City’s auditor releases FY 2019 Compliance Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s auditor, RSM LLP, has released its annual compliance audit of the City’s federal expenditures.

RSM gave an unmodified opinion on the City’s federal programs, with the exception of the U.S. Department of Labor’s America’s Pro...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Forward SGF Issues and Opportunities Report released at Council Lunch

Forward SGF Issues and Opportunities Report released at Council Lunch

At a joint City Council Lunch meeting with the Planning and Zoning Commission and Forward SGF Advisory Team Tuesday, planning consultant Houseal Lavigne Associates and Planning and Devel...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Reminder: Public encouraged to attend a Forward SGF Visioning Workshop Tuesday or Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield community will again have the opportunity to have a hand in creating a long-term vision for Springfield as part of the Forward SGF comprehensive planning process. Building on previous Forward SGF engagement, the City w...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights asking for feedback about inclusion in Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield’s Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations is asking the community to complete a short survey about inclusion in Springfield. The survey is available at https://tinyurl.com/SGFinclusion through March 20. ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Longtime architect hired by City as Director of Quality of Place Initiatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Architect Tim Rosenbury has been hired by the City of Springfield as the Director of Quality of Place Initiatives. He plans to begin employment with the City by March 2. The primary purpose of the newly created position is to provide ...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Mayor McClure expresses gratitude and best wishes to Greene County Commissioner Harold Bengsch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure wishes to express his gratitude and best wishes for Greene County Commissioner Harold Bengsch, who announced that he will not seek reelection at the end of his current term. 

“The names Harold Bengsch and pub...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Forward SGF visioning workshops planned for late January

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The community will again have the opportunity to provide input to help craft the vision for the future of Springfield with three visioning workshops planned for Jan. 28 and 29, 2020 as part of the Forward SGF comprehensive planning pr...

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5. City News Releases 2020
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Fourth quarter crosswalk study indicates a nearly 10 percentage point improvement in 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SGF Yields, the City of Springfield’s pedestrian safety program, reports a 34% average driver compliance rate at Springfield crosswalks, a rate nearly 10 percentage points up from the first quarter of 2019.

“With a 35% average...

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5. City News Releases 2020

News Releases

Posted on: December 21, 2019

Recap: Service members feel at home in Springfield for the Holidays

MEDIA ALERT:Dec. 24, 2019

MEDIA: Please consider running Mayor Ken McClure’s video thank you to the community, following yesterday’s Home for the Holidays event. Here is a link to a downloadable, broadcast-ready file: https://www.dropbo...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: December 22, 2019

City Council, CCACD to discuss HUD plans at Jan. 7, 2020 public hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a joint public hearing on the City’s proposed use of funds for its Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) HUD An...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: December 21, 2019

Springfield Mayor to launch Fort Leonard Wood Day Monday with Welcome Rally at Bass Pro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris are inviting the whole town to greet more than 300 service members from U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood at a welcome rally 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, in front of Bass Pr...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure sends holiday greetings to community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure sends the community his holiday greeting in an annual video Christmas Card produced by the City’s Department of Public Information & Civic Engagement. "As we turn the page to a new year, t...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: December 17, 2019

City Council receives annual financial reporting audit, special audit of Workforce Development grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

At its Tuesday Council Lunch meeting, Springfield City Council received the annual independent audit of the City’s financial reporting from auditor RSM, and a special audit by BKD on the U.S. Department o...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Media Alert: City Council to receive audit report at 11:30 a.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will receive an audit report at today’s 11:30 a.m. Council Lunch meeting in the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room on the fourth floor of the Busch Municipal Building. 

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Director of Workforce Development Mary Ann Rojas retires

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Director of Workforce Development Mary Ann Rojas recently announced she would be retiring from the City of Springfield. Rojas is moving back to her native Texas and is excited to spend more time with her two daught...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: December 5, 2019

911 Director Zim Schwartze to take new job in Jefferson City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Zim Schwartze, the director of Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications, will leave the City of Springfield in January for a new job as Chief of the Missouri Capitol Police in Jefferson City. Her new role is effective ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Thursday's TIF Advisory Commission hearing canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Advisory Commission hearing scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5  to review The Ridge at Ward Branch TIF Redevelopment Plan is canceled, pursuant to the developer’s request to with...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Media Alert: Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony Media Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media interested in covering the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, may contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352 or Melissa Haase at 417-536-7648, beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. Staging and lighting set up will be underway at ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 23, 2019

Springfield to welcome soldiers ‘Home for the Holidays’ Dec. 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

At the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Springfield Saturday, Nov. 23, Mayor Ken McClure asked Springfield citizens to join him Monday, Dec. 23 in welcoming to Springfield hundreds of soldiers curr...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Usher in the holiday season Saturday with Mayor’s Tree Lighting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please join Mayor Ken McClure and friends Saturday evening on Park Central Square to usher in the holiday season with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The show starts at 6:30 p.m., with the tree lighting occurring at 7:30 ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 19, 2019

City presents concept plans for Phase 1 of Jordan Creek daylighting through downtown Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Principal Stormwater Engineer Chris Dunnaway presented preliminary concepts for Phase 1 of the daylighting of Jordan Creek through downtown Springfield at a City Council Lunch Workshop on Nov. 19. 

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View a PDF of the Jordan Creek presentation. 6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 18, 2019

MEDIA ALERT: Public Works to present concepts for Jordan Creek daylighting tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Public Works to discuss concept plans for Jordan Creek daylighting project during City Council Lunch Workshop tomorrow

WHEN:  11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19

WHERE: Denny Whayne Conference Room of the Busch Municipal Building (840 N. Boonvi...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The 20 to 25-foot-tall blue spruce was donated from a commercial property located in the 1200 block of Kingsley...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 14, 2019

City soliciting applications for $200,000 in 2020 CDBG funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, Missouri is soliciting applications for 2020 funding activities under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program until noon on Frida...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 12, 2019

City Council hears recommendations of Sexual Assault Task Force

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After meeting 10 times since February and requesting an extension to continue its work, the nine-member Sexual Assault Task Force presented its report to City Council today.

Appointed by City Council in January, the task force was char...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Rededication ceremony for Lincoln Memorial Cemetery 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9

Sent on behalf of the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery Executive Board.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please join us for a rededication ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of Lincoln Memorial Cemetery at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9. The board will also dedicate a n...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 6, 2019

City of Springfield awarded $21 million dollar BUILD grant

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s office announced today that the City of Springfield will receive $20,960,822 to create the Grant Avenue Parkway – major multi-modal transportation improvements, along Grant Avenue in the heart of Springfield. &...

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Read Senator Roy Blunt's Letter 6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Sales taxes renewed by Springfield voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield voters approved two City sales tax renewals supporting the police-fire pension fund and transportation needs.

The measures passed Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 with 78% and 80% voter support, respectively. The police-fire pension s...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 24, 2019

UPDATE: Traffic calming demonstration at Grant Avenue & Calhoun Street rescheduled for Oct. 28

UPDATE: Due to safety concerns associated with forecasted weather, the Traffic Calming Demonstration at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Calhoun Street previously scheduled for today has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28....

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Agencies highlight available resources, in light of continued overdose spike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIn light of a dramatic increase in overdoses in recent days, area partners have come together to save lives, share hope for recovery and highlight available resources for those struggling with the disease of addiction.

For many, addict...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Join us Wednesday evening as Mick Cornett shares insights as SGF embarks on next comprehensive plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, as “The Next American City,” author and four-term Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett shares his insights on how Springfieldian...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 18, 2019

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 13 surplus properties in city limits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield’s Purchasing Division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 13 locations in Springfield.

Many of the properties we...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 18, 2019

BREAKING: Two deaths confirmed in 48-hour overdose spike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield / Greene County Public Safety officials have confirmed two deaths among a recent spike of opioid drug overdoses in the area. From Wednesday, Oct. 16 to 2 p.m., Oct. 18, the number of overdoses (including the two deaths) ha...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Mayors of 4 of Missouri’s largest cities commit to common agenda to make communities safer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Mayors and public safety officials from four of Missouri’s largest cities are working together on a common agenda to make our cities safe from violent crime. Springfield Mayor Ken McClure hosted the group in Sp...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Media Alert: Missouri mayors host historic meeting in Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure will host a meeting today with the mayors and support staff representing four of Missouri’s largest cities: Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis. Governor Mike Parson will join them ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Health and Public Safety agencies respond to spike in drug overdoses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

Representatives from area health and public safety agencies convened an emergency meeting this afternoon to discuss a dramatic spike in drug overdoses in our area over the last 24 hours.  

Althoug...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 17, 2019

REMINDER: City and SPS to host 30th annual Treasures of the City event TONIGHT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Second-grade students and their families will tour the City’s Government Plaza Thursday evening while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 30th annual "Treasures of the City" event, hoste...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 17, 2019

Traffic-calming demonstration to transform Grant Avenue and Calhoun Street intersection Oct. 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

According to a recent SGF Yields quarterly crosswalk compliance study, less than 4% of drivers stop for pedestrians at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Calhoun Street.

In an effort to improve pedestrian safety at this location, Spr...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. 6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 16, 2019

City seeks candidates for Building Trades Examination & Certification Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Building Trades Examination & Certification Board. The City Manager-appointed board administers the licensing of the members of various building crafts or trades. Mem...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Qualified candidates sought for Board of Public Utilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities. The Board has one vacancy coming available in December.

City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned utility serving 320...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 14, 2019

City and SPS to host 30th annual Treasures of the City event Thursday evening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Second-grade students and their families will tour the City’s Government Plaza Thursday evening while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 30th annual "Treasures of the City" event, hoste...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 4, 2019

St. Louis Blues alumni players to join Oct.10 celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESt. Louis Blues alumni players to join Oct.10 celebration

St. Louis Blues alumni players Tom Tilley, Bobby Plager, Cam Janssen, Mike Zuke and Jim "Soup" Campbell are confirmed to be joining the St. Louis Blues Day in SGF cele...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 3, 2019

St. Louis Blues officials confirmed to join Springfield celebration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESt. Louis Blues officials confirmed to join Springfield celebration

St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman, president/CEO Chris Zimmerman, general manager David Otto and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth will be joining the festivities in ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Sexual Assault Task Force Meeting Cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to scheduling conflicts, today’s Sexual Assault Force Meeting has been cancelled. Information regarding a rescheduled date will be provided when confirmed.

6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 1, 2019

FROM THE OFFICE OF MAYOR KEN MCCLURE

Resolution to consider a hearing examiner placed on City Council docket

Springfield City Council is considering a resolution to appoint a hearing examiner to further analyze complaints lodged against Councilwoman Jan Fisk by a local citizen. The measure wi...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Historical marker dedication to take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday on Park Central Square

MEDIA ADVISORY

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Quarterly crosswalk assessment indicates 6% improvement

Drivers and pedestrians encouraged to comply with Pedestrian Safety Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SGF Yields, the City of Springfield’s pedestrian safety program, is pleased to report a 35% average driver compliance rate at Springfield crosswalk...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Mayor McClure declares Oct. 10 “St. Louis Blues Day” in Springfield

Stanley Cup to travel to Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is encouraging Springfieldians to “turn the city blue” in honor of the champion St. Louis Blues Hockey Team on Oct. 10. Local leaders from both the ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: September 17, 2019

News conference Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Jordan Valley Ice Park

MEDIA ALERT

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and partners will host a news conference at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Jordan Valley Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway.

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For more information, contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352.

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Public hearing on FY2018 CAPER scheduled for Sept. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for fiscal year 2018 at 6 p.m., Sept. 17 in the 2 West confer...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: September 10, 2019

City to host Commercial Street pedestrian alleyway and parking lot enhancement open house Sept. 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield encourages interested citizens to attend an informational open house 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 at Drury on C-Street (233 E. Commercial Street) to view the proposed construction designs for planned enhance...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Galloway development recommendations tabled until Sept. 12 Planning & Zoning Commission meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A 4-4 vote on the Galloway development recommendations at the August meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission has resulted in the item being tabled until its Sept. 12 meeting, where the commission will vote again. The meeting w...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: August 15, 2019

August sales tax revenues down 4% compared to August 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s August sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down about 4%, or $124,594, compared to August 2018. The check was $2,960,512 compared to the August 2018 revenue check in the a...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: August 14, 2019

SGF Yields program to install “Student Walker” statue Aug. 15 at Pittman Elementary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is set to install the first of five “Student Walker” statues at a kickoff event at 9 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15 at Pittman Elementary School (29...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: August 10, 2019

2019 John T. Woodruff Awards presented to Guy Mace and Kirk Wheeler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival founder David Eslick presented the John T. Woodruff Award to two of Springfield’s most enthusiastic Route 66 supporters Saturday in Park Central Square during the 9th annual Birthplace of Rout...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Statement by Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

I am deeply troubled by the events that occurred Thursday afternoon, but I am so thankful for the peaceful resolution. As usual, Springfield citizens, workers, first responders and bystanders reacted to a potentially dangerous situati...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Road closures for 2019 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and Parade will require several road closures and traffic delays in downtown Springfield starting the morning of Thursday, Aug. 8 and continuing until the morning of Sunday, Aug. 11.

“On be...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure announces selections for comprehensive plan advisory team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure has proposed the names of people invited to serve on an advisory team for Forward SGF, the official name of the community-wide comprehensive planning process. Former Councilman and local physician Dr. Tom Prater has ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Mayor McClure congratulates Lasers on championship win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure would like to congratulate the Springfield Lasers on their win Saturday night to secure the World TeamTennis Championship for a second consecutive season.

The Lasers completed a final-set rally to edge the New York Em...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: July 30, 2019

City of Springfield’s Finance Department awarded certificate of excellence for financial report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for its 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Re...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: July 30, 2019

City Council outlines 2019 priorities

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At its July 29 meeting, Springfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting its 2019 priorities, which will guide and empower the City’s elected officials and staff as they work on the City&rsqu...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: July 23, 2019

City Council hears recommendations for Galloway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After six stakeholder committee meetings, three public input meetings and two surveys, the City of Springfield’s Planning & Development staff presented its recommendations for the future of the Galloway area to City Coun...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Statement from the City of Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has considered The Gathering Tree, LLC a community partner and our staff has worked with them extensively to develop Eden Village. At the direction of Mayor Ken McClure and City Council, the City also allocated...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: July 17, 2019

City's completed Grand Street Bridge Replacement Project receives regional award for safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield Public Works Department received the 2019 Transportation Achievement Award for Safety from the Midwestern District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (MWITE) for work completed on the Grand Street Bri...

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Watch a video showing the completed project. 6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: July 15, 2019

July sales tax revenues down 1.5% compared to July 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s July sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down about 1.5%, or $70,967, compared to July 2018. The check was $4,639,417compared to the July 2018 revenue check in the amount ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Quarterly crosswalk assessment indicates 4% improvement

Drivers and pedestrians encouraged to comply with Pedestrian Safety Ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SGF Yields, the City of Springfield’s pedestrian safety program, is pleased to share a 4% improvement in the percentage of Springfield drivers yiel...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Third and final Galloway public meeting to be held Tuesday at All Saints Anglican Church

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those interested in seeing the development recommendations for the future of the Galloway area along Lone Pine and sharing feedback should plan to attend the third and final open-house style public input meeting 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday J...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City seeks input on potential transportation projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking feedback from citizens on the proposed list of new projects to be included in the upcoming future transportation sales tax renewal. The tax is up for renewal by November 2020 and has a significant im...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Landfill fee increase effective Monday, July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Department of Environmental Services will increase the tipping fees at the Springfield Sanitary Landfill from $30.94 per ton to $32.18 per ton, a 4% increase. There will be no increase on the $20 minimum charge fo...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Jan Millington named Deputy City Attorney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Assistant City Attorney V Jan Millington has been promoted to the role of Deputy City Attorney, effective immediately.

Millington has worked for the City since 2007, focusing primarily on environmental issues with the departments of Pu...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Downtown Springfield Association partners with City of Springfield to promote walking downtown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Downtown Springfield Association (DSA) has been chosen to receive one of the over 20 Community Change Micro Grants awarded by America Walks for use in 2019.  DSA is using the funding to partner with the City of Springfield an...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Sculpture to take summertime tumble Friday evening in honor of Tom Billionis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Tumbler sculpture on Park Central Square will take its summertime tumble at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 21 in honor of The Coffee Ethic co-founder Tom Billionis, who passed away in 2016.

All revenue from Friday’s sales at The ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Residents on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Survey provides insight into citizen perception and priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The results of the 2019 Citizen Survey are in and citizens again affirmed that the three major categories of City services that residents thought were the most important for the City to emphasize over the next two years are (1) the ma...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 18, 2019

City Council to hear results of 2019 Citizen Survey at 11:30

MEDIA ALERT

Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott and ETC Institute will present the findings of the 2019 Citizen Survey at today’s Council Lunch workshop, which will take place at 11:30 a.m. today in the Councilman Den...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 17, 2019

City seeking public input on Public Rights of Way ADA Transition Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is seeking public input on a plan to transition all sidewalks and curb ramps on public right-of-way up to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

The public has until Aug. 30 to review the plan ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Mayor McClure publicly thanks Scott Miller for dedicated service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to publicly thank Scott Miller for his years of dedicated service to City Utilities and the citizens of Springfield.

“The community has been very fortunate to have such a superb leader...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Share input on design standards for Galloway/Lone Pine development with online survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those interested in sharing feedback and helping plan for the future of the Galloway/Lone Pine area should take the second Galloway/Lone Pine Community Design Survey, available at https://galloway2.questionpro.com/ and linked from spr...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 10, 2019

June sales tax revenues up 11% compared to June 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s June sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 11%, or $435,825, compared to June 2018. The check was $4,392,535, compared to the June 2018 revenue check in the amount of $3,...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 10, 2019

City asking public to participate in survey to assess community needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Planning & Development Department is soliciting public input for its Community Development Needs Survey, which assesses the community in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, pu...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 6, 2019

City Planning Department launches Comprehensive Planning Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Planning and Development Department has officially kicked off its comprehensive planning process. The launch follows Mayor Ken McClure’s annual State of the City Address, where he outlined...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure presents 2019 State of the City Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure noted the strong economy in Springfield, recognized public servants and announced plans for community-wide planning and land use at the annual State of the City Address held this morning during the Spring...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Judge Todd Thornhill receives statewide recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At the 54th Annual Conference of the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association held May 22-24, 2019 at the Lake of the Ozarks, Chief Judge Todd Thornhill of the 31st Judicial Circuit’s Springfield Municipal...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 29, 2019

HUD Annual Action Plan Available for Public Review and Comment

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan for the fiscal year 2019-2020, available for public review and comment for 15 days from May 29 through 5 p.m., June 13, 2019.

The...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Division Street and Grant Avenue intersection to close Thursday and Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Division Street and Grant Avenue intersection will be closed Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31, 2019 for pavement improvements.  Each closures will start at 8 a.m. and the road will be reopened at 3 p.m. The closures ar...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Equipment Show & Tell event postponed to Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to inclement weather, tonight’s Public Works and Environmental Services’ Equipment Show & Tell event has been postponed until Wednesday, May 22 at the Expo Center lot (between Jordan Valley Car Park and the...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 21, 2019

Residents encouraged to review proposed updates to FEMA floodplain maps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield-Greene County residents are encouraged to attend one of four open houses June 4-6 to review the proposed updates to the Springfield-Greene County’s floodplain map by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 20, 2019

City celebrating National Public Works Week with annual report, events, mayoral proclamation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is celebrating National Public Works Week May 19-25 by releasing its 2018 Public Works Annual Report and with various events aimed at honoring the vital role public works services play in advancing quality of l...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 21, 2019

REMINDER: Public Works to present initial design for Galloway Street Widening Project tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield’s Public Works department will host a public meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway St., to present the initial design for the Galloway Street Widening Project.

The pro...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Second Galloway public meeting to be held tonight at The Venues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those interested in sharing feedback and helping plan for the future of the Galloway/Lone Pine area should plan to attend the second public input meeting at 5:30-7 p.m., May 14, 2019 at The Venues, 2616 E. Battlefield.

Two additional p...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 10, 2019

May sales tax revenues down 11.6% compared to May 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s May sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down 11.6%, or $397,184, compared to May 2018. The check was $3,028,591, compared to the May 2018 revenue check in the amount of $3...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Springfield mourns loss of local hero Ralph Manley

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ralph K. Manley, who parachuted into Normandy France on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and was a City Councilman, passed away May 6, 2019. Manley was an enthusiastic supporter of Springfield, known for his “public leaps of joy&rdq...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Mayor Ken McClure offers expressions of support to those affected by storms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure offers expressions of support to those affected by Tuesday’s storms. Severe storms blew through the Ozarks, causing widespread damage and at least one death, reported in nearby Douglas County.

Th...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 1, 2019

South Avenue south of Primrose to close

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESouth Avenue just south of Primrose Street will be closed on Monday for gas and water relocation work on the Primrose Street – South Avenue to Kimbrough Avenue project. This closure will last for a week.

The project widens Pr...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Mayor McClure makes City Council Committee Appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure has finalized City Council committee members, with appointments effective immediately.

The Mayor encourages the referral of Council bills involving policy issues and substantive legislative changes to the appropriate ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Phyllis Ferguson named Mayor Pro Tem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council unanimously selected Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson as the Mayor Pro Tempore at Monday night’s regular meeting. The Mayor Pro Tem assumes mayoral duties in the event of the mayor’s absence, inclu...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 23, 2019

City budget workshops begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage began a series of City Council workshops Tuesday, April 23 in preparation for the formal presentation of the FY 2019-20 budget recommendations. The City’s fiscal year runs from July 1 – June...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Mayor’s Commission for Children announces results of 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 The Mayor’s Commission for Children presented the Readiness for Kindergarten 2018 Continuation Study findings  at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 23 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. This study is condu...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Springfield’s Give 5 program receives statewide Innovation Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Missouri Municipal League announced this week (Local Government Week) that Springfield’s Give 5 program has won a 2019 Innovation Award in the Extra-Large City category. These awards are given to municipalities to honor ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Springfield-Greene Co. African-American Heritage Trail Committee announces new round of markers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County African-American Heritage Trail Committee announces plans for additional trail markers commemorating four churches historically interconnected to form the core of the African-American religious community ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Mayor’s Commission for Children to announce results of 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Survey on Tuesday

MEDIA ALERT

Please join the Mayor’s Commission for Children at 10 a.m., Tuesday April 23 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce as they announce the results of the Readiness for Kindergarten 2018 Continuation Study. The study is conducted ap...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Mayor and City Council members to take oaths of office at noon today

MEDIA ALERT

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Councilmen Andrew Lear, Abe McGull, Richard Ollis, Mike Schilling and Matthew Simpson will begin new terms Thursday, April 18. All will take oaths of office at a special City Council meeting at noon in Historic...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City, Greene County celebrate 9-1-1 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The week of April 14-20, 2019 is set aside nationally to honor those that provide the voice to our emergency services across our country. We recognize the outstanding service of 9-1-1 telecommunicators during observance of National Pu...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 9, 2019

April sales tax revenues up 8.6%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s April sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 8.6 percent, or $309,247, compared to April 2018. The check was $3,905,148, compared to the April 2018 revenue check in the am...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 4, 2019

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 17 surplus properties in city limits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 17 locations in Springfield.

Many of the properties were o...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Accounting firm completes audits of police operations, financial month-end closing process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RubinBrown Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants presented audits of the financial month-end close procedures and the Springfield Police Department’s operations at the Feb. 13 Finance and Administration Com...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Greenwood, Springfield Catholic basketball teams to be recognized tonight by City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure has invited two stand-out high school basketball teams to tonight’s City Council meeting to receive special recognition. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in Historic City Hall, 3rd floor Council ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 21, 2019

City of Springfield to survey citizens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will begin conducting a citizen satisfaction survey next week.

Surveys will be mailed next week to 6,000 randomly selected households in the city limits of Springfield and should hit mailboxes next week. Within ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 19, 2019

March sales tax revenues up 2.5%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s March sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 2.47 percent, or $104,927, compared to March 2018. The check was $4,358,613, compared to the March 2018 revenue check in the a...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 14, 2019

City of Springfield begins treatment and removal of public ash trees in response to invasive beetle

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has begun implementing a proactive plan to manage the impact of the emerald ash borer to ash trees located on City property. 

City contractor Custom Tree Care Inc. began the removal of select City-manag...

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Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer. 6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 13, 2019

City partners with Galloway residents, stakeholders to plan future of village

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those interested in sharing feedback and helping plan for the future of the Galloway/Lone Pine area should plan to attend the first of three public input meetings 5:30-7 p.m. March 21 at All Saints Anglican Church, 2751 E. Galloway an...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 7, 2019

2019 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival entertainment announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival organizers Aaron Sachs & Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels, KY3/KSPR and the City of Springfield announced the lineup for the Aug. 9-10, 2019 festival at a press conference held at the Discovery Cent...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 5, 2019

City Council opens discussion on allocation of carryover funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At its March 5 Council Lunch Workshop, City Council opened discussions on how to allocate $2.8 million of a total of $4.8 million in carryover funds from the Fiscal Year (FY)2017 and FY2018 budgets, as well as heard from Finance Direc...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 5, 2019

City Council considers ordinance amendments to pave way for legalized medical marijuana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council considered proposed changes of the City’s Zoning Ordinance, initiating discussion for regulated use of medical marijuana at a Council lunch workshop Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 t...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 4, 2019

City begins preparations for legalized medical marijuana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development, Mary Lilly Smith, will present proposed updates to the city’s zoning/land use regulations related to medical marijuana at a City Council workshop, 11:30 a.m., Tue...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Reminder: Route 66 festival press conference at 10 a.m. at Discovery Center

MEDIA ALERT

Please join us at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7 at Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, as the City of Springfield and partners KY3 / KSPR / CW, Aaron Sachs & Associates and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance formally announc...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: March 1, 2019

City accepting public comments for FY2019-20 CDBG, HOME funding proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the attached listing of projects and programs being considered for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Programs) funding during the City&...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Application deadline for type 2 short-term rental properties is Wednesday

Grace period for density limitations for type 2 rentals ends Wednesday.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Applications and forms for short-term rentals are now available on the City’s website at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/813/Applications-Checklists under ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: February 22, 2019

City’s ¼-cent capital improvement sales tax renewal to come forward April 2

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Citizens are starting to notice a familiar sign that the City’s ¼-cent capital improvement sales tax is up for renewal. Signs reading “Completed as Promised,” “Coming Soon” and “Propos...

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Visit springfieldmo.gov/election 6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Citizens' Tax Oversight Committee Meeting canceled

Tonight’s meeting of the Citizens Tax Oversight Committee, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Busch Municipal Building, has been canceled due to impending inclement weather.

6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: February 15, 2019

City offers new down-payment assistance loan program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The City of Springfield’s Planning and Development department is encouraging first-time home buyers to purchase homes in certain portions of Zone 1 and Zone 2 with a new down-payment assistance loan program, which ...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Applications, forms for short-term rentals now available online

Grace period for density limitations for type 2 rentals ends Feb. 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Applications and forms for short-term rentals are now available on the City’s website at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/813/Applications-Checklists under the...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: February 11, 2019

February sales tax revenue continues upward trend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 8 percent, or about $271,000, compared to budget with the February sales tax check. The check was $3,571,433 compared to the budgete...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: February 1, 2019

2019 Capital Improvement Program Plan to go before P&Z, City Council in February

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

If approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council in February, the City of Springfield will start work on 126 capital improvement projects and programs during the 2019 fiscal year. Twenty-eight projects and programs...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: January 29, 2019

City Council approves regulations on short-term rentals

Rental “type 2s” have until Feb. 27, 2019 as grace period

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council approved regulations and definitions for short-term rental properties in the city of Springfield at their regular meeting Jan. 28, 2019.

Hosts wh...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Level Property Tax to fund 4 fire station projects

City seeking architect for two new stations and two replacements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two of Springfield’s most underserved areas are getting brand-new fire stations while two of its oldest stations will be demolished and rebuilt, thanks to the r...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: January 18, 2019

January sales tax revenue up nearly 6% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are up 5.68 percent, or about $235,600, compared to budget with the January sales tax check. The check was $4,387,170 compared to the budge...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Police Chief Paul Williams to provide update to City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will present an update on the department’s handling of sexual assaults at a regularly scheduled Council Lunch workshop at noon Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: January 8, 2019

City pedestrian safety program partners with Springfield Public Schools on new education initiatives

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The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program has partnered with Springfield Public Schools to offer a variety of education opportunities in the new year.

Launched in 2017, the SGF Yields program is an effort to combat a growing trend in pedest...

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Learn more about the new education opportunities. 6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Developer withdraws rezoning request application for condo project on east Briar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The developer of a single-family development condominium project at 1624 E. Briar has asked to withdraw his application requesting a zoning change from residential single family to a planned development. The application, therefore, wi...

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6. City News Releases 2019
Posted on: January 7, 2019

City accepting public comments for FY2019-20 CDBG, HOME funding proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the attached listing of projects and programs being considered for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Programs) funding during the City&...

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6. City News Releases 2019

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Posted on: December 24, 2018

Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Helps Prepare for Christmas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department is helping out this Christmas season and trying to help prevent potential burglaries.  A broadcast was made on Dec. 24 to be on the lookout for an ‘unide...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Hearing on FY2019 HUD Annual Action Plan scheduled for January

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a joint public hearing on the City’s proposed use of funds for its Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) HUD Annual Action Plan, at...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: December 18, 2018

City Council receives FY 2018 independent audit report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield City Council received an unmodified opinion, the highest level given, on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, RSM. The firm indicated that the audit showed no materia...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: December 17, 2018

City Council to honor former Councilman Denny Whayne Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure will host a reception and unveiling of the new signage at 4 p.m, Friday, Dec. 21 in the new Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room in the Busch Municipal Building 4th floor. City Council unanimously passed a resolut...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: December 17, 2018

City sales tax revenue down nearly 4% in December

Revenues remain above budget YTD and on 12-month average

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After a rebound in November, the City of Springfield’s sales tax revenues from the Missouri Department of Revenue are down 3.79 percent compared to budget with the December sales...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Fire Chief and Police Chief warn against fake bomb threats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad has been responding to reports of bomb threats that were delivered via email over the past 24 hours. These emails are consistent in tone and content with what is occurring nationall...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Rhonda Lewsader named Springfield City Attorney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

City Manager Jason Gage has named Rhonda Lewsader as City Attorney. Most recently the City’s Deputy City Attorney, Lewsader has been with the City of Springfield for 19 years, minus a short tenure as Republic’s City Attorney...

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Download portrait of Rhonda Lewsader. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Mayor Ken McClure sends holiday wishes in video Christmas Card

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure sends his warm holiday wishes in a video Christmas Card produced by the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information & Civic Engagement. Please consider sharing it as you...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Airport Task Force presents report to City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A nine-member task force comprised of representatives appointed by City Council presented its report Dec. 4 . The report outlined to the Council the pros and cons of transferring the Springfield-Branson National Airport’s gov...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: December 4, 2018

City Manager Jason Gage selects two deputy city managers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

City Manager Jason Gage has named two deputy city managers: current assistant city manager Collin Quigley, and a newcomer to Springfield, Maurice Scott Jones. Quigley will be promoted and transition into the new ro...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: December 3, 2018

City mourns passing of former Mayor Paul Redfearn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A statement from Mayor Ken McClure:

 

“The City mourns the passing of former Mayor Paul Redfearn. We are grateful for his exemplary service to our community. Our community relies upon, and functions best, when we have dedicated...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 19, 2018

City Council honors former Councilman Denny Whayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council unanimously passed a resolution honoring former Councilman Denny Whayne for his service on Council and his decades-long commitment to justice and equal rights. The Busch Municipal Building’s fourth-floor conference room i...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 19, 2018

City Council outlines 2019 legislative priorities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Springfield City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting its 2019 legislative priorities, which will guide the City’s elected officials and staff in their work with state and federal legislators in the coming year...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Holiday Crossroads album available for purchase, download

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"Holiday Crossroads," a collection of holiday music from local artists to benefit the City’s Festival of Lights celebration, is now available for $20 at the Springfield Art Museum, Coffee Ethic on Park Central Square and the...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 15, 2018

City soliciting applications for $192,000 in 2019 CDBG funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, Missouri is soliciting applications for 2019 funding activities under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program until noon on Friday, Dec. 14...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 15, 2018

City sales tax revenue rebounds with November payment

Revenues are 15% above budget for November.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s November sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 15 percent, or $430,570, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,238,111 c...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Public Works crews prepare for predicted precipitation

Springfield Public Works crews will have a crew coming in early Monday morning to start pre-treatment work on bridges and hill routes, as snow is expected. Focus during the morning will be pre-treating arterial and priority routes. The remainder of the cr...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Join Mayor Ken McClure and special guests at the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 2018 Mayor’s Tree Lighting in Park Central Square on Saturday, Nov. 17 will include a variety of entertainment and free activities for all ages.

The pre-show begins at 6 p.m. when pianist Luke Cooksey takes the stage. The full stag...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The 25 to 30-foot-tall blue spruce was donated from a residential property in the Ravenwood South subdivision.

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 7, 2018

CoxHealth, Mercy, MSU, Springfield Striping & Sealing commit to City's Clean Pavement Initiative

Springfield Environmental Services recently signed four organizations to its Clean Pavement Initiative, a program aimed at voluntarily reducing the use of coal tar-based sealants on parking lots and driveways in the Springfield community.

CoxHealth, Mercy,...

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Visit the Clean Pavement Initiative website. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Holiday compilation CD features Springfield musical entertainers

Members of the Reed Middle School Choir will be in the recording studio at noon today, Nov. 7 - a unique experience for most of the budding performers. They are recording one of about 12 tracks on "Holiday Crossroads," a collection of music from...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 5, 2018

City and Ozark Greenways to host ceremonial groundbreaking for West Meadows Trail Project Nov. 7

The City of Springfield and Ozark Greenways, Inc. will host a ceremonial groundbreaking at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 for the construction of a new trail along the Jordan Creek in Springfield’s West Meadows.

The City received a $250,000 Recreational Trails ...

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View the West Meadows Fact Sheet. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: November 1, 2018

Developer requests postponement of zoning hearing on Galloway properties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Developer Elevation Development Co. has requested that the Planning & Zoning Commission postpone zoning case Z-20-2018 w/ Conditional Overlay District No. 155 to the Dec. 6 P&Z meeting. This case proposes rezoning 3503, 3521 a...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Andrew Lear appointed to City Council General Seat C

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Andrew Lear has been named City Council’s newest member, appointed to fill General Seat C. He will hold this seat until the April 2, 2019 election.

City Council interviewed seven finalists Tuesday and selected Lear with five votes in o...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Council hears first reading of 1/4-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Public Works Director Dan Smith presented the first reading of a bill requesting to call an election on April 2, 2019, asking voters whether or not to continue the 1/4-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax for a period of 20 ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 18, 2018

October sales tax revenues fall 10% short of budgeted amount

Revenues remain on budget both year-to-date on a rolling 12-month average

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s October sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 10 percent, or $391,150, compared to the amount budge...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Treasures of the City event this evening at City Government Plaza

MEDIA ALERT

 

Second-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza this evening while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 29th annual "Treasures of the City" event, hosted by the City ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Council selects seven finalists for vacant General C Council seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council reviewed 15 applications and selected seven individuals to interview Oct. 25 to fill the vacant General C Council seat. They include:

Amy Champlin

Kevin Evans

AJ Exner

Andrew Lear

Theresa Martin

Natalie McGuire

Charles Pettijohn...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 13, 2018

Fifteen apply for General C vacant City Council Seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOct. 13, 2018

 

Fifteen apply for General C vacant City Council Seat

Springfield City Council will hold a special meeting at noon, Tuesday, October 16 in the Busch Municipal Building 4th Floor Classroom to discuss which applican...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 9, 2018

City to roll out new construction permitting software next week

BDS, Public Works and Planning permit counters to be closed the morning of Oct. 15 for rollout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Building Development Services, Public Works and Planning permit counters will be closed the morning of Monday, Oct. 15, but for g...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Springfield Art Museum announces visionary 30-year master plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 The Springfield Art Museum unveiled a new 30-year Master Plan at a City of Springfield City Council luncheon held at the Museum. The master plan is the culmination of an almost nine-month process by BNIM, a nationally recogn...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Big plans considered for Springfield Art Museum

MEDIA ALERT:

Nick Nelson, Director of the Springfield Art Museum, will present the museum’s 30-year master plan to City Council at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The workshop will take place in the museum’s Community Room, at 1111 W. Brookside.

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 4, 2018

City Council accepting applications for City Utilities Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE

City Council is accepting applications for the Board of Public Utilities through Oct. 19. Interviews will take place on Oct. 31.

Two seats are open – one of which requires residency in the Springfield city limits and the other may resid...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Discussions begin on ¼-cent capital improvement renewal proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE

Public Works leaders presented the findings of a citizen survey regarding capital improvement and transportation projects at the Oct. 2 City Council lunch workshop. More than 1500 citizens responded to the survey, which asked ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 29, 2018

Springfield Jazz Festival Ramsey Lewis headliner concert is cancelled due to artist illness; free mu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tonight's Jazz Festival Ramsey Lewis headliner concert at the Gillioz is cancelled due to artist illness. Ticket holders will be offered the option of a refund. Mr. Lewis fell extremely ill yesterday evening, after performing in Des M...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Accounting firm completes audits of PII, fee study processes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RubinBrown Certified Accountants & Business Consultants presented audits of the City’s processes to obtain, store and dispose of personally identifiable information (PII), and conduct fee studies at the Sept. 12 Finance and Admini...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 26, 2018

City Clerk details process for filling General Seat C City Council vacancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can apply for the General Seat C seat vacated by Kristi Fulnecky’s resignation, beginning Oct. 1.

Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hour...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 26, 2018

Jasmine Bailey named Springfield Police Department Public Affairs Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jasmine Bailey has been named public affairs officer for Springfield Police Department. She replaces Lisa Cox, who moved to central Missouri in July. She is part of the City of Springfield’s Department of Public Information and Civic ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 26, 2018

9th annual Springfield Jazz Festival this Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield continues a great season of live music downtown with the 9th annual Springfield Jazz Festival, starting at noon on Saturday.  

The festival includes seven hours of free live music on Park Central East and Park Cent...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 21, 2018

City Council to consider support for innovation district project

City Council is expected to vote on a resolution Monday night that would further a public-private partnership that officials describe as a “transformational economic catalyst.”Mayor Ken McClure says the $55 million-dollar project in the IDEA Commons - an ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Agencies collaborate to ensure successful Presidential visit Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As law enforcement agencies from across southwest Missouri complete the final preparations for President Trump’s visit Friday, City Manager Jason Gage wishes to express his appreciation to the multiple agencies collaborating to ensure...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Council to hear first readings of ordinances to adopt 2018 building codes in October

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Springfield’s building codes will be updated for the first time in at least three years, if approved by City Council this fall.

City Council will hear the first readings of a set of ordinances to adopt the 2018 International ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky tenders resignation

Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky notified Mayor Ken McClure of her resignation as the City’s General Seat C Councilmember, effective today.

She was elected in April 2015. Fulnecky said her family found a house in Nixa, Missouri and plans to move in a few days....

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Square sculpture takes autumn tumble Friday at 7:30 a.m.

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Public Works Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey encourages interested citizens to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21 for the autumn rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield’s first piece of modern art. Grab some coffee and watch...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 18, 2018

City Council applications available Oct. 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can pick up packets at the City Clerk's Office in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville, beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Six seats will be up for elect...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 10, 2018

September sales tax revenues down 5 percent compared to budget, but continue positive 12-month trend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s September sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5 percent, or $233,781, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,329,682 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,563,...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 8, 2018

Mayor expresses condolences after tragic loss of Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure wishes to express his sincere condolences on behalf of he and his colleagues on City Council and the City of Springfield, to the family of Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts and all of those at the Greene County Sher...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 6, 2018

SGF Yields pedestrian safety program receives state grant funding to continue, expand

The City of Springfield Department of Public Works was recently awarded a $11,400 Blueprint for Safer Roadways grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation to continue and expand the SGF Yields pedestrian safety program.  

Launched in July...

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Learn more about the SGF Yields program. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting for Landfill Greenhouse project Friday, Sept. 7

The City of Springfield Department of Environmental Services will host a mandatory pre-proposal meeting 9 - 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 7 at the Environmental Resources Center (290 E. Central Street) for parties interested in submitting a proposal for the land...

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View the project webpage and full RFP. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: September 5, 2018

City Planning Department and HUD provide funding for $5.7 million in projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A change in the way the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) calculates a timeliness ratio (what it means to use grant money in a timely manner) last year, required the City’s Planning and Development Department to r...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Springfield City Attorney to take new role in Denver, Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Frank Romines has submitted his letter of resignation as the City of Springfield’s City Attorney, effective Tuesday, Sept. 4.  He has taken a staff attorney role with the City/County of Denver, Colorado.

 

Ro...

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Download portrait of Frank Romines. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: August 16, 2018

C-Street stakeholders to meet Aug. 30 to discuss proposed TIF-funded projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office and Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson will host a public input meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30 at White River Brewing Company located at...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: August 14, 2018

City sales tax revenue up in second month of fiscal year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s August sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 17 percent, or $446,761, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,085,106 compared to the budgeted amount of $2,638,345....

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: August 13, 2018

City seeking input on projects for next 1/4-cent sales tax cycle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In April 2019, Springfield voters will be asked whether or not to approve the renewal of the 1/4-cent capital improvement sales tax (with no tax increase) to fund capital improvement and transportation improvement projects in Springfi...

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Learn more and complete the survey. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: August 11, 2018

2018 John T. Woodruff Award presented to Mother’s Brewing Company owner Jeff Schrag

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival founder David Eslick presented Jeff Schrag, founder and owner of Mother’s Brewing Company and The Daily Events, with the 2018 John T. Woodruff Award today in Park Central Square.

Woodruff’s grandson, Joh...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Opening festivities for the 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival begin at 4 p.m. at Roadside Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park, located in the 1200 block of West College, will serve as party central for the opening festivities and parade assembly for the 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. The parade will begin at 6 ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Mayor Ken McClure issues statement on local vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure would like to express thanks to all who came out to vote today. “Tonight, voters did not approve a ban on pit bulls within the City of Springfield. The people have spoken and my colleagues on City Council and I belie...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Expect road closures, traffic delays downtown Thursday-Saturday during Route 66 Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays starting the morning of Thursday, Aug. 9 through Saturday, Aug. 11 in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.

Below is a comprehe...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure congratulates Lasers on Championship Win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to congratulate the Springfield Lasers on their World TeamTennis (WTT) Championship Final, beating the top-seeded Philadelphia Freedoms 19-18 and winning the King Trophy.Springfield came back f...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Rendering of first marker in African-American Heritage Trail to be unveiled at Park Day Reunion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The organizers of Springfield’s African American Heritage Trail project will unveil an artist’s rendering of the trail’s first marker at the annual Park Day Reunion, Saturday, Aug. 3 at Silver Springs Park, which is celebrating its 10...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Springfield's 7th National Night Out 5-8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Nichols Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Each August, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams and Springfield neighborhoods send a message to criminals: Springfield neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

Aug. 7 will mark Springfield’s 7th annual National ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 31, 2018

New City Manager to be sworn in Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Incoming City Manager Jason Gage will be sworn in Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in the lobby of the Busch Municipal Building. Media and the general public are invited and encouraged to attend.

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 30, 2018

City of Springfield servers down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield computer servers that authenticate employee user names and passwords, allowing access to most computer programs and files, are down as of Monday morning. Data is not compromised, but some municipal daily work p...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 23, 2018

O’Reilly Center for Hope Training Center to be named after former City Manager

When Community Partnership of the Ozarks (CPO) recently announced the future plans to turn the former Pepperdine Elementary School building into the O’Reilly Center for Hope, they deliberately held back one piece of information. Charlie O’Reilly,...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Springfield takes proactive stance to preserve trees

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the presence of the invasive forest pest, the Emerald Ash Borer, in Greene County. 

The Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic beetle from Asia whose larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, killing...

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View the City's Emerald Ash Borer webpage. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 20, 2018

City adds data to monthly sales tax revenue reports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield began the 2018-2019 fiscal year with a sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue up 5 percent, or $224,612, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,710,384 compared to the budg...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Residents urged to seek relief from heat as temperatures rise

As heat indices today are expected to top 104 today, the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management and City of Springfield offer the following advice for places to seek relief from the heat:

Public spaces, such as Springfield-Greene County l...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure extends sympathy

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to express his sincere condolences to the Branson community and all of those affected by last night's tragedy. He shares these words on behalf of himself, his colleagues on City Council and the City of Springfield....

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 18, 2018

City issues request for proposal for landfill greenhouse project

Following growing interest from the community, the City of Springfield has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from qualified applicants to plan, design, develop and operate a proposed community greenhouse and agriculture park operation powered by renewa...

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View the project webpage and full RFP. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: July 13, 2018

City mourns loss of former Police-Fire Pension Task Force chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure wishes to express his condolences to the friends and family of a man who helped chart the course toward financial recovery for the City of Springfield following the great recession of 2008.  Jerry Fenstermak...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Community Partnership, City invite community to special announcement at Pepperdine

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Public Works provides update on construction projects; plans to apply for grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

During a regular update of completed and pending Public Works projects, Assistant Director Martin Gugel proposed that the City apply for a highly-competitive BUILD Transportation Grant. BUILD stands for “Better Utilizing Investments t...

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Grant Avenue Parkway Trail Connector Project Map 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 26, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Public Works to present regular project update, discuss potential grant opportunity

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield Department of Public Works will provide City Council with a regular update on recently completed and future construction projects at noon today during City Council Lunch workshop on the 4th floor of the Busch Municipal B...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 19, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to hear update on Landfill Greenhouse Project today at noon

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield department of Environmental Services will provide City Council with an update on the proposed Landfill Greenhouse Project today at noon during City Council Lunch workshop. These workshops are held on the 4th Floor of the...

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Learn more about the Landfill Greenhouse project. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Square sculpture takes summertime tumble Thursday at 7:30 a.m.

tumbler

Public Works Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey encourages interested citizens to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, June 21 for the summertime rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield’s first piece of modern art. Grab some coffee and ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Vote for Hammons Field to win Best Double-A Ballpark in baseball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hammons Field has made it through four rounds of voting and is now in the finals in a contest by Ballpark Digest to name the Best Double-A Ballpark in baseball. Mayor Ken McClure encourages citizens to vote as soon as possible because...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 13, 2018

City ends 2017-2018 fiscal year with tax revenues 1 percent above budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s June sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 6 percent, or $231,686, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,956,710 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,188,396.

T...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Mayor McClure Presents 2018 State of the City

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure presented the annual State of the City address Thursday, June 7, 2018. The event, part of the Chamber of Commerce's monthly Good Morning, Springfield!, was held at Evangel University. McClure's address highlighted various Cit...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 6, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Mayor Ken McClure to present his 2018 State of the City address tomorrow

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure will present his annual State of the City address at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow (June 7) at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning, Springfield! program at Evangel University’s Crusader Dining Hall (1111 N. Glenstone...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Jason Gage named Springfield City Manager

Springfield City Council announced Friday that Jason Gage will be Springfield’s next City Manager. His planned start date is Aug. 1.

“Jason emerged from a very strong pool of candidates,” said Mayor Ken McClure. “He was the best fit for Springfield with hi...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 30, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to make an announcement at 1:30 p.m.

Springfield City Council will make an announcement at 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 1,  in the Busch Municipal Building 4th Floor Conference Room. The announcement will be carried live on City View:  cityview.springfieldmo.gov; Mediacom 15.1 o...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 30, 2018

City of Springfield and Greene County take next steps to address opioid crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nearly 64,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016, and at least two-thirds of those deaths were linked to opioids, a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers avai...

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Video: Public safety testimonials 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 30, 2018

Citizen Resource Center Coordinator Claudia Crighton to retire this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Potholes, vacant buildings, tall weeds, grimy grocery carts and urban beavers. These are just a few examples of the many citizen service requests answered by Citizen Resource Coordinator Claudia Crighton over the years. After more tha...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Mayor issues statement on new state leadership

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure extends best wishes to Lt. Governor Mike Parson as he assumes the position of the Governor of the state of Missouri. Mayor McClure has known Parson since his service in the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri Senat...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Neighborhood Advisory Council elects Rusty Worley as next chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield’s Neighborhood Advisory Council unanimously elected Rusty Worley as its next chair at its May 9 meeting.

Worley replaces Pete Radecki, who will complete three years as chair at the end of June. Zone 1 City Councilwoman Phyl...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 22, 2018

City releases Public Works annual report during National Public Works Week

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The City of Springfield is celebrating National Public Works Week May 20 – 26 by releasing its 2017 Public Works Annual Report and with various events aimed at honoring the vital role public works services play in advancing quality of life in our communit...

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View the 2017 Public Works Annual Report. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 24, 2018

REMINDER: Announcement today at 2 p.m. at Police & Fire Training Center

MEDIA ALERT 

On Thursday, May 24, the City of Springfield, Greene County and Healthy Living Alliance leadership will hold a press conference to discuss the impact mental health and substance abuse issues have had locally. The announcements will in...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Media avails for city manager finalists at 11 and 11:30 a.m. at Art Museum

MEDIA ALERT

Reminder: Media avails with the two finalists for Springfield's next city manager are today at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive: 

11 a.m. – Media availability with Jason Gage

11:30 a.m. – Media availability with Wayne ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 16, 2018

City Council names two finalists in City Manager search

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield City Council is pleased to announce that two finalists have been selected for the position of City Manager of Springfield. Jason A. Gage, the current City Manager in Salina, Kansas, and Wayne T. Pyle, the current City ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 9, 2018

May sales tax up 22 percent compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s May sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 22 percent, or $612,900, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,425,775 compared to the budgeted amount of $2,812,875.

The...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Ribbon cutting for College Street improvements 11 a.m. Thursday

MEDIA ALERT

Please join the City of Springfield at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10 near the intersection of College Street and Main Avenue as we cut the ribbon for the improvements to College Street between Grant and Market avenues. The project included new feder...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 9, 2018

City celebrates National Economic Development Week with several announcements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is celebrating National Economic Development Week this week by announcing two grants from the Environmental Protection Agency and redevelopment incentives for Kearney Street and the Route 66 corridor. The annou...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Horace Mann Elementary students have chance to win new bike on Bike to School Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, in partnership with Springfield Public Schools, SafeKids Springfield and TrailSpring, is encouraging students to bike or walk to school on Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 9.

Community partners are using the ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 4, 2018

City of Springfield is now the home of America's Best Aquarium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Springfield now the home of America’s Best Aquarium

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure congratulates Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium on being voted America’s Best Aquarium. The distinction w...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Ribbon cutting for Talmage Dip Monarch Butterfly Waystation at 6:30 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Please join Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson, the Doling Neighborhood Association and the City of Springfield at 6:30 p.m. as we cut the ribbon for the Talmage Dip Monarch Butterfly Waystation, 1388 W. Talmage.  After the City made stormw...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 30, 2018

City issues Zone Blitz Final Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City issues Zone Blitz Final Report

City officials released a report summarizing the results of the Community Listen Zone Blitz initiative, an 18-month pilot project that mobilized hundreds of partners to help improve the quality of li...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 30, 2018

City Council to hear final report on Zone Blitz at 4 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

 

City Manager Greg Burris and Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement Cora Scott will present a final report to City Council on the Zone Blitz initiative at 4 p.m. at the Mill Building (corner of Boonville Avenue and Centra...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 24, 2018

City budget workshops begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Greg Burris began a series of City Council workshops Tuesday, April 24 in preparation for the formal presentation of the FY 2018-19 budget recommendations. The first workshop was held during City Council’s regular lunch m...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Mayor sends condolences to family and friends of Harry Cooper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure sends his condolences to the family and friends of the late Harry Cooper, one of Springfield’s most well-known businessmen and third-generation owner of Harry Cooper Supply Company.

“Harry was a good man w...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Zone 4 Town Hall meeting tonight at Kickapoo High School Theater

MEDIA ALERT

Councilman Matthew Simpson will host a Zone 4 meet-and-greet Town Hall 6:30-7:30 p.m.  this evening in the Kickapoo High School Theater, 3710 S. Jefferson. 

This event will be a first for the City – a combination live-audience ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 13, 2018

EPA Region 7 Superfund Division Director to visit Springfield on Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mary Peterson, director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 Superfund Division, will visit Springfield Monday, April 16 to serve as the keynote speaker for the Missouri Job Center’s Green for Greene program graduation at...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 12, 2018

10 census tracts in Springfield designated Opportunity Zones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the locations of 161 “Opportunity Zones” in Missouri – low-income areas that will see added incentives for investment – including zones in downtown, central and north Spr...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 11, 2018

April sales tax down less than 1 percent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s April sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down less than 1 percent, or $29,810, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,595,901 compared to the budgeted amount of $3...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 10, 2018

City Council seeking public input in search for new city manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council is seeking a dynamic, personable and seasoned city manager, and is  seeking public input over the next several weeks while they select and interview candidates. The community will have the opportunity...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 9, 2018

City and Greene County celebrate 9-1-1 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8-14 is set aside in Springfield and across the nation as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to recognize the outstanding service of 9-1-1 dispatchers. Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications will ho...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Second Give 5 class to graduate Thursday

MEDIA ALERT

Nearly 30 retirees ready to give back to the Springfield-Greene County community will graduate from the Give 5 program  at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at Kentwood Hall, 700 E. St. Louis. Each graduate will participate in a signing cere...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 29, 2018

MEDIA ALERT: Jefferson Avenue Footbridge rehabilitation design open house 4-6 p.m. tonight

The City of Springfield will host an informational open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at White River Brewing Company (505 W. Commercial Street) to gather public input needed to complete the final design phase of the proposed rehabilitation of the 116-...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Accounting firm completes audit of Municipal Court

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Certified accounting firm RubinBrown LLP has completed an audit report of Springfield-Municipal Court for transactions from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The firm reported that the court’s operations have adequate inte...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Errin Kemper named City's next Director of Environmental Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Errin Kemper has been named the City’s Director of Environmental Services, effective April 1, 2018. Kemper succeeds Steve Meyer, who is retiring.

Kemper has been Assistant Director of Environmental Services at City of Springfield since...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Strafford AT&T customers now able to call 9-1-1

UPDATE

The Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department was notified by AT&T early this afternoon that the issue for the 736 exchange (primarily Strafford) has been resolved.  Strafford public safety personnel have been ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 13, 2018

City to host open house March 29 to gather input on Jefferson Footbridge rehabilitation design

The City of Springfield will host an informational open house 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at White River Brewing Company (505 W. Commercial Street) to gather public input needed to complete the final design phase of the proposed rehabilitation of the 116-...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 8, 2018

March sales tax revenues down 5 percent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s March sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5 percent, or $235,423, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,253,685 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,489,117....

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Matthew Simpson selected to fill Zone 4 City Council seat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

City Council has selected Matthew Simpson as the new Zone 4 council representative at a special City Council meeting March 6. Simpson will serve until the next council election, which will be in 2019.

Simpson is employed by O...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Don’t wait to enter Route 66 Festival Car & Truck Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

If you’re contemplating entering the 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Car & Truck Show, don’t hesitate! Seven of the 11 zones have already sold out, with more than 200 cars registered. Online Those registered for the show are ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 2, 2018

City Environmental Services director announces retirement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Steve Meyer, director the City’s Department of Environmental Services, announces his retirement effective May 12.

Meyer, a professional engineer, returned to his hometown of Springfield in 1987 to join the City. Over the course of his ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 1, 2018

2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival entertainment announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

More than 50,000 Route 66 revelers came to downtown Springfield last year for the 7th annual festival celebrating Springfield, Missouri as the Birthplace of Route 66.

Festival organizers Aaron Sachs & Associates, Ozarks on Two Whee...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: March 1, 2018

REMINDER: 2018 Route 66 Festival lineup to be announced at 10 a.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Please join us for a press conference at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 1 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, as we announce the featured attractions of the 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield Aug. 10-11.

New this y...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Zone 4 Applicants to be interviewed by City Council March 6

Six citizens have applied for the City Council Zone 4 seat recently vacated by former councilman Craig Fishel. The deadline for submitting applications was 5 p.m. today, Feb. 16.

City Council is expected to conduct interviews with all six applicants at a s...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: February 14, 2018

City accepting public comments for FY2018-19 CDBG, HOME funding proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the attached listing of projects and programs being considered for CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships Programs) funding during the City’s 20...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Text-to-9-1-1 available as option in emergencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESpringfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department has formally implemented ‘text-to-9-1-1” capabilities for rare cases when people are unable to communicate audibly via telephone.

“It was important to prepare and brin...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: February 12, 2018

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 18 surplus properties in city limits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 18 locations in Springfield. Fourteen of the properties are located in C...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: February 12, 2018

February sales tax up 19 percent compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s February sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 19 percent, or $592,566, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,717,693 compared to the budgeted amount of $3,125,12...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Build My Future Collaborative receives national award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe National Association of Workforce Boards (MAWB) has awarded Springfield's Build My Future Collaborative with the 2018 W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award. 

The collaborative, comprised of the Local Laborers Council, the ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Join City leaders for special announcement at 5:30 p.m. at Fusion Center

MEDIA ALERT

Please join City officials for a special announcement just prior to the launch of the Missouri Job Center’s new project, Change One Thousand.

 

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Location: The Fusion Center, 1320 N. Campbell

&...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: February 7, 2018

First Give 5 class to graduate at 3:30 p.m. at Kentwood Hall

MEDIA ALERT

The first Give 5 class will "graduate" at 3:30 p.m. today at Kentwood Hall, 700 E. St. Louis. 

Give 5 is a newly created social program that matches innovative volunteer opportunities with retired (or almost retired) baby boom...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: February 2, 2018

City Clerk details process for filling Zone 4 City Council vacancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can apply for the Zone 4 seat vacated by Craig Fishel’s resignation, beginning Monday.

Applications will be accepted in the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Mayor's Commission for Children welcomes new members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Brigitte Marrs, Executive Director

Mayor’s Commission for Children

417.864.1656

[email protected]

https://www.springfieldmo.gov/794/Mayors-Commission-for-Children

The Mayor’s Commission for Children welcomes six new members ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Level Property Tax Implementation Budget presented to City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Assistant City Manager Collin Quigley presented the implementation budget for the recently renewed Level Property Tax to City Council at its Lunch Workshop Tuesday. Voters approved the renewal of the tax in November 2017 with 75% supp...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 23, 2018

City Council to hear proposed timeline for Level Property Tax projects at Council Lunch

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will hear about a variety of topics at a two-hour lunch workshop today starting at 11:30 a.m. in the fourth-floor conference room at the Busch Municipal Building.

Assistant City Manager Collin Quigley will present the timeline and i...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 18, 2018

City seeking proposals for sale and reuse of former fire stations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is hoping the development community can give two old fire stations new life.

The City is seeking proposals from qualified applicants for the purchase and reuse of former Fire Station 1 at 235 N. Kimbrough and fo...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 12, 2018

January sales tax check continues upward trend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s January sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 4%, or $145,305, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,233,473 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,086,055.

The che...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Wendy Garrison to join Springfield Municipal Court Jan. 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pending City Council’s approval, Wendy Garrison of Springfield will join the City as a Municipal Court judge Jan. 30. She replaces Judge Becky Borthwick, who resigned in April 2016 to fill a Greene County Associate Circuit Court judge...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Changes to short-term stay rentals section of City’s Zoning Ordinance to go before P&Z, City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hosts who rent out their property in the city limits of Springfield via Airbnb, VRBO or other online marketplaces will need to have a business license and comply with other short-term stay rental regulations aimed at protecting the sa...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 9, 2018

City to launch educational campaign on trash management system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s contracts with Springfield’s trash haulers that own their own landfills are set to expire in 2019, which has led to the discussion about ways to improve how Springfield manages residential trash.

In 1991, Springfield voters ...

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7. City News Releases 2018
Posted on: January 5, 2018

City of Springfield congratulates WOW on being named America’s Best New Attraction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On behalf of City Council and the City of Springfield, Mayor Ken McClure congratulates Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium on being named America’s Best New Attraction in a recent USA Today national poll.

“The community is...

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7. City News Releases 2018

News Releases

Posted on: December 30, 2017

City looks back at year's events in annual video

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield takes a look back at events large and small from 2017 in the annual Year-In-Review video online at the City’s website.

The year’s significant events include the election of Mayor Ken McClure and reelection of Co...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 26, 2017

Springfield Mayor urges citizens to support WOW in national contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is thrilled that Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Aquarium and Museum is in the running to be considered as the best new attraction in the United States.  A USA TODAY readers' choice p...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 19, 2017

City Council receives FY 2017 independent audit report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield City Council received an unmodified opinion, the highest level given, on the City’s financial statement audit from the City’s independent auditing firm, RSM. The firm indicated that the audit showed no materia...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 18, 2017

December sales tax payment rebounds after three below-budget months

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s December sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 3%, or $136,085, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,379,322 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,243,237.

The ch...

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View Sales Tax Chart 8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 11, 2017

City Council to consider repeal of future pit bull ban or refer to a citizen vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It is anticipated that City Council will make a decision at the Dec. 11 meeting to either repeal General Ordinance No. 6397 (approved on Oct. 2, 2017 establishing a future ban on pit bull dogs) or submit to voters a question of whethe...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 11, 2017

City Council to vote on pedestrian safety ordinance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

City Council will vote tonight on a proposed ordinance the City staff think will protect pedestrians and occupants of vehicles at intersections and along streets which have high volumes of traffic, high speed limits, or narrow median...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Harlan Hill named as City’s new Director of Building Development Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Architect Harlan Hill has been selected as the City’s Director of Building Development Services (BDS), effective Jan. 7. Hill will replace Chris Straw, who announced he will retire in January 2018. Many residents have become familiar ...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 4, 2017

City plans more than $80M in capital improvements for 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

If given the green light by the Planning & Zoning Commission in December and City Council on Jan. 29, 2018, the City of Springfield will spend just over $80 million on 117 capital improvement projects and programs during the 2018 ...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Springfield named 25th in the country by Gallup in community ranking for exercise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Gallup organization has ranked Springfield 25th on its list of Communities with the Highest Rates of Regular Exercise.

The study conducted is an addition to the State of American: Well Being series. On the 2016 Community R...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: December 1, 2017

City soliciting applications for $192,000 in 2018 CDBG funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield, Missouri is soliciting applications for 2018 funding activities under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program until noon on Friday, Jan. 5,...

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View Public Notice. 8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 28, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to discuss animal control issues

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will discuss a broader view of animal control issues at today's Council Lunch Workshop at noon in the Busch Municipal Building 4th Floor Conference Room. Mayor Ken McClure and Councilman Craig Hosmer have requested additional infor...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 22, 2017

November sales tax check down 7% compared to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s November sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7%, or $187,341, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $2,650,264 compared to the budgeted amount of $2,837,605.

The ...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 22, 2017

Fire chief accepted into Fire Service Executive Development Institute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The International Association of Fire Chiefs has announced that Chief David Pennington of the Springfield Fire Department has been accepted into the Fire Service Executive Development Institute.  Chief Pennington com...

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Download portrait of Chief Pennington. 8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 21, 2017

City Council hears findings of Street and Intersection Pedestrian Safety Study

Over the past year, five pedestrians have been killed on Springfield streets. It’s a number that City staff and City Council would like to reduce to zero. At the request of City Council, the City of Springfield has concluded a study examining pedestrian s...

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View study report and resources. 8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 21, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to hear findings of Street and Intersection Pedestrian Safety Study

WHAT: City Council to hear findings of Street and Intersection Pedestrian Safety Study 

WHEN: Noon or immediately following the Special City Council Meeting to certify the results of the most recent election. 

WHERE: Busch Municipal Buildi...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 17, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Plans come together for Downtown Tree Lighting

MEDIA ALERT

The 2017 Downtown Tree Lighting in Park Central Square on Saturday, Nov. 18 will include a wide variety of entertainment and free activities for all ages. Crews will begin to set up at the square at 10 a.m. to place the stage, grand piano and v...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 15, 2017

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to stop in Springfield Nov. 21 on its way to Washington D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium have been selected to be a “whistle stop” for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to Washin...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Petition to repeal pit bull ban sufficient

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Clerk Anita Cotter notified City Council today that a citizen-initiated petition to repeal general ordinance 6397, which established a future ban upon the possession of new pit bull dogs within the City limits, has been certified...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Downtown Tree Lighting on Park Central Square Nov. 18 to kick off holiday season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Join Mayor Ken McClure with special guest Dino Kartsonakis, America’s Piano Showman, for the annual Downtown Tree Lighting on Park Central Square Saturday Nov. 18.

Enjoy free hot chocolate during the pre-show beginning at 6 p.m. with p...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 4, 2017

C-SPAN reveals Springfield history and highlights authors during week-long visit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Honorable Mayor Ken McClure and Mediacom will welcome C-SPAN to Springfield on Monday, November 6, to kick-off a week-long visit to record the city’s history and non-fiction literary life for programs to be produced and televised ...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 2, 2017

City launches “Give 5” program to connect retirees with volunteer opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Years ago, the word "retirement" might have evoked images of white-haired couples sitting in rocking chairs on their front porches. But with men and women living longer and enjoying better health into their later years, reti...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 1, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City to launch program to connect retirees with volunteer opportunities

MEDIA ALERT

More than 80 representatives from Springfield-Greene County nonprofit organizations have RSVP'd to attend a luncheon workshop to learn more about the City of Springfield's newly created Give 5 retiree volunteer program. The workshop will be hel...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Springfield Municipal Court probation officer Jody Austin recognized by Governor Eric Greitens for

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield Municipal Court probation officer Jody Austin recognized by Governor Eric Greitens for her commitment to helping juveniles

Jody Austin, a probation officer at the Springfield Municipal Court, has been appointed by...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 24, 2017

HUD approves City’s Annual Action Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has notified the City that its 2017 Annual Action Plan has been approved by the agency. 

A change in the way the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Develo...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 24, 2017

City takes Safe Housing Program a step further in presentation to City Council

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At today's Council Lunch, Director of Building Development Services (BDS) Chris Straw presented additional details on a proposal he plans to bring forward for formal City Council approval next month. The proposal focuses on improving ...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 23, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: BDS Director Chris Straw to update City Council on Safe Housing initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At Tuesday's Council Lunch, Director of Building Development Services (BDS) Chris Straw will propose a plan for improving the City’ s ability to address chronic nuisance properties and buildings/houses that are deemed to be dangerous ...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 18, 2017

Director of Building Development Services Chris Straw to retire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The City’s Director of Building Development Services (BDS) Chris Straw announces he will retire in January 2018. Many residents have become familiar with Chris and his department because many of the department’s services aff...

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Download Chris Straw headshot. 8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Neighborhoods encouraged to take advantage of free cleanup program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield and Community Partnership of the Ozarks has again contracted with Republic Services to offer free neighborhood clean-ups for

registered Springfield neighborhoods this fall and the spring of 2018.

The twice-yearly...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 13, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: City to commemorate Hazelwood Cemetery Sesquicentennial tomorrow at 10 a.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHAT:  The City of Springfield invites the community to celebrate 150 years of history and service to the community at the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Hazelwood Cemetery (1642 E. Seminole St.)

WHEN: Saturday, Octo...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 13, 2017

October sales tax revenues down 9% compared to budget, revenues down 2% YTD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s October sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 9%, or $356,885, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $3,607,193 compared to the budgeted amount of $3,964,078.

The c...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Clay Goddard named Springfield-Greene County director of health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Greg Burris has appointed Assistant Director of Health Clay Goddard as director of health for Springfield-Greene County effective Nov. 12. 

Goddard has been with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department sin...

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Download headshot of Clay Goddard. 8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 9, 2017

City to commemorate Hazelwood Cemetery Sesquicentennial Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield invites the community to celebrate 150 years of history and service to the community at the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Hazelwood Cemetery (1642 E. Seminole St.) 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. 

At the t...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 12, 2017

REMINDER: Second-graders to discover Treasures of the City Thursday evening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Second-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 28th annual "Treasures of the City" Partners in Education event, hosted by ...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Additional parks and sidewalks to be constructed with HUD funds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA change in the way the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) calculates a timeliness ratio (what it means to use grant money in a timely manner) has required the City’s Planning  and Development Department ...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 27, 2017

Springfield Public Works and Environmental Services departments reaccredited by the APWA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield departments of Public Works and Environmental Services have been reaccredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA) – achieving 100% compliance.

The reaccreditation certifies the departments met all re...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 17, 2017

MEDIA ALERT: Performers rehearse today 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. for upcoming benefit concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 17, 2017

A group of local performers will practice today from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Brentwood Christian Church, 1900 E. Barataria, to prepare for a benefit concert that will help local children.

Nearly a dozen musicians and vocali...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 15, 2017

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 19 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will for the sixth year, donate half of its gross sales Tuesday, Sept. 19, to the Springfield Police Foundation and the Springfield Fire Department’...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Second public meeting for Kearney Street Redevelopment Plan tonight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

With the completion of the Kearney Street Corridor Study by PGAV Planners in May, the City of Springfield is now seeking input on the redevelopment plan for the three-mile stretch of Kearney between Kansas Expressway and Glenstone Ave...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 12, 2017

September sales tax revenues down 7% compared to budget, revenues still up 1% YTD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s September sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7%, or $319,017, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $4,153,204 compared to the budgeted amount of $4,472,221.

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View Sales Tax Chart. 8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: September 12, 2017

City of Springfield soliciting bids for 20 surplus properties in city limits

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The City of Springfield’s Purchasing division is soliciting sealed bids until 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1 for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at 20 locations in Springfield. Sixteen of the properties are located in Ci...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: August 25, 2017

City Council continues discussion on level property tax continuation

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City Council will meet at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Historic City Hall Council Chambers to discuss and possibly vote on a continuation of the City’s level property tax (LPT) levy to pay for unfunded capital improvement and staff...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: August 24, 2017

First reading of pit bull ordinance delayed until Sept. 18

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At Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky’s request, the first reading and public hearing for an ordinance to further regulate pit bull ownership in the city of Springfield has been rescheduled from the Sept. 5 City Council meeting to the Sept....

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: August 21, 2017

City to host public meetings to gather input for Kearney Street Redevelopment Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

With the completion of the Kearney Street Corridor Study by PGAV Planners in May, the City of Springfield is now seeking input for the redevelopment plan for the three-mile stretch of Kearney between Kansas Expressway and Glenstone Av...

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8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: August 15, 2017

August sales tax revenues up 5% compared to budget, 6% YTD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s August sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 5%, or $135,691, compared to the amount budgeted. The sales tax check was $2,721,522, compared to the budgeted amount of $2,585,831.

The che...

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View Sales Tax Chart. 8. City News Releases 2017
Posted on: November 14, 2017

City Manager Greg Burris to transition to new role

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Interviews with Greg Burris and Mayor Ken McClure, beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, can be scheduled by Cora Scott, 417-380-3352 or [email protected].

Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has resigned his role as ...

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Download Greg Burris headshot. 8. City News Releases 2017

News Releases

Posted on: December 20, 2023

Mattress recycling fees at City drop off sites to increase effective Jan. 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mattress recycling fees at the City’s recycling drop-off sites will increase from $15 per piece to $20 per piece beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2 due to rising operational costs associated with providing the service.  

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Recycling and repurposing options available for Christmas trees and décor this holiday season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield residents may have enthusiastically hauled out the holly this holiday season, but it’s nearly time to consider how to dispose of those droopy tannenbaums and burned-out holiday lights. Springfield Enviro...

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Learn more sustainable holiday tips. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Environmental Services encourages residents to make sustainable practices a holiday tradition

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As residents haul out the holly this holiday season, Springfield Environmental Services reminds folks that broken string lights and used décor items can often be recycled or repurposed through donation, reducing t...

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Learn more sustainable holiday tips. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: City to celebrate America Recycles Day tomorrow at all City recycling facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield Environmental Services will celebrate America Recycles Day 2023 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 by offering customer appreciation giveaways at all three of the City’s recycling drop-o...

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2023

City celebrates America Recycles Day with customer appreciation and a movie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield Environmental Services will celebrate America Recycles Day 2023 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 by offering customer appreciation giveaways at all three of the City’s recycling drop-off locations.

America...

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Environmental Services celebrates fall yardwaste cleanup season with a smash

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It’s finally autumn in the Ozarks. As pretty-colored leaves begin to crunch and pumpkins on your front porch start to shrivel, Springfield Environmental Services wants you to know your options for cleanup. And they...

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Learn more about yardwaste and organic recycling. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2023

City issues Request for Qualifications for design of Environmental Services campus

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The City of Springfield is soliciting qualification statements from firms interested in providing architectural services for the design of an Environmental Services Campus project located on City-owned property on Rountree R...

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View the ES Campus Request for Qualifications. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2023

Springfield Environmental Services to host Boo at the Bin “trash or treat” event Oct. 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield Environmental Services invites residents to Boo at the Bin, a family-friendly night of fun and recycling 5-7p.m., on Friday, Oct. 27 at the Lone Pine Avenue Recycling Center (3020 S. Lone Pine Avenue).

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Learn more about recycling in Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2023

View Lake Springfield Plan recommendations Oct. 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After three public input meetings and numerous engagements with various stakeholder groups, the public will next week have the first opportunity to view the recommended options for the as-of-yet unfunded redevelopment plan for the Lak...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2023

City to offer special public Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill tour opportunity Oct. 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Springfield Environmental Services is offering a special opportunity for the public to tour Springfield’s Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill at 10 a.m. - noon, on Friday, Oct. 13. Space is limited and registration is requ...

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Learn more about trash and recycling management. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Residents invited to drop off food scraps through new recycling pilot program

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Apple cores, moldy sandwiches, chicken drumsticks, leftover pasta, eggshells and more – beginning this fall, up to 1,000 area residents will have the opportunity to recycle uneaten food through a new pilot program provided b...

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Learn more about the Food Scraps Recycling program City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2023

City issues reminder about yardwaste and debris disposal following storms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Public Works Department worked overnight assisting City Utilities with removal of downed trees and debris following last night’s storm. The City’s Urban Forestry division is still assessing the damage. To alert crews of deb...

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Learn more about yardwaste and debris disposal. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2023

City begins sanitary sewer capacity improvement project near Doling Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Construction on sanitary sewer improvements north of Doling Park has begun as part of a major effort to improve sewer capacity and reduce overflows along the Pea Ridge Creek in north Springfield.  City Contractor Rosetta Cons...

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Learn more about the Doling sewer project. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2023

Fee increases at Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill, Yardwaste Recycling Center to take effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Beginning July 1, customers to the City’s Noble Hill Sanitary Landfill and Yardwaste Recycling Center facilities will notice an increase in fees for various products and services. Fee increases were approved by City Council in Februar...

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Learn more about solid waste management in SGF. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2023

Clean Green Springfield 2023 initiative wraps up with 18 tons of litter collected by volunteers

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Springfield is more beautiful than ever, thanks to the volunteers and households who took part in the City’s Clean Green Springfield 2023 initiative. 

Nearly 1,500 individuals registered to volunteer in one or more volunteer c...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2023

One week left to take advantage of no-cost mattress and TV recycling through Clean Green Springfield

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Springfield residents have until May 31 to take advantage of no-cost disposal of televisions and mattresses through the Clean Green Springfield litter cleanup and beautification initiative.

Items including mattresses, televisions and t...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Springfield Environmental Services names Dan Jessen as Superintendent of Solid Waste division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City of Springfield’s Environmental Services department has named Dan Jessen as Superintendent of Solid Waste division, effective May 7.

In his almost 23-year career at the City of Springfield, Jessen has served primarily...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: Clean Green Springfield Tire Toss and Jordan Creek Cleanup Saturday, May 6

MEDIA ALERT

The City’s Clean Green Springfield city-wide cleanup and beautification initiative is hosting two events on this weekend on Saturday, May 6. 

Tire Toss:

The City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative is hosting a Tire Toss 7 a.m. – 2 p.m....

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2023

Special Disposal Opportunities through Clean Green Springfield begin May 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Additional low-cost or no-cost disposal opportunities for a handful of hard-to-dispose-of items will be available beginning May 1 through the City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative. Items including mattresses, te...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Second Lake Springfield Plan Meeting and Open House May 4

Sign up now for tours of the power station

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield and City Utilities will host a second public meeting and open house 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday May 4 at Lake Springfield Boathouse, 2312 Lake Springfield Park Roa...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2023

MEDIA ALERT:Celebrate Earth Day with screening of “Toy Story 4,” indoor activities at the Art Museum

MEDIA ALERT: 

 Springfield Environmental Services and the Springfield Art Museum are teaming up to host a free, family-friendly Earth Day event, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at the Springfield Art Museum (1111 E. Brookside Drive). Familie...

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Learn more about the EnviroFlick movie series. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Second Packet and Supply Pickup opportunity for Clean Green Springfield volunteers this Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City will host the second in a series of drive-thru Packet and Supply Pickup events 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21 for those who have registered to volunteer for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautifica...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2023

Clean Green Springfield continues with upcoming cleanup events and disposal opportunities

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The Clean Green Springfield community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative is going strong with 1,100 individuals registered for volunteer opportunities and more than 350 bags of litter collected to date since the prog...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day with screening of “Toy Story 4,” family activities at the Art Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Environmental Services and the Springfield Art Museum are teaming up to host a free, family friendly Earth Day event, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at the Springfield Art Museum (1111 E. Brookside Drive). Families will lear...

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Learn more about the EnviroFlick movie series. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Springfield’s Jordan Creek daylighting featured in national publication

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Smithsonian Science Correspondent writes “How ‘Daylighting’ Buried Waterways Is Revitalizing Cities Across America”

Springfield, Missouri’s “Renew Jordan Creek” project is featured in Smithsonian Magazine, in an article titled...

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Read the Smithsonian Magazine Jordan Creek article City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Registration now open for Clean Green Springfield 2023 volunteer opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield is a beautiful city, but in recent years the community is noticeably struggling with the negative impacts of trash and litter. You can be a part of the solution by joining Clean Green Springfield!

Springfield Mayor...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2023

MEDIA ALERT: City to host kickoff ceremony for Clean Green Springfield 2023 initiative March 15

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT:            Kick off ceremony and cleanup event to launch Clean Green Springfield 2023

WHEN:           Wednesday, March 15 ...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2023

Environmental Services names Brandon Freeman as Superintendent of City’s sanitary sewer division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Environmental Services department has named Brandon Freeman as Superintendent of Clean Water Services, the City’s sanitary sewer management division, effective Jan. 29. Freeman replaces Mike Delong who retired in December.

F...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Environmental Services Enviro Flick movie series to present "A Plastic Ocean" Feb. 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Every item of plastic that has ever been created is still on the planet today. Humans produce 300 million tons of plastic per year – 8 million tons of which are dumped into Earth’s oceans.

The documentary film &...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Recycling and repurposing options available for Christmas trees and décor this holiday season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how droopy are thy branches.  

You may have enthusiastically hauled out the holly this holiday season, but it’s nearly time to consider how to dispose of those tannenbaums. Sprin...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Environmental Services gathers input on how Springfieldians interact with water

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The City’s Department of Environmental Services is seeking input on how residents interact with water resources and amenities in Springfield to help create a better connection between residents and the Ozarks’ natu...

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Take the water access survey. City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2022

City awarded $17 Million in state Water Infrastructure Grants to help fund 14 stormwater projects

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The City of Springfield was recently approved for nearly $17 million in funding toward 14 individual stormwater improvement projects through the State American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Water Infrastructure Community Grant Program facili...

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City of Springfield Environmental Services News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: Customer appreciation events at all City recycling drop-off sites tomorrow

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: Springfield Environmental Services will provide refreshments and giveaway items to recyclers in celebration of America Recycles Day.  WHEN:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15

WHERE:  Customer appreciation items w...

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