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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure kicks off holiday season Saturday with annual tree lighting and show

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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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Posted on: November 20, 2021

Festivities on the square begin at 6 p.m.

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• 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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Posted on: November 19, 2021

City seeks to fill boards and commissions vacancies

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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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Posted on: November 10, 2021

City soliciting proposals for discretionary Community Development Block Grant funding projects

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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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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Mayor’s Tree Lighting Holiday Show set for Saturday, Nov. 20

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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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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Committee reviews ARPA survey results, recommends retention pay for Police, Fire and Health staff

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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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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Amended Citizen Participation Plan available for public comment through Nov. 22

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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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Posted on: September 30, 2021

City of Springfield chosen by NYU data lab to participate in incubator for municipal data projects

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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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Posted on: September 24, 2021

City solicits bids for rehabilitation of iconic 119-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

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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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Posted on: September 24, 2021

City launches another round of Clean Green Springfield volunteer opportunities this fall

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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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Posted on: September 13, 2021

City recognizes National Small Biz Week by highlighting focus on entrepreneurial support

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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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Posted on: September 7, 2021

CFO pledges $600K to launch Restore SGF community redevelopment program

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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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Posted on: August 31, 2021

City selects design-build team for Grant Avenue Parkway project

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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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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Mayor issues statement on FDA's announcement

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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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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Updated COVID-19 protocols for Historic City Hall begin Monday

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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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Posted on: August 12, 2021

New Economic Vitality Department to take proactive approach to helping businesses and entrepreneurs

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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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Posted on: August 11, 2021

City of Springfield issues RFP to expand homeless and housing services

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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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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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Posted on: July 22, 2021

City applying for $2M in CARES Act CDBG funding to expand homeless and housing services

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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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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Mayor McClure encourages patriotic act of getting vaccinated

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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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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Join Councilman Abe McGull for coffee, conversation on the fourth Friday of each month

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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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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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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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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure thanks community for brave, innovative, critical work in annual address

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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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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Mayor withdraws proclamation of civil emergency as COVID-19 regulations end

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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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Posted on: May 18, 2021

City Council repeals community COVID-19 restrictions

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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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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Taj Suleyman named City of Springfield Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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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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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Danny Perches hired as City’s Development Project Facilitator

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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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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure's Thanksgiving Video

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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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