News Flash

Top News

15 Stories
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 ...

Read on...

Top News
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...

Read on...

Top News
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 ...

Read on...

Top News
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 ...

Read on...

Top News
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...

Read on...

Top News
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 ...

Read on...

Top News
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...

Read on...

Top News
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...

Read on...

Top News
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...

Read on...

Top News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Amanda Ohlensehlen named Springfield’s Director of Economic Vitality

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...

Read on...

Top News
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...

Read on...

Top News
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...

Read on...

Top News
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...

Read on...

Top News
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...

Read on...

Top News