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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through May 11

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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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Posted on: April 12, 2021

City, county to celebrate 9-1-1 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 11-17

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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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Posted on: April 5, 2021

City Council votes to lift occupancy restrictions April 16

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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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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Forward SGF Speaker Series continues with panel on trends in housing choice

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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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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Clean Green Springfield initiative kicks off this spring

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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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Posted on: March 22, 2021

City Council to consider resolution detailing next steps in Road to Recovery

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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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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Mary Lilly Smith to retire from City of Springfield

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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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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: March 9, 2021

City Council considers next steps on Road to Recovery

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Today—nearly one year since our first COVID-19 case in Greene County—Springfield City Council began discussions of what comes next in the Road to Recovery. 

With case counts trending downward, hospitalizations decreasing and vaccination rates incr...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

City seeking feedback for future of downtown Springfield

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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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Posted on: January 19, 2021

City Council hears results of 2020 community survey

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At the Jan. 12 City Council Retreat, City Council heard a report on a community survey administered in November 2020 on the topics of crime in the community, race relations and the community, and race relations and policing.

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

City’s auditor releases FY 2020 Compliance Report

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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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Posted on: January 26, 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.

Current openings include: 

Traffic Advisory Board (seven openings)

 Advises the Traffic Engineer, Chief of Poli...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

City commits additional funding to crisis cold-weather sheltering

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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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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Goddard announces retirement to take role with Missouri Foundation for Health

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After 25 years with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Director of Health Clay Goddard is announcing his intention to retire at the end of February.

He has taken the position of Senior Director of Public Health Transformation at Missouri Foun...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Dwayne Shmel named City’s new director of Building Development Services

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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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Posted on: September 17, 2020

City to hire director of diversity and inclusion

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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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