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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Share your input about the Springfield flag through Aug. 18

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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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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Katie Towns named Springfield-Greene County Health Director

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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 12, 2021

2021 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

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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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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: July 1, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure denounces vandalism at Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center

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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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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: 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 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: 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: July 29, 2021

Mayor McClure praises Springfield-area legislators for bipartisan vaccination clinic

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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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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor McClure praises Springfield-area legislators for bipartisan vaccination clinic

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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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