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

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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. 

The City’s Economic Vitality Departm...

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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.

Grant Avenue Parkway improve...

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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.

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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.  

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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) 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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 

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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) 

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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

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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

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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.

F...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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