News Flash

Posted on: August 4, 2021

Share your input about the Springfield flag through Aug. 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 3, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for the week of Aug. 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of Aug. 2 at the following location: 

Campbell Avenue and Calhoun Street (near Pipkin Middle School). 

Three police officers will...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: August 2, 2021

City issues RFQ for architecture and engineering services for Historic City Hall renovations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 3 p.m., Oct. 1 for engineering and architecture services for renovations to Springfield’s Historic City Hall located at 830 N. Boonville Ave. A pr...

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View the full RFQ document. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor McClure praises Springfield-area legislators for bipartisan vaccination clinic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Crossing guards needed for upcoming school year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CrossSafe, the contract agency that helps manage crossing guards for Springfield Public Schools, is in need of crossing guards for the upcoming school year.

Crossing guard shifts are typically 55 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes i...

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View the job posting. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 26, 2021

SGF Yields Crosswalk Yield Check for the week of July 26 cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update: The Crosswalk Yield Check scheduled for Wednesday, July 28 at High Street and Roosevelt Avenue has been canceled due to staffing issues and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Original Release:

The Springfield Police Department...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Katie Towns named Springfield-Greene County Health Director

Katie Towns portrait

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECity Manager Jason Gage has formally selected Katie Towns as director of health for Springfield-Greene County effective July 18. Towns has served as acting director the past five months, following the departure of Clay Goddard. She ha...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 22, 2021

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 19, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of two Crosswalk Yield Check locations for the week of July 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct two Crosswalk Yield Checks the week of July 19 at the following locations: 

Jefferson Avenue and Bennett Street (Phelps Grove Neighborhood) and Jefferson Avenue just nort...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 15, 2021

City to celebrate 35th anniversary of sister city relationship with Isesaki, Japan on July 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will mark 35 years as a sister city of Isesaki, Japan with a virtual ceremony at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 18.  

Citizens are invited to witness Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and Isesaki Mayor Yasuo Hiji exc...

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Learn more about Springfield Sister Cities. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Springfield driver yielding rate at crosswalks reaches 55% in latest assessments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

More Springfield drivers are yielding to pedestrians at crosswalks than not, according to second quarter crosswalk assessments conducted through the City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program. The recent assessments show dr...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 12, 2021

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 12, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for the week of July 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of July 12 at the following location: 

ST. LOUIS STREET NEAR JOHN Q. HAMMONS PARKWAY 

Three police officers will station themselv...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 2, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of two Crosswalk Yield Check locations the week of July 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct two Crosswalk Yield Checks the week of July 5 at the following locations: 

Broadway Avenue and Talmage Street (Doling Neighborhood) and Walnut Lawn Street and Broadway Av...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Mayor McClure encourages patriotic act of getting vaccinated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 preceden...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure denounces vandalism at Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 28, 2021

City Council approves police union contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield City Council voted Monday night to approve a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiated between the City and the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA)/ Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22. The union ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 28, 2021

City to begin citing for blatant crosswalk violations at June 30 Yield Check event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is entering the next phase of the Crosswalk Yield Check program. Beginning on Wednesday, June 30, the Springfield Police Department will begin issuing citations for blatant dri...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Honda Gold Wing’s annual Wing Ding returns to Springfield June 29-July 3

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield will host an estimated 5,000 Honda Gold Wing enthusiasts for the Gold Wing Road Riders Association’s 42nd annual Wing Ding event June 29-July 3. The event was rescheduled from 2020, when it was canceled...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Customers on City sewer service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1, in order to continue improving the City’s aging sewer system and to remain in compliance with federal Clean Water Act regulations. The City o...

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Learn more about sewer rates and improvements. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 21, 2021

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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. ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Sculpture to take summertime tumble Monday evening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Tumbler sculpture on Park Central Square will take its summertime tumble at 5:15 p.m., Monday, June 21 in honor of The Coffee Ethic co-founder Tom Billionis, who passed away in 2016.  

The evening tumble is part of the Cof...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 14, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of June 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of June 14 at the following location: 

The Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon crosswalk at Grant Avenue and Calhoun Street (in the Grant B...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Mayor Ken McClure, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas tour Burrell’s Rapid Access Unit, meet with SPD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure hosted Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas in a visit to Springfield, Friday, June 11. The two mayors offered a press availability after meeting with Springfield Police Major Tad Peters and touring Burrell's Beh...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 11, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Kansas City and Springfield Mayors tour Burrell's Behavioral Crisis Center

MEDIA ALERT

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure will host Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas in a visit to Springfield, Friday, June 11. The two mayors will offer a press availability after meeting with Springfield Police Major Tad Peters and touring Burrell&ap...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 8, 2021

C-Street stakeholders to meet June 15 to discuss proposed TIF-funded projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office will host a public input meeting 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 15 at White River Brewing Company, 505 W. Commercial Street, for Commercial Street businesses, resi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Today’s Council Lunch canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to scheduling conflicts, today’s City Council Lunch Workshop has been canceled.

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 8, 2021

MEDIA ALERT City to collect input on Renew Jordan Creek plan with virtual information session June 9

MEDIA ALERT

The City will host a virtual public engagement session 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 9 to showcase the newly proposed master plan for the Renew Jordan Creek effort downtown and gather public feedback.

The session will provide residents a to...

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Learn more about the Renew Jordan Creek effort. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 7, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of June 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of June 7 at the following location: 

The high-intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK Signal) at 600 E. Sunset Street (in the Meador Park Ne...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 4, 2021

City congratulates Johnny Morris and the team at WOW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESpringfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Springfield City Council wish to congratulate Johnny Morris and the team at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium for regaining the title as “America’s Best Aquari...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 4, 2021

SGF Yields Crosswalk Yield Check June 4 canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update: The Crosswalk Yield Check scheduled for Friday, June 4 at Broadway Avenue and Talmage Street has been canceled due to staffing issues and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Original Release:

The Springfield Police Department w...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 3, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location on June 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check on June 4 at the following location: 

BROADWAY AVENUE & TALMAGE STREET (in the Doling Neighborhood)

Three police officers will station themselv...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 2, 2021

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 at Evangel University’s Robert H. Spence Chapel as part of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfiel...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 1, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to view proposed Renew Jordan Creek Master Plan today at 11:30 a.m.

MEDIA ALERT

After months of public engagement and stakeholder work sessions, City staff and a planning and design consultant team from Olsson, will unveil a proposed master plan for the Renew Jordan Creek effort downtown at a City Council Lunch Workshop at...

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Learn more about the Renew Jordan Creek effort. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 1, 2021

City Council views Renew Jordan Creek Master Plan vision for downtown outdoor amenities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After months of public engagement and stakeholder work sessions, City staff and a planning and design consultant team from Olsson, unveiled a proposed master plan for the Renew Jordan Creek effort downtown, at the June 1 City Council ...

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Learn more about the Renew Jordan Creek effort. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 27, 2021

City facilities to reopen to the public June 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In accordance with City Council’s May 18 vote to repeal the City’s COVID-19 regulations effective May 28, all City facilities, including the Busch Municipal Building and Historic City Hall, will fully reopen to the...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 27, 2021

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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&r...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Clean Green initiative extends special electronic waste disposal pricing through June 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative is extending its electronics disposal offer through June 5, allowing residents an additional week to take advantage of low-cost or no-cost recycling of many electronic items.

Prov...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Judge rules in Galloway rezoning case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greene County Circuit Court Judge David Jones reached a decision in favor of a developer Monday in a lawsuit filed by Elevation Enterprises, LLC. The developer sued the City of Springfield and City Council to block an election asking ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 24, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of May 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of May 24 at the following location: 

BENNETT STREET & DELAWARE AVENUE (in the Delaware Neighborhood)

Three police officers will stati...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 21, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Clean Green Springfield Tire and Mattress Toss 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. tomorrow

MEDIA ALERT: 

Special disposal opportunities offered through the City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative continue this weekend with a tire recycling event that will include a second opportunity to recycle mattresses at no cost. &nb...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 20, 2021

CACCD to meet May 25

Sign up by noon Monday to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25. 

Citizens wishing to attend or...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Clean Green continues with May 22 recycling event, ewaste disposal and cleanups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Special disposal opportunities offered through the City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative continue this weekend with a tire recycling event that will include a second opportunity to recycle mattresses at no cost. Low-cost...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 18, 2021

City Council repeals community COVID-19 restrictions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Central Assembly Chapel

MEDIA ALERT 

The City and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a joint media briefing with CoxHealth, Mercy and Jordan Valley Community Health Center Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Central Assembly of God Chapel, 1301 N. Boonville Ave.,...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 17, 2021

City to host second Neighborhood Meeting for proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Overlay District May 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host a second Neighborhood Meeting for the proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Overlay District 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. Those interested can participate in-person at the Forward SGF Planning Studio (351 N...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 17, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of May 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of May 17 at the following location: 

MT. VERNON STREET & GOLDEN AVENUE (in the Westside Neighborhood)

Three police officers will stat...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 17, 2021

City highlights role of infrastructure, dedication of staff during National Public Works Week May 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is celebrating National Public Works Week May 16-22 by releasing its 2020 Public Works Annual Report and offering special media opportunities meant to highlight Public Works and Environmental Services ...

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View the 2020 Public Works Annual Report. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Mattress Toss event, volunteer opportunities planned this weekend as part of Clean Green Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Clean Green Springfield initiative continues this weekend with a mattress recycling event, special electronics recycling opportunities and a variety of volunteer cleanup and beautification events.

Special Disposal ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 13, 2021

City Council has in-depth discussion about future of COVID-19 regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECity Council discussed potential next steps in the City’s road to recovery, taking a close look at COVID-19 outcome measures in a study session Thursday. Up for discussion was the continuation of the City’s COVID-1...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet May 19

Sign up by noon on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting May 19 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City Council to discuss future of COVID-19 regulations Thursday

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will discuss the future of Springfield’s COVID-19 regulations at a lunch workshop at noon Thursday at Historic City Hall. Tune in live at cityview.springfieldmo.gov/livestream or on the City’s Facebook page @Cit...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 11, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of May 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of May 10 at the following location: 

GRANT AVENUE & MADISON STREET (in the West Central Neighborhood)

Three police officers will stat...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Pedestrian safety program SGF Yields wins innovation award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SGF Yields, the City’s pedestrian safety program, has been named a 2021 Innovation Award recipient by the Missouri Municipal League. 

“The Missouri Municipal League is happy to announce that the City of Spr...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through June 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the 10th Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. May 11 through 11:59 p.m. J...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Clean Green Springfield volunteers needed for Mattress Toss Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield and Clean Green Springfield partners are looking for volunteers to assist with a special Clean Green Springfield event on May 15, 2021 in downtown Springfield.

From 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 15,...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 5, 2021

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 select a wi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 4, 2021

FY2021-2022 City budget workshops begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage hosted the first in a series of budget workshops Tuesday. Gage and Finance Director David Holtmann first presented an overview of the remaining financial picture for the City’s current 2021 fiscal yea...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City Council amends COVID-19 regulations to remove masking requirement when outdoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At tonight’s meeting, City Council unanimously passed a one-reading emergency bill to amend the City’s current COVID-19 regulations to remove the requirement for individuals to mask when outdoors, except when aroun...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City opens new opportunities during May as part of Clean Green Springfield Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Clean Green Springfield, the community wide clean up and beautification initiative, is entering a second phase during the month of May. The City of Springfield is offering additional low-cost or no-cost disposal opportunities for a ha...

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Learn more and register at CleanGreenSGF.com. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City to host Neighborhood Meeting for proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Overlay District May 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host a Neighborhood Meeting for the proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Overlay District 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Those interested can participate in-person at the Forward SGF Planning Studio (351 N. Boonvi...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott about anticipated City Council action at tonight’s meeting in response t...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 3, 2021

FY2021-2022 City budget workshops begin Tuesday

MEDIA ALERT

City Manager Jason Gage and Finance Director David Holtmann will conduct the first in a series of FY2021-2022 City budget workshops at Tuesday's City Council Lunch, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tune in live at cityview.springfieldmo....

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Road to Recovery: Getting SGF in the Green

Springfield-Greene County COVID-19 Dashboard update for the week ending April 30 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfieldians may be able to look forward to a return to normalcy this summer, but only if the seven-day case average and number of COVID-19 p...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 30, 2021

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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, ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Media Alert: Clean Green Springfield activities continue this weekend

The City of Springfield's "Clean Green Springfield" initiative continues this weekend with a "point of pride" cleanup event at Fassnight Creek Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. A focal point along the future Grant Avenue Pa...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet May 4

Sign up by 2 p.m. Monday, May 3 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 4 at 4 p.m. via videoconferencing technology due to City off...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet May 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday May 4 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting May 6 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting ar...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival ON in 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After having to cancel the 2020 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival due to the pandemic, festival organizers the City of Springfield, Aaron Sachs & Associates, KY3/KSPR/CW, Downtown Springfield Association and West Central Neighborhoo...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet May 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, May 3 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are required...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 29, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival press conference at 2 p.m. today

MEDIA ALERT 

Please join the City and partners today at 2 p.m. in front of the Springfield sign on the west side of the Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, for a press conference announcing the details of the 2021 Birthplace of Rout...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 28, 2021

City moves one step closer to construction of the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following months of public engagement, concept development and discussions with the contracting community, two qualified design-build teams responded to a call for Statements of Qualifications and have been selected to compete for the...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 28, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of April 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of April 26 at the following location: 

NORTON STREET & BROADWAY AVENUE (near the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds)

Three police officers will...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 26, 2021

HUD Annual Action Plan available for public review and comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan for the fiscal year 2021-2022, available for public review and comment for 15 days through 5 p.m. May 10.

Th...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Help plan the future of Downtown SGF by participating in survey, virtual workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is currently working with the community to develop a Downtown Plan as part of the Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan. The Downtown Plan will serve as an important guide for land use and development, community facil...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2021

CACCD to meet April 27

Sign up by noon on Monday, April 26 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. 

Citizens wishi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Road to Recovery: Getting SGF in the Green

Springfield-Greene County COVID-19 Dashboard update for the week ending April 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greene County's good news of continued stabilization of COVID-19 case counts is tempered this week by a slight increase in hospitalizations. This...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Media Alert: Saturday's Fassnight Creek cleanup event rescheduled to May 1

Due to the threat of steady rain tomorrow morning, the Clean Green Springfield "point of pride" cleanup event at Fassnight Creek has been rescheduled for SATURDAY, MAY 1.

Neighborhood Cleanups for the Robberson and Woodland Heights Neighborhoods ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Clean Green Springfield packet pickup event Friday, April 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City will host a fourth drive-thru packet pickup event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday, April 23 for those who have registered for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative. The event ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 19, 2021

SGF Yields Crosswalk Yield Check for week of April 19 canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update: The Crosswalk Yield Check scheduled for the week of April 19 at St. Louis Street near John Q. Hammons Prkway has been canceled due to staffing issues and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Original Release:

The Springfield Po...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Two new City Council members to be sworn in at Monday’s meeting

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Two newly elected Springfield City Council members and three reelected members will be sworn in while two outgoing members will take their final actions and exit the dais at the council’s Monday night meeting. 

Outgo...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet April 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by noon on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting April 21 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or spe...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Certain occupancy restrictions lifted as city moves into ‘yellow’ phase of Road to Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Effective Friday night April 16 at 11:59 p.m., the City will officially transition to what is referred to as the ‘yellow’ phase of the Road to Recovery. Springfield City Council took formal action calling for this ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 15, 2021

First Quarter crosswalk assessments indicate driver compliance continues to rise

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Continuing public education, crosswalk improvements, amendments to local crosswalk regulations and now weekly “Yield Check” enforcement activities are making a difference in local driving habits. First qua...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Clean Green Springfield packet pickup event 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City will host a third drive-thru packet pickup event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday, April 16 for those who have registered for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative. The event w...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Clean Green Springfield registrations surpass 1,000

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The City of Springfield’s Clean Green initiative has attracted more than 1,000 individuals signing up to assist with trash pickup and beautification during the months of April and May. Individuals, families, various groups a...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through May 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Renew Jordan Creek Virtual Open House to collect input through April 11

MEDIA ALERT

The City is collecting feedback on a series of design concepts for the Renew Jordan Creek project through a Virtual Public Open House available now through Sunday, April 11 at renewjordancreek.com. Visitors to the site will have the opportunity...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
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...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 5, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of April 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of April 5 at the following location: 

FORT AVENUE & MADISON STREET (near McGregor Elementary School)

Three police officers will stati...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 5, 2021

City collecting public input on Renew Jordan Creek design concepts through April 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is kicking off a second round of public engagement for the development of the Renew Jordan Creek Master Plan with the launch of a virtual public open house webpage beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, April 5 at www.re...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 15, 2021

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Clean Green Springfield Point-Of-Pride Event Saturday

Clean Green Springfield West Meadows

First wave of volunteers begin Clean Green Springfield activities

Small groups of volunteers will begin picking up trash alongside area roadways, participating in a Midtown Neighborhood Cleanup and helping out at a Point-Of-Pride Cleanup at West Meadows on...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Clean Green Springfield packet pickup event Friday

Clean Green Packet Pickup map

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City will host the first in a series of drive-thru packet pickup events 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 2 for those who have registered for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative....

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet April 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday April 6 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting April 8 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meetin...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet April 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, April 5 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are requ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 1, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to meet at noon to discuss COVID-19 regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will meet today at noon to discuss placing a COVID-19 regulations ordinance on the agenda of an upcoming council meeting. At its March 22 meeting, council passed a resolution that provides a framework from the Springfield...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet April 6 at 4 p.m.

Sign up by 2 p.m. April 5 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. via videoconferencing technology due to City offices...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Clean Green Springfield initiative kicks off this spring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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-w...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of March 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of March 29 at the following location: 

SUNSET STREET & GRANT AVENUE (part of the South Creek Greenway Trail)

Three police officers wi...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 23, 2021

City seeks to amend Overflow Control Plan to continue sound investment in sewer system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Proposed plan would revise and extend agreement with Missouri Department of Natural Resources through 2035.

City Council at its March 22 meeting heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the City’s Department of Environmental...

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Learn more about the Overflow Control Plan. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
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...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 22, 2021

City to host Grant Avenue Parkway industry meeting and disadvantaged business mixer April 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Ave...

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Fill out an interest form to participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 22, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of March 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of March 22 at the following location: 

ATLANTIC STREET & CAMPBELL AVENUE (near Reed Middle School)

Three police officers will station...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 18, 2021

CACCD to meet March 23

Sign up by noon on Monday, March 22 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. 

Citizens wishi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet March 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, March 22 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are re...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Mary Lilly Smith to retire from City of Springfield

Mary Lilly Smith Portrait

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 w...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet March 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting March 17 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or s...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Danny Perches hired as City’s Development Project Facilitator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Health Department to present step-out options to City Council

Media Alert: March 9, 2021 

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Interim Director Katie Towns will present a proposal at City Council lunch workshop at 11 a.m. at Historic City Hall for next steps in the City’s road to recovery fr...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through April 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Eighth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. March 12 through April 11...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday March 9 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting March 11 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeti...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet March 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, March 8 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are req...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City seeking feedback for future of downtown Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 1, 2021

City’s recommendations for HUD program funds available for public review until 5 p.m. April 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Draft FY 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan funding recommendations are available for public review and comment until 5 p.m. April 1. Copies of the funding recommendations may be obtained at any of the branches of ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Pedestrian Safety Yield Checks to begin at Springfield crosswalks in March

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is stepping up their driver crosswalk compliance efforts. Beginning in March, fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and you may get pulled over.

Funded through a $21,120 grant from...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 2, 2021

City currently seeking candidates for Board of Public Utilities

Citylogo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities. The Board has one vacancy.

City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned utility serving 320 square miles in so...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 23, 2021

“Tough Talks” series resumes with focus on COVID-19 Vaccine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This week’s ‘Tough Talk’ will focus on the COVID-19 vaccine. Springfield-Greene County Health Department Medical Director Dr. Nancy Yoon and Assistant Director Katie Towns, MPH, will be available to answe...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet March 2 at 4 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 1 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 via videoconferencing technology.

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are required to cont...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 22, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Virtual public meeting on Grant Avenue Corridor Plan 6-7 p.m. Feb. 23

MEDIA ALERT

After months of gathering public input on future land use and development along Grant Avenue, the City is set to present details of a Grant Avenue Corridor Plan during a live, virtual public meeting 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The public is enco...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 18, 2021

CACCD to meet Feb. 23

Sign up by noon on Monday, Feb. 22 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. 

Citizens wishing...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 18, 2021

City to host virtual public meeting on Grant Avenue Corridor Plan Feb. 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After months of gathering public input on future land use and development along Grant Avenue, the City is set to present details of a Grant Avenue Corridor Plan during a live, virtual public meeting 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The publ...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or sp...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 10, 2021

City contractors to begin archaeological survey work in Grant Avenue Parkway area Feb. 15 – March 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Property owners located in the Fassnight Park area of Grant Avenue between Sunshine Street and Grand Street may notice signs of activity beginning Monday, Feb. 15 through Friday, March 1 as contracting crews begin conducting archaeolo...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: City to detail the road ahead for the Grant Avenue Parkway 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight

MEDIA ALERT

After several months of public engagement sessions and stakeholder meetings, the City of Springfield will present the Grant Avenue Parkway project team’s recommended baseline concept design for roadway improvements during a l...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through March 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Seventh Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 10 through March 12...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 9 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are requi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Municipal Court to resume normal operations Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Effective Monday, Feb. 1, and until further notice, the Springfield Municipal Court will resume normal operations. In the interest of public health, the Springfield Municipal Court continues to take measures to reduce exposure to, and...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 28, 2021

City set to detail the road ahead for the Grant Avenue Parkway at Feb. 9 virtual public meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After several months of public engagement sessions and stakeholder meetings, the City of Springfield will present the Grant Avenue Parkway project team’s recommended baseline concept design for roadway improvements during a l...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 27, 2021

City’s auditor releases FY 2020 Compliance Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 Ann...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 26, 2021

City commits additional funding to crisis cold-weather sheltering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Media Alert: Tune in to City Council Lunch at noon today for an Update on Grant Avenue Parkway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After several months of public engagement, project officials working on the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway and corridor project will provide an update to City Council at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 19. The project will create multi-modal transp...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or sp...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 13, 2021

CACCD to meet Jan. 26

Sign up by noon on Monday, Jan. 25 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 to solicit input on the Ci...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 12 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meetin...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through Feb. 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Sixth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 11 through Feb. 10.

“T...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Council, CCACD to discuss FY2021 HUD plans at Jan. 12 public hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a joint public hearing on the City’s proposed use of funds for its fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) U.S. D...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Driver compliance study indicates improvement at new flashing beacon crosswalk locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drivers are paying attention, reports initial compliance studies conducted at the City’s three recently-installed flashing beacon crosswalks.    

In early October, Springfield Public Works equipped three nei...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 4, 2021

City launches public visioning survey for Renew Jordan Creek master plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is asking the public to help set the vision for the Renew Jordan Creek master plan effort, examining the potential of the historic creek as it flows through downtown Springfield. The public is encouraged to com...

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Learn more and take the survey. City of Springfield News Releases (General)