Ken McClure

City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: 417-864-1651

Ken McClure

Ken McClure was first elected Mayor in April 2017 and was reelected in April 2019 and April 2021. He was first elected to City Council to serve as General Council Seat D in April 2015 and elected Mayor Pro Tem by his fellow Councilmembers. Mayor McClure is a member of the Missouri Municipal League. As Mayor, he serves as an ex-officio member of the four council standing committees. His previous committee assignments included serving as the chair of the Finance and Administration Committee and as a member of the Community Involvement Committee.

He has served on numerous boards and commissions including the Board of Public Utilities, Jordan Valley Advisory Committee, Springfield Good Government Committee, Missouri State Capitol Commission, Personnel Advisory Board, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Chamber of Commerce, and the Springfield Area United Way, just to name a few.

Mayor McClure's term expires in 2023.

Contact Information

Reach Mayor McClure through the City Clerk's office at 417-864-1651 or e-mail him at [email protected].

Professional Experience

He retired from Missouri State University in July 2015, having served as Vice President for Administrative and Information Services. In this position, he was responsible for Facilities Management, Safety and Transportation, Environmental Management, Support Services, Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Human Resources, Information Technology, and University Staff Ambassadors.

Mayor McClure’s previous experience includes serving as Chief of Staff and Transition Director for former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt; Associate General Manager–Administration for City Utilities of Springfield; and he was appointed by former Governor John Ashcroft as a member, and later as Chairman, of the Missouri Public Service Commission. Mayor McClure is a former Deputy Director-Administration of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, as well as a budget analysist and staff director for the Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee.

He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain in 1980.


Mayor McClure received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Missouri State University and his Master’s Degree in History from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Personal Information

Mayor McClure has two grown daughters, two grandsons and two granddaughters.


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