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    People in the News

    At the Nov. 23 City Council meeting, Mayor Bob Stephens recommended the following appointments and reappointments to various boards and commissions. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department shares tips for avoiding cooking fires this Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, good food, and sadly, sometimes holiday tragedies. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 76 cooking fires in Springfield. Most of these fires could have been avoided. Read on...
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    Springfield police continue homicide investigation, victim identified

    At approximately 12:25 p.m. on Nov. 23, Springfield police officers responded to 342 E. Downing Street after a 911 caller requested that officers check the well-being of the residents. Read on...
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    Nov. 23 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23. A written summary and video recording of meeting are available. Read on...
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    Springfield police investigate connected robberies

    The Springfield Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of two related robberies that occurred on Nov. 13 and 15. Read on...
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    Springfield Fire Department concludes Fire Prevention Month with record-breaking numbers

    During 16 days of the month of October, thirty-one Springfield Firefighters visited 37 schools, 464 classrooms and 9,829 students. Read on...
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    SGF named 2015 Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

    e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and its Digital Communities program earlier this month announced the top-ranked cities in the 2015 Digital Cities Survey. Read on...
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    Take a selfie with Santa, costumed characters at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 28

    Mayor Bob Stephens will signal the start of the holiday season by lighting a 33-foot Norway spruce, located in Jordan Valley Park, east of the Mediacom Ice Park at the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. Read on...
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    Don’t waste those leaves – recycle them!

    For many of us, an Ozarks autumn wouldn’t be complete without long drives along country roads to gaze at the beautiful gold, crimson and orange leaves. However, once the leaves fall from the trees, we’re tasked with disposing of them properly. Read on...
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    November sales tax revenue down 2% compared to budget; up 3% YTD

    The City of Springfield's November1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 2% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in October from transactions made primarily in September. Read on...
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    Five City Councilmembers issue statement

    Mayor Pro Tem Ken McClure; Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson; Councilman Craig Fishel; Councilwoman Jan Fisk; Councilman Mike Schilling issued a public statement Monday, Nov. 2 explaining their reason for requesting a hearing officer. Read on...
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    Documents referenced in Mayor Bob Stephens' Oct. 30 press conference

    Mayor Bob Stephens held a news conference in City Council Chambers Oct. 30. The documents he referenced during that conference are available here. Read on...
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    Impacting Poverty Commission releases 2015 Report and Call to Action

    At the Junior League of Springfield's Community Summit: Focus on Poverty, Springfield's Impacting Poverty Commission released its 2015 Report and Call to Action.
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    'Zone blitz' plan to address concerns shared in May’s listening meetings

    At a series of nine “listening” meetings in Springfield’s northwest neighborhoods in May, City and community leaders heard neighbors’ concerns. Now, it’s time for action. Read on...
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    Ozarks workforce leaders to conduct second annual regional survey

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center and various chambers of commerce, is releasing the second annual State of the Workforce Survey. Read on...
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    Mayor Stephens announces formation of task force on crisis sheltering

    Mayor Bob Stephens announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, the formation of a task force on crisis sheltering. Stephens said the lack of crisis shelter facilities in Springfield has reached a crisis level. Read on...
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    Diversity in SGF

    Springfield leaders share the sentiment that diversity and inclusion are extremely important aspects of community culture.
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    City Jobs

    The City of Springfield offers challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service at the municipal level. View job openings.
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