Public Information & Civic Engagement

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    Dog Swim XII Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Fassnight Pool

    Dog paddle at the canine aquatics event of the year, 4-7 p.m., registration required
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    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again donate half its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Fire departments. Read on...
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    Aug. 24 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24. A written summary and video recording of meeting are available. Read on...
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    23,000 pack downtown for Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

    Approximately 23,000 people visited downtown Springfield Aug.14-16 for the 5th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Parade Festival. Read on...
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    Health Department announces new assistant director

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to welcome Katie Towns-Jeter back to the SGCHD family. Read on...
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    Construction begins for phase II of Jefferson Avenue streetscape project

    This project will continue the streetscape improvements previously constructed downtown, including the construction of ADA-compliant sidewalks, lighting enhancements and signal reconstruction. Read on...
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    August sales tax revenue up 11% compared to budget

    The City of Springfield's August 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 11% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in July from transactions made primarily in June. Read on...
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    City seeking input on projects for next 1/4-cent and 1/8-cent tax cycles

    The City is seeking feedback from citizens in the form of a survey on the proposed list of new roadway construction projects to be included in the next cycles of the 1/4-cent and 1/8-cent sales tax programs. Read on...
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    First half of 2015 shows significant drop in fires

    Fires in the city of Springfield during the first half of the year are down 28% over the same time period last year. Cooking fires remain a primary concern. Read on...
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    City releases 2014 Year in Review

    Find out what the City was up to in 2014 by checking out our 2014 interactive Year in Review report.
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    American Airlines brings Springfield non-stop service to Charlotte, North Carolina

    American Airlines begins new, non-stop service between Springfield and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport beginning Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale July 5. Read on...
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    WalletHub names Springfield third-best city for doing business in the U.S.

    WalletHub analyzed the relative start-up opportunities that exist in the 150 most populated U.S. cities. Springfield ranked third on the list. View the findings
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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.
Mission Statement
We are committed to working with the community by providing timely and accessible city information using all relevant communication technologies to empower citizens and staff to participate in open and transparent government.

Purpose
The Department of Public Information provides information to the general public and media, and serves as a departmental resource to the community. Public Information also works with other city departments to plan special events, news releases, develop web site material, brochures, videos, and other informational materials about city government.

Services to the Community
  • CityView - Original programming related to city events, news, and issues, streamed online and broadcasts via Mediacom cable and AT&T Uverse; also broadcasts a rotating informational bulletin board.
  • Frequently Requested Contact Information - An online database of information to assist citizens in their search for city, county and state phone numbers.
  • News Releases - News releases announcing city events and issues sent to local media help provide information to the public.
  • Other Services include print pieces such as brochures and signage, citizen and employee surveys, and general information assistance.
  • Partners in Education (PIE) - Partnering with local schools, this program offers interaction between school children, teachers, and city officials, and helps teach young people about city government. By exposing children to local government at an early age they can grow up knowing about the services provided by the city and how each citizen can make a contribution to his or her community. Classroom materials, speakers, and special events are offered throughout the year, with a special emphasis for third grade students.
  • Service Requests - One of the department's most visible services, this program helps provide service or address problems by working with citizens, other city departments, and city council members to make citizens aware of action the city may be taking related to the request. Call 417-864-1011 for assistance. The Service Request Division also maintains the Citizen's Service Packet, a packet of information helpful to citizens with questions and concerns.
  • Special Events - The City of Springfield sponsors or cooperates in planning many special events, including ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings, legislative functions and community outreaches. The PIO assists city departments in planning special events, as well as in coordinating their promotions. The intent is for neighborhoods, civic organizations, and private individuals to have access to all the opportunities available from the city.
  • The SCENE - This award-winning monthly newsletter for employees and retirees of the City of Springfield provides benefit information, features on city employees, and information about city events.
  • Tours - Schools, businesses, and other interested groups may schedule tours of City Hall, the Busch Municipal Building, and other city facilities by calling 417-864-1010.
  • Website - The city's official website provides information, applications, forms, and interactive features such as maps.
Department Fast Facts
  • Employs about 12 people
  • Has an annual budget of about $800,000