Public Information & Civic Engagement
Springfield City Clerk Anita Cotter has certified 13 applicants to be included on the ballot for the April 4, 2017 election. Read on...
During the fourth quarter of 2016, SPD reported an overall increase in crime by 18 percent. Read on...
City Officials report that a green substance found in Fassnight Creek Thursday afternoon is most likely a non-hazardous substance such as fluorescein dye. Read on...
When the Impacting Poverty Commission (IPC) issued a challenge to the community to help decrease the poverty trend in Greene County in October 2015, Mayor Bob Stephens proclaimed that the “consequences of doing nothing are just too great.” Read on...
Building Development Services Director Chris Straw brought what he calls a “long overdue” set of clarifications to the City’s Nuisance and Housing Code (City Charter, Chapter 74) to City Council Tuesday, Jan. 17. Read on...
The Springfield Fire Department presented City Council with various options for staffing and deployment as a follow up to its presentation in December. Read on...
Despite a reduction in residential fires overall in 2016, Springfield's fire death rate continues to trend upward, as the Fire Department resolves to find new ways to address the issue. Read on...
The City of Springfield's January 2017 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 5% compared to the amount budgeted. Read on...
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.
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 CommunitySpecial Events and Special Event Permitting - The Department of Public Information sponsors or cooperates in planning special events, such as the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, the Springfield Jazz Festival, the Mayor's Tree Lighting Ceremony, the State of the City Address and the Partners in Education "Treasures of the City," event. The Department of Public Information also assists other City departments in planning and executing special events such as ribbon cuttings and dedications, as well as in coordinating their promotion. Public Information also oversees permitting special events in the city of Springfield.
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.
Citizen Resource Center - 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 417-864-1010 for assistance.
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.
Department Fast Facts
- Employs about 12 people
- Has an annual budget of about $800,000