Public Information & Civic Engagement

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    Five apply for Zone 1 City Council Seat

    Five citizens have applied for the Zone 1 City Council position vacated by Jeff Seifried earlier this year. The deadline to apply was March 27. Read on...
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    Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force to present findings Tuesday

    Representatives from a 31-member citizen task force will present the group’s findings to City Council and the Greene County Commission at noon, Tuesday, March 31 at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott Street. Read on...
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    City Council receives arbitrator’s recommendations for police union

    The City of Springfield is one step away from arriving at a mutually agreeable collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22, after a meeting on Friday, March 27, 2015. Read on...
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    Timmons Temple begins moving this afternoon

    Contractors plan U-Turn on site starting immediately; longer move is expected next week.
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    Springfield Fire Department proposes changes to better protect tenants in a fire

    The Department is recommending that owners and landlords of all 1-or-2 family rental properties be required to install smoke alarms on every level, in every bedroom, and outside each sleeping area. Read on...
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    Media tour of Heer's Luxury Living April 2

    Representatives from Dalmark Development group will offer a behind-the-scenes media tour of the facility at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 2. Read on...
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    March 23 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. March 23. A written summary and video recording of meeting are available. Read on...
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    New Springfield Art Museum branding encourages patrons to enjoy, learn, create

    The Springfield Art Museum is excited to introduce a new image, identity and branding campaign, starting with a vibrant new logo and positioning line. Read on...
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    Summer seasonal employment opportunities available through Park Board

    Great first jobs for youth or summer jobs for students
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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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    Daily pollen counts resume for 2015

    It may not officially be spring yet, but spring allergens have already made a return to the area. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is now posting daily pollen counts for the 2015 season. Read on...
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    Springfield Lasers draft No. 1 American John Isner

    Lasers 20th season also brings Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Michael Russell back to the team. Read on...
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    Anita Cotter sworn in as Acting City Clerk

    City Clerk Brenda Cirtin swore in Assistant City Clerk Anita Cotter as Acting City Clerk this morning at the Busch Municipal Building's fourth floor conference room. Cirtin is now City Clerk Emeritus and will work on special projects for the City. Read on...
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    Stationary bike offers exercise, stress relief for Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators

    Studies have shown that 911 telecommunicators have one of the most stressful jobs in the U.S. Springfield-Greene County 911 is trying something new to help telecommunicators battle stress and encourage movement. Read on...
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    HAWK signal installation to occur over next two weeks on Sunset Street

    Starting tomorrow, (Thursday, March 12) and over the course of the next two weeks, traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction at various times on Sunset Street between Kimbrough Avenue and Dollison Avenue between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Read on...
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    Betty and Bobby Allison, Kim Reser honored by Missouri Park and Recreation Association

    Statewide awards highlight service to Springfield-area youth, sports and recreation
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    Mark your calendar for fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 14-16

    Join us in downtown Springfield Aug. 14-16 for the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. This year's festival promises to be the best yet with an expanded two-day car show and new events such as a parade, a motorcycle show and a cruise-in party. Read on...
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    Springfield Art Museum launches online collection

    The Springfield Art Museum today launched online access to its art collection database at www.sgfmuseum.org. Read on...
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    Newly created Springfield Homeless Court Program offers fresh start

    Modeled after the first homeless court program in the nation, created in San Diego in 1989, Springfield’s Homeless Court convenes at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in a conference room at The Kitchen, 1630 N. Jefferson. Read on...
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    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter dove right into urgent stormwater management issues at a joint meeting of Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission today. Read on...
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    Public Works to complete several intersection improvement projects in 2015

    Springfield’s Public Works department provided a quarterly projects update at today’s Council Lunch meeting. Read on...
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    Task force report outlines City and County challenges

    A task force consisting of City of Springfield and Greene County staff worked for the past 18 months to identify challenges facing both governmental entities and reported them to City Council and the Greene County Commission, Dec. 9. Read on...
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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