Public Information & Civic Engagement

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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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    One of Springfield’s first female police officers to retire from the City after 41 years

    After 41 years serving the City of Springfield, Municipal Court bailiff and one of Springfield's first female police officers, Sandy Goss, will retire on Friday. Read on...
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    Park Day Reunion August 1-2 in Silver Springs Park

    Events include parade, picnic, sports, gospel singing and beauty pageant; Hospitality opens July 31 at University Plaza Hotel
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    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams is sending a message to criminals: neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. This year marks the fourth anniversary of National Night Out. Join us Aug. 4. Read on...
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    Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

    A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our community have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve. And now they need your help. Read on...
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    July 27 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. July 27. A written summary and video recording of meeting are available. Read on...
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    Fire Department Annual Report highlights a memorable year

    Reaccreditation and the first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement are among the historic events outlined in the 2014 Annual Report of the Springfield Fire Department. Read on...
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    Nuisance properties bill to help City improve housing conditions

    City Council at its Monday night meeting will hear a second reading and vote on a bill that City staff think is the next step in addressing chronic nuisance properties in Springfield. 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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    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    The second quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 6 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report. 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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    City confirms petition seeking judgment on sheriff's contractual requirement regarding jail

    The City of Springfield confirms filing a petition today in Greene County Circuit Court seeking a declaratory judgment on Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott’s contractual requirement to accept municipal prisoners. Read on...
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    Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

    Events will include a Route 66 parade, two-day car and motorcycle show, a motorcycle poker run, two nights of concerts, drive-in movie, vendor village, 6.6 mile run and a confab of Route 66 authors, artists, collectors and associations. Read on...
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    National organization recognizes Springfield Fire Department's sprinkler education efforts

    The Springfield Fire Department has been recognized for its efforts to help Springfield citizens understand the life-saving importance of installing fire sprinkler systems in homes. Read on...
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    Garage burglaries trending upward

    One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and just as in past summers, the Springfield Police Department has been noticing an increase in this type of criminal behavior. Read on...
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    July sales tax revenue up 9% compared to budget

    The City of Springfield's July 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 9% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from transactions made primarily in May. Read on...
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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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    Park Board offers discount theme park tickets

    Get discount tickets for Missouri theme parks through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Read on...
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    Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to remind the public that parking lot or roadside sales of domestic animals by private citizens inside the City of Springfield are no longer permitted. 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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    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival concert to feature Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    The Gillioz Theatre and Dwight Glenn Productions are proud to present the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with special guests Pure Prairie League on Friday, Aug. 14 at the Gillioz Theatre. Reserved seating tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, April 10. 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.
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