Posted on: December 5, 2016

December sales tax revenues down 10% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's December 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 10% compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in November from tr...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

City receives Distinguished Budget Award 10th year in a row

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For the 10th year in a row, the City has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to mee...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Rating agency upgrades two of City’s bond issues

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Moody's Investor Service (one of the nation’s top three bond credit rating agencies) has upgraded the rating of two of the City of Springfield’s bond issues related to Jordan Valley Park’s Baseball S...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Department of Labor awards $3 million to Springfield for job training

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A $3 million grant to the City of Springfield's Department of Workforce Development in partnership with Ozarks Technical Community College will provide training opportunities for individuals seeking to enter the health ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Mayor encourages shopping local on Saturday

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The Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a big deal for small businesses.

Mayor Stephens will issue a proclamation at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at Chabom Tea + Spices, 209 E. Commercial, declaring the Saturday after ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 10 a.m. Tuesday

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City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The 25-foot blue spruce will be decked out and ceremoniously lit at the Park Central Square Tree Lighting cere...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

New regulations pave way for Transportation Network Companies

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City Council voted Monday evening to amend language in the City Code to make room for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Springfield. The vote was 8-0 with Jan Fisk recusing herself.

Language in ...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

REMINDER: Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 19

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Mayor Bob Stephens, with help from local elementary school students, 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...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Municipal Court Judge Todd Thornhill appointed to Missouri Press-Bar Commission

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Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association (MMACJA)President Andrea Niehoff has appointed Municipal Court Judge Todd Thornhill to serve as a member of the Missouri Press-Bar Commission representing the MMACJA.
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Posted on: November 3, 2016

City-County jail lawsuit hearing held Nov. 3

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Judge John D. Beger of the 25th Judicial Court of Missouri heard arguments Nov. 3, on the City of Springfield’s motion for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by the City to gain access to the City-County Consolidated Justice Center (City-County J...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Breck Ruddick plea agreement on animal charges

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Springfield Chief Municipal Prosecutor Carl Yendes announces that the City has reached a plea agreement with Breck Ruddick, 20, on his two outstanding municipal charges of cruelty to animals (Section 18-9) and permitting a dog to ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

November sales tax revenues down 5% compared to budget

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield's November 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5% compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in October from transacti...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Zone 2 City Councilman Dr. Tom Prater to host community meeting Nov. 16

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Zone 2 City Councilman Dr. Tom Prater cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Alice Pittman Elementary, 2934 E. Bennett.

Join Dr. Prater and Zone 2 neighbors to discuss ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Safe Housing Inspection Pilot Program Proposal approved by City Council

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Springfield City Council approved a resolution Monday for a 90-day pilot project studying potential action for addressing the City’s chronic nuisance properties.

“The volume of service requests for dangerous and nuisance properties and the severity of ...Read more »

Posted on: October 27, 2016

Breck Ruddick charged with leash law and cruelty to animals violations

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Springfield Chief Municipal Prosecutor Carl Yendes announces that Breck Ruddick, 20, has been charged with cruelty to animals (Section 18-9) and permitting a dog to run at large (Section 18-53) of the City Code. The charges stem f...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

City Council updated on Jefferson Avenue Footbridge condition

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If Springfield’s Historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge shared human characteristics, “bridge doctor” Spencer Jones would describe its condition as critical. Jones is an engineer with Great River Engineering, a firm hired by Springf...Read on...

Visit springfieldmo.gov/footbridge.
Posted on: October 25, 2016

City of Springfield to study the efficiency of trash and recycling services, gather public input

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The City of Springfield is studying the efficiency of trash and recycling collection services within the city limits. The Department of Environmental Services has selected Burns and McDonnell as a consultant firm to conduct the st...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

Interested in running for City Council? Info packets available starting Monday

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Those interested in running for City Council on the April 4, 2017 municipal election ballot can begin the process at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24 by picking up information packets and petitions for signatures from the City Clerk’s offic...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Darla Morrison named interim Human Resources director

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City Manager Greg Burris has named Darla Morrison to serve as interim Human Resources director effective Oct. 21.

Morrison temporarily replaces Sheila Maerz, who announced her retirement in July. Maerz’s last day with the City...Read on...

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Mayor’s Commission for Children executive director announces resignation

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Denise Bredfeldt, executive director of the Mayor’s Commission for Children, has announced her resignation effective in late October.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Denise for her 12 years of service as executive ...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

October sales tax revenues on target

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The City of Springfield's October 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is on target compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in September from transaction...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Reminder: Second- and third-graders to discover Treasures of the City this evening

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Second- and third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 27th annual "Treasures of the City" Partners in Education ev...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Council to hear recommendations about C-Street TIF projects Monday night

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After hosting two public input meetings with Commercial Street businesses, residents and property owners to determine how to spend more than half a million dollars captured from the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing (TIF) ...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Second- and third-graders to discover Treasures of the City Tuesday evening

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Second- and third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 27th annual "Treasures of the City" Partners in Education ev...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Students to make a difference in Zone 1 during Parkview Cares Day tomorrow

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Instead of spending the day in the classroom tomorrow, Parkview High School students will be volunteering at dozens of sites in Springfield as part of the third annual Parkview Cares Day.

Freshman, sophomore and junior student...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Dr. Thomas Prater selected for Zone 2 City Council seat

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City Council has selected Thomas Prater, M.D., as the new Zone 2 council representative at a special City Council meeting Sept. 20. Dr. Prater was born in Springfield and is an eye surgeon in private practice with Mattax-Neu-Prate...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Square sculpture takes fall season tumble Tuesday at 7:30

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Interested citizens are encouraged to gather in Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 to view the fall rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield's first piece of modern art. Grab some coffee and watch a Public Works crew put a new spin on this fa...Read on...

View a video about the Tumbler.
Posted on: September 17, 2016

Eight citizens apply for Zone 2 City Council Seat

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Eight Springfield citizens have applied for the vacant City Council Zone 2 seat. Justin Burnett resigned earlier this month after moving from Zone 2. The filing deadline was Friday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m.

City Council plans to rev...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

City’s Sustainability Officer Barbara Lucks announces resignation

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After 22 years with the City of Springfield, most notably as the City’s first sustainability officer, Barbara Lucks is announcing her resignation (effective in mid-October) to work full time as a private consultant.

Lucks join...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Saturday's 7th annual Jazz Festival to offer 7 hours of free live music

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Springfield, Missouri continues a great season of live music downtown with the 7th Annual Jazz Festival, coming up Saturday at Park Central Square.

The festival includes seven hours of free live music at the Bear State Outdoor ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

City PIO staff recognized with national award for walk-through model of downtown

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The City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) announced the 2016 winners of its national Savvy Awards Competition during a ceremony at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, Sept. 8.

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Posted on: September 12, 2016

CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 14 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield will for the fifth year, donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 14, to the Springfield Police and Fire departments.

Last year's dona...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: City to host public meeting Sept. 8 to discuss C-Street TIF, Public Works projects

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WHAT: Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office will host the second public input meeting about how to spend more than a half a million dollars captured from the Commercial Street Tax Increment Financing (TI...Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

REMINDER: Results of study of SGF congregations to be revealed Sept. 9

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The results of a study of Springfield-area congregations by a group of Drury University and Missouri State University researchers will be revealed at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave. The pr...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2016

Application process for Zone 2 Council seat opens Sept. 6

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Springfield City Council will take applications for the Zone 2 Council seat vacated by Justin Burnett, from 8 a.m. Sept. 6 to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 (unless extended by City Council). City Council plans to review the applications and in...Read on...

View Zone 2 Council seat application packet.
Posted on: September 2, 2016

September sales tax revenues up 3% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's September 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 3%, or $156,197, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in August from tr...Read on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Zone 2 Council seat open

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Justin Burnett’s Zone 2 Council seat is now vacant, following his move out of Zone 2. Burnett sent an email to City Council colleagues and members of City staff Thursday evening, with the announcement of his move to south Springfield.

Mayor Bob Stephe...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Parkview High School Alumni to Kick Off 60th Anniversary at Friday’s football game

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Mayor Pro Tem and Parkview High School alum Ken McClure will officially kick off a year-long celebration of Parkview’s 60th Anniversary at Friday night’s football game versus the Kickapoo Chiefs. The ceremony will take place at ha...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: National Resource Network to update City Council on findings

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WHAT: The National Resource Network, a consortium of private and public sector experts, will present findings from their engagement with Springfield to City Council. NRN's strategies focus on the areas of housing, jobs and engagi...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2016

OEM Director Chet Hunter announces resignation

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Chet Hunter, Director of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, announces his resignation effective Aug. 26. He and his family will be moving to St. Louis, where he has accepted a position as the assistant d...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2016

Route 66 Festival draws record attendance

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About 38,000 people participated in Springfield Missouri’s 6th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by KY3/KSPR; City of Springfield and Aaron Sachs & Associates. Despite a soggy start, 250 classic cars and a couple dozen motorcycles para...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Festival’s John T. Woodruff Award to be presented Saturday

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On behalf of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, David Eslick will present two John T. Woodruff Awards at noon, Saturday Aug. 13 at Park Central Square to St. Louis Street Steak ‘n Shake owner Gary Leonard and West Central ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Love to chat about Route 66? Visit The Old Glass Place Aug. 13-14

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A gathering of authors, artists, collectors, associations, and preservation and tourism enthusiasts affiliated with Route 66 will take place at The Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis (east end of the car show), 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Gypsy tour tradition comes to the Mother Road during Route 66 Festival this weekend

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Along with Aaron Sachs and Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels joined forces with the 4-3 Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) chapter to create the second annual Route 66 Gypsy Tour Poker Run, a 66-mile poker run along part...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Expect road closures, traffic delays downtown Friday-Sunday during Route 66 Festival

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Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting the morning of Friday, Aug. 12 and lasting until evening Sun...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

City GIS staff create 80-stop virtual tour down Springfield’s stretch of Historic Route 66

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The City of Springfield’s Geographic Information Systems division has created an intensive 80-stop “story map” of Historic Route 66 through Springfield utilizing mapping software Esri.

Esri Story Maps let users combine authori...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

West Central Neighborhood to host pre-party Friday before the Route 66 Festival Parade

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The West Central Neighborhood Alliance will host a pre-party for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park at College Street and Fort Avenue. Join them f...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

MEDIA ALERT: City, West Central Neighborhood to break ground for Route 66 Streetscape Aug. 10

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WHAT: The City of Springfield and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance will ceremoniously break ground for the Route 66 Plaza Streetscape at College Street and Broadway Avenue

WHEN: 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

WHER...Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Festival organizers release parade details, instructions for participants

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The second annual Birthplace of Route 66 Parade has an exciting lineup this year that includes more than 350 cars and motorcycles to date, several floats, special guest appearances and fun entertainment for the whole family.

Th...Read on...

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Festival founders hope to pass preservation of Historic Route 66 to future generations

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Tommy and Glenda PikeLifelong Springfieldians Tommy and Glenda Pike are a walking, talking encyclopedia of Mother Road lore and history.

In 1989, while antiquing in Halltown, the Pikes came across a sign-up sheet to form a Misso...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

City, West Central Neighborhood to ceremoniously break ground for Route 66 Plaza Streetscape Aug. 10

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The City of Springfield and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance will ceremoniously break ground for the Route 66 Plaza Streetscape at College Street and Broadway Avenue at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10.

The groundbreaking is t...Read on...

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

August sales tax revenues down 2% compared to budget

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The City of Springfield's August 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 2%, or $41,007, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in July from transa...Read on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

City to host public input meeting Aug. 11 to discuss C-Street TIF projects

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Staff from the City of Springfield’s Economic Development office and Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson will host the first in a series of public input meetings about how to spend more than half a million dollars captured from t...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • $1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (5:30-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Pre...
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    Posted on: July 22, 2016

    City Human Resources director announces retirement

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    Sheila Maerz, City of Springfield Human Resources director, announces her retirement effective Oct. 20.

    Maerz joined the City of Springfield as the Human Resources director in October 1998 and is responsible for employment, cl...Read on...

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    Posted on: July 20, 2016

    No building inspections Aug. 2; inspectors to attend training

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    Commercial and residential building inspections will not be available from the City’s Building Development Services Tuesday, Aug. 2 because the department’s inspectors will be participating in training on fire resistance-rated con...Read on...

    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    David Holtmann named interim Finance director

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    City Manager Greg Burris has named David Holtmann to serve as interim Finance director effective July 25.

    Holtmann temporarily replaces Mary Mannix Decker, who announced her retirement in May. Her last day with the City will b...Read on...

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    Posted on: July 11, 2016

    Zone Blitz initiative promotes community unity

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    What began 18 months ago as a look at crime statistics, has turned into a multi-pronged initiative that City leaders believe has the ability to unite Springfieldians in a common crusade to improve quality of life through the simpl...Read on...

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    Posted on: July 11, 2016

    REMINDER: City, community partners and neighbors to launch Zone Blitz at 9 a.m. at Nichols Park

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    The City of Springfield, along with community partners and Zone 1 neighbors, will officially launch the Zone Blitz, an initiative to improve quality of life in northwest Springfield, at 9 a.m. at Nichols Park, 1800 W. Nichols.

    For more ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 7, 2016

    July sales tax revenues down 12% compared to budget

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    The City of Springfield's July 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 12%, or $528,385, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in June from transa...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: June 30, 2016

    25th annual Gift of Time Awards luncheon honors 41, awards 5

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    Five local citizens were honored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and City of Springfield as the Volunteers of the Year at the annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon today at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center.

    Nominated ...Read on...

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    Posted on: June 29, 2016

    25th annual Gift of Time awards luncheon Thursday at Ramada Oasis Convention Center

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    The City of Springfield and Council of Churches of the Ozarks will host the annual Gift of Time Awards luncheon noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the Ramada Inn Oasis Convention Center, 2456 N. Glenstone.

    The Gift of Time Awards has the distincti...Read on...

    Posted on: June 20, 2016

    Square sculpture to be tumbled Tuesday, June 21 in honor of Tom Billionis

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    This tumble’s for you, Tom.

    Public works will dedicate the summertime rotation of the Park Central Square sculpture, the Tumbler, to late Coffee Ethic owner, Tom Billionis, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21.

    Billionis, a passionate supporter of downto...Read on...

    View a video about the Tumbler.
    Posted on: June 16, 2016

    Frank Romines selected as Springfield City Attorney

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    Frank Romines has been selected as the City of Springfield’s City Attorney, effective July 13. He currently serves as senior corporate counsel for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

    Romines began his career as an associate attor...Read on...

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    Posted on: June 9, 2016

    June sales tax revenues up 11% compared to budget

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    The City of Springfield’s June 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 11%, or $444,782, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from transact...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: June 9, 2016

    MEDIA ALERT: EPA to Recognize Springfield, Mo., for Effective Use of Brownfields Assistance

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    (Lenexa, Kan., June 9, 2016) – EPA Region 7 Administrator Mark Hague will officially recognize the City of Springfield, Mo., on Monday, June 13, for its effective use of more than $7 million in funding and technical assistance from EPA’s Brownfields progr...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2016

    Mayor in State of City address: Springfield in especially strong position

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    More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during his last State of the City address during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Sprin...Read on...

    Posted on: May 31, 2016

    Mayor's State of the City address 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2 at The Arc of the Ozarks

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    Mayor Bob Stephens will share his views about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at The Arc of the Ozarks, 1501 E. Pythian, Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 a.m. Those who can't be t...Read on...

    Posted on: May 25, 2016

    City Finance Director announces retirement

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    Mary Mannix Decker, City of Springfield Finance director, announces her retirement effective July 22.

    Mannix Decker joined the City of Springfield Finance Department in 1999 as the Budget Administrator, responsible for the deve...Read on...

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    Posted on: May 23, 2016

    9-1-1 Director Zim Schwartze named Director of the Year by international association

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    The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International announced the winners of the 2016 Public Safety Communications Awards and Technology in Leadership Awards on Friday, May 20. Springfield-Greene County ...Read on...

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    Posted on: May 18, 2016

    EPA awards $200,000 to Springfield for job training program

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    A $200,000 grant to The Missouri Job Center will provide job opportunities in the city’s northwest quadrant. The grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to recruit, train and place local unemployed a...Read on...

    Learn more about the City's Brownfield's Pro
    Posted on: May 10, 2016

    May sales tax revenues down 12% compared to budget

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    The City of Springfield's May 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 12%, or $334,570, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in April from transac...Read on...

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    Posted on: May 5, 2016

    Last piece in 2016 Sculpture Walk installed in downtown SGF today

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    The last of 12 sculptures that comprise the 2016 Sculpture Walk in downtown Springfield was installed today, according to Sculpture Walk coordinator Nicole Brown. Sculpture Walk 2016 will officially open May 6 during Artsfest.
    ...Read on...

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    Posted on: May 4, 2016

    Mayor releases statement on Holstein findings

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    Former Chief Justice John Holstein issued his findings today regarding the alleged misconduct by Councilmember Kristi Fulnecky during a Nov. 24 closed meeting.

    I speak for those members of City Council who signed the letter to...Read on...

    View Holstein's Findings.
    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    City Manager presents Proposed 2017 Budget to City Council

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    Public safety, investments in technology and facilities among priorities

    The City Manager’s proposed fiscal year 2017 (FY2017) budget was provided to City Council today in the first of four scheduled workshops.

    Revenue projectio...Read on...

    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee announces 2016 application process

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    The Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee, a committee appointed by City Council to manage the grant award process for the returned tax proceeds from Wonders of Wildlife (WOW), will host a mandatory question and answer session fo...Read on...

    Posted on: May 2, 2016

    City participating in CFO's Give Ozarks to raise funds for Route 66 Plaza Clock Tower

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    Nearly 150 nonprofit agencies will participate in Give Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks' 24-hour online giving day Tuesday, May 3. The City of Springfield is participating in Give Ozarks to fundraise for the planned Rout...Read on...

    Donate to Route 66 Roadside Park fund.
    Posted on: April 29, 2016

    Saturday marks 90th anniversary of telegram sent from Springfield naming Route 66

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    Route 66, also known as the “Mother Road” and the “Main Street of America,” was conceived 90 years ago Saturday in downtown Springfield.

    On April 30, 1926, a group of businessmen led by Cy Avery of Tulsa and Springfield’s John...Read on...

    View telegram.
    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    MEDIA ALERT: Hearing continues at 1:30 p.m., Friday

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    A hearing carried over from April 20, will continue in Historic City Hall’s 3rd floor City Council Chambers at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. The hearing was requested by a majority of City Council members, to look into the facts surrounding Councilwoman Kri...Read on...

    Posted on: April 19, 2016

    MEDIA ALERT: Second Sculpture Walk installation Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Springfield Brewing Co.

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    The second of 12 sculptures that will comprise the 2016 Sculpture Walk in downtown Springfield will arrive via truck from Brooklyn, New York and will be installed at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Springfield Brewing Company's balcony, according to...Read on...

    Visit SculptureWalk's Web site.
    Posted on: April 13, 2016

    City of Springfield, Greene County observe National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The week of April 10-16 is set aside to honor those that provide the voice of our emergency services across our country. The City of Springfield recognizes the outstanding service of 9-1-1 telecommunicators during observance of Na...Read on...

    View proclamation.
    Posted on: April 12, 2016

    9-1-1 Director Zim Schwartze named Missouri 9-1-1 Director of the Year

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Director Zim Schwartze was named Missouri 9-1-1 Director of the Year at the Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference (MPSCC) March 22 in Columbia.

    The Springfield...Read on...

    Download Zim Schwartze head shot.
    Posted on: April 11, 2016

    Gift of Time volunteer appreciation program to host 25th annual banquet June 30

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Volunteers are a vital part of delivering services to our community every day – from hunger to education; homelessness to advocacy; volunteers are there to give the most important gift – the gift of time.

    To celebrate the ded...Read on...

    View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
    Posted on: April 8, 2016

    April sales tax revenues down 3% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's April 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 3%, or $112,213, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from transa...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: March 31, 2016

    Author and professor Robert D. Putnam to speak at MSU Public Affairs Conference April 8

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield, along with the 12 partner organizations listed below, are bringing author and Harvard professor Robert D. Putnam to speak noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 8 at Missouri State University’s annual Public Affairs Co...Read on...

    Posted on: March 30, 2016

    City, Community Partnership of the Ozarks to host landlord training seminar April 9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield and Community Partnership of the Ozarks will host an annual landlord training seminar 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Christ Episcopal Church, 610 E. Walnut.

    This training is designed for landlords a...Read on...

    Register here.
    Posted on: March 23, 2016

    City Council hears first reading for West Wye connection project

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A long-discussed project to divert coal trains from the center of Springfield is back on track.

    City Council will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24 in Council Chambers at Historic City Hall to hear the first reading of a bil...Read on...

    View Powerpoint.
    Posted on: March 22, 2016

    2016 Route 66 Festival to offer three days of cars, motorcycles, concerts and family fun

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners KY3, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and Ozarks On Two Wheels announced the 2016 festival event lineup at a press conference at the historic Gillioz Theatre M...Read on...

    Posted on: March 21, 2016

    City to pay to house inmates in Miller, Taney counties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council voted on March 21 to allocate up to $500,000 to house inmates in Miller and Taney County detention facilities, as a temporary solution to a long-standing disagreement with the Greene County Sheriff over th...Read on...

    Posted on: March 22, 2016

    Please join us at 10 a.m. at the Gillioz to hear about 2016 Route 66 Festival event lineup

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Please join us for a press conference at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 22 at the historic Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, as we announce the featured attractions of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.

    Last year’s festival drew a...Read on...

    Posted on: March 14, 2016

    City continues to respond to March 13-14 flash flooding event

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week kicked off early in Springfield with Sunday night’s signature flash flooding event due to a convective thunderstorm.

    The National Weather Service issued a flash flooding warning for Sp...Read on...

    Posted on: March 14, 2016

    Sculpture takes springtime tumble Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

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    It’s tumble time.

    Public Works Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey encourages interested citizens to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 15 for the springtime rotation of the Tumbler, Springfield’s first piece of modern art...Read on...

    View a video about the Tumbler.
    Posted on: March 14, 2016

    Today's media lunch about Convoy of Hope Springfield event postponed

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    Today's media lunch scheduled for noon at the Springfield-Greene County Public Safety center is being postponed to a later date. Information on the rescheduled date will be sent out as soon as details are confirmed. Sorry for any inconvenience. Media inte...Read on...

    Posted on: March 13, 2016

    City details efforts to address poverty and homelessness

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    According to Springfield’s 2013 point in time homeless count data, on any given night, 711 people in Springfield are homeless. That includes 350 single adults, 50 veterans, 425 families and 163 children. Together with the rising poverty rate, homelessness...Read on...

    List of Area Crisis Shelters
    Posted on: March 8, 2016

    Marianne Banks named Interim City Attorney

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    City Manager Greg Burris named Marianne Banks to serve as Interim City Attorney, effective March 14, 2016. Banks temporarily replaces Dan Wichmer, who recently took a new position with Legal Services of Southern Missouri.

    Banks has extensive experienc...Read on...

    Posted on: March 8, 2016

    Zone 3 City Councilman Mike Schilling to host community meeting March 15

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Zone 3 City Councilman Mike Schilling cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 at Horace Mann Elementary, 3745 S. Broadway.

    Join Schilling and Zone 3 neighbors to discuss wha...Read on...

    What City Council zone do I live in?
    Posted on: March 7, 2016

    Media invited to March 14 luncheon to discuss upcoming Convoy of Hope: Springfield event

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join Convoy of Hope Signature Events Director Steve Pulis and City Manager Greg Burris for a media luncheon noon-1 p.m., Monday, March 14 at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott, to learn about media opportunities and res...Read on...

    View invitation.
    Posted on: March 4, 2016

    1 Million Cups Springfield moves to the Springfield Art Museum

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    1 Million Cups Springfield announced Wednesday its move to the Springfield Art Museum effective April 6.

    The program launched Feb. 26, 2014 with the mission to build a start up and entrepreneurial community in southwest Missour...Read on...

    Visit 1 Million Cups Springfield online.
    Posted on: March 7, 2016

    March sales tax revenue up 24% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's March 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 24%, or $942,338, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in February from tran...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: March 1, 2016

    City Attorney Dan Wichmer accepts new position

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Attorney Dan Wichmer has accepted the position of Executive Director of Legal Services of Southern Missouri. His last day at the City of Springfield will be March 11.

    Wichmer became Springfield City Attorney in May 2005 af...Read on...

    Download Dan Wichmer head shot.
    Posted on: March 1, 2016

    Mayor Bob Stephens to host news conference at 10 a.m.

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Mayor Bob Stephens will host a news conference at 10 a.m. today at the Springfield Regional Police-Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield Road. Immediately following the news conference, the mayor will be available for one-on-one interv...Read on...

    View livestream of news conference.
    Posted on: March 1, 2016

    Jefferson Avenue Footbridge to close beginning March 1 for inspection

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    During a recent weekly inspection of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, Public Works noticed corrosion and steel loss in the north support column of the 114-year-old bridge. Public Works brought in experts from Great River Engineeri...Read on...

    Jefferson Avenue Footbridge closure Fact Sheet
    Posted on: February 29, 2016

    Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering presents recommendations to Council

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The 17-member Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering presented its recommendations to Mayor Bob Stephens and members of City Council at today’s Council Lunch.

    Mayor Stephens announced the formation of the task force last fall....Read on...

    View report.
    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Business, marketing, IT skills in greatest demand locally over next 5-10 years, according to survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Over 300 local workforce professionals attended the second annual MOmentum 2016: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Feb. 23 by the local Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center-Ozark Region. In addition to dis...Read on...

    View executive summary and full results.
    Posted on: February 22, 2016

    Citizens’ Sales Tax Oversight Committee issues clean report to City Council

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield doesn’t expect citizens to take its word for it that tax dollars are spent appropriately. At tonight’s City Council meeting, the Citizens’ Sales Tax Oversight Committee (CSTOC) gave another "clean"...Read on...

    Posted on: February 22, 2016

    Ozarks workforce leaders to release state of the workforce survey results tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center, will host the second annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro,...Read on...

    Posted on: February 17, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring events for Lowe's Springfield locations

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will assist the two Springfield Lowe's locations with hiring more than 100 seasonal positions this month.

    On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Missouri Job Center...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: February 25, 2016

    Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering to present recommendations to Council on Monday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    The 17-member Mayor’s Task Force on Crisis Sheltering will present its recommendations to Mayor Bob Stephens and members of City Council at a special Council lunch meeting at noon, Monday, Feb. 29 in the Busch Municipal Building’s fourth-fl...Read on...

    Posted on: February 25, 2016

    REMINDER: Zone 2 City Councilman Justin Burnett to host community meeting tonight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Zone 2 City Councilman Justin Burnett cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 at Alice Pittman Elementary, 2934 E. Bennett.

    Join Burnett and Zone 2 neighbors to discuss wha...Read on...

    What City Council zone do I live in?
    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    City employee dies in accident at landfill

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    John Wesley Choate died after an accident at the City’s landfill. Choate worked at the City in various capacities since 2008, most recently as a maintenance worker.

    “We are all saddened by the loss of one of our own” said City...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2016

    Help 9-1-1 help you by filling out functional needs form for household

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In an emergency, it can be vitally important for first responders (police officers, firefighters or emergency medical services personnel) to know that a resident of the household where help is needed is visually impaired, hearing ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    City solicits bids for properties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is soliciting sealed bids for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at the following locations:

  • 1410 E. Pacific - Zoned R-SF (Residential Single-Family)
  • 1102 N. Rogers - Zoned R-SF (Residenti...
  • Read on...

    View the bid posting.
    Posted on: February 8, 2016

    February sales tax revenue down 7% compared to budget; YTD revenues still up 3% over budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's February 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7%, or $223,927, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from t...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: February 5, 2016

    Police, partner agencies continue to assist individuals notified to vacate properties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Department and Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door program, which works to prevent and end homelessness in Greene, Christian and Webster Counties, continue to work together to assist an estimated 20 in...Read on...

    View protocol for moving homeless camps.
    Posted on: February 4, 2016

    Mayor to issue proclamation recognizing bravery of neighbors who pulled boy from burning home

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Bob Stephens will issue a proclamation at a fundraiser tonight recognizing the bravery of Springfieldians Theron Teeter, also known as Too Much, and Mike Wallace, for pulling 4-year-old Ben Garrison from his burning home on ...Read on...

    View proclamation.
    Posted on: January 27, 2016

    Join City, community leaders and neighbors for Zone 1 Connect event on Saturday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Residents, service providers, business owners and church members from Springfield's Zone 1 are invited to Zone 1 Connect, a community meeting to map out an improvement plan for the city's northwest quadrant, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Saturd...Read on...

    Download Zone 1 Connect flyer
    Posted on: January 26, 2016

    Ozarks workforce leaders to release state of the workforce survey results at Feb. 23 luncheon

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center, will host the second annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro,...Read on...

    Register for MOmentum.
    Posted on: January 25, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Job Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Missouri Job Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

    Employers present will include CoxHe...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: January 25, 2016

    Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators field record call numbers in last 4 weeks

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators have experienced a record number of calls and phone interactions in the four weeks since the flooding event on Dec. 26, 2015.

    "The flooding that occurred mainly on the day af...Read on...

    Posted on: January 21, 2016

    Tree City USA meeting postponed, P&Z canceled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to weather, today's Tree City USA meeting has been rescheduled to 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and tonight's Planning & Zoning Commission meeting has been canceled.Read on...

    Posted on: January 19, 2016

    Tonight's Council-CACCD public hearing meeting canceled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to weather, the joint City Council-Citizen Advisory Committee for Community Development Public Hearing scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26 in City Council Chambers inside Historic City Hall....Read on...

    Posted on: January 15, 2016

    Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett rescinds resignation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Zone 2 City Councilman Justin Burnett has decided to rescind his resignation, after reconsideration.

    “I have decided to rescind my resignation and will be taking a break from college instead in order to focus on my...Read on...

    View letter.
    Posted on: January 14, 2016

    Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett resigns

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett distributed a letter today to City Council tendering his resignation, effective Jan. 15. Burnett was elected in April 2015.

    Essentially citing reasons of health and time commitment, he indicated...Read on...

    View letter.
    Posted on: January 12, 2016

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Need City head shots? Visit the City's SmugMug page.

    Building Development ServicesService requests for the Building Development Services department are up 10% over this time last year. BDS implements and monitors a variety of cit...Read on...

    Posted on: January 12, 2016

    Zone 1 residents invited to help map out details of improvement plan for northwest SGF Jan. 30

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Residents, service providers, business owners and church members from Springfield's Zone 1 are invited to Zone 1 Connect, a community meeting to map out an improvement plan for the city's northwest quadrant, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Saturd...Read on...

    Download Zone 1 Connect flyer
    Posted on: January 11, 2016

    January sales tax revenue up 13% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's January 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 13%, or $462,680, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in December 2015 fr...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: December 31, 2015

    Video looks back at 2015

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    From the amazing recovery of Springfield Police officer Aaron Pearson and the generous outpouring of support from the community, to the challenges of the roller coaster Missouri weather and ongoing lively debate over a wide range of political and social i...Read on...

    Year in Review Video
    Posted on: December 28, 2015

    Emergency shelter to open at 8 p.m. for flooding victims

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At the request of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) The Red Cross will open an emergency shelter tonight at 8 p.m. at Day Springs Christian Church, 2157 N. Prospect in Springfield, to house residen...Read on...

    Posted on: December 28, 2015

    City, residents battle floodwaters from near-record rainfall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield/Greene County residents continue to battle the waters from the rainstorm that worked its way through Springfield and region beginning Saturday, Dec. 26, continuing steadily through Sunday and turning into flurries late...Read on...

    Posted on: December 27, 2015

    Public Information Call Center to be activated to collect damage reports

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (GCOEM) will activate its Public Information Call Center (PICC) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Citizens in Greene County who have experienced flood damage to t...Read on...

    Posted on: December 23, 2015

    City issues statement regarding former Southwest Treatment Plant employee

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    Responding to media inquiries pointing to charges filed on Casenet, the City issues the following statement:
    The City of Springfield regrets that the actions of a former Southwest Treatment Plant employee have led to criminal charges. Managers acted imme...Read on...

    Posted on: December 21, 2015

    City Finance Department receives budget presentation award

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For the eighth year in a row, the City of Springfield Finance Department has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its budget. The G...Read on...

    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    Missouri Police Chiefs Association names SPD Chief Paul Williams 2015 Chief of the Year

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At its annual meeting in Jefferson City Dec. 10, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with the 2015 Missouri Police Chiefs Donald “Red” Loehr Chief of the Year Award.

    M...Read on...

    View congratulatory video from SPD and City staff.
    Posted on: December 15, 2015

    City Council receives independent audit report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit today from the City’s independent auditing firm, BKD.
    The equity of the City at the close of the most...Read on...

    Download audit report.
    Posted on: December 14, 2015

    Public Works to rotate the Tumbler for the winter season Tuesday morning

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Not to be outdone by the magnificent Park Central Square Christmas tree, the Tumbler, Park Central Square's resident piece of modern art, is set to rotate for the winter season tomorrow morning at 7:30.

    About the Tumbler

    For...Read on...

    Posted on: December 14, 2015

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Need City head shots? Visit the City's SmugMug page.

    HealthAt tonight’s meeting, City Council is expected to vote on a resolution to limit tethering dogs within the city limits of Springfield. The Springfield-Greene County Health...Read on...

    Posted on: December 7, 2015

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Need City head shots? Visit the City's SmugMug page.

    City Council• City Council and Springfield-based Convoy of Hope will co-host a “vision casting” meeting at tomorrow’s Council’s lunch at noon at the City’s Mill Building (corne...Read on...

    Posted on: December 7, 2015

    City Council, Convoy of Hope to co-host vision casting meeting at tomorrow's Council Lunch

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    MEDIA ALERT

    City Council and Springfield-based Convoy of Hope will co-host a “vision casting” meeting at tomorrow’s Council’s lunch at noon at the City’s Mill Building (corner of Central Street and Boonville Avenue) to plan for the May 7, 2016 Convoy o...Read on...

    Posted on: December 7, 2015

    December sales tax revenue up less than 1% compared to budget; up 3% YTD

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's December 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up less than 1%, or $5,911, compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in November from...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: December 8, 2015

    REMINDER: Zone 4 community meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at Holland Elementary School

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Zone 4 City Councilman Craig Fishel cordially invites Springfield residents to a community meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Holland Elementary School, 2403 S. Holland.

    Join Fishel and Zone 4 neighbors to discuss what's ...Read on...

    What City Council zone do I live in?
    Posted on: December 3, 2015

    City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has thoroughly reviewed operations at the Southwest Treatment plant after quickly responding to concerns brought forward by employees in August 2014. The Southwest Treatment plant is one of two wastewater t...Read on...

    Posted on: December 1, 2015

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Safety• Jumpstart Your Winter Weather PreparednessTake advantage of the mild temperatures and sunny skies expected over the next several days to prepare now for winter weather. Ensure that your vehicle is in good running co...Read on...

    Posted on: December 1, 2015

    CU Community Credit Union to launch payday lending alternative

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CU Community Credit Union is rolling out the Fresh Start Loan Program, a more affordable alternative to traditional payday loans, to provide much-needed relief to people struggling in the payday loan debt cycle.

    "There ar...Read on...

    More info about the Fresh Start Loan Program.
    Posted on: November 30, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: Poverty Commission, CU Community Credit Union to host news conference tomorrow

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    The Impacting Poverty Commission and CU Community Credit Union will host a news conference at 1:30 pm, Tuesday, Dec. 1 in the Busch Municipal Building main lobby to announce a program to offer relief for people struggling in the payday loan debt cycle.
    ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 25, 2015

    Awards & Achievers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At the Nov. 23 City Council meeting, Mayor Bob Stephens recommended the following:
    • Appointments to the Mayor’s Commission for Children: Gerry Lee; Dr. Elizabeth Andrews; Brigitte Marrs; and Linda Ramey Griewe with terms to expi...Read on...

    Posted on: November 23, 2015

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Health• Historic City Hall is looking especially dapper these days. The building is sporting a ‘stache to celebrate “Movember,” which encourages men to pay attention to their health. Contact: Kathryn Wall, Public Information Admin...Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2015

    City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Art Museum• Opening exhibit for WatercolorNow at 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20. This invitational exhibition, hosted every four years by the Springfield Art Museum, will feature work by current members of the Watercolor U.S.A. H...Read on...

    Posted on: November 13, 2015

    Park Central Square Christmas Tree to be installed 8:30 a.m. Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    It’s that time of year again. City of Springfield Public Works will install the Park Central Square Christmas tree at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16.

    The 30-foot blue spruce tree was donated by Missouri State University and forme...Read on...

    Posted on: November 9, 2015

    SGF named 2015 Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. Springfield, Mo. held its place as sixth among cities with popula...Read on...

    Posted on: November 9, 2015

    Take a selfie with Santa, costumed characters at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 28

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Bob Stephens, with help from first- and second-grade students, 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...Read on...

    View the PSA.
    Posted on: November 5, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host Chick-fil-A hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 12

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a hiring event for Chick-fil-A 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

    Chick-fil-A is looking to hi...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: November 5, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: Mayor to present keys to the City to 6 decorated WWII vets Saturday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Mayor Bob Stephens will present keys to the City to six decorated World War II veterans at a pre-Veterans Day Parade ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, 815 E. St. Louis Street.

    Recei...Read on...

    View slideshow.
    Posted on: November 5, 2015

    November sales tax revenue down 2% compared to budget; up 3% YTD

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 prima...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: November 3, 2015

    Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade to include skydivers and honor World War II vets

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s annual Veterans Day Parade, hosted by American Legion Post 639, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday Nov. 7 in downtown Springfield. This year’s parade focuses on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and will...Read on...

    Posted on: November 3, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: Projects for 1/4-cent and 1/8-cent sales tax renewal to go to Council today at noon

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    Public Works will present a list of proposed construction projects and city-wide improvement programs to be funded through the upcoming 2016 1/4-cent Capital Improvements and 1/8-cent Transportation sales tax renewals at City Council Lunch today at noon i...Read on...

    Posted on: November 2, 2015

    Five City Councilmembers issue statement

    PUBLIC STATEMENT TO THE CITIZENS OF SPRINGFIELD

    ISSUED ON BEHALF OF:
    Mayor Pro Tem Ken McClure; Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson; Councilman Craig Fishel; Councilwoman Jan Fisk; Councilman Mike Schilling

    As elected officials representing the city, th...Read on...

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Mayor Bob Stephens to host news conference at 1:30 p.m.

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Mayor Bob Stephens will host a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today in City Council Chambers on the third floor of Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville. Immediately following the news conference, the mayor will be available for one-on-one inter...Read on...

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Older childre...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host second annual seasonal hiring event Thursday at Battlefield Mall

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    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host its second annual seasonal hiring event 2-6 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 29 inside the main entrance of the Battlefield Mall. Job seekers will have th...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: October 26, 2015

    City development review and inspection staff to gather for meeting Friday

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    Those needing to access City of Springfield development review and inspection services may experience slight delays Friday, Oct. 30 as the team convenes to review development practices and procedures. All services will resume norm...Read on...

    Posted on: October 16, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Job seekers are encouraged to come...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: October 14, 2015

    Ozarks workforce leaders to conduct second annual regional survey

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    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 to identify the issues, challenges and trends...Read on...

    Posted on: October 13, 2015

    Springfield designated bronze Walk Friendly Community by Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

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    The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has designated Springfield a bronze Walk Friendly Community for its walkability initiatives and programs.

    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Adminis...Read on...

    Posted on: October 9, 2015

    October sales tax revenue up 5% compared to budget

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    The City of Springfield's October 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 5% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in September from transactions made prima...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: October 6, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: SGF third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' tonight

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    Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government tonight at the 26th annual "Treasures of the
    City" Partners in Education event...Read on...

    View video of 2013's Treasures of the City even
    Posted on: October 5, 2015

    Thursday's Planning & Zoning Commission meeting moved to Historic City Hall

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    The City of Springfield's Oct. 8 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been moved to City Council Chambers on the third floor of Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

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    For more informa...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    Third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' Tuesday, Oct. 6

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at the 26th annual "Treasures of the
    City" Partners in Education event, hosted...Read on...

    View video of 2013's Treasures of the City even
    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    Assistant City Attorney Sarah Kerner named interim Economic Development director

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    Assistant City Attorney III Sarah Kerner will join the City of Springfield’s Planning and Development department as interim Economic Development director effective Oct. 4.

    While serving in her new position, Kerner will retain ...Read on...

    Download Kerner head shot.
    Posted on: September 23, 2015

    'Zone blitz' to address concerns shared in May’s listening meetings

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    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.

    About 175 individuals representing nearly 100 organi...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2015

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 11 additional police officers

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    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 11 additional officer positions under the 2015 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The estimated to...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: Nearly 100 partner organizations join City's "Zone Blitz!"

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    About 175 individuals representing 95 organizations have joined the City of Springfield in a "Zone Blitz!" to follow last May's "Community Listening" initiative, which focused on addressing issues in City Counc...Read on...

    Posted on: September 16, 2015

    Mayor Stephens announces formation of task force on crisis sheltering

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    Mayor Bob Stephens announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, the formation of a task force on crisis sheltering. Describing the numbers of people in need of immediate shelter, as “mind boggling,” Stephens said the lack of crisis shelter faci...Read on...

    List of Area Crisis Shelters
    Posted on: September 16, 2015

    Collaborative to host inaugural EmployAbility Summit

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    The EmployAbility Collaborative, in partnership with the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, will host the inaugural EmployAbility Summit Thursday, Oct. 22, at The Old Glass Place, 521 E. St. Louis.

    Beginning at 10 a.m.,...Read on...

    View Disabillity Employment Fact Sheet.
    Posted on: September 15, 2015

    September sales tax revenue up 1% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's September 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 1% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in August from transactions made primar...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: September 15, 2015

    Mayor Bob Stephens to host news conference tomorrow at 1:30 at the Busch Municipal Building

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Bob Stephens will host a news conference at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16 in the
    Busch Municipal Building's main lobby, 840 N. Boonville. He will announce a planned response to a pressing issue in the Springfield communit...Read on...

    Posted on: September 14, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Job seekers are encouraged to co...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: September 14, 2015

    Public Works to rotate the Tumbler on Park Central Square Tuesday

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    The changing of the seasons signals a new look for a downtown Springfield landmark.

    Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey encourages citizens to come down to Park Central Square at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 to watch a P...Read on...

    Posted on: September 10, 2015

    Planning & Zoning Commission meeting moved to Historic City Hall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been moved to City Council Chambers in Historic City Hall. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

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    For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Publ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 25, 2015

    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again
    donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

    Last year's donation netted nearl...Read on...

    Posted on: August 21, 2015

    Enhancement of Springfield’s indecent exposure ordinance to come before Council

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    A proposal to enhance the city’s indecent exposure ordinance is scheduled for a first reading at the regular City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24.

    Councilman Justin Burnett asked the City’s law department to dr...Read on...

    Posted on: August 17, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Job seekers are encouraged to com...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: August 14, 2015

    City responds to Sheriff's Counterclaim

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    We have received a notice of the Sheriff's counterclaim and news release. Due to ongoing litigation, we are unable to comment further at this time.

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    Posted on: August 14, 2015

    City staff, neighborhood to build Route 66 pop-up plaza tonight at College and Broadway

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Route 66 Festival attendees are invited to come out to the corner of College Street and Broadway Avenue at 7 p.m. tonight to see what the new Route 66 streetscape will look like when it's built.

    The City of ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 13, 2015

    23,000 pack downtown for Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Approximately 23,000 people visited downtown Springfield Aug. 14-16 for the 5th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by KY3/KSPR/CW and Aaron Sachs & Associates.

    City of Springfield...Read on...

    Posted on: August 13, 2015

    Route 66 Parade: tips for navigating through Springfield Friday evening

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Attention motorists: Expect delays at locations intersecting with St. Louis Street between Glenstone and Campbell Friday evening from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Parade. The parade kicks off at St. Louis and Glenstone at...Read on...

    Posted on: August 13, 2015

    Route 66 Festival to include memorabilia and musings with Mother Road aficionados at Old Glass Place

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A gathering of authors, artists, collectors and associations affiliated with Route 66 will be at the Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16.

    These folks will have displays with ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2015

    Historic week for downtown Springfield to culminate with Route 66 Festival this weekend

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The second week of August 2015 is already proving to be a banner week for the economic revitalization of downtown Springfield.

    With the grand opening celebration for the Heer’s building, another grand opening celebration on Th...Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2015

    Heer's Luxury Living hosts grand-opening celebration, announces ground-floor tenant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sent on behalf of Heer's Luxury Living LLC

    Heer’s Luxury Living, LLC (138 Park Central Square announced its grand opening of 80 units of luxury rental housing and 18,000 square feet of commercial space in downtown Springfield.

    T...Read on...

    Posted on: August 7, 2015

    August sales tax revenue up 11% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 ...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart
    Posted on: July 30, 2015

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

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Ever since the first police departments in the U.S. were formed in the mid-19th century, policing has been viewed by most as a traditionally male career path.

    In 1970, only about 2 percent of all police officers in the United ...Read on...

    Download high-res mounted officer photo.
    Posted on: July 28, 2015

    Council Lunch at 11:30 a.m. today at Transportation Management Center

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Please note that the City Council lunch meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. today at the Transportation Management Center, 1107 W. Chestnut Expressway.

    Posted on: July 24, 2015

    Nuisance properties bill to help City improve housing conditions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    At a series of nine listening meetings in ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 20, 2015

    City to transition to new phone system tomorrow; brief outages may occur in morning hours

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Beginning at 6 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, July 21) the City of Springfield with will begin a transition to a new phone system. The move is expected to be completed by 9 a.m. During this time, there may be some brief phone outages whe...Read on...

    Posted on: July 14, 2015

    City confirms petition seeking judgment on sheriff's contractual requirement regarding jail

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. Other counts inclu...Read on...

    Posted on: July 14, 2015

    Judge Becky Borthwick appointed to Missouri Supreme Court municipal judge education committee

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    According to Missouri Supreme Court Justice Patricia Breckenridge, Springfield Municipal Court Judge Becky Borthwick was appointed on July 8 to the 13-member Missouri Supreme Court’s Municipal Judge Education Committee for a term ...Read on...

    Download photo of Judge Borthwick.
    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: City-County Study Session to take place at noon, Tuesday

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    Another look at the justice system is on tap tomorrow, noon, as members of the Joint City-County Planning Task Force present a six-month update to Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission. The study session will t...Read on...

    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Joint City-County Task Force to present 6-month update tomorrow

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Members of the Joint City-County Planning Task Force will present a six-month update to Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, July 14) in the Busch Municipal Building fourth-floor conference ro...Read on...

    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

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    Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 14-16 at the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. This year's festival promises to be the best yet!

    Events will include a Route 6...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event noon-4 p.m. tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event noon-4 p.m. tomorrow at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Forty-five employers are currently committed ...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: July 10, 2015

    MEDIA ALERT: Mayor to host news conference at 2 p.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens, along with other Greene County municipal officials, will hold a news conference at Friday, July 10, 2015, in the Busch Municipal Building lobby to discuss the situation with the City-County consolid...Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2015

    Mayor's State of the City address tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. at e-Plex

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    Mayor Bob Stephens will share his views about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center (e-Plex) tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. Those...Read on...

    Posted on: July 7, 2015

    July sales tax revenue up 9% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 ...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart
    Posted on: July 7, 2015

    City staff to ask P&Z Commission, Council for more time regarding group home ordinance

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City staff are recommending to the Planning & Zoning Commission to table the group home text amendments and the reasonable accommodation text amendment at Thursday’s meeting. If the commission grants the request, the amendment...Read on...

    Posted on: July 9, 2015

    Mayor: future for Springfield continues to be bright

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds an...Read on...

    Posted on: July 6, 2015

    Springfield Homeless Court Program's first success stories to graduate tomorrow evening

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    MEDIA ALERT

    The path out of homelessness is a complicated one, often met with many obstacles.

    A program created by Springfield Municipal Court, the Springfield Police Department, the City Prosecutor’s Office, Legal Services of Southwest Missouri an...Read on...

    Posted on: July 2, 2015

    American Airlines brings Springfield non-stop service to Charlotte, North Carolina

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    American Airlines begins new, non-stop service between Springfield and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport beginning Nov. 5. Tickets go on sale July 5.

    This new service gives the Springfield airport 11 non-stop destinations...Read on...

    Posted on: July 2, 2015

    Missouri Career Center welcomes new employees

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Missouri Career Center and Workforce Development division welcomes several new employees, along with other staff changes this week.

    The Career Center's Business Services division welcomes Dennis Wiggins as the new busines...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: June 19, 2015

    Great Race festivities to begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday

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    The first day of the Hemmings Motor News Great Race along historic Route 66 will kick off in Kirkwood tomorrow and will wind up in Springfield Saturday afternoon. The Great Race will feature more than 100 classic cars competing on their way...Read on...

    Visit the Great Race's Web site.
    Posted on: June 16, 2015

    24th annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon honors 37, awards 10

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    Ten local citizens were honored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and City of Springfield as the Volunteers of the Year at the annual Gift of Time Awards Luncheon today at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center.

    Nominated b...Read on...

    Posted on: June 15, 2015

    Gift of Time awards luncheon tomorrow at Ramada Oasis Convention Center

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    MEDIA ALERT

    The City of Springfield and Council of Churches of the Ozarks will host the annual Gift of Time Awards luncheon noon-1 p.m. tomorrow at the Ramada Inn Oasis Convention Center, 2456 N. Glenstone.

    The Gift of Time Awards has the distincti...Read on...

    Posted on: June 11, 2015

    Several community events downtown Saturday, June 20

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Downtown Springfield is the place to be on Saturday, June 20, with a wide variety of community events for all ages.

    Greater Ozarks Pridefest• Walk: 11 a.m.-noon, Boonville Avenue from Chestnut Expressway to the Square).•...Read on...

    View map.
    Posted on: June 15, 2015

    Celebrate National Home Ownership Month by touring Community Land Trust home

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A previous version of this release included information about touring a Habitat for Humanity home in Legacy Pines. While Habitat for Humanity will still be part of this event, the tour of the home has been canceled.

    The City of Sp...Read on...

    Posted on: June 9, 2015

    911 director to participate in Special Olympics torch relay through eight states to World Games

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    Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications Director Zim Schwartze is an avid runner and fitness aficionado. But running with an Olympic torch through eight of the United States next week will be a first for her.

    Sc...Read on...

    Visit www.unifiedrelay.org for more information.
    Posted on: June 8, 2015

    June sales tax revenue up 3% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's June 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 3% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in May from transactions made primarily in A...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Charts
    Posted on: June 8, 2015

    Great Race to make first overnight pit stop in Springfield June 20

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    If Dad is a car buff, he can catch a glimpse of some amazing autos as the Hemmings Motor News Great Race, presented by Hagerty, makes its first overnight pit stop in Springfield, the Birthplace of Route 66, on June 20.

    The ope...Read on...

    Visit the Great Race's Web site.
    Posted on: June 8, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, June 9 at the Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

    Thirty-six employers, including Loren ...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: June 4, 2015

    American Legion post to host traveling Vietnam memorial wall in July

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Everyone should have an opportunity to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, but most Americans, especially those living outside of the Washington, D.C., area may never get the opportunity.

    Thanks to the American Legion Post ...Read on...

    Visit the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Web site
    Posted on: June 4, 2015

    City staff recommends group home ordinance be tabled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City staff are recommending that the Planning & Zoning Commission table group home text amendments and the reasonable accommodation text amendment at tonight's meeting. If the Commission decides to table, it will likely be bro...Read on...

    Posted on: May 28, 2015

    International Institute of Municipal Clerks recognizes Brenda Cirtin with Honorary Membership award

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The International Institute of Municipal Clerks recognized City Clerk Emeritus Brenda Cirtin with its Honorary Membership award on May 18 at its annual conference in Hartford, Connecticut.

    This class of membership is reserved...Read on...

    Posted on: May 27, 2015

    Municipal Court Chief Judge Todd Thornhill selected for Missouri Supreme Court working group

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Supreme Court of Missouri May 14 announced the formation of the Supreme Court Municipal Division Work Group, which it has charged with reviewing all matters relevant to practice in the municipal divisions throughout the state,...Read on...

    Posted on: May 22, 2015

    Budget Discussions to continue Tuesday, May 26

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council will have a budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 in the Fire Department 1st floor conference room in Historic City Hall. The meeting is open to the public, however, this meeting is not a public hearing.

    The...Read on...

    Posted on: May 18, 2015

    Gift of Time nomination deadline extended to Thursday at midnight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Every day across the Ozarks, hundreds of volunteers lend their time to nonprofit, public and human-service organizations. Since 1991, the Gift of Time Awards Luncheon has recognized volunteers who contribute thousands of hours to ...Read on...

    View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
    Posted on: May 18, 2015

    BDS asks building and development community to review proposed amendments to adopted building codes

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Building Development Services department has prepared a series of proposed amendments to the building codes that were adopted by the City in 2012. The draft language of these proposed changes can be found...Read on...

    Posted on: May 18, 2015

    Neighbors in Midtown, Grant Beach and Heart of the Westside to share concerns this week

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    Community leaders will listen to the concerns of residents of the Midtown, Grant Beach and Heart of the Westside neighborhoods this week. Results from the six previous meetings are available at springfieldmo.gov/communitylisten.

    • Midtow...Read on...

    Posted on: May 14, 2015

    Anita Cotter named Springfield City Clerk

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Acting City Clerk Anita Cotter has been appointed by Springfield City Council as the new City Clerk. She has served as Assistant City Clerk since 1996 and replaces Brenda Cirtin, who transitioned to City Clerk Emeritus in March. C...Read on...

    Posted on: May 14, 2015

    Gift of Time nomination deadline Sunday at 5 p.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Every day across the Ozarks, hundreds of volunteers lend their time to nonprofit, public and human-service organizations. Since 1991, the Gift of Time Awards Luncheon has recognized volunteers who contribute thousands of hours to ...Read on...

    View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
    Posted on: May 13, 2015

    McDaniel Street road closure to continue unit 5 p.m. Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The McDaniel Street road closure between Patton Avenue and Campbell Avenue will continue until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14. It is closed for the repair of a utility cut. Also, Campbell Ave at McDaniel St will be reduced to one lane d...Read on...

    Posted on: May 12, 2015

    City mobile app GoSpringfieldMO now available for download

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has launched its first mobile app, GoSpringfieldMO. The app is available for free download via iTunes (for Apple devices) and the Google Play store (for Android devices) by searching “GoSpringfieldMO.”

    A...Read on...

    View GoSpringfieldMO video.
    Posted on: May 12, 2015

    City’s budget highlights: Public safety, environmental stewardship and employee pay

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council began budget discussions Tuesday at a lunch workshop facilitated by Finance Director Mary Mannix Decker. The workshop follows City Manager Greg Burris submitting the fiscal year 2016 City of Springfield Budget to City...Read on...

    View 2015-2016 Proposed Budget.
    Posted on: May 12, 2015

    Missouri Career Center plans job fair for Mammoth employees in June

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development is committed to providing career counseling, training options, job search assistance and employment opportunities to the more than 200 Mammoth, Inc. employees as they p...Read on...

    Search jobs.
    Posted on: May 11, 2015

    Neighbors in Tom Watkins, West Central and Woodland Heights to share concerns this week

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Community leaders will listen to the concerns of residents of the Tom Watkins, West Central and Woodland Heights neighborhoods this week.

    • Tom Watkins: 5 p.m. tonight, Williams Elementary, 2205 W. Kearney.
    • West Central: 5:30 p.m., M...Read on...

    View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule.
    Posted on: May 8, 2015

    May sales tax revenue down 4% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's May 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 4% compared to what was budgeted, however, receipts are still strong on a year-to-date basis, according to City Finance Direc...Read on...

    View Sales Tax Charts
    Posted on: May 8, 2015

    No jail space for municipal prisoners leaves offenders on the streets

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The jail capacity issue at the consolidated county-municipal justice center has now reached a critical point for the City of Springfield, according to City officials. Sheriff Jim Arnott announced he would stop accepting municipal ...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: May 6, 2015

    Missouri Career Center offers support for Mammoth employees

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Staff at the City of Springfield's Department of Workforce Development are available to help the more than 200 employees affected by the impending closure of the Mammoth manufacturing plant at 3300 E. Pythian.

    The City's Depar...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: May 5, 2015

    Two-part dedication for new Link crossings, HAWK signal Friday at 3 p.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc. and Ozarks Technical Community College at 3 p.m. Friday, May 8 for a two-part dedication and ribbon cutting for the The Link crossings at Sunset Street (which includes the ...Read on...

    View invitation.
    Posted on: May 4, 2015

    City to issue $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements May 11

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield plans to issue approximately $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements, which have been rated Aa2 by Moody’s Investor’s Service. Moody’s also affirmed the Aa1rating on the City’s outstanding genera...Read on...

    Posted on: May 4, 2015

    Be part of the Route 66 SGF legacy by participating in Give Ozarks tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Nearly 150 nonprofit agencies will participate in the region’s first-ever 24-hour online giving day during the Community Foundation of the Ozarks' Give Ozarks event May 5.

    The City of Springfield, with its Birthplace of Route 6...Read on...

    Donate to Route 66 Roadside Park fund.
    Posted on: May 4, 2015

    Series of neighborhood meetings starts tonight at 6 p.m. at Bissett Elementary School

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Community leaders will be “all ears” at a series of nine meetings in Springfield neighborhoods starting tonight at 6 p.m. at Bissett Elementary School, 3014 W. Calhoun. Food and childcare will be provided for those who wish to attend.

    Th...Read on...

    View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule.
    Posted on: May 1, 2015

    1,000 runners expected in downtown Springfield Sunday morning for run

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    About 1,000 participants are expected for the Missouri State University ROTC third annual Springfield Urban Warrior Challenge 12K beginning at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, May 3 in downtown Springfield.

    Off-duty Springfield Police Depar...Read on...

    View the course map.
    Posted on: April 30, 2015

    City of Springfield, community partners to host 9 events in May to listen to neighborhood concerns

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Community leaders will be “all ears” at a series of nine meetings in Springfield neighborhoods starting Monday.

    “We have studied multi-year trends in our community, and in your neighborhood, and while there have been tremendou...Read on...

    View Community Listen flyer and meeting schedule.
    Posted on: April 30, 2015

    Municipal Court, SMBA and partners to host seminar featuring founder of first homeless court program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield and partners Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Drury Enactus, The Kitchen Inc., Burrell Behavioral Health, I Pour Life, Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region and Springfield Metropolitan Bar Foundation wil...Read on...

    View flyer.
    Posted on: April 27, 2015

    Dedication for Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormwater Project Thursday at 11 a.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc., the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and Greene County at 11 a.m., Thursday April 30 for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormw...Read on...

    View invitation.
    Posted on: April 23, 2015

    Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee announces application process

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee, a committee appointed by City Council to manage the grant award process for the returned tax proceeds from Wonders of Wildlife (WOW), will host a mandatory question and answer session at...Read on...

    View the application criteria.
    Posted on: April 21, 2015

    Phyllis Ferguson selected to Zone 1 Council Seat

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Phyllis Ferguson was selected as the new Zone 1 Councilperson at a special Council meeting April 21. Phyllis is chief operating officer and treasurer for Mexican Villa Food Products, Inc. and has previously worked for Mercy and He...Read on...

    Posted on: April 20, 2015

    Gift of Time nominations now open

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Every day across the Ozarks, hundreds of volunteers lend their time to nonprofit, public and human-service organizations. Since 1991, the Gift of Time Awards Luncheon has recognized volunteers who contribute thousands of hours to ...Read on...

    View the Gift of Time Web site and nomination form
    Posted on: April 20, 2015

    City Council Zone 1 candidate interview schedule

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    MEDIA ALERT

    City Council will interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at its Council Lunch meeting at April 21 at the Busch Municipal Building.

    The interview schedule is:

    • 11:50 a.m.-noon: Brent Esch
    • Noon-12:10 p.m.: Joseph Hoffma...Read on...

    Posted on: April 17, 2015

    Firm issues audit findings for City’s purchasing card program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A certified accounting firm selected to perform the City of Springfield’s internal audit functions, has completed its first audit: a look at the City’s purchasing card (P-card) program.

    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and &am...Read on...

    Purchasing Card Audit Report
    Posted on: April 16, 2015

    New City Council to interview candidates for Zone 1 on Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The 2015 Springfield City Council will interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at its Council Lunch meeting at noon, April 21 at the Busch Municipal Building.

    Zone 1 is located in the northwest quadrant of the City o...Read on...

    Posted on: April 15, 2015

    Take time to thank a 911 telecommunicator this week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 12-18 is set aside in Springfield and across the nation as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week to recognize the outstanding service of 911 dispatchers.

    The Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications...Read on...

    Visit 911's Web site.
    Posted on: April 14, 2015

    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent law enforcement issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter updated City Council and the Greene County Commission about urgent law enforcement and criminal justice system issues at a noon meeting today at the Public Saf...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: April 13, 2015

    City, County leaders to update Council and Commission on urgent law enforcement issues Tuesday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter will update City Council and the Greene County Commission about urgent law enforcement and criminal justice system issues at a noon meeting Tuesday, April 14 at the Publ...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: April 13, 2015

    Four new City Council members to start Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A special reception honoring the service of five outgoing City Council members will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13 (today) in the Busch Municipal Building. The public is invited to attend.

    Four new members will be sworn i...Read on...

    Join the Facebook event.
    Posted on: April 10, 2015

    Bid outgoing City Council members farewell at reception Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield 4:30-6:15 p.m., Monday April 13 in the lobby of the Busch Municipal Building for a reception honoring the public service of City Council members Doug Burlison, Mike Carroll, Jerry Compton, Cindy...Read on...

    Join the Facebook event.
    Posted on: April 8, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host second annual networking event for college students on Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region will host an informal networking event for college students to meet with local employers 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at the Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

    The Missouri State Universit...Read on...

    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Springfield to celebrate 30 years as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings April 10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield will mark its 30th year as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings throughout the day and an Arbor Day celebration on Park Central Square at 4:30 p.m. April 10, which will feature the 30th and final tree-pla...Read on...

    Download "Building with Trees" PowerPoint.
    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Monthly sales tax revenue down

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's April 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in March from transactions made primarily...Read on...

    View chart.
    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Public hearing for Menards zoning case and preliminary plat set for April 9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The zoning case and 39-acre preliminary plat for a Menards home improvement store at the corner of Zimmer Avenue and West Sunshine Street will come before the Planning & Zoning Commission at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9 in Cou...Read on...

    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival concert to feature Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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....Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Missouri Summer Jobs Program offers work experience for Ozarks youth

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Alternative Opportunities, Inc. and the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region are proud to introduce the Missouri Summer Jobs Program, an initiative providing Missouri’s youth with opportunities to gain valuable work experience to p...Read on...

    Posted on: April 6, 2015

    Jail policy to be discussed at City-County staff meeting Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City of Springfield and Greene County staff will discuss Sheriff Jim Arnott's recent decision to stop taking prisoners booked on municipal-only charges, at tomorrow's regularly scheduled City-County Staff Meeting. The meeting will...Read on...

    Posted on: April 2, 2015

    Arbor Day poster contest winner to be honored with tree-dedication ceremony tomorrow

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Cowden Elementary fifth-grader Marion Deweerd will be honored with a tree-dedication ceremony for her city-wide and state of Missouri award-winning Arbor Day poster at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Cowden Elementary School, 2927 S. Kimbroug...Read on...

    Posted on: April 2, 2015

    Martin Gugel selected as Springfield Public Works Assistant Director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Martin Gugel, P.E., has been selected as the new Public Works Assistant Director, effective April 5. He replaces Jonathan Gano, who moved to Des Moines last year.

    Gugel will oversee traffic, transportation management, internal ...Read on...

    Download Gugel portrait.
    Posted on: March 31, 2015

    City Council approves collective bargaining agreement with police union

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council voted to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22 (police union) at a special council meeting at noon, Marc...Read on...

    Download the full collective bargaining agreement.
    Posted on: March 31, 2015

    City Council to vote on union contract

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Springfield City Council will vote on a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22 (police union) at a special council meeting at noon, March 31, 2015 at ...Read on...

    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Five apply for Zone 1 City Council Seat

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.
    City Council will review applications the week of April 13 and select finalists to do...Read on...

    View candidates' applications.
    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force to present findings Tuesday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    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.

    The Springfield-Greene Co...Read on...

    Posted on: March 27, 2015

    City Council receives arbitrator’s recommendations for police union

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    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...

    View arbitrator's recommendations.
    Posted on: March 24, 2015

    Media Tour of Heer's Luxury Living

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    What: Media Tour of Heer’s Luxury Living

    When: 10 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015 (please arrive 20 minutes prior to sign a liability waiver)

    Where: 138 Park Central Square West

    For more information, contact Zachary Nichols at the Dalmark Developme...Read on...

    Download Media Tour Invitation
    Posted on: March 17, 2015

    Application deadline for Zone 1 Council Seat March 27

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Qualified citizens interested in filling the Zone 1 City Council seat vacated by Jeff Seifried may apply at the link below or pick up an application from the City Clerk’s office in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville.

    T...Read on...

    Apply for the Zone 1 seat
    Posted on: March 13, 2015

    Public Works to rotate the Tumbler on Park Central Square Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    If we can’t see the Tumbler’s shadow after its spring rotation next week, does that mean we won’t have six more weeks of winter?

    Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey isn’t sure, but he encourages interested citizens to come dow...Read on...

    View a video about the Tumbler.
    Posted on: March 12, 2015

    Stationary bike offers exercise, stress relief for Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Studies have shown that 911 telecommunicators have one of the most stressful jobs in the U.S. From long hours and increasing call volumes to fielding calls from distraught citizens, most agree that while the job is rewarding, it c...Read on...

    View photo of Cinnamon Fuller on the bike.
    Posted on: March 11, 2015

    City of Springfield thanks Convoy of Hope for delivering water to mobile-home park residents

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield-based Convoy of Hope delivered much-needed water this morning to a mobile home park in northeast Springfield where more than 30 families have been without access to running water since Monday.

    The City of Sprin...Read on...

    Posted on: March 6, 2015

    Bill to repeal pit bull ordinance removed from Monday’s City Council agenda

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At the request of Councilman Craig Fishel, Mayor Robert Stephens has agreed to postpone the first reading of Council Bill No. 2015-056. The bill, sponsored by Councilman Doug Burlison, would repeal the ordinance outlining regulati...Read on...

    Posted on: March 6, 2015

    No building inspections March 27; inspectors to attend disaster training

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Commercial and residential building inspections will not be available from the City’s Building Development Services Friday, March 27 because the department’s inspectors will be participating in training led by the Missouri State E...Read on...

    Posted on: March 4, 2015

    Public Works crews at work on slick roadways

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works road crews are at work Wednesday night clearing a light dusting of snow from area roadways. Main arterial routes are currently slick, with center turn lanes and intersection turn lanes covered.

    A 12-per...Read on...

    Posted on: March 3, 2015

    Public Hearing for Menards West Zoning and Plat Rescheduled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The zoning case and preliminary plat for the Menards West project (3705 W. Sunshine Street) will be tabled at the Planning & Zoning Commission meeting Thursday, March 5. The applicant has requested the tabling. The public hear...Read on...

    Posted on: March 3, 2015

    Landmarks Board meeting cancelled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to inclement weather, the Landmarks Board meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Historic City Hall is canceled. All agenda items will be forwarded to the next meeting in two weeks on Wednesday, March 18.

    For more information, con...Read on...

    Posted on: March 3, 2015

    MoDOT engineer to speak at City Council Lunch

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Becky Baltz, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) southwest district engineer, will speak to Springfield City Council at noon, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville.

    Baltz will provid...Read on...

    MO 325 map
    Posted on: February 27, 2015

    UPDATE: Rally to support Officer Aaron Pearson moved to the Historic Fox Theatre

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield for a rally in support of Officer Aaron Pearson at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square.

    The event will include a welcome by Mayor Bob Stephens; prayer and short servi...Read on...

    Purchase tickets from the Gillioz Web site.
    Posted on: February 23, 2015

    Application process to fill Zone 1 Council seat opens

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Qualified citizens interested in filling the Zone 1 City Council seat recently vacated by Jeff Seifried may apply at the link below or pick up an application from the City Clerk’s office in the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonvi...Read on...

    Apply for the Zone 1 seat
    Posted on: February 18, 2015

    Mayor's Commission on Human Rights meeting cancelled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Mayor's Commission on Human Rights meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at the Busch Municipal Building has been cancelled.

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    Posted on: February 17, 2015

    City Council determines timeline to fill Zone 1 vacancy

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council adopted a proposed timeline from City Manager Greg Burris outlining the deadlines for steps to refill the Zone 1 City Council seat vacated by Jeff Seifried. Seifried resigned to accept a job in Branson.

    • Feb. 23: ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2015

    Monthly sales tax revenue down

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's February one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5.7% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in January from transaction...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2015

    Reverse vendor fair to offer businesses access to multiple public agencies in one location

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Missouri Association of Public Purchasing (MAPP) will host a "reverse vendor fair" and two workshops in conjunction with its annual state conference Thursday, May 14 at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center....Read on...

    Download registration form.
    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried resigns Council; plans move to Branson

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Pro Tem and Zone 1 Councilman Jeff Seifried resigned during Monday night’s City Council meeting, citing a job opportunity outside of Springfield. He praised his fellow colleagues of City Council, City staff, including City C...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host five hiring events over next week and a half

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region will host five hiring events over the next week and a half at its location at 2900 E. Sunshine.

  • Dollar Tree will conduct interviews for general labor positions for a store opening 9 a.m.-...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Mark your calendar for fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 14-16

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Weekly Calendar for February 9 – February 13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, February 9 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave
  • Mayor's Commission for Children Meeting on will meet at 8:00 a.m., Tuesd...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: February 4, 2015

    Newly created Springfield Homeless Court Program offers fresh start

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The path out of homelessness is a complicated one, often met with many obstacles.

    A new program created by Springfield Municipal Court, the Springfield Police Department, the City Prosecutor’s Office, Legal Services of Southwe...Read on...

    Posted on: February 4, 2015

    Tickets now on sale for Playin' & Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert for injured police officer

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Tickets are now on sale for the Feb. 27 Prayin' & Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert at the Gillioz Theatre to benefit Officer Aaron Pearson and his family with their long-term expenses. Officer Pearson was shot in the line of d...Read on...

    Purchase tickets from the Gillioz Web site.
    Posted on: February 3, 2015

    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The update follows a sober...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: January 27, 2015

    Springfield-Greene Co. 911 Emergency Communications fields 490,143 total calls in 2014

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In 2014, the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications department averaged more than 20,500 9-1-1 calls per month with nearly 80% from mobile devices, says Director Zim Schwartze.

    The Springfield-Greene County 911...Read on...

    Posted on: January 26, 2015

    Today's Route 66 Festival news conference postponed

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In light of the news regarding the shooting of a Springfield police officer, the news conference scheduled at 10 a.m. at the Gillioz Theatre will be postponed. We regret any inconvenience and will send out a new date once it is e...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    REMINDER: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival news conference today at 2 p.m. at the Gillioz Theatre

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHO: The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners
    WHAT: Announcement of the featured attractions of the 2015 festival.WHEN: 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9.
    WHERE: Historic Gillioz Theatre.WHY: The annual Birthplace of ...Read on...

    View the invitation.
    Posted on: January 22, 2015

    Business, marketing, IT skills in greatest demand locally over next 5-10 years, according to survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Nearly 300 local workforce professionals attended the first MOmentum 2015: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Jan. 22 by the local Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region. In addition to discuss...Read on...

    Download the Executive Summary.
    Posted on: January 20, 2015

    MOmentum 2015 State of the Workforce event on Thursday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHO: The local Workforce Investment Board and Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region.
    WHAT: MOmentum 2015 State of the Workforce Luncheon.WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 22.
    WHERE: White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine.WHY: Joi...Read on...

    Posted on: January 20, 2015

    Filing closes for City Council seats

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Filing closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday for those interested in running for a City Council seat or for Springfield mayor.

    Five of nine council seats are on the ballot. The following seats are up for election:

  • Mayor (currently occup...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: January 13, 2015

    Brett Foster to join City of Springfield as principal engineer for construction inspection

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    Brett A. Foster, P.E., will join the City of Springfield Jan. 26 as principal engineer for construction inspection. Foster’s responsibilities will include working with consultants, property owners, developers and contractors to provide plan review and con...Read on...

    Download Foster head shot.
    Posted on: January 12, 2015

    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions.

    Current openings include:

  • Planning & Zoning Commission,
  • Landmarks Board,
  • Traffic Advisory Board,
  • Art Museum Board,
  • Citizens Advisor...
  • Read on...

    Download volunteer packet.
    Posted on: January 12, 2015

    Weekly Calendar for January 12 – January 16

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, January 12 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave.
  • Mayor's Commission for Children will meet at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, Januar...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: January 8, 2015

    Public Works asks for input on updated design standards

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works is updating the content of the Design Standards, General Conditions and Technical Specifications and Standard Drawing Details for Public Improvements documents, and asks consultants, contractors and other...Read on...

    Download Design Guide documents.
    Posted on: January 7, 2015

    City Clerk announces retirement; assistant to be appointed acting City Clerk

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Clerk Brenda Cirtin formally announces she will retire in August 2015. She and City Council have agreed upon a transition plan that includes appointing current assistant city clerk Anita Cotter as acting City Cler...Read on...

    Posted on: December 29, 2014

    Dec. 30 City Council Lunch CANCELLED

    The Dec. 30 City Council Lunch has been cancelled. The next Council Lunch is scheduled for noon, Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the Busch Municipal Building 4th floor conference room.

    Posted on: December 16, 2014

    City Council receives independent audit report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit today from the City’s independent auditing firm, BKD.

    There was a positive change in net position ...Read on...

    Download audit report.
    Posted on: December 15, 2014

    Weekly Calendar for December 15-19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, December 15 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave
  • City Council Lunch will meet at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16 in the...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: December 12, 2014

    Springfield Police and Fire Respond to Small Plane Crash

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    Springfield Police and Fire Departments responded Friday evening to a downed small aircraft in northeast Springfield. The aircraft was found in a vacant lot, between two houses, on the south side of Pythian.

    There were four occupants found in the plane...Read on...

    Posted on: December 9, 2014

    Task force report outlines City and County challenges

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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....Read on...

    Posted on: December 5, 2014

    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried to present key to the city to Springfield Batman

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried will present a key to the city at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Park Central Square, to a Springfieldian who has gone “above and beyond the call of duty” to spread good will in the community.

    Derek Smith...Read on...

    Posted on: December 5, 2014

    Councilman Doug Burlison to host Q&A about serving on City Council Saturday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Councilman Doug Burlison will host an informal Q&A session for those interested in running for City Council 2:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Midtown Branch Library’s upstairs meeting room. Councilman Burlison, who is no...Read on...

    Posted on: December 9, 2014

    REMINDER: Chasing Platinum news conference today at 10 a.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Media are invited to a kick-off event for the new “Chasing Platinum Project,” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Chase Operations Center, 303 E. Republic Road.

    Alternative Opportunities, Inc., in collaboration with the City of ...Read on...

    About the ACT Nat'l Career Readiness Certificat
    Posted on: December 1, 2014

    Filing opens Tuesday for City Council seats

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    Those interested in running for an open City Council seat or for Springfield Mayor may officially file an application with the City Clerk’s office, beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2. The deadline for application and petition submissions is 5 p.m., Jan....Read on...

    Posted on: November 28, 2014

    Shop locally tomorrow to support small businesses

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield shoppers have another opportunity to score holiday shopping bargains and support the local economy at the same time. Mayor Bob Stephens is encouraging residents to participate in Small Business Saturday on Saturday, No...Read on...

    View Small Business Saturday proclamation
    Posted on: November 24, 2014

    City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A long-term sewer overflow control plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be presented to City Council Monday night. The plan, which has been years in the making...Read on...

    Posted on: November 24, 2014

    Community Development Block Grant Program marks 40th anniversary

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    Mayor Bob Stephens issued a proclamation at the Nov. 18 City Council Lunch recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant Program and the 30th anniversary of the Community Development Loan Program in Spr...Read on...

    Posted on: November 22, 2014

    Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony tonight rain or shine

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    Who: Mayor Bob Stephens and a few thousand of his closest friends.

    What: Springfield’s Annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festival of Lights Kickoff

    When: Saturday, Nov. 22

    4:30 p.m. - Pre-show sing-along with the ...Read on...

    Link to more details
    Posted on: November 21, 2014

    Mary Lilly Smith named new Director of Planning and Development

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s Economic Development Director Mary Lilly Smith has been promoted to the position of Director of Planning and Development, effective Jan. 26, 2015.

    Smith follows Ralph Rognstad, who is retiring in January. She has ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 20, 2014

    Director of Planning Ralph Rognstad announces retirement

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield’s Director of Planning and Development Ralph Rognstad announces he will retire Jan. 23, 2015. Rognstad has worked for the City 27 years.

    As director, he is responsible for managing the City of Springfield's developm...Read on...

    Posted on: November 20, 2014

    Salvation Army to join the festivities at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

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    Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at Hammons Field.

    Mayor Bo...Read on...

    Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events
    Posted on: November 20, 2014

    Mayor Bob Stephens encourages civility as grand jury deliberates in Ferguson

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As the nation awaits a grand jury decision in Ferguson, Springfield officials encourage citizens to stay the course with regard to civil discussions and dialogue about sensitive topics such as politics and diversity, along with c...Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2014

    Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Hollywood, Florida is looking to Springfield to “save the day.”

    Hollywood is spending thousands of dollars a day to truck liquid oxygen to its treatment plant to treat its wastewater while officials there have work...Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2014

    Winners announced in first Bass Pro Neighborhood Challenge

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    Representatives from nine registered Springfield neighborhood associations who cheered on participants in the Nov. 2 Bass Pro Marathon learned which groups had the most “Springfield spirit” at last night’s Neighborhood Advisory Co...Read on...

    View a slideshow of the cheering sections.
    Posted on: November 14, 2014

    Tour new affordable housing residence at 1107 N. Forest on Monday

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    The City of Springfield and Affordable Housing Action Board invites the community to tour a newly completed affordable-housing property 4-5:30 p.m., Monday Nov. 17 at 1107 N. Forest. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom new-constructio...Read on...

    View 1107 N. Forest open house flyer.
    Posted on: November 14, 2014

    Springfield to rally for peace Saturday

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    SENT ON BEHALF OF NAACP AND MINORITIES IN BUSINESS:
    Anger and unrest continue to grab headlines as communities across the country wrestle with the issues of all types of violence. In Springfield, the National Association for the ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 13, 2014

    City Clerk certifies referendum petition

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    Springfield City Clerk has certified a referendum petition opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

    The issue now goes back to City Council, likely at the Nov. 24 meeting, where City Counc...Read on...

    Posted on: November 13, 2014

    Springfield again named a Digital Cities Survey winner by Center for Digital Government

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    E.Republic's Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program today announced the top-ranked cities in the 2014 Digital Cities Survey. Springfield, Mo. ranked sixth among cities with populations of 125,000 to 249,...Read on...

    View the 2014 Digital Cities Survey.
    Posted on: November 10, 2014

    Weekly Calendar November 10-14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 10 at the City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall; 830 N Boonville Ave.
  • Watershed Committee of the Ozarks Work Session will meet at 5:00 p.m.,...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: November 6, 2014

    Kick off the holiday season at Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 22

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    Springfield’s annual Festival of Lights will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Jordan Valley Park with the Mayor's Treelighting Ceremony, followed by a Cardinals Christmas with fireworks at at Hammons Field.

    Mayor Bob...Read on...

    Download the schedule of Festival of Lights events
    Posted on: November 5, 2014

    City Clerk Receives Referendum Petition

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Clerk received a referendum petition with approximately 2,346 signatures opposing the Oct. 13 decision to amend the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The City Clerk’s office will begin the process of certifying ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 4, 2014

    City ensures life safety of those in north Springfield building

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire officials evacuated the American Inn near I-44 and Hwy 65 Monday after determining the building to be unsafe for occupancy due to an inoperable sprinkler and fire alarm system. The fire code requires buildings equ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 31, 2014

    Neighborhood cheering sections, mini marathon planned for Bass Pro Conservation Marathon Sunday

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    Representatives from 11 registered Springfield neighborhood organizations will be up bright and early for the Bass Pro Marathon Sunday, Nov. 2. But they won’t be running. They’ll be cheering.

    As a way to show off its hometown’...Read on...

    View a map of the marathon route.
    Posted on: October 28, 2014

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Older childre...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

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    City Council considered an agreement reached between the City of Springfield and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152 - the Bargaining Unit of the Sp...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Greene County Highway Administrator and is responsible for all operations of the Greene County Highway Department. Th...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 27-31

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 27 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Lunch will meet at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct 28 at the Busch M...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: October 23, 2014

    Missouri Career Center plans to make Battlefield Mall holiday job fair an annual event

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Wednesday’s holiday hiring event at the Battlefield Mall, sponsored by the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region, resulted in 20 on-the-spot hires and 30 scheduled interviews, according to Mary Ann Rojas, director of Workforce Devel...Read on...

    Visit the Missouri Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    Application packets, petitions for open City Council seats available starting tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Those who wish to run for mayor or City Council in the April 2015 election may begin the process starting tomorrow at 8 a.m.

    Applications and petitions for filing may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office beginning at 8 a.m...Read on...

    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    City Council committee approves three-year audit plan

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and & Business Consultants, presented a three-year audit plan to City Council’s Finance & Administration Oct. 20. Members of the firm identified risks based on financial data, input from m...Read on...

    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include the Personnel Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Developmen...Read on...

    Download volunteer packet.
    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Historic City Hall’s bell tower, Jefferson Avenue Footbridge glow pink for breast cancer awareness

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Visitors to City Government Plaza or the Commercial Street Historic District might notice a pinkish hue emitting from the bell tower of Historic City Hall and the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. The hue, achieved via multicolored LED...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    Complete Council Bill 2014-189 now posted

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    It was brought to our attention that the version of Council Bill 2014-189 that was posted online was not complete. It did not contain the amendment adopted by City Council prior to the public hearing on Sept. 8.

    The amendment ...Read on...

    The complete approved bill can be found here.
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City names Baltz, Gano and Smith as Public Works director finalists

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has named Becky Baltz, Jonathan Gano and Dan Smith as the finalists for the Director of Public Works position.

    The public is invited to meet the finalists 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the fourth...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City to train volunteers for right-of-way beautification

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Signs, signs. Everywhere are signs.

    Whether they're advertising a yard sale on the outer edge of a public sidewalk or an in-home day
    care on a utility pole, signs in public rights-of-way are prohibited by Springfield City Code...Read on...

    View a video about how to place a sign legally.
    Posted on: October 13, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 13 - October 17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 13 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Community Involvement Committee Meeting will meet at 12:00 p...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: October 10, 2014

    Workforce Investment Board to host youth forum Oct. 23

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board Youth Council will provide an opportunity for high school counselors and administrators, resource agencies, and businesses to share ideas about preparing youth for the job market at its ...Read on...

    Register to attend.
    Posted on: October 8, 2014

    City's October sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's October one-percent general sales tax revenue from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 23.6% compared to the month of October 2013. October 2014 revenue was $3,780,574, an increase of $721,095 over l...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has concluded a personnel investigation within the Department of Environmental Services. All personnel matters are private and confidential. Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has requested a separate inv...Read on...

    Posted on: October 6, 2014

    Council to propose amendments to Campbell Ave. rezoning and SOGI bills

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Members of Springfield City Council are expected to propose amendments to two controversial bills slated for the Oct. 13 meeting.

    South Campbell Avenue Rezoning (Council Bill 2014-207)City Council held a public hearing Sept....Read on...

    Posted on: October 6, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 6-10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Universal Design Task Force will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, October 6 at the Southwest Center for Independent Living; 2864 S. Nettleton Avenue ...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: October 3, 2014

    Third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' Tuesday evening

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at Tuesday's 25th annual "Treasures of the
    City" Partners in Education event, ...Read on...

    View video of last year's Treasures of the City
    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    City reaches resolution in Police-involved shooting litigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield reached a resolution of a pre-suit settlement demand made by attorney Joshua Roberts on behalf of Eric David Butts. Butts was shot by former Springfield police officer Jason Shuck after he responded to a Ma...Read on...

    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    Tricycle Drag Race to raise money for the United Way of the Ozarks

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    Come watch the high-speed hilarity starting at 12:30 p.m. today at 216 W. Central as City, Greene County and CU staff pedal their way to the finish line on tricycles to raise money for the United Way!

    Starting at 12:30, teams ...Read on...

    View a schedule of the City's United Way drive.
    Posted on: July 29, 2014

    Red Robin to donate Saturday’s proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has prompted a friendly competition between Springfield’s police and fire departments. This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Robin is encouraging the Springfield community to participate in ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 30, 2014

    City outlines plans for additional police

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams announces that two of the 10 additional police positions to be added to the force will be domestic violence investigators. Like most communiti...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 10 additional police officers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 10 additional officer positions under the 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The estimated to...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Springfield Jazz Festival announces new additions for 5th anniversary

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    After last year’s “packed house” downtown, organizers are providing two new offers for jazz lovers at this year’s 5th annual Springfield Jazz Festival.

    The festival is free to the public and combines a variety of grooves that ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 29 - October 3

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Workshop will meet at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 29 at the Springfield-Branson National Airport; 2300 N Airport Blvd.
  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Offender E...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 24, 2014

    City Council, Springfield School Board continue talks on crossing guard program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council and the Springfield School Board met Wednesday evening to review a proposal regarding school crossing guard services. A committee comprised of both City and school district staff had put together a recomm...Read on...

    Link to Joint City / School Board Presentation
    Posted on: September 23, 2014

    Council learns more about stormwater policies and practice

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City of Springfield stormwater engineer Todd Wagner addressed City Council Tuesday at the weekly lunch workshop. He presented information at the request of Council members, who had questions about the City’s stormwater management ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 22 - September 26

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Universal Design Task Force Meeting will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 22 at Southwest Center for Independent Living, 2864 S. Nettleton A...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 26, 2014

    DATE CHANGE: Public invited to meet Public Works Director finalists

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield will host a public reception to meet finalists for the Director of Public Works position, 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the fourth floor conference room of the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonvill...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2014

    Overflow crowd again expected for next City Council Meeting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Sept. 22 City Council meeting is expected to draw a large crowd that could possibly exceed building capacity. Overflow rooms with be set up, as well as loud speakers set up outside the building. To ensure safety and provide fa...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 15-19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights Include:

  • Springfield Library Board Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting will meet at 12:00 p.m., Monday, September 15 at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell
  • Workforce Investment Board Planning and Oversight Com...
  • Read more »

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Date changed for vote on SOGI bill; other Council updates

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council will vote on a proposed amendment to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance at its Oct. 13 meeting. Previously, it was mentioned that the vote would take place Oct. 27. That was in error. We regret any i...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Workforce Investment Board conducting regional workforce survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board, in partnership with the Missouri Career Center and local chambers of commerce, are conducting a regional workforce survey titled “MOmentum 2015,” to identify the issues, challenges and...Read on...

    Posted on: September 11, 2014

    City of Springfield selects firm to perform internal audits

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and & Business Consultants, has been selected to perform the City of Springfield’s internal audit functions, beginning immediately. Representatives from the firm’s St. Louis office will perfor...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City Council revisits non-discrimination ordinance after two years

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    An overflow crowd came out for Springfield City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. At issue was a proposed addition to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, deeming sexual orientation and gender identity to be protected...Read on...

    View Judge J. Miles Sweeney's statement
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Sept. 8 City Council meeting summary

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    An overflow crowd came out for Springfield City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. One issue was a proposed addition to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, deeming sexual orientation and gender identity to be protected categories of persons f...Read on...

    View summary.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City to remove red-light cameras from intersections

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    More than four years after the City of Springfield discontinued its red-light camera program as a result of a Missouri Supreme Court ruling, and at Councilman Doug Burlison’s suggestion, vendor American Traffic Solutions, via Ewin...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    CreAsian restaurant to donate proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will be
    donating half of their gross sales Tuesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

    Proceeds will benefit SPD's crime ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Overflow crowd expected at tonight's CIty Council meeting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    An overflow crowd is expected tonight at City Council meeting, as more than 30 people have signed up to address a single issue – the consideration of adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes i...Read on...

    MEDIA: Direct link to the video stream.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 8 - September 12

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s weekly calendar September 8- September 12 is now available online. Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 8 in Historic City Hall, Council Chambers, 830 N ...
  • Read on...

    City of Springfield Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 3, 2014

    City Council to weigh changes to non-discrimination ordinance Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The first reading of a City Council bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected categories in the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, will take place Monday, Sept. 8. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at...Read on...

    Posted on: September 2, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 1- September 5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 2 at the Busch Municipal Building, Room 2 West, 840 N. Boonville Ave.
  • Landmarks Board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 3 in Historic ...
  • Read on...

    View weekly calendar
    Posted on: August 27, 2014

    New City signage program informs motorists

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Motorists will see additional information from the City as they make their way throughout Springfield’s roadway construction zones. The Public Works and Public Information departments started a new signage program this week that g...Read on...

    View the National Avenue widening project sign.
    Posted on: August 25, 2014

    Community Involvement Committee meeting canceled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City Council Community Involvement Committee Meeting, scheduled to meet at 1 p.m., tomorrow at the Expo Center; 635 East St. Louis Street, has been cancelled.

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    Posted on: November 3, 2014

    Weekly Calendar November 3 - November 7

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission for Children Executive Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 4 at the Head Start Conference Room; 215. S Barnes.
  • The Natural Environment Subcommittee will meet at 7:30 a.m., ...
  • Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: August 20, 2014

    August sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's August one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 14% compared to the month of August 2013.
    The sales tax check for August 2014 was $2,400,705, compared to the Augu...Read on...

    Posted on: August 20, 2014

    Citizens pleased with overall direction of City, according to 2014 Citizen Survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The results of the 2014 Citizen Survey are in, and they show that Springfieldians are pleased with the overall direction their city is taking and they feel they are receiving a good value for their taxes they pay. Overall citizen ...Read on...

    Citizen Survey 2014
    Posted on: August 19, 2014

    Proposed amendment to Council Bill 2014-169.

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    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried proposed an amendment to Council Bill 2014-169 at the Aug. 18 City Council meeting. The amendment was tabled, but can be viewed at the link below.

    View proposed amendment.
    Posted on: August 14, 2014

    Law department issues clarification on SOGI bill

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to an error by the City’s Law Department, the wrong version of a bill aimed at expanding the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance was brought before City Council’s Community Involvement Committee.

    The bill, sponsored by Mayor...Read on...

    SOGI Task Force Full Report
    Posted on: August 13, 2014

    Mayor expresses concerns about staffing issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For decades, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been a looming economic threat. Now, it’s no longer looming — it’s here. Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65.

    It’s a topic Mayor Bob Stephens is...Read on...

    Download chart
    Posted on: August 12, 2014

    SFD to receive $640,000 grant for breathing apparatus

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire Department is breathing a little easier after being notified of a $640,000 grant to replace its self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The grant is thanks to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assist...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Fire Department's Web sit
    Posted on: August 8, 2014

    New system for City news releases

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Hello!
    With the conversion of the City of Springfield's Web site (springfieldmo.gov) to a new content management system, news releases will now be coming to you in this format.. You will be receiving similar emails from the Sprin...Read on...

    Manage your subscriptions
    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    City solicits bids for properties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is soliciting sealed bids for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at the following locations:

  • 2221 N. Main - Zoned R-SF (Residential Single-Family)
  • 2907 W. Lombard - Zoned R-SF (Residential...
  • Read on...

    View the bid posting.
    Posted on: July 28, 2014

    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
    Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • 1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (6-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Prescri...
  • Read on...

    View the public service announcement.
    Posted on: July 28, 2014

    Finance Department receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For the 37th year, the City of Springfield's Finance Department, headed by Director Mary Mannix Decker, has earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association...Read on...

    Posted on: July 17, 2014

    City’s Aa1 Bond Rating affirmed by Moody’s

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s bond rating of Aa1 was recently affirmed by Moody’s Investors Service. The City asked for a rating in conjunction with upcoming general obligation bond issuance. Moody’s is a bond rating agency that ranks...Read on...

    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    State of the City strong and getting stronger, Mayor says

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Mediacom Ice Park at 635 E....Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    July sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's July one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 26.55% compared to the month of July 2013. Revenues are also ahead of budget for July by $682,250 or 17.82%.

    The s...Read on...


    Posted on: December 9, 2016

    Sewer smoke testing near Evangel University to begin Dec. 12

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing near Evangel University beginning Monday, Dec. 12. 

    The sewers being tested lie roughly along Glenstone Avenue between Di...

    Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: November 14, 2016

    MEDIA ALERT: Trash and Recycling Collection Study telephone survey begins Nov. 14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On behalf of the City of Springfield, Fort Hays State University Institute of Public Affairs students, under the direction of consultant firm Burns & McDonnell, will begin conducting a telephone survey of Springfield residents...Read on...

    Posted on: November 2, 2016

    MEDIA ALERT: City to host public open house on efficiency of trash and recycling services Nov. 10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield will host an Informational Open House 5:30 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Discovery Center (438 E. St. Louis St.) to offer information about the on-going Trash and Recycling Collection Efficiency Study. ...Read on...

    View the study Fact Sheet.
    Posted on: October 26, 2016

    City celebrates completion of the South Creek Restoration Project

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    The City of Springfield hosted a celebration of the completion of the South Creek Restoration Project at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Sunset Street and Grant Avenue, near the South Creek Greenway Trail.

    The purpose of the project wa...Read on...

    Posted on: October 25, 2016

    City of Springfield to study the efficiency of trash and recycling services, gather public input

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    The City of Springfield is studying the efficiency of trash and recycling collection services within the city limits. The Department of Environmental Services has selected Burns and McDonnell as a consultant firm to conduct the st...Read on...

    Posted on: October 25, 2016

    MEDIA ALERT: City to celebrate the completion of the South Creek Restoration Project Oct. 26

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    The City of Springfield invites the public to celebrate the completion of the South Creek Restoration Project at a ribbon cutting ceremony 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Sunset Street and Grant Avenue, near the South Creek Greenway Trail. Parking is availa...Read on...

    View a map of eligible properties.
    Posted on: October 10, 2016

    Glenwood Village property owners invited to Private Sewer Repair Program open house Oct. 11

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    Property owners and residents in the Glenwood Village neighborhood and surrounding area are invited to an informational open house 5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Cooper Tennis Complex, 2701 E. Pythian St., to learn about the City of Springfield’s Priv...Read on...

    View a map of eligible properties.
    Posted on: September 15, 2016

    City’s Sustainability Officer Barbara Lucks announces resignation

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    After 22 years with the City of Springfield, most notably as the City’s first sustainability officer, Barbara Lucks is announcing her resignation (effective in mid-October) to work full time as a private consultant.

    Lucks join...Read on...

    Download head shot of Barbara Lucks.
    Posted on: August 30, 2016

    City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council received a refresher course Tuesday on a long-term plan they approved in November 2014 for Springfield to reduce sewer system overflows and protect water quality. Implementation of this plan will require moderate sew...Read on...

    View Powerpoint.
    Posted on: July 11, 2016

    Brentwood area property owners invited to Private Sewer Repair Program open house tomorrow

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    Property owners and residents in the Brentwood neighborhood are invited to an informational open house 5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at Pershing Middle School, 2120 S. Ventura Ave., to learn about the City of Springfield’s Private Sewer Repair Program. ...Read on...

    View a map of eligible properties.
    Posted on: June 29, 2016

    Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Residents on City wastewater service will see a planned rate increase beginning July 1. The City of Springfield contracts with City Utilities for sanitary sewer services billing, so customers will notice this change on their Augu...Read on...

    Posted on: June 21, 2016

    Sewer smoke testing in Oak Grove neighborhood to begin June 22

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services division will perform smoke testing in the FC15 sewer basin beginning the week of June 22. The Fassnight Creek 15 basin is located in the Oak Grove neighborhood, roughly south of E. ...Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    EPA recognizes Springfield for 17 years of successful redevelopment using brownfields grants

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    The City of Springfield was officially recognized today by EPA Region 7 for its successful 17-year history of redevelopment of formerly polluted properties. Since 1999, using a little more than $7 million in EPA Brownfields grant...Read on...

    Posted on: June 10, 2016

    Sewer smoke testing between North Patterson Avenue and Highway 65 to begin June 14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services division will perform smoke testing in the JC13 sewer basin beginning the week of June 13. The Jordan Creek 13 basin is located North of Chestnut Expressway between North Patterson A...Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: May 18, 2016

    EPA awards $200,000 to Springfield for job training program

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    A $200,000 grant to The Missouri Job Center will provide job opportunities in the city’s northwest quadrant. The grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to recruit, train and place local unemployed a...Read on...

    Learn more about the Brownfields Program.
    Posted on: May 17, 2016

    Sewer smoke testing on MSU campus begins May 18

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform smoke testing on Missouri State University's campus Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. Boundaries for the testing are National Avenue (east), Grand St...Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: May 16, 2016

    Sewer insurance program not sanctioned by the City

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield residents may have received a letter from American Water Resources (AWC) of Missouri, informing them of their sewer service line maintenance responsibility. The letters offers an insurance product called "The Sewe...Read on...

    Posted on: May 16, 2016

    Phase 4 of Springfield Private Sewer Repair Program to launch with May 17 meeting

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    The City of Springfield will launch phase 4 of its Private Sewer Repair Program with an informational open house for eligible properties 5:30–7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17 at the Greene County Archives Building, 1126 N. Boonville Ave.

    The program provides f...Read on...

    View a map of eligible properties.
    Posted on: May 7, 2016

    Unhealthy air quality alert for Sunday, possibly Monday, for Springfield area

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is monitoring a wildfire smoke plume from Canada that is anticipated to inundate the Springfield airshed by Sunday morning with the strong smell of burning firewood. This is an alert for high levels of fin...Read on...

    Posted on: April 29, 2016

    16th annual Choose Environmental Excellence awards announced

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    Twelve organizations presented a total of 21 awards celebrating the efforts, dedication and accomplishments of a wide variety of recipients. Each presenting organization at the Awards Luncheon determines their own award criteria a...Read on...

    Visit the Choose Environmental Excellence website.
    Posted on: April 26, 2016

    16th annual Choose Environmental Excellence awards to be presented Friday, April 29

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    The 16th annual Springfield/Greene County Choose Environmental Excellence awards will be presented Friday, April 29 at a noon luncheon at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, as a part of Springfield's ...Read on...

    Visit the Choose Environmental Excellence website.
    Posted on: April 22, 2016

    Environmental Services dedicates Clean Water Services Operations Building

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    In celebration of Earth Day, the City of Springfield Environmental Services Department dedicated the new Clean Water Services Operations Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility open house Friday, April 22 at 755 N. Franklin Avenue.

    This...Read on...

    Read the Fact Sheet.
    Posted on: April 20, 2016

    MEDIA ALERT: Public invited to Open House for new Clean Water Services Operations Building April 22

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    The public is invited to celebrate Earth Day with the dedication of the new City of Springfield Environmental Services Clean Water Services Operations Building 10 a.m. – noon, Friday, April 22 at 755 N. Franklin Avenue. Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremo...Read on...

    Posted on: April 7, 2016

    Yardwaste and Lone Pine Recycling Centers open Sundays during spring yard clean-up season

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In an effort to serve the public during the spring yard clean-up season, the City’s Yardwaste Recycling Center and Lone Pine Recycling Center will be open on Sundays 1-5 p.m. through May 15.

    In addition, the City’s three recy...Read on...

    Posted on: April 1, 2016

    Celebrate Earth Month 2016 with variety of events and activities

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    The local observance of the 46th Earth Day is an offering of a variety of activities. This year’s Arbor Day celebration marks the celebration of the city of Springfield’s 31st year as a Tree City, USA.

    A complete schedule of ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    City employee dies in accident at landfill

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    John Wesley Choate died after an accident at the City’s landfill. Choate worked at the City in various capacities since 2008, most recently as a maintenance worker.

    “We are all saddened by the loss of one of our own” said City...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    City maintenance worker injured in landfill accident

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A 53-year-old male maintenance worker has been transported to Mercy Hospital following an industrial accident at the City’s landfill this morning. Police are onsite performing an industrial accident investigation, per protocol. Th...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2016

    Sanitary sewer smoke testing this week around East Kearney between Glenstone and Burton

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week in the PR19 basin (east and west of East Kearney Street between North Glenstone and North...Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: February 2, 2016

    City’s newest street sweeper reinforces water quality message

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City’s newest street sweeper not only cleans streets, but acts as a high-impact mobile billboard to remind citizens of their role in keeping Ozarks waterways clean.

    “The ‘Working together to protect our streams one mile at...Read on...

    Posted on: January 5, 2016

    UPDATE: Sewer smoke testing on MSU campus postponed due to impending weather

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to impending inclement weather, the smoke testing planned for sanitary sewers on the MSU campus this week has been postponed.

    ORIGINAL RELEASE:

    The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform smoke...Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: December 15, 2015

    Several options available for Christmas tree recycling this season

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield residents are reminded that Christmas trees are not accepted at Missouri landfills, however, several options are available for recycling this year’s Christmas trees.

    Bass Pro

    Bass Pro will accept trees at the fe...Read on...

    Download holiday season waste reduction tip sheet.
    Posted on: November 12, 2015

    Environmental Services sponsors free day at Discovery Center to celebrate America Recycles Day

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    The City of Springfield’s Environmental Services department is partnering with the Discovery Center of Springfield 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 to celebrate American Recycles Day with free admission and interactive exhibits...Read on...

    Posted on: November 6, 2015

    Don’t waste those leaves – recycle them!

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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 ...Read on...

    View video about how to maintain property
    Posted on: October 1, 2015

    EPA announces revised Ground-Level Ozone Standard; SGF currently in attainment

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the revised Ground-Level Ozone standard today. The Springfield region is officially 68 ppb, though the values are expected to be 61 ppb once the 2013-2015 readings are ...Read on...

    More about air quality.
    Posted on: September 23, 2015

    Ozarks Clean Air Alliance to host media workshop on ground-level ozone on Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozarks Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) will present an informational workshop for the media on the topic of ground-level ozone 10:30-11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 25 in the community room at the City’s Environmental Resource Center, 29...Read on...

    More about ozone
    Posted on: July 17, 2015

    Sanitary sewer smoke testing planned for next week in Ward Branch 05 basin

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will begin sanitary sewer smoke testing in the Ward Branch 05 basin (the region near Ozark Highlands Mobile Home Park west of Glenstone Avenue) the week of July 20.

    Smo...Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: July 7, 2015

    Unhealthy level air quality alert today and tonight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is monitoring a wildfire smoke plume from the Canadian Yukon that is anticipated to enter the Springfield airshed this afternoon. This is an alert for high levels of fine particulates in this smoke plume f...Read on...

    Posted on: July 2, 2015

    Sanitary sewer smoke testing to begin next week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will begin smoke testing in the Jordan Creek 11 sewer basin the week of July 6. The Jordan Creek 11 basin is located north of East Blaine Street between North Link Avenue an...Read on...

    View smoke testing Q&A.
    Posted on: July 1, 2015

    Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Residents on City wastewater service will see a planned rate increase July 1. The City of Springfield contracts with City Utilities for wastewater services billing, so customers will notice this change on their August CU bills.
    ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 16, 2015

    Galloway property owners invited to Private Sewer Repair Program open house tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Property owners and residents of the Galloway 01 sewer basin are invited to an open house 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 17 at Holy Trinity Church, 2818 E. Bennett St., to learn about the City of Springfield’s Private Sewer Repair ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 9, 2015

    City's sewer overflow control plan approved by Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has received approval for its Sanitary Sewer Overflow Control Plan (OCP) by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

    Approved by City Council last December, the OCP is the City’s response to a 2012...Read on...

    Posted on: June 8, 2015

    Construction begins June 15 to restore South Creek along Sunset Street

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City’s Public Works and Environmental Services departments will begin construction June 15 on the South Creek Restoration Project, which will remove the concrete channel and restore the creek to a more natural condition in th...Read on...

    Posted on: May 20, 2015

    Ribbon cutting for City Government Plaza parking lots project Friday at 10:30 a.m.

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    Please join the City of Springfield at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 22 to cut the ribbon for the reconstructed parking lots at City Government Plaza. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the Busch Municipal Building Lob...Read on...

    Visit Big Urbie's Web site.
    Posted on: May 4, 2015

    City to issue $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements May 11

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    The City of Springfield plans to issue approximately $41 million of bonds for sewer system improvements, which have been rated Aa2 by Moody’s Investor’s Service. Moody’s also affirmed the Aa1rating on the City’s outstanding genera...Read on...

    Posted on: April 27, 2015

    Dedication for Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormwater Project Thursday at 11 a.m.

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    Please join the City of Springfield, Ozark Greenways Inc., the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, and Greene County at 11 a.m., Thursday April 30 for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the Fassnight Creek Greenway and Stormw...Read on...

    View invitation.
    Posted on: April 7, 2015

    Springfield to celebrate 30 years as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings April 10

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    The City of Springfield will mark its 30th year as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings throughout the day and an Arbor Day celebration on Park Central Square at 4:30 p.m. April 10, which will feature the 30th and final tree-pla...Read on...

    Download "Building with Trees" PowerPoint.
    Posted on: April 3, 2015

    Earth Month 2015 full of activities and educational opportunities

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    What began as a one-day celebration of the natural environment more than 40 years ago has expanded to include all of April. The first Earth Day, held on April 22, 1970, is widely credited with launching the modern environmental m...Read on...

    View Earth Month 2015 activities.
    Posted on: April 2, 2015

    Arbor Day poster contest winner to be honored with tree-dedication ceremony tomorrow

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Cowden Elementary fifth-grader Marion Deweerd will be honored with a tree-dedication ceremony for her city-wide and state of Missouri award-winning Arbor Day poster at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at Cowden Elementary School, 2927 S. Kimbroug...Read on...

    Posted on: March 31, 2015

    Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force presents recommendations

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Dan Hoy and Fred Palmerton, co-chairs of the Springfield-Greene County Citizens Environmental Task Force, walked City and County officials through recommendations today.

    The 31-member advisory group met nine times over the past...Read on...

    Download presentation.
    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    Citizen-led Environmental Priorities Task Force to present findings Tuesday

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    MEDIA ALERT

    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.

    The Springfield-Greene Co...Read on...

    Posted on: February 3, 2015

    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The update follows a sober...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: January 27, 2015

    Green Building Task Force recommends program to finance energy conservation improvements

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Green Building Task Force presented its recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission Jan. 27.

    Included in the recommendations is encouraging and incentivizing voluntary green bu...Read on...

    View the report.
    Posted on: January 27, 2015

    Green Building Task Force to present recommendations to Council and Greene County Commission today

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHO: The Springfield-Greene County Green Building Task Force.
    WHAT: Presentation of recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission.WHEN: Noon.
    WHERE: Greene County Archives & Election Center, 1126 N. Boonville.WH...Read on...

    Posted on: January 5, 2015

    Springfield Fire Stations promote environmental sustainability

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    Firefighters are known for saving homes. Now, they’re doing their part to help save the environment by recycling their food scraps. Ten of Springfield’s Fire Stations are now “vermicomposting” sites where food scraps are recycled ...Read on...

    More information on vermicomposting
    Posted on: December 16, 2014

    Phase I of Government Plaza parking lot reconstruction complete; public lot to reopen Wednesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The public parking lot directly in front of the Busch Municipal Building will reopen to the public at 7 a.m., Wednesday. The new parking lot will allow traffic to enter at the new north entrance on Robberson Avenue and circulate ...Read on...

    Visit Big Urbie's Web site.
    Posted on: December 15, 2014

    Options available for recycling Christmas trees

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield residents are reminded that Christmas trees are not accepted at Missouri landfills. Several options are available for recycling this year’s trees, however.

    Bass ProBass Pro will accept trees at the fenced area at ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 24, 2014

    City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A long-term sewer overflow control plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be presented to City Council Monday night. The plan, which has been years in the making...Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2014

    Springfield ‘saves’ Hollywood

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Hollywood, Florida is looking to Springfield to “save the day.”

    Hollywood is spending thousands of dollars a day to truck liquid oxygen to its treatment plant to treat its wastewater while officials there have work...Read on...

    Posted on: November 3, 2014

    Recycling Centers offer Sunday hours to accommodate fall yardwaste season

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Most Springfieldians only have to venture as far as their own backyards to enjoy the fall foliage. But what to do with those beautiful leaves once they’ve fallen? City ordinances prohibit the dumping of leaves and other yardwaste...Read on...

    View a video about how to maintain your property.
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City, County and CU to receive $67,000 from EPA in technical assistance for integrated planning

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield is one of five communities that will receive $67,000 each in technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management, a...Read on...

    Springfield's Integrated Plan Web site
    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has concluded a personnel investigation within the Department of Environmental Services. All personnel matters are private and confidential. Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has requested a separate inv...Read on...

    Posted on: October 9, 2014

    City identifies source of milky substance in Jordan Creek

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Department of Environmental Services has identified the source of the substance that recently impacted Jordan Creek.

    After receiving word from the public the morning of Sept. 24 about a milky substanc...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Help protect waterways with proper disposal of yardwaste and leaves this fall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While the City’s Environmental Services and Public Works departments enjoy autumn as much as anyone, they aren’t looking forward to the problems the fallen leaves create when they make their way into the storm drains.

    "Whe...Read on...

    View a video about how to maintain your property.
    Posted on: September 23, 2014

    Council learns more about stormwater policies and practice

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City of Springfield stormwater engineer Todd Wagner addressed City Council Tuesday at the weekly lunch workshop. He presented information at the request of Council members, who had questions about the City’s stormwater management ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 26, 2014

    City prepares to submit latest sewer overflow control plans to regulators

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Long-Term Overflow Control Plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be submitted in December. It will recommend investments in the local sewer system totaling...Read on...

    Posted on: August 25, 2014

    High temperatures plus sunshine plus automobiles equals ground-level ozone

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The current stretch of high temperatures brings more than just discomfort from the heat . Combined with the sunny days and emissions produced from automobiles and other gas-powered equipment, it also causes the interaction that p...Read on...

    Posted on: August 6, 2014

    Work completed on Upper Ward Branch Stormwater and Trail Improvement Project

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Work on the Ward Branch Stormwater and Greenway Trail Improvements Project is complete. This was a multi-purpose project that included stream bank stabilization to protect road embankments and improve water quality as well as a c...Read on...

    Posted on: September 24, 2014

    Demolition begins Thursday for City Government Plaza parking lots project

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Demolition of the parking lot at the City Government Plaza will begin Thursday, Sept. 25 as part of a grant-funded project to demonstrate ways of managing stormwater that reduce the amount of runoff and pollution that reaches our...Read on...

    Visit Big Urbie's Web site.

    Posted on: December 5, 2016

    Public Works prepared for impending winter season

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    Long before temperatures begin to drop, Springfield Public Works department is preparing for the impending winter season.

    Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey reports the Street Operations division has been preparing for the snow...

    Read on...

    View a map of City snow removal routes.
    Posted on: December 2, 2016

    Section of Barnes Avenue and Rosebrier Street closed to through traffic through Dec. 16

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    S. Barnes Avenue and E. Rosebrier Street is closed to through traffic between the intersections of Rosebriar Street and Chantilly Lane and Barnes Avenue and Cambridge Street for concrete street repair work.  The street ...

    Read on...

    Posted on: December 2, 2016

    Mount Vernon Street to reopen from Orchard Crest Avenue to Suburban Avenue Dec. 2

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    Mount Vernon Street will reopen to traffic between Orchard Crest Avenue and Suburban Avenue beginning 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. In addition, the intersection of Mount Vernon Street and Orchard Crest Avenue has been converted to an ...

    Read on...

    View the project webpage.
    Posted on: November 17, 2016

    Lyon Avenue to close between Kearney Street and High Street beginning Nov. 21

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Lyon Avenue will close to through traffic between Kearney Street and High Street for approximately one week beginning Monday, Nov. 21 for the completion of a sanitary sewer crossing.

    Residents of this section of Lyon Avenue w...Read on...

    Posted on: November 10, 2016

    Talmage Street to close between Newton Avenue and Fort Avenue beginning Nov. 14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Talmage Street will close between Newton Avenue and Fort Avenue beginning Monday, Nov. 14 for construction on the Talmage Street Sidewalk and Stormwater Improvement project. The street will be closed for approximately four weeks, ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 7, 2016

    Kimbrough Avenue to close north of Grand Street to Madison Street Nov. 8

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Kimbrough Avenue will close between Grand Street and Madison Street beginning 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 for utility work.

    For more information, please contact Earl Wallace at 417-874-2163 or ewallace@springfieldmo.gov...Read on...

    Posted on: November 2, 2016

    Intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Phelps Street to close Nov. 5-14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Phelps Street will be closed for construction work related to the Jefferson Avenue Streetscape Project beginning at 7 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, until Monday, Nov. 14, weather permitting.

    F...Read on...

    Posted on: November 2, 2016

    Lyon Avenue between Chase Street and Commercial to close Nov. 7

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Lyon Avenue between Chase Street and Commercial Street will close for approximately one month beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7 for the replacement of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad bridge.

    For more informat...Read on...

    Posted on: October 26, 2016

    St. Louis Street east of Kimbrough Avenue to close 3 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    St. Louis Street east of Kimbrough Avenue will be closed 3 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 for a repair of a utility cut. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

    For more information, please contact Paul Williams, ut...Read on...

    Posted on: October 21, 2016

    Division Street at railroad crossing east of Kansas Expwy to close Oct. 23-31

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Division Street at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad crossing, east of Kansas Expressway, will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 until Monday , Oct. 31, weather permitting. The work will facilitate the re...Read on...

    Posted on: October 20, 2016

    Eastbound lane of 1500 block of East Cherry to close Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The eastbound lane of the 1500 block of East Cherry Street at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad crossing will be closed 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21,
    for an emergency repair on the railroad crossing. Traffic wi...Read on...

    Posted on: October 13, 2016

    Portion of St. Louis Street to close Friday and Saturday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    St. Louis Street east of Jordan Valley Car Park to west of University Plaza’s north entrance will close noon-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 for elevator restoration at Hammons Tower.

    For more inform...Read on...

    Posted on: October 12, 2016

    Jefferson Avenue to close between Phelps Street and Water Street beginning Oct. 17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    North Jefferson Avenue will be closed from Phelps Street to Water Street beginning 7 a.m., Monday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Nov. 4 (weather permitting) for construction work related to the Jefferson Avenue Streetscape project.

    F...Read on...

    Posted on: October 11, 2016

    Division Street to close at railroad crossing east of Kansas Oct. 23 - 31

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Division Street will be closed at the Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) railroad crossing east of Kansas Expressway beginning 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 until Monday, Oct. 31 (weather permitting) for the replacement of the existing ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 11, 2016

    UPDATED: Lyon Avenue will close between Chase Street and Commercial Nov. 9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Lyon Avenue will close between Chase Street and Commercial Street for approximately one month beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 for the replacement of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) Railroad Bridge.

    For more informat...Read on...

    Visit the streetscape project webpage.
    Posted on: October 7, 2016

    Expect various lane closures on National Avenue between Central and Brower Oct. 10 - 11

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Expect various lane closures on National Avenue between Central Street and Brower Street beginning 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 due to intersection improvements.

    One lane of northbound and southbound traffic will be mainta...Read on...

    View the project webpage.
    Posted on: October 6, 2016

    Commercial Street now open to traffic between Benton Avenue and Washington Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Traffic is flowing once again along Commercial Street between Benton Avenue and Washington Avenue as construction progresses on the Commercial Street Streetscape Phase 5 project.

    A temporary driving surface will be in place on...Read on...

    Visit the streetscape project webpage.
    Posted on: October 6, 2016

    Intersection of Turner and Campbell, section of Turner from Campbell to Boonville to close Oct. 10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The intersection of Turner Street and Campbell Avenue and a section of Turner from Campbell Avenue to Boonville Avenue will close beginning Monday, Oct. 10 through Nov. 3 for construction on the Turner Street Drainage Improvement ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 5, 2016

    UPDATED: Expect road closures in the Central and Pythian Corridor area beginning 6 p.m. Oct. 5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to weather delays, crews will continue the final asphalt work on the Central and Pythian Phase 1 Corridor Improvement project overnight Wednesday, Oct. 5. The new Central and Pythian Corridor (the area directly west of the ra...Read on...

    View the project webpage.
    Posted on: October 3, 2016

    Expect various road closures in the Central and Pythian Corridor area beginning 7 a.m. Oct. 4

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Crews will begin the final asphalt work on the Central and Pythian Phase 1 Corridor Improvement project beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 through approximately 7 a.m. Oct. 5.

    In an effort to accommodate school traffic, the fo...Read on...

    View the project webpage.
    Posted on: September 26, 2016

    Cherry Street between Kimbrough and Holland to close for 21 days starting Oct. 3

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Starting Monday, Oct. 3, Cherry Street between Kimbrough and Holland avenues will be closed for up to 21 days for stormwater and signal improvements.

    For more information, please contact Earl Wallace at 417-874-2163 or ewallace...Read on...

    Posted on: September 13, 2016

    St. Louis Street between Kimbrough Avenue and JQH Parkway closed until 9 p.m.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    St. Louis Street between Kimbrough Avenue and John Q. Hammons Parkway is closed until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 to accommodate work by an AT&T contractor.

    For more information, please contact Earl Wallace at 417-874-2163 or ew...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2016

    Phelps Street to close west of Jefferson Avenue beginning Sept. 13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Phelps Street will close west of Jefferson Avenue for up to 2 weeks beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13 to remove and replace the full depth street section.

    Drivers are asked to use an alternate route while work is being completed on t...Read on...

    Posted on: September 9, 2016

    Water Street to close between Boonville Avenue and Jefferson Avenue beginning Sept. 12

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Water Street will close between Boonville Avenue and Jefferson Avenue for up to 6 weeks beginning Monday, Sept. 12 for sewer repair work.

    The Water Street entrance to Founders Park will be closed during this time. The park is ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 29, 2016

    Overnight closures for street surfacing work begin Aug. 29

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The following streets will be closed overnight beginning Monday, Aug. 29 through Thursday, Sept. 1 for milling and paving of the street surfaces:

  • East Division Street from North National Avenue to North Mayfair Avenue.
  • North N...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: August 29, 2016

    Catalpa Street at railroad crossing west of Kansas Expressway to close this week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Catalpa Street at the MNA railroad crossing west of Kansas Expressway will be closed starting Tuesday, Aug. 30-Thursday, Sept. 1, weather permitting, to begin work for the replacement of the existing railroad crossing and roadway ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 26, 2016

    Southbound Holland Avenue, south of Madison Street, to close for sidewalk repairs Aug. 28-30

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works will be repairing the sidewalk on the west side of Holland Avenue, south of Madison Street, beginning Sunday, Aug. 28 through Tuesday, Aug. 30 (weather permitting). The southbound lane of Holland Avenue will be close...Read on...

    Posted on: August 19, 2016

    Commercial Street to close for one month between Benton Avenue and Washington Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Commercial Street will be closed for approximately one month beginning Monday, Aug. 22 between Benton Avenue and Washington Avenue for street, storm sewer and sidewalk improvements associated with the Commercial Street Streetscape...Read on...

    Visit the streetscape project webpage.
    Posted on: August 19, 2016

    400 North Jefferson Avenue to close Aug. 22-26 for railroad crossing work

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    400 North Jefferson Avenue will be closed beginning 6 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22, until Friday, Aug. 26, weather permitting, at the Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) Railroad Crossing for the replacement of the road surface to the ra...Read on...

    Posted on: August 17, 2016

    Correction: Overnight closure for Grant Avenue Aug. 18-19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Grant Avenue between College and Tampa streets will be closed overnight from 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, until 6 a.m. Friday, Aug.19 to allow City Utilities line crews to install new overhead power lines. Detours will be in place....Read on...

    Posted on: August 16, 2016

    Newly reconfigured roundabout at Central Street and Sherman Avenue to open beginning Aug. 17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City is opening the first part of the Central Pythian Corridor Improvement project with a newly reconfigured roundabout at Central Street and Sherman Avenue. It will be open to traffic beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17.

    Eventu...Read on...

    View the project webpage.
    Posted on: August 15, 2016

    Motorists: Slow down and watch for pedestrians as students head back to school

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As Springfield Public Schools students head back to school Wednesday and area universities start their fall sessions in coming weeks, Public Works Traffic Engineering reminds drivers to slow down and watch for pedestrians.

    Scho...Read on...

    Posted on: August 10, 2016

    Expect southbound lane closures on National Avenue at Pythian Street Aug. 11

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The center and inside southbound lanes of National Avenue at Pythian Street will close beginning 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, until approximately 8 p.m. for utility work associated with the Central and Pythian Corridor Improvement Pr...Read on...

    View the project webpage.
    Posted on: August 9, 2016

    Commercial Street to close west of Washington Avenue Aug. 10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Commercial Street will be closed west of Washington Avenue beginning 7 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 until 5 p.m. for the installation of a new storm sewer crossing. The work should be completed in one day, weather permitting.

    Plea...Read on...

    Visit the streetscape project webpage.
    Posted on: August 4, 2016

    South side of Commercial Street and Washington Avenue intersection to close Aug. 8

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The south side of the Commercial Street and Washington Avenue intersection will close for approximately three weeks (weather permitting) beginning Monday, Aug. 8 for utility and storm water improvements associated with the Commerc...Read on...

    Visit the streetscape project webpage.
    Posted on: July 26, 2016

    East Atlantic Street from Glenstone Avenue to North Avenue B to close July 28

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    East Atlantic Street from North Glenstone Avenue to North Avenue B will close to through traffic beginning 7 a.m. Thursday, July 28 through Wednesday, Aug. 3 for repaving work.

    This construction is part of the Atlantic and Gle...Read on...

    Posted on: July 22, 2016

    New right-turn lane design to be piloted at Battlefield and Campbell

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works will test out the safety benefits of a new right-turn lane design with a pilot study at the intersection of Battlefield Road and Campbell Avenue beginning Tuesday, July 26.

    Crash history shows that mo...Read on...

    Posted on: July 14, 2016

    Commercial Street to close between Benton Avenue and Washington Avenue July 15

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Commercial Street will close between Benton Avenue and Washington Avenue beginning 7 a.m. Friday, July 15 for pavement removal associated with the Commercial Street Streetscape Phase 5 project.

    Two-way traffic will be resumed ...Read on...

    Visit the streetscape project webpage.
    Posted on: July 11, 2016

    Lane shift on Commercial Street between Benton Avenue and Washingon Avenue begins July 11

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Eastbound traffic along Commercial Street will experience a lane shift between Benton Avenue and Washington Avenue beginning Monday, July 11th for utility work associated with the Commercial Street Streetscape Phase 5 project.
    ...Read on...

    Visit the streetscape project webpage.
    Posted on: July 5, 2016

    Reminder: Northbound National Avenue to close south of Primrose Street July 5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's Public Works Department has given Trane Commercial Systems permission to close northbound National Avenue, south of the Primrose Street intersection, beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 5 for the replacem...Read on...

    Posted on: June 30, 2016

    Reverse-angle parking pilot on Commercial Street to begin July 9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield Department of Public Works, in partnership with the Commercial Street community, will introduce reverse-angle parking to C-Street as an eight-week pilot beginning Saturday, July 9.

    Reverse-angle parking...Read on...

    View a reverse-angle parking demonstration video.
    Posted on: June 30, 2016

    Central Street between Clay Avenue and Hampton Avenue to close beginning July 5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Central Street between Clay Avenue and Hampton Avenue will close for up to 45 days beginning Tuesday, July 5 for continuing work on the Central and Pythian Corridor Improvement Project located near the OTC campus.

    The interse...Read on...

    View the project webpage.
    Posted on: June 29, 2016

    Mt. Vernon Street from Orchard Crest Avenue to Suburban Avenue to close July 5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Mt. Vernon Street between Orchard Crest Avenue and Suburban Avenue will close for four months beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 5 as crews continue construction on the Mt. Vernon Street Widening Project.

    Motorists are advised ...Read on...

    View the project webpage.
    Posted on: June 24, 2016

    Public Works installing new all-way stops on Commercial Street at Robberson Avenue and Benton Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works will convert the intersections of Commercial Street and Robberson Avenue and Commercial Street and Benton Avenue in the Historic Commercial Street District from two-way stops to all-way stops beginning Tue...Read on...

    Posted on: July 1, 2016

    Northbound National Avenue to close south of Primrose Street July 5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's Public Works Department has given Trane Commercial Systems permission to close northbound National Avenue, south of the Primrose Street intersection, beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 5 for the replacem...Read on...

    Posted on: June 24, 2016

    Cherokee Street east of Holland Avenue to close June 27-28

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Cherokee Street will close east of Holland Avenue June 27-28 for pavement repair work. Local traffic will still have access, but all other motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

    Posted on: June 24, 2016

    East Montclair Street from National Avenue to Maryland Avenue to close June 27

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    East Montclair Street from South National Avenue to South Maryland Avenue will close beginning 9 a.m. June 27 for concrete replacement work. This segment of Montclair will reopen at 5 p.m. July 1. Read on...

    Posted on: June 22, 2016

    Expect overnight lane shifts on National Avenue at Pythian Street Thursday, June 23

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Expect overnight lane shifts on National Avenue at Pythian Street beginning 11:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23 until 7 a.m. Friday, June 24 for utility work associated with the Central and Pythian Corridor Improvement project.

    South...Read on...

    Posted on: June 17, 2016

    Public Works to install new all-way stop at the intersection of Fairview Avenue and LaSalle Street

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works will be converting the intersection of Fairview Avenue and Lasalle Street in the Parkcrest neighborhood from a two-way stop to an all-way stop beginning the week of June 20.

    This change is being made a...Read on...

    Posted on: June 17, 2016

    East Atlantic Street from Glenstone Avenue to North Avenue B to close June 21

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    East Atlantic Street from North Glenstone Avenue to North Avenue B will close to through traffic for two weeks beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 for the installation of new stormwater pipe. All businesses and driveways will remain...Read on...

    Posted on: June 16, 2016

    Phelps Street between Fort Avenue and Franklin Avenue to close June 20

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Phelps Street between Fort Avenue and Franklin Avenue will close for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, June 20 for the repair of the railroad bridge by the BNSF Railway Company.

    For more information, please contact Tin...Read on...

    Posted on: June 9, 2016

    Various lane shifts begin June 9 on Central Street from Sherman Avenue to National Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Expect various lane shifts on Central Street from Sherman Avenue to National Avenue beginning June 9 as crews complete utility work related to the Central and Pythian Corridor Improvement Project. Lane shifts will continue for app...Read on...

    Posted on: June 3, 2016

    Sherman Avenue from Central Street north to railroad crossing to close beginning June 6

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sherman Avenue from Central Street north to the railroad crossing will be closed for approximately four months beginning Monday, June 6 for construction work associated with the Central and Pythian Corridor Improvement Project pha...Read on...

    Posted on: May 31, 2016

    Packer Road closed at BNSF railroad crossing beginning June 1

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Packer Road will be closed at the Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) railroad crossing beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 1 for the replacement of the road surface to the railroad crossing by the BNSF Railway Company.

    Packer...Read on...

    Posted on: May 27, 2016

    Various lane shifts, closures to begin May 31 on Jefferson Ave, Phelps Street and Water Street

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Expect various lane shifts and street closures beginning Tuesday, May 31 on Jefferson Avenue between Phelps Street and Water Street, and on Phelps Street and Water Street at Jefferson Avenue as City Utilities works to complete gas...Read on...

    Posted on: May 20, 2016

    North Johnston Avenue to close May 23-25 between Kearney Street and Turner Street

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    North Johnston Avenue will be closed between Kearney Street and Turner Street beginning Monday, May 23 through May 25 for concrete pavement replacement.

    The street will be open to local traffic only. Motorists are advised to u...Read on...

    Posted on: May 18, 2016

    Flashing yellow left-turn arrow installed at Campbell and Primrose intersection

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A flashing yellow left-turn arrow is now in place in the eastbound to northbound left-turn lane of the newly improved intersection at Campbell Avenue and Westview Street/Primrose Street.

    Traffic engineers consider flashing yel...Read on...

    View an informational flyer on the new signal.
    Posted on: May 6, 2016

    Intersection work at Grant Avenue and Norton Road to occur May 9-13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works has authorized Kerans Construction, LLC to begin work at the intersection of North Grant Avenue and Norton Road beginning 7:00 a.m., Monday, May 9 through 5:00 p.m., May 13 to replace the concrete signal loop panels. ...Read on...

    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    Lane shifts, closures begin April 29 on Sunset Street near Campbell Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works has authorized Henning Construction Company to begin construction on a public improvements project on Sunset Street near Campbell Avenue beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, April 29.

    Public improvements are required infra...Read on...

    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    City to host public meeting May 3 to discuss potential C-Street parking improvements

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield will host a public meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 3 at Drury on C-Street, 233 E. Commercial Street, to discuss potential parking improvements for the Commercial Street business district, including re-strip...Read on...

    Posted on: April 25, 2016

    Phelps Street between Boonville Avenue and Campbell Avenue to close April 26

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Phelps Street between Boonville Avenue and Campbell Avenue will be closed beginning 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26 until approximately 3:30 p.m. (weather permitting) for utility work associated with the Phelps Street Streetscape proj...Read on...

    Posted on: April 18, 2016

    Intersection of Olive and Main and section of Main from College to Water to close April 19-May 6

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The intersection of Olive Street and Main Avenue and the section of Main Avenue from Olive Street to Water Street will close at at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 19 for construction work associated with the Main Avenue Streetscape project....Read on...

    View map of closure.
    Posted on: April 15, 2016

    900 North Farm Road 123 to close April 20 - 22

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    900 North Farm Road will be closed starting Wednesday, April 20 until Friday afternoon, April 22 (weather permitting) to begin the replacement of the railroad crossing and roadway surfaces by the BNSF Railway Company.

    This wor...Read on...

    Learn more about the West Wye connection project.
    Posted on: April 15, 2016

    Overnight road, lane closures for South Campbell and South Street rescheduled for April 17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to weather conditions last week, two overnight closures along South Campbell Ave. have been rescheduled to begin Sunday, April 17. Crews will work to mill and replace the surface asphalt.

    South Street east of Campbell Aven...Read on...

    Posted on: April 11, 2016

    Public Works releases April safety message on work zone awareness

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As the spring construction season gears up on Springfield-area roadways, Public Works encourages drivers to use extra caution when driving through work zones. In recognition of National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11-15), work...Read on...

    View the April Traffic Safety Message.
    Posted on: April 11, 2016

    4400 West Junction Street to close beginning Wednesday, April 13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    4400 West Junction Street will be closed west of Farm Road 123 beginning at 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 13 for the installation of the West Wye Connection by the Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) Railway. The street will reopen Fri...Read on...

    Posted on: April 8, 2016

    Olive Street from Robberson Alley to Jefferson Avenue to close April 12 - 15

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Olive Street from Robberson Alley to Jefferson Avenue will be closed beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 12 through 5 p.m. Friday, April 15 for construction work related to the Jefferson Avenue streetscape project.

    Motorists are a...Read on...

    Posted on: April 8, 2016

    Grand Street east of Kickapoo Avenue to Fremont Avenue to close Monday, April 11

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Grand Street east of Kickapoo Avenue to Fremont Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, April 11 for the construction of a new water main. This work will take approximately two weeks.

    Grand Street will be open to local traffic...Read on...

    Posted on: April 8, 2016

    Division Street west of Glenstone Avenue to close Monday, April 11

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Division Street west of Glenstone Avenue to Weller Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15 for concrete repairs due to sewer work.

    All driveways will be open to local traffic only. Motorists ...Read on...

    Posted on: April 8, 2016

    Overnight road, lane closures for South Campbell and South Street starting, April 10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Two overnight closures will occur along South Campbell Ave. Sunday, April 10 as crews work to mill and replace the surface asphalt.

    South Street east of Campbell Avenue will close for several hours beginning at 8 p.m. In addit...Read on...

    Posted on: March 18, 2016

    Intersection of Jefferson Avenue and St. Louis Street/Park Central East to close March 21 - 28

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's Public Works department has given Hunter Chase & Associates permission to close the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and St. Louis Street/Park Central East for a week beginning the afternoon of Monday...Read on...

    Posted on: March 18, 2016

    Seminole Street between Oak Grove Avenue and Ventura Avenue to close March 21

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works Department will close Seminole Street between Oak Grove Avenue and Ventura Avenue on Monday, March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to clean the culvert under Seminole Street.

    For more information, conta...Read on...

    Posted on: March 17, 2016

    Galloway Street west of Lone Pine to close overnight Thursday, March 17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Galloway Street west of Lone Pine will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, March 17 through 9 a.m. Friday, March 18 for street repairs due to a utility cut.

    Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

    For more i...Read on...

    Posted on: February 29, 2016

    Jefferson Avenue between Olive Street and St. Louis Street to close Feb. 29 - March 9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's Public Works department has given Hunter Chase & Associates permission to close Jefferson Avenue between Olive Street and St. Louis Street/Park Central East beginning the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 29 ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 29, 2016

    Public Works releases March safety message

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In 2009, the first diverging diamond interchange (DDI) in North America was constructed in Springfield by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Since that time, Springfield drivers have had to adjust to the twists and...Read on...

    Posted on: February 26, 2016

    Main Avenue between College Street and Water Street to close Feb. 29 - May 6

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Main Avenue between College Street and Water Street will be closed beginning 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29 for construction work associated with the Main Avenue Streetscape project. This stretch of Main Avenue is expected to reopen Frida...Read on...

    View map.
    Posted on: February 17, 2016

    Overnight lane closure on Campbell Avenue south of Primrose Thursday night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As part of the Campbell and Primrose intersection improvements project, Public Works will temporarily close the outside northbound lane of Campbell Avenue south of Primrose Street at 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, reopening by 6 a.m.,...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2016

    Lane shifts, closures start Wednesday at East Kearney and Mulroy Road

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works has authorized Ewing Signal Construction, LLC to begin construction of roadway and signal improvements at the intersection of State Highway 744 (East Kearney Street) and Mulroy Road (Farm Road 199).

    Lane shifts an...Read on...

    Posted on: January 28, 2016

    Jefferson Avenue downtown to reopen to one lane of southbound traffic by 5 p.m. Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Jefferson Avenue will reopen to one lane of southbound traffic between Water Street and Park Central East/St. Louis Street by 5 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 30). Traffic lane shifts are expected over the next several weeks as const...Read on...

    Posted on: January 28, 2016

    Public Works staff to host open house to discuss plans for Central Street relocation Feb. 4

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works staff will host an open house to discuss plans for the relocation of Central Street near Ozarks Technical Community College 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at OTC's Information Commons West Building.

    For more informatio...Read on...

    Posted on: January 26, 2016

    Westview down to one lane, evening closures for northbound Campbell this week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As part of the Campbell and Primrose intersection improvements project, Public Works will close the westbound lane of Westview Street for 24 hours starting at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, reopening by 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. The ...Read on...

    Posted on: January 4, 2016

    South Avenue east of Campbell to close for 24 hours Wednesday night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Weather permitting, South Avenue approximately 300 feet east of Campbell Avenue will close for 24 hours beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 and reopening at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 for stormwater work associated with the Campbel...Read on...

    Posted on: December 30, 2015

    Campbell Avenue to close at Phelps Street Jan. 4-6, 2016

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Campbell Avenue at Phelps Street will be closed Jan. 4-6, 2016 for utility work associated with the Phelps Street Streetscape project.

    This project includes constructing decorative sidewalks, lighting and ADA curb ramps along P...Read on...

    Posted on: December 3, 2015

    Nighttime street closures Dec. 6 - 12 for street rehabilitation work

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    Nighttime road closures will occur in three areas the week of Dec. 6 for rehabilitation work to fill voids and stabilize the soil underneath existing roadways.

    • South Campbell Avenue between Pershing and Walnut streets will be closed completely 9 p...Read on...

    Posted on: November 30, 2015

    Campbell Avenue between Mill Street and Phelps Street closed for utility work

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Campbell Avenue between Mill Street and Phelps Street will be closed immediately for utility work associated with the Phelps Street Streetscape project. This section of Campbell will remain closed until Friday, Dec. 4, weather per...Read on...

    Posted on: November 30, 2015

    Public Works releases November safety message

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works does not wait for temperatures to drop to start preparing for the snow removal season. By November, crews have already been preparing and training for more than a month. As snow removal experts prepare their plows, ci...Read on...

    Posted on: November 27, 2015

    Traffic shift on Republic Road next week

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Traffic traveling on Republic Road between Quail Creek and Parkcrest Avenue will notice a new lane configuration early next week due to continued construction on the bridge over James River Freeway. Construction crews will move tr...Read on...

    Posted on: November 24, 2015

    Intersection of North Patterson and East Pythian to close Nov. 30 for stormwater improvements

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The intersection of North Patterson Avenue and East Pythian Street will close for approximately 45 days beginning Monday, Nov. 30 for construction of stormwater improvements to the Jordan Creek Detention Basin.

    This project i...Read on...

    Posted on: November 19, 2015

    McDaniel Street between Patton and Campbell to close overnight Sunday, Nov. 22

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Public Works Department will close McDaniel Street between Patton Avenue and Campbell Avenue beginning 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22 through 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 23 to repair a utility street cut within McDaniel Street.
    ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 10, 2015

    Charleston Avenue between Carleton and Briar to be closed Nov. 16-30 for stormwater improvements

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A portion of Charleston Avenue, between Carleton Street and Briar Street, will be closed for two weeks Nov. 16-30 as part of the Ravenwood South subdivision phase 1 stormwater project.

    The project includes stormwater improve...Read on...

    Posted on: November 4, 2015

    Intersection of Oak Grove Avenue and Catalpa Street to close for five weeks beginning Nov. 11

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 11, the intersection of Oak Grove Avenue and Catalpa Street will be closed for several weeks during the construction of a roundabout. The roundabout is anticipated to open the week of Dec. 14, weather per...Read on...

    Posted on: October 28, 2015

    Dedication for Battlefield Road and Highway 65 Diverging Diamond Intersection Thursday at 5 p.m.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield, Greene County, Ozarks Transportation Organization and the Missouri Department of Transportation at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 for a dedication ceremony and reception celebrating the completion of...Read on...

    Posted on: October 28, 2015

    Intersection of Oak Grove Avenue and Catalpa Street to close Nov. 3

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The intersection of Oak Grove Avenue and Catalpa Street will close Tuesday, November 3 for utility work associated with the Oak Grove Avenue and Catalpa Street Roundabout Project.

    Motorists are advised to use the marked detour....Read on...

    Posted on: October 20, 2015

    Expect lane shifts Tuesday morning on Primrose east of Campbell Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As part of the intersection improvement project at Campbell Avenue and Primrose Street, traffic will be shifted to the new outside lanes of Primrose Street just east of Campbell Avenue after the morning rush Tuesday to accommodate...Read on...

    Posted on: October 16, 2015

    Stormwater improvement construction begins Oct. 19 at North Patterson and East Pythian

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works has authorized Hartman and Company Inc. to begin construction for stormwater improvements to the Jordan Creek Detention Basin at North Patterson Avenue and East Pythian Street.

    This project includes enlarging two ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 16, 2015

    Swan Street at Campbell to be closed Oct. 19

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Swan Street will be closed at Campbell Avenue beginning Monday, Oct. 19 for approximately one week, weather permitting, for street and stormwater improvements.

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    For more information, contact: Dave Shalla at 417-864-19...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2015

    Traffic signal outages expected Oct. 15 at Campbell and Primrose intersection

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Traffic signals at the Campbell Avenue and Primrose Street intersection will be converted to a new system from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 15. The City of Springfield Police Department will be on site to direct traffic while th...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    Republic Road between Lark Street and Parkcrest Avenue to close overnight Sept. 29

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Republic Road between Lark Street and Parkcrest Avenue will be closed to traffic from 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 until 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, weather permitting. Crews will continue installing new girders on the bridge o...Read on...

    Posted on: September 28, 2015

    Catalpa Street west of Oak Grove Avenue to close Sept. 30

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The 2500 block of East Catalpa Street, west of Oak Grove Avenue, will close beginning Wednesday, Sept. 30 for utility work associated with the Oak Grove Avenue and Catalpa Street Roundabout Project.

    Motorist are advised to use ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 28, 2015

    Republic Road between Lark Street and Parkcrest Avenue to close overnight Sept. 28

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Republic Road between Lark Street and Parkcrest Avenue will be closed to traffic from 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, weather permitting. Crews will continue installing new girders on the bridge over...Read on...

    Posted on: September 25, 2015

    Republic Road between Lark Street and Parkcrest Avenue to close overnight Sept. 27

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Republic Road between Lark Street and Parkcrest Avenue will be closed to traffic from 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 until 5:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, weather permitting. Crews will be installing new girders on the bridge over James ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 25, 2015

    Olive Street between Robberson Avenue and Jefferson Avenue to close Sept. 29-Oct. 9

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Olive Street between Robberson Avenue and Jefferson Avenue will close Tuesday, Sept. 29 for utility work associated with the Jefferson Avenue Streetscape Phase II Project. Weather permitting, Olive Street will reopen to traffic Oc...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2015

    Kissick Avenue from Farm Road 188 to Crenshaw to close Sept. 16 for roadway repair

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Kissick Avenue from Farm Road 188 to Crenshaw Road will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 through 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, for repair work on 160 feet of roadway surface. Motorists are advised to use the marke...Read on...

    Posted on: August 28, 2015

    Survey to gather feedback for new roadway construction projects closes Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. The survey is now in i...Read on...

    Participate in survey.
    Posted on: August 13, 2015

    Route 66 Parade: tips for navigating through Springfield Friday evening

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Attention motorists: Expect delays at locations intersecting with St. Louis Street between Glenstone and Campbell Friday evening from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Parade. The parade kicks off at St. Louis and Glenstone at...Read on...

    Posted on: August 10, 2015

    Motorists: Slow down and watch for pedestrians as students head back to school

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As Springfield Public Schools students head back to school Thursday, Aug. 13 and area universities start their fall sessions the following week, the City of Springfield’s Public Works Traffic Engineering division wants to remind d...Read on...

    Posted on: July 31, 2015

    City seeking input on projects for next 1/4-cent and 1/8-cent tax cycles

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In April 2016, Springfield voters will be asked to approve the renewal of the 1/8-cent transportation sales tax (with no tax increase) and the 1/4-cent capital improvements sales tax (with no tax increase) to fund high-priority ca...Read on...

    Participate in survey.

    Posted on: October 27, 2016

    Trick-or-treat on C-Street and enjoy Halloween parade 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Trick-or-Treat on C-Street, A Halloween Sidewalk Parade Monday, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Jefferson to Lyon Avenues

    Commercial Street’s CID & Commercial Club invite the community to yet another fun, safe, and FREE family- and pet-frien...Read on...

    Posted on: September 14, 2016

    Dr. Tickle memorial sculpture dedication and unveiling Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Historic Commercial Street, in collaboration with the family and friends of Gary Waldrop, welcomes the fall season with a dedication and unveiling of the Dr. Tickle Memorial Sculpture. The event begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. ...Read on...

    Posted on: April 19, 2016

    19th Annual C-Street Loftwalk, City Market seasonal opening Saturday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The 19th Annual C-Street Loftwalk is moving to the spring and teaming up with the Season Opening Celebration of the C-Street City Market, offering the perfect taste of Historic C-Street.

    As Mary Collette, Commercial Club pres...Read on...

    Download news release (PDF).

    Posted on: December 9, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host dedication and ribbon cutting for north SGF location Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    The Missouri Job Center will host a two-part dedication and ribbon cutting for its new north Springfield location starting at 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12.

    The dedication will take place at 3 p.m. at the CoxHealth Fountain Plaza Room,...

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    Posted on: November 10, 2016

    City of Springfield and Missouri Job Center partner to partner with MATA for hackathon

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    The Mid-America Technical Alliance has organized the inaugural Hack 4 Good competition. The event will kickoff at the eFactory at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 and will continue around the clock until the judging begins promptly at 6...

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    Posted on: November 10, 2016

    Missouri Job Center is now accepting applications for EPA training program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Missouri Job Center is now accepting applications for the EPA training program announced earlier this year. The Green for Greene training program is funded by a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Enviro...

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    Posted on: November 10, 2016

    Missouri Job Center's Branson location to host hiring events for Belk, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting two hiring events for Belk as they seek to hire Seasonal Sales Associates. The hiring events will be held at the Missouri Job Center's Branson lo...

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    Posted on: November 28, 2016

    Department of Labor awards $3 million to Springfield for job training

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    A $3 million grant to the City of Springfield's Department of Workforce Development in partnership with Ozarks Technical Community College will provide training opportunities for individuals seeking to enter the health care indu...

    Read on...

    Posted on: November 10, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring event for Digital Monitoring Products on Nov. 30

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a hiring event with open interviews for Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) on Wednesday, November 30, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event wi...

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    Posted on: November 28, 2016

    City of Springfield and OTC to announce new opportunities for students on Monday, Nov. 28

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    Who: The City of Springfield and Ozarks Technical Community College

    When: Monday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m.

    Where: The Jared Atrium in the Information Commons Building at the OTC Springfield Campus

    What: The announcement of new resources t...

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    Posted on: November 10, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with three hiring events next week, Nov. 15-17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center – Springfield is hosting a hiring event for McLane Company on Tuesday, November 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. The hiring event will be held at the Springfield location, 2900 ...

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    Posted on: October 4, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring event for Bass Pro Shops on Nov. 8

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a hiring event with open interviews for Bass Pro Shops from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The event will be held at the Miss...

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    Posted on: October 4, 2016

    Gov. Nixon celebrates Greene County earning Certified Work Ready Community status

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Old Glass Place in Springfield to congratulate Greene County leaders for being designated a Certified Work Ready Community. Gov. Nixon said Greene County’s successful efforts to str...Read on...

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    Posted on: October 18, 2016

    Ozark Region Workforce Development Board to release third annual State of the Workforce Survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center and various Chambers of Commerce, is releasing the third annual regional workforce survey called the State of the Workforce Survey 2017 to ...Read on...

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    Posted on: October 4, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring event for Bass Pro Shops on Tuesday, Oct. 25

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a hiring event with open interviews for Bass Pro Shops from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The event will be held at the Mis...

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    Posted on: October 4, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with four hiring events next week, Oct. 17-19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center will be hosting and assisting with a combined total of four hiring events next week in Springfield. The Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center will be assisting...

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    Posted on: October 4, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring event for Bass Pro Shops on Thursday, Oct. 6

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a hiring event with open interviews for Bass Pro Shops from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The event will be held at the Mis...

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    Posted on: September 26, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host multi-industry hiring event on Thursday, Sept. 29

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a Multi-Industry Hiring Event on Thursday, September 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Springfield location, 2900 E. Sunshine. Each of the 40 employer...

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    Posted on: September 6, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with three hiring events in Ozark Region this week, Sept. 12-13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center will be hosting two hiring events on Tuesday, September 13, at the Springfield location, 2900 E. Sunshine. Grizzly Industrial, Inc. will be interviewing for Custome...

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    Posted on: September 6, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with three additional hiring events next week, Sept. 7-8

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting with three hiring events in addition to the CoxHealth Childcare Center hiring event at the Branson location on Wednesday, September 7, from 2-...

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    Posted on: September 2, 2016

    Branson Missouri Job Center to host hiring event for CoxHealth's new Learning Center on Sept. 7

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a hiring event for CoxHealth as they prepare to open the new CoxHealth Learning Center in Branson. The hiring event will be held at the Missouri...

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    Posted on: August 23, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring event with open interviews for Crossmark this Wednesday, Aug. 31

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a hiring event with open interviews for Crossmark from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016. The event will be held at the Missouri J...

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    Posted on: August 23, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with two hiring events in Ozark Region this week Aug. 24-25

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center will be assisting Easter Seals Midwest with a hiring event on Wednesday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at Easter Seals Midwest, 3828 South Ave. The Missouri Job Ce...

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    Posted on: August 19, 2016

    Missouri Job Center's Branson location to host hiring events for Saltgrass, Aug. 23 and Aug. 31

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting two hiring events for Saltgrass Steakhouse as they seek to hire all non-management positions for the new store in Branson. The hiring events wil...

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    Posted on: August 15, 2016

    Missouri Job Center - Branson to assist with two hiring events this Wednesday, Aug. 17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center – Branson is hosting two hiring events on Wednesday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Branson location, 2720 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Suite B, ...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with Webster County hiring event in Rogersville this Thursday, Aug. 11

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting with a Webster County hiring event on Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Rogersville First Baptist Church, 101 W. Cent...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center to assist with two hiring events this week Aug. 4-5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting with two hiring events this week. On Thursday, August 4, the Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center will be at the Phoenix Home Care, 3033...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host manufacturing specific hiring event Aug. 2

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a Manufacturing Specific Hiring Event on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The hiring event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Missouri Job Cent...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring events for Zaxby's first Springfield location

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting two hiring events for Zaxby's as they seek to hire all non-management positions for the first Zaxby's location in Springfield. The hiring events...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to launch second Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board is launching a second Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship. The first class of the Pre-Apprenticeship was May - June 2016. 75% of the participants have already gained employment with an av...Read on...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with record number of hiring events next week July 18-22

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting with eleven hiring events next week. The Missouri Job Center's Springfield location will be hosting a hiring event for Bass Pro Shops on Monda...

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    Posted on: July 11, 2016

    Zone Blitz initiative promotes community unity

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    What began 18 months ago as a look at crime statistics, has turned into a multi-pronged initiative that City leaders believe has the ability to unite Springfieldians in a common crusade to improve quality of life through the simpl...Read on...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with three additional hiring events this week July 12-13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting with three additional hiring events this week. TeleTech will be at the Branson location on Tuesday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. interviewi...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center - Branson to host hiring event for Integrity Home Care & Hospice on July 11

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center – Branson is hosting a hiring event for Integrity Home Care & Hospice on Monday, July 11. The hiring event will be held at the Branson location, 2720 Shephe...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with hiring events in Springfield, Branson and Rogersville June 6-7

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting with multiple hiring events next week including a multi-employer event in Branson and three company specific events. The Missouri Job Center's...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with three hiring events in Ozark Region, June 28-30

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting Welk Resorts with a hiring event on Tuesday, June 28, from 3 - 6 p.m. The Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center will be in the Branson Hi...

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    Posted on: June 21, 2016

    Mobile Career Center to assist with two hiring events this week June 23-24

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting with two hiring events this week. On Thursday, June 23, the Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center will be at the Nixa Wal-Mart, 1102 N Ma...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center - Branson to assist with two hiring events Thursday, June 16

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center – Branson is hosting a hiring event for Branson Hotline tomorrow, June 16. The event will be held at the Missouri Job Center's Branson location, 2720 Shepherd o...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center to assist Dollar General with hiring event June 15

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting Dollar General with a hiring event. On Wednesday, June 15, the Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center will be at Dollar General, ...

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    Posted on: June 13, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring event with over 40 employers tomorrow, June 14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a multi-industry hiring event tomorrow, June 14, 2016. The hiring event will from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Missouri Job Center, 2900 E. Sunsh...

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    Posted on: June 6, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring event for Reckitt Benckiser, June 9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a hiring event for Reckitt Benckiser / The French's Food Company at the Springfield location, 2900 E Sunshine, Springfield, MO. The event will b...

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    Posted on: June 6, 2016

    Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center to assist Chase with hiring event, 6/8

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting JP Morgan Chase with a hiring event on Wednesday, June 8, the Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center will be at Chase, 303 E Republic ...Read on...

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    Posted on: June 3, 2016

    Missouri Job Center - Branson to assist with multiple hiring events 6/6 - 6/9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center – Branson is hosting a hiring event for Westgate Resorts on Monday, June 6. The event will be held at the Missouri Job Center's Branson location, 2720 Shep...Read on...

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    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    Missouri Job Center - Branson to host hiring event for Oxford HealthCare on Thursday, 6/2

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center – Branson is hosting a hiring event for Oxford HealthCare on Thursday, June 2. The hiring event will be held at the Branson location, 2720 Shepherd of the ...Read on...

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    Posted on: May 24, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist with four hiring events this week, 5/25-5/26

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting two separate businesses on Wednesday, May 25. The Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center will be at Mediacom, 1533 S Enterprise Ave, ...Read on...

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    Posted on: May 18, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to assist Kelly Services with hiring event for Kraft Heinz Co. 5/19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting Kelly Services with a hiring event for Kraft Heinz Company. On Thursday, May 19, the Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center will be i...Read on...

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    Posted on: May 18, 2016

    EPA awards $200,000 to Springfield for job training program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A $200,000 grant to The Missouri Job Center will provide job opportunities in the city’s northwest quadrant. The grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to recruit, train and place local unemployed a...Read on...

    Learn more about the Brownfields Program.
    Posted on: May 17, 2016

    Missouri Job Center - Branson to host two hiring events this week on 5/18 and 5/19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center – Branson will be hosting two separate hiring events this week at the Branson location, 2720 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Suite B, Branson, MO 65616. ...Read on...

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    Posted on: May 5, 2016

    Missouri Job Center - Branson to host hiring event for Professional Property Maintenance on 5/6

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center – Branson is hosting a hiring event for Professional Property Maintenance tomorrow, May 6. The hiring event will be held at the Branson location, 2720 Shep...Read on...

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    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center to assist TruGreen with Hiring Event Friday, 4/28

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting TruGreen with a hiring event for Residential Sales and Service Technicians. On Friday, April 28, the Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career ...Read on...

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    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    Ozark Workforce Development Board to launch free Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield, Missouri - The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board is releasing a Pre-Apprenticeship program in May to assist individuals with gaining experience while working towards a Registered Apprenticeship in the Construc...Read on...

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    Posted on: April 20, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host open interviews for Fisk Transportation Group Friday, 4/20

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a hiring event with open interviews for the Fisk Transportation Group on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm. The Fisk Transportation...Read on...

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    Posted on: April 19, 2016

    Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center to assist MasterCorp with Branson hiring event 4/21

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting MasterCorp with a hiring event for part-time and full-time Housekeepers and Supervisors. On Thursday, April 21, the Missouri Job Center's...Read on...

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    Posted on: April 15, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host final hiring event for Braum's new store on Tuesday, 4/19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a final hiring event for Braum's new location on East Sunshine. The hiring event will be held at the Missouri Job Center, 2900 E. Sunshine ...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: April 14, 2016

    Missouri Job Center recognized for continued reentry assistance in community

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield, Missouri, April 14, 2016 - The Ozark Region Missouri Job Center was recognized yesterday at the 8th Annual Criminal Justice Conference for work with citizens with criminal backgrounds that are working towards reenter...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: April 11, 2016

    UPDATE: Missouri Job Center to Host Construction & Trades Specific Hiring Event Wednesday, 4/13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a Construction & Trades Specific Hiring Event on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The hiring event will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: April 5, 2016

    Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center to assist CTA with hiring event Thursday 4/7

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting Corporate Technologies Advantage (CTA) with a hiring event for approximately 100 employees as Inbound Sales Representatives. The position ...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: April 1, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host three hiring events in April for new Braum's store

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting three hiring events for Braum's as they look to hire approximately 80 employees for the new location on East Sunshine. The hiring events wi...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: March 31, 2016

    Ribbon cutting ceremony for Mobile Career Center during NorthStar Battery hiring event on Monday 4/4

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development and Ozark Region Workforce Development Board are planning a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, April 4, for the Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center. The ribbon c...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: March 30, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to Host Lumina Foundation's Career Exploration Event Thursday, 4/14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development and the Missouri Job Center have partnered with a collaborative of educational institutions representing the Lumina Foundation to host a Springfield Area Career Explorat...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: March 25, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host two hiring events next week for JBC Tire and Service Centers (3/29-3/30)

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting JBC Tire and Service Centers with hiring for several positions including two store managers, four sales associates, four ASE Certified Tec...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: March 16, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Thursday 3/24

    Multi Industry Event

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be hosting a multi-industry hiring event on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The hiring event will from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Missouri Job Center, 2900...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: March 16, 2016

    Second annual Missouri Summer Jobs Program provides work experiences for Ozarks youth

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Preferred Family Healthcare and the Missouri Job Center are preparing for the second annual Missouri Summer Jobs Program, an initiative providing Missouri's youth with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience to prepare f...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: March 14, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host seasonal hiring event for Park Board, 3/16

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting the Springfield-Greene County Park Board with a Seasonal Hiring Event on Wednesday, March 16. The event will be held 3-7 p.m. at the Medi...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: March 7, 2016

    Missouri Job Center–Branson hosts early spring job fair

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center – Branson is hosting the final week for the Early Spring Job Fair. The final three days of the Early Spring Job Fair are this week: March 8, 9, and 10. The ...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: March 7, 2016

    Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career Center assisting with CoxHealth hiring event, 3/9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting Cox South with a hiring event for Environmental Services and Floor Techs. On Wednesday, March 9, the Missouri Job Center's Mobile Career ...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: March 2, 2016

    Missouri Job Center Partners with CPO for third annual Achieving the Dream Life Betterment Fair

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center have partnered with Community Partnership for the third annual Achieving the Dream Life Betterment Fair on Friday, March 4. Central Assembly is hosting the ...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Business, marketing, IT skills in greatest demand locally over next 5-10 years, according to survey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Over 300 local workforce professionals attended the second annual MOmentum 2016: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Feb. 23 by the local Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center-Ozark Region. In addition to dis...Read on...

    View executive summary and full results.
    Posted on: February 17, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host hiring events for Lowe's Springfield locations on 2/24

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will assist the two Springfield Lowe's locations with hiring more than 100 seasonal positions this month.

    On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Missouri Job Center...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: October 16, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, 10/20

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Job seekers are encouraged to come...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: November 5, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host Chick-fil-A hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 12

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a hiring event for Chick-fil-A 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Chick-fil-A is looking to hire 80 t...

    Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: January 25, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon tomorrow, 1/26

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Job Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Missouri Job Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

    Employers present will include CoxHe...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: September 14, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, 9/17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Missouri Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine. Job seekers are encouraged to co...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: June 8, 2015

    Missouri Career Center to host multi-industry hiring event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 6/9

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Career Center will host a multi-industry hiring event 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, June 9 at the Career Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.

    Thirty-six employers, including Loren ...Read on...

    Visit the Career Center's Web site.

    Posted on: August 12, 2016

    Festival’s John T. Woodruff Award to be presented Saturday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On behalf of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, David Eslick will present two John T. Woodruff Awards at noon, Saturday Aug. 13 at Park Central Square to St. Louis Street Steak ‘n Shake owner Gary Leonard and West Central ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 12, 2016

    Love to chat about Route 66? Visit The Old Glass Place Aug. 13-14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A gathering of authors, artists, collectors, associations, and preservation and tourism enthusiasts affiliated with Route 66 will take place at The Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis (east end of the car show), 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat...Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2016

    Gypsy tour tradition comes to the Mother Road during Route 66 Festival this weekend

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Along with Aaron Sachs and Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels joined forces with the 4-3 Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) chapter to create the second annual Route 66 Gypsy Tour Poker Run, a 66-mile poker run along part...Read on...

    Posted on: August 10, 2016

    Expect road closures, traffic delays downtown Friday-Sunday during Route 66 Festival

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting the morning of Friday, Aug. 12 and lasting until evening Sun...Read on...

    Download map of road closures area.
    Posted on: August 10, 2016

    City GIS staff create 80-stop virtual tour down Springfield’s stretch of Historic Route 66

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Geographic Information Systems division has created an intensive 80-stop “story map” of Historic Route 66 through Springfield utilizing mapping software Esri.

    Esri Story Maps let users combine authori...Read on...

    Posted on: August 10, 2016

    West Central Neighborhood to host pre-party Friday before the Route 66 Festival Parade

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The West Central Neighborhood Alliance will host a pre-party for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park at College Street and Fort Avenue. Join them f...Read on...

    Posted on: August 9, 2016

    Festival organizers release parade details, instructions for participants

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The second annual Birthplace of Route 66 Parade has an exciting lineup this year that includes more than 350 cars and motorcycles to date, several floats, special guest appearances and fun entertainment for the whole family.

    Th...Read on...

    Posted on: August 9, 2016

    Festival founders hope to pass preservation of Historic Route 66 to future generations

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Tommy and Glenda PikeLifelong Springfieldians Tommy and Glenda Pike are a walking, talking encyclopedia of Mother Road lore and history.

    In 1989, while antiquing in Halltown, the Pikes came across a sign-up sheet to form a Misso...Read on...

    Posted on: August 8, 2016

    It's almost here! Festival to offer three days of cars, motorcycles, concerts and fun

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please join the City of Springfield, KY3/KSPR, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and Ozarks On Two Wheels for the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 12-14. The festival will offer three days of family fun and entertainment...Read on...

    Posted on: August 8, 2016

    City, West Central Neighborhood to ceremoniously break ground for Route 66 Plaza Streetscape Aug. 10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance will ceremoniously break ground for the Route 66 Plaza Streetscape at College Street and Broadway Avenue at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10.

    The groundbreaking is t...Read on...

    View invitation.
    Posted on: May 2, 2016

    City participating in CFO's Give Ozarks to raise funds for Route 66 Plaza Clock Tower

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Nearly 150 nonprofit agencies will participate in Give Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks' 24-hour online giving day Tuesday, May 3. The City of Springfield is participating in Give Ozarks to fundraise for the planned Rout...Read on...

    Donate to Route 66 Roadside Park fund.
    Posted on: April 29, 2016

    Saturday marks 90th anniversary of telegram sent from Springfield naming Route 66

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Route 66, also known as the “Mother Road” and the “Main Street of America,” was conceived 90 years ago Saturday in downtown Springfield.

    On April 30, 1926, a group of businessmen led by Cy Avery of Tulsa and Springfield’s John...Read on...

    View telegram.
    Posted on: March 22, 2016

    2016 Route 66 Festival to offer three days of cars, motorcycles, concerts and family fun

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield and Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners KY3, Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and Ozarks On Two Wheels announced the 2016 festival event lineup at a press conference at the historic Gillioz Theatre M...Read on...

    Posted on: March 18, 2016

    Press conference 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Gillioz to announce Route 66 Festival event schedule

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Please join us for a press conference at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 22 at the historic Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, as we announce the featured attractions of the 2016 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival.

    Last year’s festival drew a...Read on...

    Posted on: August 14, 2015

    City staff, neighborhood to build Route 66 pop-up plaza tonight at College and Broadway

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Route 66 Festival attendees are invited to come out to the corner of College Street and Broadway Avenue at 7 p.m. tonight to see what the new Route 66 streetscape will look like when it's built.

    The City of ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 13, 2015

    23,000 pack downtown for Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Approximately 23,000 people visited downtown Springfield Aug. 14-16 for the 5th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by KY3/KSPR/CW and Aaron Sachs & Associates.

    City of Springfield...Read on...

    Posted on: August 13, 2015

    Route 66 Parade: tips for navigating through Springfield Friday evening

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    MEDIA ALERT

    Attention motorists: Expect delays at locations intersecting with St. Louis Street between Glenstone and Campbell Friday evening from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Parade. The parade kicks off at St. Louis and Glenstone at...Read on...

    Posted on: August 13, 2015

    Route 66 Festival to include memorabilia and musings with Mother Road aficionados at Old Glass Place

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A gathering of authors, artists, collectors and associations affiliated with Route 66 will be at the Old Glass Place, 501 E. St. Louis 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16.

    These folks will have displays with ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 13, 2015

    Full lineup of Birthplace of Route 66 Festival events announced

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 14-16 at the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. This year's festival promises to be the best yet!

    Events will include a Route 6...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: July 23, 2014

    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival to feature live concert simulcast at Park Central Square

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Birthplace of Route 66 Concert, featuring the Ozark Mountain Daredevils at the Gillioz Theater Aug. 9, has sold out. In partnership with the band, the City of Springfield will present a live simulcast of the concert at Park Ce...Read on...


    Posted on: December 6, 2016

    Springfield Fire Department shares study data

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    The Springfield Fire Department is conducting a staffing and deployment study that could significantly improve its responses within the community by moving personnel and equipment currently assigned to two slower stations to oth...

    Read more »

    View the PowerPoint.
    Posted on: November 30, 2016

    Springfield Firefighter receives Medal of Valor for water rescues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce Firefighter Michael Kuss is the recipient of a Medal of Valor for a swiftwater rescue incident to which he responded on May 29th, 2015. During the incident, FF Kuss, along with Res...

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    Download Kuss headshot.
    Posted on: November 22, 2016

    Springfield fire department investigating another vacant house fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Investigators are looking into another fire in a vacant structure. The fire occurred early Sunday morning in a duplex on the 800 block of South Robberson. While the investigation is still open, investigators believe the fire was inten...

    Read on...

    Download summary spreadsheet.
    Posted on: November 7, 2016

    Vacant structure fires both dangerous and costly

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A fire in a vacant structure last Tuesday night is symbolic of a problem Springfield Fire Chief David Hall says is both dangerous and costly.

    The Fire Department responded to a fire at a vacant single-family house at 11:30 p.m...Read on...

    Download summary spreadsheet.
    Posted on: October 30, 2016

    Springfield Fire Department stations open to trick-or-treaters this Halloween

    Halloween Safety

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department will once again open its doors to little ghouls and goblins this Halloween. Firefighters encourage families to stop by any of the 12 fire stations while trick or treating from 6-8 pm. To find the ...Read on...

    More Halloween Safety Tips
    Posted on: October 21, 2016

    North Boonville fire victim identified as 81-year-old Billie L. Best

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information call the Springfield Fire Department media line at 874-2301.Read on...

    Posted on: October 20, 2016

    Fatal house fire appears to be accidental

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information call the Springfield Fire Department media line at 417-874-2301.Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    Fire Department partners with Parents as Teachers to provide families with fire extinguishers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    During the month of October, which is designated as Fire Prevention Month, the Springfield Fire Department will give 270 residential fire extinguishers to Parents as Teachers participants. Families will also be eligible for free s...Read on...

    Springfield Parents as Teachers
    Posted on: September 28, 2016

    Springfield Fire Department announces change in phone numbers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Please be informed that as of September 28, 2016, the Springfield Fire Department administrative offices has a new phone number. To reach fire department headquarters, citizens should now call 874-2300. In case of an emergency, di...Read on...

    Posted on: September 27, 2016

    Overnight fire caused by careless disposal of a cigarette

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department is reminding smokers to dispose of their cigarettes safely, following an overnight apartment fire.

    Springfield firefighters were called to Essex Apartments on West Battlefield around 1:45 a.m. T...Read on...

    Posted on: October 13, 2016

    Springfield Fire Department promotes smoke alarm safety in Springfield homes

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor media only: for more information, call the Springfield Fire Department media line at 874-2301.Read on...

    Posted on: September 20, 2016

    Springfield Fire Department Hosts 3rd Annual Girls on Fire Event

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department will host the 3rd Annual Girls on Fire recruitment event on Saturday, September 24th. During the free event, attendees can participate in a variety of hands-on activities to get a taste of what it’s...Read on...

    Registration information
    Posted on: September 12, 2016

    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 14 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield will for the fifth year, donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 14, to the Springfield Police and Fire departments.

    Last year's dona...Read on...

    Posted on: September 7, 2016

    Springfield Firefighters receive international recognition for water rescues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce that Rescue Specialist Marc Becker and Firefighter Michael Kuss, along with a Logan-Rogersville firefighters Grant Peters and Roy Harris, will be recognized by the International...Read more »

    Posted on: September 1, 2016

    Springfield Fire Department encourages safety while using toasters

    Toaster

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A recent fire in a Springfield apartment complex highlights the importance of using caution if you have a toaster in your home. The fire demonstrated that, even when not in use, a toaster can cause a fire.

    A toaster is to blam...Read on...

    Recall Information
    Posted on: August 30, 2016

    Springfield Fire Department receives $27,000 for fire prevention

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Cara Erwin at at 417-864-1699 or cerwin@springfieldmo.gov.Read on...

    Posted on: August 24, 2016

    Investigation underway in North Golden house fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Cara Erwin at at 417-864-1699 or cerwin@springfieldmo.gov.Read on...

    Posted on: July 15, 2016

    West Ildereen fire victim identified as 37-year-old Ryan Turnbough

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information contact: Assistant Fire Chief Randy Villines at 417-864-1527.Read on...

    Posted on: July 13, 2016

    Preliminary autopsy shows fire to blame for death of man found inside burned home Tuesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The investigation into a fatal house fire on West Ildereen continues. While the final report may take several weeks, a preliminary autopsy conducted by the Greene County Medical Examiner's Office indicates the man found inside the...Read on...

    Posted on: July 5, 2016

    Keep fire hydrants visible and clear of landscaping and grass

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That’s the message the Springfield Fire Department wants to communicate regarding the need to keep fire hydrants visible and clear of landscaping and overgrown grass.

    A fire this morning o...Read on...

    Posted on: July 5, 2016

    House fire on East Southview due to illegal fireworks

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department has determined that the cause of the fire in the 2400 block of East Southview early this morning was due to the use of illegal fireworks. Fire crews were called to the home just after midnight when ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 29, 2016

    Updated: Area fire departments warn about dangers of fireworks

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    With the 4th of July holiday nearly upon us, area fire departments are joining together to warn citizens about the dangers of fireworks. Despite recent rains, most of Southwest Missouri is still abnormally dry, according to the Na...Read on...

    Posted on: June 20, 2016

    Springfield Fire Chief David Hall recognized for outstanding leadership

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce Chief David Hall was named the 2016 recipient of the O. Franklin Kenworthy Award for Outstanding Leadership June 14 at the annual alumni meeting of Leadership Springfield. Hall ...Read more »

    For more information
    Posted on: June 3, 2016

    Springfield fire captain graduates from Executive Fire Officer Program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce that Captain Heith Aldridge has graduated from the National Fire Academy's (NFA) prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP).

    EFOP enhances the professional development...Read more »

    Download head shot of Heith Aldridge.
    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    Burn demonstration rescheduled for Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department will show the dangers of hoarding during a live burn demonstration Thursday, May 5, 2016. The side-by-side burn was postponed Wednesday due to high winds.

    It will be the first of its kind and wi...Read on...

    Safe and Sanitary Homes Program
    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    Burn demonstration postponed due to high winds.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HIGH WINDS. STAY TUNED FOR INFORMATION ON WHEN IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

    The Springfield Fire Department will show the dangers of hoarding during a live burn demonstration Wednesday, May 4, 20...Read on...

    Safe and Sanitary Homes Program
    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    Burn demonstration to highlight dangers of excessive clutter

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department will show the dangers of hoarding during a live burn demonstration Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The side-by-side burn will be the first of its kind and will show the impact hoarding and excessive clutter...Read on...

    Safe and Sanitary Homes Program
    Posted on: May 2, 2016

    Deadly house fire caused by unattended candle

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Greene County Medical Examiners report shows 24-year-old Timothy L. Stain died of smoke inhalation from a house fire in his home on March 12, 2016. Springfield Fire Department investigators determined the cause of the fire wa...Read on...

    Posted on: March 16, 2016

    Springfield Fire Department Annual Report highlights accomplishments and future goals.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The 2015 Annual Report captures the sites, stats and news from the Fire Department. Along with stunning photos from the year, the report highlights the accomplishments of a very busy Water Rescue Team. As the result of two major ...Read on...

    2015 Annual Report
    Posted on: March 16, 2016

    Springfield Fire Department Hosts Residential Sprinkler Summit

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A burn demonstration will be the highlight of a daylong event aimed at educating attendees about residential fire sprinklers. The Missouri Home Fire Sprinkler Summit includes information on the differences in systems, the costs, p...Read on...

    Registration information
    Posted on: March 16, 2016

    Local, statewide organizations collaborate, bring Missouri Home Fire Sprinkler Summit to Springfield

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Learn about residential fire sprinklers at the Missouri Home Fire Sprinkler Summit from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 23, at the Springfield Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 West Battlefield Road in Springfield. The event is h...Read on...

    Posted on: March 12, 2016

    Victim in morning house fire identified

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The victim from the fire at the Forest Hills Apartments in the 2900 block of East University Street this morning has been identified as 24-year-old Timothy L. Strain. The results of the fire investigation are pending until the out...Read on...

    Posted on: March 12, 2016

    Fatality fire in 2900 block of East University Street

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to an early morning fire at the Forest Hills Apartments in the 2900 block of East University Street, which left one victim dead. The fire was reported to 9-1-1 at 4:54 a.m. The fire i...Read on...

    Posted on: February 29, 2016

    Walmart Neighborhood Market donates $1000 to free smoke alarm program

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department is expanding its free smoke alarm program to ensure families have adequate smoke alarm protection. Smoke alarms more than double a person's chances of surviving a fire. To increase these odds even m...Read on...

    Posted on: January 15, 2016

    Investigators look into cause of fire that claimed life of 4-year-old

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Investigators continue to look into the cause of a Thursday house fire that resulted in the death of 4-year-old Ben Garrison early Friday morning. The 4-year-old was home with his father and 18-month-old brother when the fire brok...Read more »

    Posted on: November 24, 2015

    Springfield Fire Department shares tips for avoiding cooking fires this Thanksgiving

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. At 22%, cooking fires are the leading cause of stru...Read on...

    Cooking Safety
    Posted on: November 10, 2015

    Fire incident contained at quarry

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    A truck working in a mine at Springfield Underground near Haseltine Road, north of Chestnut, has caught fire. Springfield Fire Department responded, and 7 employees and 17 individuals from nearby businesses and homes were evacuated safely out of an abunda...Read more »

    Posted on: October 1, 2015

    Springfield Fire Department concludes Fire Prevention Month with record-breaking numbers

    Fire prevention visit

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Fire Prevention Month has come to a close and nearly 10,000 Springfield children are now a little safer thanks to the dedication of a team of Springfield Firefighters. During 16 days in October, thirty-one firefighters volunteere...Read on...

    Fire Safety for Students
    Posted on: November 10, 2015

    Fire Department responds to vehicle fire inside quarry

    Flames.jpg

    Springfield Fire Department has responded to a vehicle fire inside the quarry, located near Haseltine and Chestnut. Officials are using an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of those in the area. More information will be provided as it becomes ava...Read more »

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

    halloween.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Older childre...Read on...

    Posted on: October 22, 2015

    Save a life and learn how to save your own today at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks

    fireexting.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department, Battlefield Fire Protection District and Community Blood Center of the Ozarks are partnering to help save lives this Fire Prevention Month.

    Those who donate blood 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at Communit...Read on...

    Posted on: October 1, 2015

    Springfield Fire Department kicks of Fire Prevention Month with visits to 10,000 children

    schooloutreach.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    October is Fire Prevention Month. The Springfield Fire Department will once again use the designation as an opportunity to educate Springfield citizens about fire safety. In cooperation with Springfield Public Schools and several ...Read on...

    Fire Safety for Students
    Posted on: September 17, 2015

    Springfield Fire Department provides fire safety education to middle and high schoolers

    CookingFire.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Members of the Springfield Fire Department are going back to high school. As part of a new fire safety program aimed at middle and high school students, educators with the Springfield Fire Department will visit numerous schools te...Read on...

    Fire Safety for Students
    Posted on: September 10, 2015

    Corrected News Release: Investigators confirm names of individuals killed in Springfield house fire

    firehose.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Corrected news release: The Springfield Fire Department can now confirm the identities of the two individuals killed in a house fire September 7. While the final autopsy report is pending, using medical records, the Greene County ...Read more »

    Posted on: September 7, 2015

    Fire marshals confirm the remains of two individuals were found inside burned house

    firehose.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire Marshals have confirmed that the remains of two individuals were found in the debris of an overnight house fire in north Springfield. Firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire on the 2000 block of North Grant j...Read more »

    Posted on: August 26, 2015

    Aaron Goddard Memorial Blood Drive Scheduled for Thursday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department encourages you to help save a life during the Aaron Goddard Memorial Blood Drive tomorrow. The drive, held in conjunction with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, will be held Thursday, August...For more information about Aaron Goddard

    Posted on: August 25, 2015

    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

    creasian.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again
    donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

    Last year's donation netted nearl...Read on...

    Posted on: July 27, 2015

    Fire Department Annual Report highlights a memorable year

    annual report.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Reaccreditation and the first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement are among the historic events outlined in the 2014 Annual Report of the Springfield Fire Department. The Annual Report highlights the continued commitment of the F...Read on...

    2014 Annual Report
    Posted on: June 26, 2015

    National organization recognizes Springfield Fire Department's sprinkler education efforts

    Sprinkler Head

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The national, nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has named Springfield Fire Department a “Built for Life Fire Department” for its efforts to help Springfield citizens understand the life-saving importance of installing...Read on...

    Home Fire Spinkler Coalition
    Posted on: June 26, 2015

    Reminder: Illegal to set off fireworks in the city

    fireworks.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Fire Department would like to remind city residents that it is illegal to set off fireworks within the city limits. Novelty items such as small sparklers, snappers, party poppers and snakes are allowed, but should ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 17, 2015

    Springfield Fire Department warns about dangers of flash flooding

    Flood

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    With the increased potential for strong rains and flash flooding this week, the Springfield Fire Department would like to remind you of the danger posed by moving water, and encourage you to Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

    Flooding i...Read on...


    Posted on: December 8, 2016

    SPD hosts Q&A session for potential applicants

    job expo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Sprin...

    Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD.
    Posted on: December 8, 2016

    Police service dog retires

    Terra

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Police service dog, Terra, of the Springfield Police Department officially retired from her duties in November due to both her advanced age and the concurrent retirement of her handler, Officer Jeff Ferneau.

    Terra, a Belgian Malinois, ...

    Read on...

    Posted on: December 7, 2016

    Burglar dies from injuries sustained in shooting

    crime scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to 1515 N. Golden at approximately 9:21 p.m. on Dec. 6 after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot at the residence. Upon arriving at the location, officers located a male outside the h...

    Read on...

    Posted on: November 29, 2016

    "Coffee with the Chief" is Wednesday morning

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Classic Rock Coffee Co, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between th...

    Read on...

    Posted on: November 18, 2016

    Springfield police investigate bank robbery

    bank robbery suspect

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred at approximately 12:34 p.m. today at Guaranty Bank at 1510 E. Sunshine.

    A male walked into the bank lobby and handed a teller a note demanding money. No...Read on...

    Posted on: November 15, 2016

    Park Avenue deaths believed to be murder-suicide, investigation continues

    crime scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to 315 N. Park at 11:16 a.m. on Nov. 14 after receiving information from a family member of the male resident regarding deceased individuals possibly inside the home.

    Upon arrival at ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 14, 2016

    Springfield police investigate suspicious death

    investigation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police were dispatched to Town and Campus Apartments at 2010 E. Page Sunday morning at approximately 6:47 a.m. after a female body was located in the courtyard.

    The victim was identified as Camille Crews, 19, of Sp...Read on...

    Posted on: November 15, 2016

    Search ended over the weekend for missing man

    Steven Anderson

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update (11-15-16): Springfield police were notified Saturday, Nov. 12, that Anderson safely returned home on Friday, Nov. 11.

    Original release (11-9-16): The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missin...Read on...

    Posted on: November 7, 2016

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Wednesday

    recognition

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

  • Corporal Bryan Welch was promoted to sergeant, effe...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: October 31, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    3Qtr2016_QPSR-1.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The third quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 2 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of July through September 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public ...Read on...

    View all Quarterly Public Safety Reports
    Posted on: October 26, 2016

    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates

    patch

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for three police officers at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Graduates include:

  • David Hunter, formerly of ...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: October 26, 2016

    Family Violence Task Force to host fourth annual domestic violence conference

    conference logo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police continue to respond to and investigate thousands of calls of domestic abuse each year. Local organizations like Harmony House and The Victim Center are consistently seeing an increased need for their services fo...Read on...

    Stop the Violence Conference
    Posted on: October 20, 2016

    Fatality crash

    lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at National Avenue and Walnut Lawn Street at 4:29 p.m. on Oct. 17. A 2004 Buick LeSabre driven by George D. Boyd, 91, of Springfield, was northbound in the left t...Read on...

    Posted on: October 19, 2016

    SPD to host Q&A session for potential applicants

    job expo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at ...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD.
    Posted on: October 4, 2016

    Search ends for missing person

    Sheila Deems

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Updatedrelease (Oct. 4, 2016): Police have made contact with Sheila Deems. She is in good condition and is no longer considered missing.

    Original release (Oct. 4, 2016): The Springfield Police Department is investigating a rep...Read on...

    Posted on: October 3, 2016

    SPD to participate in national "Coffee with a Cop" event Friday

    coffeewithacop.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Chief Paul Williams of the Springfield Police Department began the monthly event, “Coffee with the Chief,” shortly after arriving in Springfield from Tulsa, Oklahoma and taking the reigns as Chief of Police in 2010. He planned to ...Read on...

    Coffee with a Cop
    Posted on: October 2, 2016

    Tuesday crash turns fatal

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to Kansas Expressway and Bennett at 5:58 a.m. on September 27 for a crash involving a 2007 Ford F150 and a bicycle. The driver of the pickup truck was identified as Rick A. Arispe, ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 1, 2016

    Fatality crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to Jefferson and Battlefield for a serious injury crash at 8:19 p.m. on Sept. 30. A black 2005 Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle, driven by Ishmael Hankins, 27, of Springfield, was traveli...Read on...

    Posted on: September 30, 2016

    Police service dog, Aries, retires

    Aries

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Police service dog, Aries, of the Springfield Police Department officially retired from his duties on Sept. 9 due to long-term ailments.

    Aries was born on Jan. 9, 2009, in Holland and has served the SPD as K9 handler, Officer ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 28, 2016

    SPD honors award recipients

    awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department hosted an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center. Officers were commended for their service, and in some cases, their bravery and extraor...Read on...

    Posted on: September 27, 2016

    Media Alert: SPD to present awards at ceremony Wednesday

    awards

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    WHAT: Ceremony recognizing seven award recipients, including recipient of Purple Heart award

    WHEN: 3 p.m., Sept. 28

    WHERE: Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield

    # # #

    Media Contact:...Read on...

    Posted on: September 20, 2016

    Police to provide enforcement presence during weekend "street machine" events

    muscle cars

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The 28th Annual Street Machine Nationals will be held this weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Historically, the participants and fans have congregated after the Fairgrounds event in the evening hours along the roadways and ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 19, 2016

    Neighborhood Watch training sessions to be offered in October

    nbrhoodwatch.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions next month, and the training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Th...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: September 19, 2016

    "Coffee with the Chief" is Wednesday morning

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Travellers House Coffee & Tea, 2151 W. Republic. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open dis...Read on...

    Posted on: September 16, 2016

    Thursday night crash turns fatal

    scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 6:19 p.m. on Sept. 15, Springfield police officers responded to the intersection of Sunshine and Enterprise for a crash involving a 2013 Ford Van and 2002 Honda VTX Motorcycle. The van was being operated by Mark G...Read on...

    Posted on: September 13, 2016

    Search ends for missing and endangered person

    Andrew Hughes

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update (7:15 p.m.): Hughes was located in good condition this evening by authorities in Haskell County, OK. He was driving at the time he was located and arrangements are being made to return him to Springfield.

    Original rele...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2016

    Canceled: Police request assistance with identifying child

    found child

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update (5:36 p.m.): A parent of the child was located at approximately 5 p.m. today. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident is ongoing.

    Original release (4:05 p.m.): A Springfield police officer wa...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2016

    Springfield Police Department to host ceremony honoring deputy constable killed in late 1800s

    Memorial

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will host a memorial ceremony in honor of the service and sacrifice of the late Deputy Constable Andrew J. Russell at 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Springfield Police Headquarters in the south lawn.

    In...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2016

    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 14 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

    creasiandonation.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield will for the fifth year, donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 14, to the Springfield Police and Fire departments.

    Last year's dona...Read on...

    Posted on: September 10, 2016

    Sobriety checkpoint results

    blurred vision

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other members of the Central Ozarks Regional DWI Task Force, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last n...Read on...

    Posted on: September 3, 2016

    Pedestrian being treated for critical injuries after crash

    broken glass

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 10:33 p.m. on Sept. 2, Springfield police officers were dispatched to investigate a serious injury crash involving a pedestrian near Glenstone Avenue and Evergreen Street.

    A 1996 Chrysler Town and Country, driven by Todd B. ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 2, 2016

    August motorcycle crash turns fatal

    lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police responded to the intersection of Grand and Park at 3:39 p.m. on Aug. 24 for a crash involving a 1983 Kawasaki Motorcycle and a 2006 Chevrolet Impala.

    The on-scene investigation determined that the motorcycle...Read on...

    Posted on: September 2, 2016

    SPD has DWI checkpoint planned for September

    impaired driving

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of September. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Conse...Read on...

    Posted on: August 30, 2016

    Police search for suspect involved in violent crimes

    Elston

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is searching for Thomas Elston, a 35-year-old male from Springfield. He is believed to be the subject responsible for violent crimes that have occurred in Springfield today. Elston is approximatel...Read on...

    Posted on: August 30, 2016

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Wednesday

    recognition

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

  • Sgt. Jennifer Charleston was promoted to lieutena...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: September 6, 2016

    Missing, endangered person found deceased

    Lanny Jackson

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sept. 6, 2016 Update

    Lanny Jackson is no longer considered missing. On Sept. 5, the body of Jackson was discovered in a conservation area in Douglas County, Missouri. No foul play is suspected in his death.

    Originally released ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 27, 2016

    Fatality crash

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to the area of Sunshine Avenue and Seiger Street for a motor vehicle crash at 12:58 a.m. on Aug. 27. The initial investigation determined that a white 2006 Hummer H3, operated by Jordan ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 18, 2016

    Police continue homicide investigation, suspect in custody

    crime scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Officers were dispatched to 635 E. University at approximately 7:36 p.m. on Aug. 17 after receiving a report that a man and woman had been stabbed at the home. Upon arriving at the location, officers located a d...Read on...

    Posted on: August 14, 2016

    Sobriety checkpoint results

    blurred vision

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other members of the Central Ozarks Regional DWI Task Force, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last n...Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2016

    Motorists in Wednesday's fatality crash identified

    crash scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at Chestnut Expressway and Lulwood Avenue at 4:36 p.m. on Aug. 10.

    A 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Nathan Heflin, 34, of Springfield, was turning from north...Read on...

    Posted on: August 10, 2016

    "Coffee with the Chief" tomorrow morning

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Dancing Mule, 1945 S. Glenstone. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the pu...Read on...

    Posted on: October 4, 2016

    Search ends for missing juvenile

    Alway

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Updated release (Oct. 4, 2016): Jacquelyn Alway was located in Springfield on Oct. 3. She was found safe.

    Original release (Aug. 9, 2016): The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangere...Read on...

    Posted on: August 9, 2016

    SPD hosts Q&A session for potential applicants tonight

    job expo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at th...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD.
    Posted on: August 3, 2016

    67th Springfield Police Academy class to graduate Friday

    badge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 67th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 5, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road.

    These 11 graduates have undergone 1,059 hours (26 weeks) of inten...Read on...

    Posted on: July 27, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    Quarterly Public Safety Report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The second quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 2 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Saf...Read on...

    Posted on: July 25, 2016

    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

    NNO.JPG

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
    Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • $1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (5:30-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informational booths
  • Tour police, fire and EMS vehicles
  • Pre...
  • Read on...

    View the public service announcement.
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    "Coffee with the Chief" tomorrow morning

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Big Momma's Coffee & Espresso Bar, 217 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open...Read on...

    Posted on: July 12, 2016

    Person found dead after house fire

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department and Springfield Fire Marshals are investigating a death and a fire that began on the 900 block of West Ildereen around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

    A woman told police and fire investigators that ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2016

    Springfield police investigate suspicious deaths

    lights.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to 906 S. Kickapoo at approximately 1:14 p.m. on July 8 after family members of the residents called 911 and requested a well-being check.

    Upon arriving at the location, officers l...Read on...

    Posted on: July 6, 2016

    SPD to host Q&A session for potential applicants

    job expo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, at t...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD.
    Posted on: July 1, 2016

    Suspect of child molestation case now in custody

    Frank Schultz

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Frank P. Lambert (DOB, 6-30-58), who was identifying previously as Frank Schultz, was taken into custody this evening after police received a tip from a citizen and located Lambert in the 800 block of N. Forest in Springf...Read on...

    Posted on: June 16, 2016

    SPD opens application process for teen cadet program

    cadets

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is now accepting applications for its Cadet Unit, which is a volunteer operational unit designed to prepare the cadets for a career in law enforcement while supplementing the resources of the depa...Read on...

    Springfield Cadet Unit
    Posted on: July 19, 2016

    Missing and endangered person, James Edwards, located

    missing person

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: James J. Edwards was located at approximately 9:30 a.m. today. A citizen observed him near the area of National and Chestnut, reported the sighting to police and officers located him. He was not in medical distress and was...Read on...

    Posted on: June 14, 2016

    Investigation of fatal hit-and-run continues

    under investigation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is continuing the investigation into a motor vehicle crash in which a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of East Kearney Street at approximately 11:10 p.m. on Friday, June 10. The ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 14, 2016

    Neighborhood Watch training session to be offered

    nbrhoodwatch.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session from 8:30 a.m.-noon on June 25 in the Frisco Room at the Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield. The training focuses on...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: June 11, 2016

    Hit-and-run suspect critically injures bicyclist

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle crash in which a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of East Kearney Street at approximately 11:10 p.m. on Friday, June 10. The bicyclist received c...Read on...

    Posted on: June 11, 2016

    Two arrested during sobriety checkpoint

    blurred vision

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night on Glenstone Avenue at Turner Street. A total of 731 motorists were contacted during the 3 ½ ho...Read on...

    Posted on: June 8, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2016

    Offering citizens a crash course on policing in Springfield

    Citizens Police Academy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Each year, the Springfield Police Department offers citizens the unique opportunity to get a taste of how their law enforcement agency and its many specialized units operate. A successful and interactive program called the Citizen...Read on...

    Apply for the Citizens Police Academy
    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    Search ends for missing endangered person

    Downing

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Mr. Downing was located by a citizen near the yard waste recycling center in the 3600 block of S. Hutchinson Rd. He has no apparent injuries.

    Original release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a repor...Read on...

    Posted on: May 31, 2016

    SPD has DWI checkpoint planned for June

    impaired driving

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of June. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Consequenc...Read on...

    Posted on: May 30, 2016

    Search ends for missing endangered person

    bickel.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update:
    The search has ended for Michael Bickel who safely returned home this morning.

    Original: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking for the public’s ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 28, 2016

    Fatal crash in west Springfield

    lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at Sunshine Street and Zimmer Road, at 3:10 p.m. on May 28.

    A 2005 Victory motorcycle, driven by Eric Teague, 43, of Springfield, was turning from westbound Su...Read on...

    Posted on: May 27, 2016

    SPD lieutenants graduate from Command College

    Command College

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Two lieutenants from the Springfield Police Department were honored as part of the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation (MPCCF) Command College Class VI. Lieutenants Stacey Parton and Culley Wilson graduated from MPCCF’s C...Read on...

    Posted on: May 24, 2016

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Thursday

    corporal stripes

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    The following officers will be promoted to the rank ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 20, 2016

    Springfield police continue investigation of convenience store robberies

    Suspect photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a string of robberies that occurred early Tuesday morning. In each of three of the morning’s robberies, one or two males entered the convenience stores, displayed guns and took u...Read on...

    Posted on: May 19, 2016

    Search ends for missing and endangered person; woman found safe

    Whitney Sisco

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Whitney Sisco was located at Walmart at 2825 N. Kansas Expressway this evening. She is safe and her health is in good condition.

    Original release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missin...Read on...

    Posted on: May 17, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Kingdom Coffee, 211 S. Market.. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the pub...Read on...

    Posted on: May 17, 2016

    SPD veteran to retire after 25 years of service

    Kamykowski

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Lt. Scott Kamykowski of the Springfield Police Department will retire on May 27 after 25 years of service to the City of Springfield.

    Kamykowski earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Drury University and began hi...Read on...

    Posted on: May 13, 2016

    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates

    badge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for four police officers at 5 p.m. today, May 13, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Graduates include:

  • Nick Brasser, formerly of th...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: May 3, 2016

    Fatality pedestrian crash

    investigation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: The victim of the fatality crash in the 2500 block of W. Kearney has been identified as Michelle McCown, 43, of Springfield. Her next of kin has been notified. The vehicle involved was a 2005 Buick Century driven by Johnni...Read on...

    Posted on: January 4, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The first quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 10 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of January through March 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 2, 2016

    January assault turns to homicide investigation

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department responded to 1053 S. Thelma Ave. at approximately 1:34 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2016, after a 911 caller stated a person had been stabbed. Officers located a male victim inside the home who had injuries c...Read on...

    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    Missing person case comes to a close

    J. Waterhouse

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update:
    Junelle Waterhouse was contacted by police on April 28 and is no longer considered missing.

    Original news release:The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person. Junell...Read on...

    Posted on: April 19, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief this Thursday

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at Dancing Mule, 1945 S. Glenstone. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the p...Read on...

    Posted on: April 12, 2016

    Statewide "Click It or Ticket" enforcement Thursday

    belt.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on April 14 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up and to save more lives.

    Despite eviden...Read on...

    Buckle Up and Arrive Alive
    Posted on: April 9, 2016

    Fifteen impaired drivers arrested during sobriety checkpoint

    blurred vision

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night at Jefferson Avenue and Harrison Street. A total of 590 motorists were contacted during the four ...Read on...

    Posted on: March 31, 2016

    Fatality crash in Springfield

    broken glass

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department responded to an injury crash at Kansas Expressway and Mt. Vernon at 7:13 a.m. on March 31.

    A 2001 Ford F-150, driven by Anthony Smith, 32, of Springfield, with a passenger, Viola Tuttle, 62, of...Read on...

    Posted on: March 30, 2016

    SPD has DWI checkpoint planned for April

    impaired driving

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of April. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Consequen...Read on...

    Posted on: March 23, 2016

    Missing and endangered person, Bobbie L. Carter, located in Texas

    Bobbie Carter

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Bobbie Carter and Irwin Rogers were located by deputies of the Wichita Falls Sheriff's Department today. SPD's missing person case has concluded now that Bobbie has been located and is considered an adult in the state of M...Read on...

    Posted on: March 21, 2016

    City to pay to house inmates in Miller, Taney counties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council voted on March 21 to allocate up to $500,000 to house inmates in Miller and Taney County detention facilities, as a temporary solution to a long-standing disagreement with the Greene County Sheriff over th...Read on...

    Posted on: March 21, 2016

    Missing and endangered person, Timothy "Scott" Bell, located

    Timothy Bell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Original news release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from the public. Timothy “Scott” Bell, 49, was last contacted while receiving medical care in Spri...Read on...

    Posted on: March 15, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief this Thursday

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at Big Momma's Coffee & Espresso Bar, 217 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open...Read on...

    Posted on: March 14, 2016

    Assault turns to homicide investigation after victim dies from injuries

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 831 W. Catalpa at 6:58 p.m. on March 11 after a 911 caller found an injured male lying along the road.

    Officers and medical personnel located Landon M. Bays, 18, of Springfi...Read on...

    Posted on: March 12, 2016

    Police need assistance in identifying victim of life-threatening assault

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: The victim has been identified as Landon Mark Bays, 18, of Springfield. He is currently in critical condition, and next of kin has been notified. SPD has no further details to provide regarding the assault investigation a...Read on...

    Posted on: March 9, 2016

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Friday

    recognition

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will host a promotion ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Mill Building, 216 W. Central.

    Lt. Shawn Williams was promoted to captain, effective March 6.
    Sgt. Jason Laub was promoted to...Read on...

    Posted on: March 7, 2016

    SPD to host Q&A session for potential applicants

    Job fair

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 14, at t...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD.
    Posted on: February 28, 2016

    Springfield police officer assaulted with vehicle, suspect charged

    badge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Just before 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, Officer Clinton “Dave” Laws was in the area of Glenstone and Division where he located a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Casey's General Store. The driver refused to acknowledge Officer L...Read on...

    Posted on: February 26, 2016

    Police Department completes annual report

    annual report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department has completed an annual report that highlights the department’s activities during 2015.

    Police Chief Paul Williams mentions in his opening message of the report that many things were accomplish...Read on...

    Posted on: February 24, 2016

    Springfield Police Department provides “Safe Exchange Zone” for internet transactions

    Safe Exchange Zone

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department has designated a parking spot at its headquarters, 321 E. Chestnut Expressway, to create a secure location for Springfield residents to complete transactions initiated in an online forum such as F...Read on...

    Posted on: February 18, 2016

    Statewide "Click It or Ticket" enforcement tomorrow

    seat belt

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on Feb. 19 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up and to save more lives. Despite evidence pr...Read on...

    Posted on: February 15, 2016

    Motorcyclist dies weeks after January crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Chestnut Expressway and O’Hara Avenue at 3:46 p.m. on Jan. 29.

    A 2015 Triumph motorcycle driven by Donald Myers, 55, of Springfield, was traveling eastbou...Read on...

    Posted on: February 14, 2016

    Springfield police investigate homicide

    crime scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police were dispatched to 839 S. West Ave. at approximately 6:42 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot.

    Upon arrival to this address, officers located a male victim in the front...Read on...

    Posted on: February 12, 2016

    Long-time Springfield homicide sergeant to retire

    Sgt. Allen Neal

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Sgt. Allen Neal will retire on Feb. 18 after 25 years of service with the Springfield Police Department.

    Sgt. Allen Neal began his law enforcement career with the Panola County Sherriff’s Office in Batesville, Miss. After three...Read on...

    Posted on: July 1, 2015

    Fatality crash investigation continues at Springfield Sanitary Landfill

    landfill.jpeg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash at 3545 W Farm Road 34, the Springfield Sanitary Landfill, at 10:57 a.m. on Feb. 10.

    A 2016 Kenworth semi truck towing a trailer, driven by Jordan Born, 28, of...Read on...

    Posted on: February 11, 2016

    Subject of missing person investigation, located

    Newberry

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: The subject of this missing person investigation has been located and is safe.

    Original news release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from th...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    Victim identified in fatal pedestrian crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the 2000 block of South Glenstone Avenue for a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at 6:36 p.m. on Feb. 9. The initial investigation determined a red 2005 Ford Five Hundred sedan dri...Read on...

    Posted on: February 10, 2016

    Fatality crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Grand Street and Golden Avenue at 5:56 p.m. on Feb. 9.

    A 2003 Jeep Wrangler driven by Mary Murphy, 44, of Springfield, was traveling eastbound on Grand St...Read on...

    Posted on: February 9, 2016

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between t...Read on...

    Posted on: February 6, 2016

    Springfield police investigate homicide on Republic Road

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to the parking lot of 1645 W. Republic at 10:01 p.m. on Feb. 5 after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot. At the scene, officers located a male victim in the parking lot that had ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 5, 2016

    Police, partner agencies continue to assist individuals notified to vacate properties

    campsite.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Department and Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door program, which works to prevent and end homelessness in Greene, Christian and Webster Counties, continue to work together to assist an estimated 20 in...Read on...

    View protocol for moving homeless camps.
    Posted on: February 4, 2016

    January crash turns fatal

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Sunset and Jefferson at 1:23 p.m. on Jan. 19. A 2005 Pontiac Vibe driven by Timothy D. Keeling, 67, of Springfield, was traveling southbound on Jefferson whe...Read on...

    Posted on: February 1, 2016

    Motorcyclist dies after Sunday crash

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a two-vehicle injury crash at the intersection of Republic Road and Golden Avenue at 12:34 p.m. on Jan. 31.

    A 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Brian Raymond, 39, o...Read on...

    Posted on: February 1, 2016

    Pedestrian crash turns fatal

    crash.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 7:07 p.m. on Jan. 26 Springfield police officers responded to 2515 N. Glenstone for a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

    Pedestrians Petra Hensler, 53, and Kevin Drake, 56, both of Springfield, were traveling westbou...Read on...

    Posted on: January 29, 2016

    Neighborhood Watch training session to be offered in March

    nbrhoodwatch.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session from 6-9 p.m. on March 15 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. The training focuses on crime p...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: January 29, 2016

    SPD releases 2015 Uniform Crime Report

    UCR logo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department's 2015 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) has been completed, and the year-end data shows an overall increase in Part 1 crime in Springfield of 4.5 percent, compared to 2014, w...Read on...

    Posted on: January 26, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    quarterly public safety report

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The fourth quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 4.5 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of October through December 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Pu...Read on...

    Quarterly Public Safety Report - 4th Quarter 2015
    Posted on: January 22, 2016

    66th Springfield Police Academy class graduates tonight

    badge

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 66th Springfield Police Academy will be held at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 22, at the Ridgecrest Baptist Church, 2210 W. Republic Road.

    These 21 graduates have undergone 1,019 hours (26 wee...Read on...

    Posted on: January 21, 2016

    Springfield police captain retires after 22 years with department

    DavidMillsapsmall.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The commander of the Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Captain David Millsap, will retire from the department on Jan. 25 after 22 years of service to the City of Springfield.

    During his time wit...Read on...

    Posted on: August 10, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief cancelled due to inclement weather

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Coffee with the Chief has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Big Momma's Coffee and Espres...Read on...

    Posted on: January 17, 2016

    Bicyclist succumbs to injuries after Saturday crash

    police lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Catalpa and Scenic at 11:37 p.m. on Jan. 16.

    A bicyclist, Darion L. Sands, 27, of Springfield, was traveling westbound when he was struck by a 2006 Ford ...Read on...

    Posted on: January 8, 2016

    SPD searches for missing and endangered person

    Jack Brattin

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Brattin was located in Lincoln, Mo. He is safe with law enforcement and waiting to be reunited with family.

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person and is asking fo...Read on...

    Posted on: January 3, 2016

    Springfield police investigate homicide on S. Glenstone

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police responded to a convenience store located at 2101 S. Glenstone Ave. at approximately 1:22 a.m. today, Jan. 3, after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot. Upon arrival at the convenience store, officers loca...Read on...

    Posted on: December 22, 2015

    SPD’s Officer Mark Priebe recognized by Special Olympics Missouri

    Priebe's award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Officer Mark Priebe of the Springfield Police Department was named the “Outstanding Unsung Hero in Region 3” by the Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Missouri. The state’s top achievers were recognize...Read on...

    SPD's Polar Plunge Team Page
    Posted on: December 21, 2015

    Springfield police investigate suspicious death

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield police were dispatched to Franciscan Villa at 620 W. Scott Sunday night at approximately 10:46 p.m. after a 911 caller stated a gunshot was heard in a neighboring apartment. Upon responding to Franciscan Villa, officer...Read on...

    Posted on: December 18, 2015

    SPD commanders attend Department of Justice program focused on protecting kids

    NCMEC training

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams and five of the Springfield Police Department’s other commanders completed the Missing Children Seminar for Chief Executives (CEO) hosted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Chil...Read on...

    NCMEC Law Enforcement Training
    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    SPD to honor lateral academy graduates

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lateral graduation ceremony will take place for three police officers at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Graduates include:

  • Nathan Fetters, formerly of the ...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    Missouri Police Chiefs Association names SPD Chief Paul Williams 2015 Chief of the Year

    williams.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At its annual meeting in Jefferson City Dec. 10, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with the 2015 Missouri Police Chiefs Donald “Red” Loehr Chief of the Year Award.

    M...Read on...

    View congratulatory video from SPD and City staff.
    Posted on: December 17, 2015

    Missing woman safely located

    missing person

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Update: Patroni was located and is safe.

    Original release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing adult and is asking for assistance from the public. The adult is Alejandrina Patroni , a 92-...Read on...

    Posted on: December 15, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Hebrews Coffee at 1604 E. Republic. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between th...Read on...

    Posted on: December 14, 2015

    Suspect charged in robbery/assault of delivery driver

    lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Dec. 10, Springfield officers responded to the area of 2131 N. Pierce to investigate a robbery after contacting a male victim at a convenience store at 1605 E. Kearney. The victim was able to tell officers that he worked for Pi...Read on...

    Posted on: December 14, 2015

    Suspects charged in armed robbery

    Tanskis

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 2:13 a.m. on Dec. 12, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a robbery involving a handgun that had just taken place at a convenience store at 609 E. Elm.

    In the parking lot of the store, two males exited their...Read on...

    Posted on: December 7, 2015

    SPD to host Q&A sessions for potential applicants

    Periscope screenshot

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. There will be two options for the seminars: in-person and virtua...Read on...

    Posted on: November 26, 2015

    Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A suspect was shot and killed on Nov. 25 after attempting to take a Springfield police officer's gun. The suspect has been identified as Magnum E. Phillips, 23, of Springfield. His next of kin have been notified.

    At approximate...Read on...

    Posted on: November 25, 2015

    Springfield Police Department achieves reaccreditation from CALEA

    CALEA

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Nov. 21, Chief Paul Williams, Sgt. Patrick Haenni and Capt. Vance Holland of the Springfield Police Department appeared before the Board of Commissioners for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (C...Read on...

    Posted on: November 24, 2015

    Springfield police continue homicide investigation, victim identified

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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. After responding to the home, officers were a...Read on...

    Posted on: November 23, 2015

    Increased "Click It or Ticket" enforcement Wednesday

    seatbelt

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on Nov. 25 for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up, and save more lives.

    Despite evidence p...Read on...

    Posted on: November 17, 2015

    October crash turns fatal

    crash

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 5:36 a.m. on Oct. 30, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Division Street and LeCompte Road. A 2006 Chevrolet HHR driven by Kimber L. Vansandt, 21, of Springfield, was traveling southbound o...Read on...

    Posted on: November 17, 2015

    SPD recognizes promotions and honors award recipients

    awards and promotions

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department hosted a combined awards and promotions ceremony for citizens and SPD staff at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Springfield Art Museum. Staff and citizens were commended for their service, and in some cas...Read on...

    Posted on: November 16, 2015

    Springfield police investigate connected robberies

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of two related robberies that occurred on Nov. 13 and 15.

    Case 15-45645: On Nov. 13 at approximately 3:18 p.m., Springfield police were d...Read on...

    Posted on: November 16, 2015

    Media Alert: SPD to present awards, recognize promotions

    patch

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    WHAT: Ceremony recognizing three SPD promotions and 13 award recipients, to include Officer Aaron Pearson who received career-ending injuries from a shooting on Jan. 26, 2015.

    WHEN: 2 p.m., Nov. 17

    WHERE: Springfield...Read on...

    Posted on: November 7, 2015

    Sobriety checkpoint results

    drunkdriving.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night on Sunshine Street at West Bypass. A total of 500 motori...Read on...

    Posted on: November 5, 2015

    Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting identified as Joseph M. Tyndall

    police.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The suspect who pointed a gun at Springfield police officers and was shot and killed in the early morning hours of Nov. 4 has been identified as Joseph M. Tyndall, age 30. Tyndall is from the Joplin area and his only known relativ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 4, 2015

    Springfield police investigate officer-involved shooting

    podium

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Nov. 4, Sgt. Ryan Russell of the Springfield Police Department was on patrol just west of Kearney and Glenstone when he discovered a vehicle crash near the intersection, and one of the drivers involv...Read on...

    Posted on: November 2, 2015

    Springfield police investigate homicide on W. State

    crime scene tape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 8:25 a.m. on Nov. 2, officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to 920 W. State Street after a 911 caller stated a disturbance was occurring at the residence. After responding to the home, officers ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint in November

    drunk driving photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of November. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Conseq...Read on...

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    QPSR3rd2015.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The third quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 3 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of July through September 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 30, 2015

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

    halloween.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-treating. Older childre...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2015

    Springfield police investigate homicide

    crime scene

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 9:23 p.m. on Oct. 26, Springfield police officers responded to 2148 N. East, Apt. #B, after the 911 caller discovered a male subject who was not breathing. When officers and medical personnel arrived, they found a...Read on...

    Posted on: October 19, 2015

    Pedestrian dies following Oct. 6 traffic crash

    lights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 9:49 p.m. on Oct. 6, a crash occurred near the intersection of National Avenue and Bear Boulevard. Officers from the Springfield Police Department responded and conducted an investigation. The initial investigation determined t...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at The Coffee Ethic, 124 Park Central Square. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion betw...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2015

    Burglary suspect charged

    handcuffs.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Robert Jacob Rushing, 33, of Springfield has been charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of felony stealing.

    Rushing was arrested by Springfield Police yesterday in reference to a residential burglary in the 3300 b...Read on...

    Posted on: October 1, 2015

    Police promotions to be celebrated with ceremony Friday

    Patch

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Special Response Team Building, 216 W. Central.

    The SPD has promoted five to sergeant.

  • Cpl. Nelson Kibby, effective Oct. 4
  • Cpl...
  • Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    SPD to host Q&A sessions for potential applicants

    Job fair

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department would like to invite anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer to attend an upcoming informational seminar. There will be two options for the seminars: in-person and virtua...Read on...

    Learn more about joining the SPD.
    Posted on: September 29, 2015

    Family Violence Task Force to partner with Verizon and MSU to host third annual community conference

    Stop the Violence banner

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Verizon Wireless has awarded a $15,000 HopeLine grant to the Family Violence Task Force, a part of Community Partnership of the Ozarks' Violence Free Families. The funds will allow domestic violence training to be provided at no c...Read on...

    Posted on: September 24, 2015

    Increased police presence planned this weekend

    police.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will increase its presence this weekend in the area of the Glenstone/Kearney intersection.

    O’Reilly Auto Parts is sponsoring the 27th Annual Street Machine Nationals on Sept. 26-27 at the Oza...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2015

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 11 additional police officers

    police.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 11 additional officer positions under the 2015 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The estimated to...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2015

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Classic Rock Coffee, 1900 W. Sunset. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between t...Read on...

    Posted on: September 10, 2015

    Neighborhood Watch training sessions to be offered next month

    nbrhoodwatch.jpg

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions in October. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Throug...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: September 12, 2015

    Sobriety checkpoint results

    blurred vision

    The Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night at Jefferson Avenue and Harrison Street. A total of 625 motorists were contacted during the 3 ½ hours the checkpoint was in operation.
    ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 10, 2015

    Neighborhood Watch training sessions to be offered next month

    Neighborhood watch signs

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting Neighborhood Watch training sessions in October. The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills, Operation Identification and Crime Prevention Throug...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: September 9, 2015

    2015 Citizen’s Police Academy kicks off tomorrow

    Citizens police academy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department’s 2015 Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Twenty-five students from various...Read on...

    Posted on: September 7, 2015

    Update on missing person

    Carrie Ann Allen

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    UPDATE: Carrie Ann Allen is no longer missing. She reported to Springfield Police Headquarters this evening and is safe.

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assista...Read on...

    Posted on: September 3, 2015

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning at least one DWI checkpoint during the month of September. It will be funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

    Conse...Read on...

    Posted on: August 25, 2015

    CreAsian restaurant to donate half of Sept. 9 gross sales to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will again
    donate half of its gross sales Wednesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

    Last year's donation netted nearl...Read on...

    Posted on: July 30, 2015

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

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Ever since the first police departments in the U.S. were formed in the mid-19th century, policing has been viewed by most as a traditionally male career path.

    In 1970, only about 2 percent of all police officers in the United ...Read on...

    Download high-res photo of Sandy Goss.
    Posted on: January 21, 2015

    Springfield Police Department 25-year veteran to retire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be honoring Lt. Brian Phillips during a retirement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.22 at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield.

    Phillips joi...Read on...


    Posted on: November 30, 2016

    Nov 30, 2016 - WIC Contract Renewed for 2017

    WIC Nutrition

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department received word that the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has renewed the contract for the Special Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) for a...

    Read on...

    Posted on: October 17, 2016

    Oct 17, 2016 - On Behalf of the Springfield Flu Coalition: No-Cost Flu Clinics for Uninsured Adults

    Woman sick with the flu

    Flu season is just around the corner and the best method of protection—not to mention one of the easiest—is the flu vaccine.

    Starting Wednesday, uninsured adults can get flu vaccine from The Springfield Flu Coalition—a longstanding partnership between...Read on...

    More information about the flu in Greene County
    Posted on: July 18, 2016

    July 18, 2016 - Back-To-School Immunization Clinics Begin Soon

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    It may seem early, but now is the time for parents and guardians of school-age children to think about required and recommended vaccinations for the 2016-17 school year.

    Recent changes have been made to Meningitis vaccination requirements. Every child...Read on...

    More immunization information
    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    June 1, 2016 - FDA recalls select Gold Medal Flour due to possible E. coli contamination

    FDA Flour Recall

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a voluntary recall of General Mills’ Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature Kitchens flours as a result of a potential link to a multistate outbreak of E. Coli.

    Click here to see which products are affected.
    Posted on: January 11, 2016

    Jan 11, 2016 - Greene County signs budget to eliminate additional vaccine charge

    Greene County Missouri Budget Signing - Kevin Gipson speaking for SGCHD

    The signing of the 2016 Greene County budget today marked the elimination of an out-of-city vaccine fee Greene County residents have had to pay for immunizations.

    Since mid-2012, Greene County residents living outside of the city limits of Springfield...Read on...

    Posted on: December 28, 2015

    Dec 28, 2015 - Tips for Health and Safety After Flooding

    Flooding

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to use caution when cleaning up the mess left behind from historic regional flooding.

    Floodwater can contain contaminants and unseen hazards. Caution should be exercised with anything touc...Read on...

    Posted on: September 14, 2015

    Sept 14, 2015 - Health Department to present new ordinances promoting responsible pet ownership

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will be presenting big changes to how Animal Control deals with a variety of animal issues, including aggressive, biting and nuisance dogs, tonight at Springfield’s City Council meet...Read on...

    View video about ordinance changes.
    Posted on: August 18, 2015

    Aug 18, 2015 - Health Department announces new assistant director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is excited to welcome Katie Towns-Jeter back to the SGCHD family.

    Towns-Jeter will return as an assistant director for the department, a title she will share with current Assist...Read on...

    Download Katie Towns-Jeter headshot.
    Posted on: July 28, 2015

    July 28, 2015 - Partners announce Regional Health Assessment Plan, ask for community feedback

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    Unde...Read on...

    Posted on: June 23, 2015

    June 23, 2015 - Reminder: Parking lot animal sales no longer permitted

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    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.

    In November, Sp...Read on...


    Posted on: May 20, 2016

    Discount theme park tickets available through the Park Board

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    Discount tickets are now available for several Missouri theme parks through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, in partnership with the Missouri Park and Recreation Association.

    These discount ticket prices include no additional fees or tax.
    ...Read more »

    Posted on: July 23, 2014

    Park Board implements new photo policy

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has implemented a new photography policy outlining how photographers and videographers may operate in public parks.

    The new policy is designed to preserve public enjoyment of parks by ad...Read on...

    Photo policy.

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    Posted on: December 9, 2016

    Missouri Job Center to host dedication and ribbon cutting for north SGF location Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    The Missouri Job Center will host a two-part dedication and ribbon cutting for its new north Springfield location starting at 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12.

    The dedication will take place at 3 p.m. at the CoxHealth Fountain Plaza Room,...

    Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: December 6, 2016

    Springfield Fire Department shares study data

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    The Springfield Fire Department is conducting a staffing and deployment study that could significantly improve its responses within the community by moving personnel and equipment currently assigned to two slower stations to oth...

    Read more »

    View the PowerPoint.
    Posted on: December 5, 2016

    Public Works prepared for impending winter season

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    Long before temperatures begin to drop, Springfield Public Works department is preparing for the impending winter season.

    Superintendent of Streets Ron Bailey reports the Street Operations division has been preparing for the snow...

    Read on...

    View a map of City snow removal routes.
    Posted on: December 5, 2016

    December sales tax revenues down 10% compared to budget

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    The City of Springfield's December 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 10% compared to the amount budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state in November from transaction...

    Read on...

    View Sales Tax Chart.
    Posted on: November 30, 2016

    Springfield Firefighter receives Medal of Valor for water rescues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Springfield Fire Department is proud to announce Firefighter Michael Kuss is the recipient of a Medal of Valor for a swiftwater rescue incident to which he responded on May 29th, 2015. During the incident, FF Kuss, along with Res...

    Read more »

    Download Kuss headshot.
    Posted on: November 29, 2016

    City receives Distinguished Budget Award 10th year in a row

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For the 10th year in a row, the City has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. The award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the h...

    Read on...

    Posted on: November 29, 2016

    Rating agency upgrades two of City’s bond issues

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Moody's Investor Service (one of the nation’s top three bond credit rating agencies) has upgraded the rating of two of the City of Springfield’s bond issues related to Jordan Valley Park’s Baseball Stadium Project.

    The two issues, Spri...

    Read on...

    Posted on: November 28, 2016

    Department of Labor awards $3 million to Springfield for job training

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

    A $3 million grant to the City of Springfield's Department of Workforce Development in partnership with Ozarks Technical Community College will provide training opportunities for individuals seeking to enter the health care indu...

    Read on...

    Posted on: November 14, 2016

    New regulations pave way for Transportation Network Companies

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council voted Monday evening to amend language in the City Code to make room for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Springfield. The vote was 8-0 with Jan Fisk recusing herself.

    Language in ...Read on...

    Posted on: November 14, 2016

    Trash and Recycling Collection Study telephone survey begins Nov. 14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On behalf of the City of Springfield, Fort Hays State University Institute of Public Affairs students, under the direction of consultant firm Burns & McDonnell, will begin conducting a telephone survey of Springfield residents...Read on...

    Posted on: November 7, 2016

    Vacant structure fires both dangerous and costly

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A fire in a vacant structure last Tuesday night is symbolic of a problem Springfield Fire Chief David Hall says is both dangerous and costly.

    The Fire Department responded to a fire at a vacant single-family house at 11:30 p.m...Read on...

    Download summary spreadsheet.
    Posted on: November 3, 2016

    City-County jail lawsuit hearing held Nov. 3

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    Judge John D. Beger of the 25th Judicial Court of Missouri heard arguments Nov. 3, on the City of Springfield’s motion for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by the City to gain access to the City-County Consolidated Justice Center (City-County J...Read on...

    Posted on: October 31, 2016

    Safe Housing Inspection Pilot Program Proposal approved by City Council

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    Springfield City Council approved a resolution Monday for a 90-day pilot project studying potential action for addressing the City’s chronic nuisance properties.

    “The volume of service requests for dangerous and nuisance properties and the severity of ...Read more »

    Posted on: October 31, 2016

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The third quarter of 2016 saw an overall increase in crime by 2 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of July through September 2015, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public ...Read on...

    View all Quarterly Public Safety Reports
    Posted on: October 27, 2016

    City Council updated on Jefferson Avenue Footbridge condition

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    If Springfield’s Historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge shared human characteristics, “bridge doctor” Spencer Jones would describe its condition as critical. Jones is an engineer with Great River Engineering, a firm hired by Springf...Read on...

    Visit springfieldmo.gov/footbridge.
    Posted on: October 25, 2016

    City of Springfield to study the efficiency of trash and recycling services, gather public input

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is studying the efficiency of trash and recycling collection services within the city limits. The Department of Environmental Services has selected Burns and McDonnell as a consultant firm to conduct the st...Read on...

    Posted on: October 21, 2016

    Interested in running for City Council? Info packets available

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Those interested in running for City Council on the April 4, 2017 municipal election ballot can begin the process by picking up information packets and petitions for signatures from the City Clerk’s office on the fourth floor of t...Read on...

    Posted on: August 30, 2016

    City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council received a refresher course Tuesday on a long-term plan they approved in November 2014 for Springfield to reduce sewer system overflows and protect water quality. Implementation of this plan will require moderate sew...Read on...

    View Powerpoint.
    Posted on: July 11, 2016

    Zone Blitz initiative promotes community unity

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    What began 18 months ago as a look at crime statistics, has turned into a multi-pronged initiative that City leaders believe has the ability to unite Springfieldians in a common crusade to improve quality of life through the simpl...Read on...

    View proclamation.
    Posted on: June 1, 2016

    SGF named 11th Best City for Staycations in WalletHub.com study

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield was named the 11th Best City for Staycations in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

    To help Americans find the best staycation spots in the U.S. ? and the ones worth leaving home for ? WalletHub¹s number crunchers com...Read on...

    View the study results.
    Posted on: May 9, 2016

    SGF named 8th Best City to Start a Business in WalletHub.com study

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield was named the eighth Best City to Start a Business in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

    In order to identify the best cities to start a business, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities acro...Read on...

    View the study results.
    Posted on: April 28, 2016

    Ozark Workforce Development Board to launch free Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield, Missouri - The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board is releasing a Pre-Apprenticeship program in May to assist individuals with gaining experience while working towards a Registered Apprenticeship in the Construc...Read on...

    Visit the Job Center's Web site.
    Posted on: April 27, 2016

    SGF named 17th Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs in WalletHub.com study

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield was named the 17th Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

    To help Hispanic entrepreneurs find the most fertile ground for their enterprises, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 l...Read on...

    View the study results.
    Posted on: February 8, 2016

    SGF named 5th Best City to Get Married in WalletHub.com study

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield was named the 5th Best City to Get Married in a recent study by WalletHub.com.

    To help couples find the most wedding-friendly destinations, WalletHub¹s analysts compared 150 of the biggest cities across 18 key indi...Read on...

    View the study results.