FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tim Smith has been named as the City of Springfield’s Deputy City Manager. Smith replaces Gen. Fred Marty, who passed away in November 2013 after a short battle with cancer. Marty had resigned shortly before his death. Smith will report to City Manager Greg Burris.
Smith comes to the City from Greene County, where he served since 1992. He became Greene County Administrator in 2008. At the end of 2013, he scaled back to part-time hours and half pay in an effort to help the County deal with a budget shortfall.
He will be a member of the City's leadership team, with key duties anticipated being the completion of an integrated plan proposal for meeting environmental standards; providing direction to the building development services, public works, human resources, planning and development, environmental services, and information services departments.
The Deputy City Manager will play an important role in helping the City through the continued economic recovery, Burris said. “We are extremely fortunate to have Tim join our team of talent. His skills and background will allow us to continue our momentum of re-engineering our development process and leading our cutting-edge environmental stewardship.”
“Tim emerged from a strong pool of applicants. His experience and knowledge of the community make him a great fit,” said Burris. “He will be able to hit the ground running without missing a beat.”
A native of Indiana, Smith received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute in 1975. His experience includes design and construction, plan review, regulation and administration and stormwater management.
He is currently chairman of the Solid Waste District “O” board of directors and is a member of the State Solid Waste Advisory Board. He is Past President of the Missouri Floodplain and Stormwater Managers’ Association.
“Tim has proven his skill time after time in working with difficult situations and tight budgets. Given what Springfield will be facing over the next several years, his skill sets will be quite valuable to the taxpayers and to our general community. In addition, his experience with the County will help keep the very strong lines of communication open across Central Street, “ said Mayor Bob Stephens.
Smith said he looks forward to working for City Hall. “The City of Springfield is an excellent organization. I am excited about the prospect of working with Greg Burris and his team and hope to make a positive contribution to the team.”
In addition, Smith is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and Ozark Greenways.
Smith’s anticipated start date will be mid-August 2014. He will complete some projects at Greene County before assuming new duties with the City. His total salary will be $139,643.
For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org