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Posted on: May 25, 2016

City Finance Director announces retirement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 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.
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Posted on: May 25, 2016

Outdoor pools open for the season Saturday, May 28

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(Media advisory: For safety and security, media are not allowed in the gate of any outdoor pool without prior clearance through Parks Administration. Please make arrangements before arriving.)

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s six outdoor poo...Read more »

View the 2016 Summer Aquatics Guide
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Missouri Job Center to assist with four hiring events this week

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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...

Visit the Job Center's Web site.
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

Free Kids Fishing Fun Day Sat., June 4, at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

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The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Missouri Department of Conservation host the 35th Annual Kids Fishing Fun Day, Saturday, June 4, at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146, Springfield.

This free event is designed to teach kid...Read more »

Register here
Posted on: May 16, 2016

Sewer insurance program not sanctioned by the City

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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 Sewer Lin...Read on...

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 9, 2016

SGF named 8th Best City to Start a Business in WalletHub.com study

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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: 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.
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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...
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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: January 4, 2016

Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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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 ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Ozark Workforce Development Board to launch free Multi-Trade Pre-Apprenticeship

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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 27, 2016

SGF named 17th Best City for Hispanic Entrepreneurs in WalletHub.com study

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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: March 16, 2016

Springfield Fire Department annual report highlights accomplishments and future goals

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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: April 19, 2016

Springfield Lasers announce 2016 season home schedule July 31-Aug. 13

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Springfield, Mo. — The Springfield Lasers Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) Pro League team has announced its 2016 season schedule.

The Lasers schedule includes six home matches at the Mediacom Tennis Stadium, in Springfield’s Cooper Tennis Complex, 2331 E ...Read more »

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Missouri Job Center recognized for continued reentry assistance in community

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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 reentering the workforce and community. The Mis...Read on...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

FBI announces $25,000 reward for information leading to recovery of artwork

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation April 11 announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of artwork stolen from the Springfield Art Museum.

It is believed the break in and theft occurred sometime during the early morning hours on April 7, at which time seven of 10 Andy Warhol editioned prints on display at the museum were taken.

The collection, which has been owned by the Springfield Art Museum since 1985, is Set number 31 of the Campbell’s Soup I collection and is valued at approximately $500,000.

Each piece in the editioned screen print collection based on paintings created by Warhol in 1962 measures 37 inches high by 24.5 inches wide and are framed in white frames. Images of the stolen artwork are included in the FBI’s April 11 press release.

“We appreciate the outpouring of support of the Springfield community and the quick response of the Springfield Police Department and FBI,” said Art Museum Director Nick Nelson. “For those of us who work at the museum and in Springfield’s art community, the theft of these iconic Warhol prints that the museum has had in our permanent collection for 30 years feels like the loss of a family member. We appreciate any assistance the public can provide to law enforcement to ensure the return of these treasured pieces of art.”

The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the stolen artwork. Anyone with information should contact the FBI Springfield, Missouri office directly at 417-882-3303 or the Springfield Police Department TIPS line at 417-869-TIPS. Additionally, individuals may contact their local law enforcement agency.

“The museum is working with the proper authorities and being proactive in our security efforts as we remain open to the public. We are confident that the measures we are taking will protect the museum’s treasures, while still making art accessible to our community,” Nelson said.

For information about the investigation, please contact Lisa Cox, Springfield Police Department Public Affairs Officer, at 417-864-1786 or Lcox@springfieldmo.govRead on...

View video of the press conference.
Posted on: April 11, 2016

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

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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 7, 2016

Yardwaste and Lone Pine Recycling Centers open Sundays during spring yard clean-up season

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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: March 22, 2016

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

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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 March...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

SGF named 5th Best City to Get Married in WalletHub.com study

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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.
Posted on: October 28, 2011

City Jobs

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The City of Springfield offers challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service at the municipal level. View job openings.

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