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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Fire Department partners with Parents as Teachers to provide families with fire extinguishers

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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 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 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 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 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 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 30, 2016

City’s plan for continued sewer upgrades a sound investment

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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...

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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: July 22, 2016

New right-turn lane design to be piloted at Battlefield and Campbell

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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 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: June 1, 2016

SGF named 11th Best City for Staycations in WalletHub.com study

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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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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...

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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: 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

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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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