Bob Stephens  
City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: 417-864-1651
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Mayor Bob Stephens smiles for the camera


Committee Involvement
Bob Stephens was elected in April, 2009 to General Seat A of Springfield City Council. He served on the Plans and Policies Committee and the Community Involvement Committee. He was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem by his peers in 2011 and was sworn in as Mayor when Jim O'Neal resigned in May, 2012. He has served as Mayor since that time and, in that role, serves as an ex-officio member of the 4 council standing committees.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Springfield Sister Cities Association, the Board of Directors of the Urban Districts Alliance, the Board of Directors of PIC-West, and is a member of the Greene County Mayor's Association.

Mayor Stephens' term expires in 2015.

Professional & Political
During his professional career, he has served on the Boards of Directors of Camp Fire Boys and Girls, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks, and the Springfield Family Y. In addition, he has served 4 terms on his church board and has volunteered for the City of Springfield by serving 2 terms on the Art Museum Board, including 1 year as chair and 1 term as a member of the Personnel Board.

Professional Experience
Mr. Stephens owns CascadeM3, LLC and has over 35 years experience in Human Resource Management, Corporate and Not-for-Profit Training, General Management, and both Human Resource and Communications consulting.

He has worked for both small, growing organizations as well as having served in a Human Resource management position for over 16 years in a Fortune 50 corporation. In addition, he has owned his own successful small business and has served as part-time consultant for organizations in higher education, the not-for-profit sector, and manufacturing as well as for the legal and medical professions.

Education
Stephens holds a Bachelor's degree in English from MSU, a Master of Arts degree in Communications from Drury University, and a specialist degree in Technical Communications from California State University.

Personal Information
He is married with 2 daughters - one is a Physician's Assistant in Denver and the other is a budget and planning manager in the Kansas City area. He and Cindy have 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson with whom they don't get to spend enough time. They also have 2 cats with which they spend entirely too much time! 

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