April 24, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Ten Apply for Zone 3 Council Seat

Ten people filed for the open Zone 3 position on the Springfield City Council by the 5 p.m. deadline today.

The following individuals, listed in alphabetical order, submitted an application and signed affidavit attesting to their qualifications to serve on the Council.

Attached via e-mail are copies of the applications, affidavits and any supporting materials the applicants provided. Qualified applicants need to be registered voters who have lived in Springfield for at least two years and in Zone 3 for at least one year. The City Clerk’s Office will work to verify the application requirements before Wednesday’s special Council meeting.

The City Council will hold a special meeting at noon, Wednesday, April 29, 2009, in Council Chambers to hear five-minute presentations from the applicants.

The Zone 3 seat, which serves southwest Springfield, became vacant upon the resignation of 10-year Councilman Ralph Manley at Monday’s regular Council meeting.

The applicant selected to fill Mr. Manley’s unexpired term will serve until April 2011. At that point, the Zone 3 Councilmember would be eligible to run for a full four-year term.

The full application information will be posted on the City’s Web site: www.springfieldmo.gov/cityconnect after 6 p.m. today.

For more information, contact: Louise Whall, Director of Public Information, 880-9151.

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840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
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