September 19, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Strategic Plan study session to take place Sept. 24

Springfield City Council members and Greene County Commissioners will learn about proposed goals in two of the 13 chapters detailed in the Field Guide 2030 (the community's strategic plan) at a public study session at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Historic City Hall.

Matt O'Reilly, developer, entrepreneur and business owner, and Mike Kromrey, executive director of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, will present the Natural Environment chapter (pdf).

Carmen Parker-Bradshaw, director of project management at Mercy, will present the Public Health Chapter (pdf).

In addition, Mark McNay, chair of the Field Guide 2030 Coordinating Committee, and City Manager Greg Burris, will present information on the four themes that run through all chapter topics. Those include regionalism, sustainability, minimizing poverty and civic engagement. Each planning committee was asked to address all fourthemes in their planning, thus providing 13 perspectives as to how best to" move the needle" on these four broad issues.

Field Guide 2030 is a community roadmap, intended to set the general direction and priorities the community will adopt over the next 20 years. Some projects have already begun, including various diversity initiatives, the Every Child Initiative, a renewed emphasis on public safety and early childhood development. These initiatives and more, have roots in the Field Guide 2030 planning process.

Learn more about the Field Guide 2030 process by visiting the website at

For more information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-864-1009 or

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