Awards, Achievements & Accreditations

Committed Community Involvement 


Working at the City of Springfield means being part of a team committed to working with the community. The people of our community are the only reason we are here. Therefore, we are committed to working with the community to provide ethical and responsible local government so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of living and working in Springfield.

2017 State, Regional, National and International Recognitions


Springfield-Branson National Airport

Director of Aviation Brian Weiler
Transportation Professional Engineer of the Year
Institute of Transportation Engineers, Ozarks Chapter

Environmental Services
Ronnie Box, Plant Operations Supervisor
William D. Hatfield Award
Missouri Water Environment Federation 

Jim Burks, Laboratory Supervisor
Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers (S5) Membership
Missouri Water Environment Federation 

Stephanie Gott, Plant Biologist
Crystal Crucible Award
Missouri Water Environment Federation 

Springfield Fire Department
Cara Erwin, Fire & Life Safety Educator
Fire Safety Commendation Medal
Sons of the American Revolution

Finance Department, Purchasing division
Kara Daniel, Buyer
Buyer of the Year
Missouri Association of Public Purchasing 

Springfield Police Department
Betsy Shipley, Officer
Crisis Intervention Training Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
NAMI of Southwest Missouri

Mike Karnes, Officer, & K9 Charlie
Quarterly Award
National Police Canine Association

Steve Miller, Detective, & K9 Rocky
Quarterly Award
National Police Canine Association

Michael Ramsey, Officer
Law Enforcement Commendation
Sons of the American Revolution

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
Ben Kellner, Forestry & Landscape Division Supervisor
Partnership Award
Missouri Department of Conservation

Karen Mellinger, Senior Executive Secretary
2017 Support Staff Award
Missouri Park & Recreation Association

Dickerson Park Zoo
Mike Crocker, Director
Certificate of Merit for Zoo Keeper Education
American Association of Zoo Keepers

Workforce Development
Sally Payne, Assistant Director
Keystone Award
Missouri Association of Workforce Development

2017 Departmental Awards



Springfield-Branson National Airport

Airport Safety Enhancement Award, from the Federal Aviation Administration, Central Region

Environmental Services
Southwest Treatment Plant
Platinum 11 Peak Performance Award, by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies

and George W. Burke, Jr., Facility Safety Award, by the Missouri Water Environment Federation

Northwest Treatment Plant
Platinum 7 Peak Performance Award, by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies 

Finance Department
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, from the Government Finance Officers Association (10th consecutive year)

and Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting,
from the Government Finance Officers Association (40th consecutive year)

Ozark Greenways (affiliated with Springfield-Greene County Park Board 
Citation Award, by the Missouri Park & Recreation Association

Workforce Development
Local Excellence Award in Partnership, by the Missouri Association of Workforce Development

Accreditations

 


Springfield Art Museum
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
Accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA)

Dickerson Park Zoo
Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)

Springfield Police Department
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)

Springfield Fire Department
Accredited by Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE)
Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 2 rating

Bomb Squad
Accredited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Public Works
Accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA)

Environmental Services
Accredited by the American Public Works Association (APWA)

Springfield Greene-County Office of Emergency Management
Accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP)