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.

2020 State, Regional, National and International Recognitions


9-1-1 Emergency Communications

Crissy Postlethwait, Telecommunicator
Missouri Teammate In Action
Missouri Association of Public Safety Communication Professionals


Building Development Services
Robert Manley, Fire Protection Review Specialist
Fire Safety Commendation
Sons of the American Revolution, Ozark Mountain Chapter


Economic Development
Sarah Kerner, Director
Women's Justice Awards Public Service Award
MIssouri Lawyers Weekly


Environmental Services
Jim Burks, Laboratory Supervisor
Water Environment Federation Fellow
Missouri Water Environment Association

Saki Urushidani. Engineer III
Young Professional of the Year
Missouri Water Environment Federation

Springfield Fire Department
David Pennington, Fire Chief
Ambassador of the Year Award
Center for Public Safety Excellence

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
Kyle Wartick, Head Tennis Professional
Missouri Valley Gold Star Award
United States Tennis Association Missouri District

Springfield Police Department
Mike Evans, Corporal
Officer of the Year
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Southwest Missouri Chapter

Mardie Keller, Officer
Crisis Intervention Officer of the Year
National Alliance on Mental Illness, Southwest Missouri Chapter

2020 Departmental Awards


Springfield-Branson National Airport
General Aviation Project of the Year - Architecture
Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives

Environmental Services
Southwest Treatment Plant
Platinum 14 Peak Performance Award, by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies

Northwest Treatment Plant
Platinum 10 Peak Performance Award, by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies 

Finance Department
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, by the Government Finance Officers Association 

and Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, by the Government Finance Officers Association 

Springfield Police Department
Community Partner of the Year
National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Missouri Chapter

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
Dickerson Park Zoo
Conservation Prize
SaveNature.org

Accreditations 



Springfield Art Museum
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

Springfield-Greene County Health Department
Accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board

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)