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.

2021 State, Regional, National and International Recognitions

9-1-1 Emergency Communications
Crissy Postlethwait, Telecommunicator
Telecommunicator of the Year
Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference

Heather Morrison, Training and Education Manager
George Major Trainer of the Year
Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference

Summer Onyeukwu, Lead Telecommunicator
Two Teammates in Action Awards
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, Missouri Chapter

Summer Onyeukwu, Lead Telecommunicator
Emergency Medical Services Award
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Chris Sharp, Former Telecommunicator
Teammates in Action Award
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, Missouri Chapter

Marleen Maupin, Telecommunicator
Teammates in Action Award
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, Missouri Chapter

City Attorney
Mary Bozarth, Assistant City Attorney V
Women's Justice Award for Public Service
Missouri Bar Association

Public Works
Leree Reese, Professional Engineer
Transportation Professional of the Year
Institute of Transportation Engineers, Ozarks Section

Springfield Fire Department
Kris Wright, Administrative Assistant
Fire Safety Commendation
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
Jodie Adams, Former Director
Barbara Williams Service Award
United States Tennis Association

Springfield Police Department
Heather Anderson, Sergeant 
Medal of Valor
Missouri Department of Public Safety

Marcus Walker, Corporal 
Law Enforcement Commendation Medal
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

2021 Departmental Awards


Springfield Police Department
Region 3 Agency of the Year
Special Olympics Missouri

Outstanding Selfless Service to the Community Award
Daughters of the American Revolution, Rachel Donelson Chapter

Finance Department

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The Government Finance Officers Association 

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Government Finance Officers Association 

Public Works and Public Information
Innovation Award for SGF Yields Pedestrian Safety Program
Missouri Municipal League


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)