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.

2019 State, Regional, National and International Recognitions

Environmental Services

Joey Waitman, Laboratory Analyst
Crystal Crucible Award
Missouri Water Environment Association

Springfield Fire Department

Water Rescue Team:

  • Lieutenant Daniel Tscherny
  • Captain Jason Bogema (ret.)
  • Rescue Specialist Tony Fields,
  • Firefighter Josh Bravestone
  • Firefighter Zach Keller
  • Firefighter Garett Olson
  • Firefighter Tyler Nevins
  • Firefighter Dustin Matney

Missouri Governor’s Medal

Finance/Purchasing

Todd Cox, Buyer II
Buyer of the Year
Missouri Association of Public Purchasing

Municipal Court

Todd Thornhill, Chief Judge
George Pittman Award
Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association

Springfield Police Department

Justin Gargus, Sergeant (not pictured)
Gang Officer of the Year Award
Midwest Gang Investigators Association, Missouri Chapter

Mark Priebe
Volunteer of the Year
Special Olympics Missouri Law Enforcement Torch Run

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Kyle Wartick, Head Tennis Professional
Outstanding Diversity Achievement Award
United States Tennis Association Missouri District

Anne-Mary McGrath, Superintendent of Recreation
Wynn Award
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Steve King, Rivercut General Manager and Head Golf Professional
Bill Strausbaugh Award
Midwest Section of the Professional Golf Association

Garrett Holt, PGA Assistant Professional at Horton Smith Golf Course
Section’s Player Development Award 
Midwest Section of the Professional Golf Association

Workforce Development

Chad Ray, Accounting Supervisor
Keystone Award
Missouri Association of Workforce Development


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)