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.

2018 State, Regional, National and International Recognitions

Law                     

Pat Sullivan, Assistant City Attorney IV
Women’s Justice Awards Public Service Honoree
Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Springfield Fire Department

Kevin Trogdon, Division Fire Chief
Fire Safety Commendation Award
Sons of the American Revolution

Kevin Trogdon, Division Fire Chief
Chief Fire Officer Designation
Center for Public Safety Excellence

David Pennington, Fire Chief
Chief Fire Officer Re-designation
Center for Public Safety Excellence

Bryan Newberry, Assistant Fire Chief
Chief Training Officer, Fire Marshal Re-designation
Center for Public Safety Excellence

Heith Aldridge, Battalion Fire Chief
Chief Fire Officer Designation
Center for Public Safety Excellence

Scott Jones, Battalion Fire Chief
Chief Fire Officer Designation
Center for Public Safety Excellence

Ben Houston, Captain
Fire Officer Designation
Center for Public Safety Excellence

Springfield Police Department

John Loe, Officer
Law Enforcement Commendation Medal
Sons of the American Revolution

Paul Williams, Police Chief
Law Enforcement Commendation Medal
Sons of the American Revolution

Dustin Martin, Sergeant
Patriot Award
Missouri Army National Guard

Chris Rasmussen and K-9 Jax, Officers
Quarterly Award
National Police Canine Association

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Kim Reser, Assistant Director
Induction into U.S. Tennis Association Missouri Valley Section Hall of Fame

Shawn Freeman, Golf Division Head Teaching Professional
Merchandiser of the Year Award
PGA Midwest Section

Rick Grayson, Golf Division Contract Teaching Professional
Induction into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Rick Grayson, Golf Division Contract Teaching Professional
Patriot Award
PGA Midwest Section

Steve King, Golf Division Head Teaching Professional
Jon E. Jacobs Award
PGA Midwest Section

Robert Uckele, Recreation Administrator, Concessions & Catering
Associate Fellow Award
Missouri Park and Recreation Association

2018 Departmental Awards



Environmental Services
Southwest Treatment Plant
Platinum 12 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

and Safety Award, Large Facility, by the Missouri Water Environment Federation

Northwest Treatment Plant
Platinum 8 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

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-Greene County Health Department
Group Merit Award
Missouri Public Health Association

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
Hall of Fame Inductee
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Park Ranger Division

Platinum Excellence Award, by the Park Law Enforcement Association

Sports Division
James Farrell Award
USA Softball

Ozark Greenways affiliated with Springfield-Greene County Park Board) 

National Recreation Trail Award for the Wilson's Creek Greenway, by the U.S. Department of the Interior

Springfield Lasers
2018 WorldTeam Tennis National Championship

Workforce Development
W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award for the Build My Future Collaborative, by the National Association of Workforce Boards

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)