Springfield City government is based on the Council/Manager system.
By Charter, the City has eight council members who are each elected for a four-year term on a non-partisan basis, and a Mayor who is elected for a two-year term.
The City Manager is appointed by Council to be the chief executive and administrative officer of the City. He enforces the laws as required by the Charter. The presiding officer at Council meetings is the Mayor.
Every other Monday, 6:30 p.m., City Council Chambers, Historic City Hall, 830 N. Boonville Ave. There is typically only one regular meeting in December.