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. Starting Oct. 2, 2023, City Council meets in the City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Facility, located in the Springfield Regional Police & Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield. There is typically only one regular meeting in December.
- Council Lunch Workshops are held Tuesdays at noon in the Denny Whayne Conference Room, 4th floor, Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville Ave.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are prepared before the meeting. Minutes are available following approval.
View agendas, minutes and previous meetings
Council elections are held the first Tuesday of April.
All email correspondence with City Council members becomes public record.