The City of Springfield is governed by a non-partisan City Council utilizing a council/manager form of government consisting of a nine-member City Council. City Council sets the policy and direction of the city while the city manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization.
With an Aa1 bond rating, Government Finance Officers Association awards for excellence in financial reporting every year since 1977, and excellent stewardship of tax dollars, the City of Springfield is widely regarded as a fiscally responsible and well-managed municipality.
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 presiding officer at council meetings is the mayor.
Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. every other Monday at Historic City Hall, 830 Boonville Avenue. In addition, there are lunch meetings each Tuesday.
Council meetings can be viewed online. If there are issues that you wish to bring to the attention of the mayor or the council member representing the district in which you live, visit the City Council page to contact them. If you are unsure which council zone you reside in, check the map of council zones, which allows you type in your address.
City Manager & City Attorney
The city manager is appointed by the council and serves as the chief administrative officer of the organization. The city manager is responsible for administration of city affairs, day-to-day operations, and implementation of council policies. The city attorney advises and represents the city and council in all legal affairs.
Boards & Commissions
See the various boards and commissions that make up the City of Springfield government.
The Key to the City of Springfield
The Key to the City is a beloved symbol of civic recognition and gratitude reserved for individuals whose service to the public and the common good rises to the highest level of achievement.
Upcoming Ballot Issues
Educate yourself on City issues on the April 4 ballot.
Learn about the governing body for the City of Springfield.
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
The City of Springfield will receive a little more than $40 million from the federal government as part of the American Rescue Plan Act,
City Organizational Chart
View the organizational chart for the City of Springfield.
City Mission Statement
Review the tenets that guide us.
Meet City management.
View the City of Springfield's budget.
Find out about upcoming city meetings and events.
Laws, Policies & Ordinances
Review the laws and policies governing the City of Springfield.
Find contact information for City departments and staff.