Public Information & Civic Engagement
The City of Springfield, Missouri is soliciting applications for 2020 funding activities under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program until noon on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Read on...
After meeting 10 times since February and requesting an extension to continue its work, the nine-member Sexual Assault Task Force presented its report to City Council today. Read on...
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s office announced today that the City of Springfield will receive $20,960,822 to create the Grant Avenue Parkway – major multi-modal transportation improvements, along Grant Avenue in the heart of Springfield. Read on...
We are committed to working with the community by providing timely and accessible city information using all relevant communication technologies to empower citizens and staff to participate in open and transparent government.
The Department of Public Information provides information to the general public and media, and serves as a departmental resource to the community. Public Information also works with other city departments to plan special events, news releases, develop web site material, brochures, videos, and other informational materials about city government.
Services to the CommunitySGF Neighborhood News - A quarterly newspaper dedicated to the happenings in Springfield's registered neighborhoods.
Special Events and Special Event Permitting - The Department of Public Information sponsors or cooperates in planning special events, such as the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, the Springfield Jazz Festival, the Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony, the State of the City Address and the "Treasures of the City" event with Springfield Public Schools. The Department of Public Information also assists other City departments in planning and executing special events such as ribbon cuttings and dedications, as well as in coordinating their promotion. Public Information also oversees permitting special events in the city of Springfield.
CityView - Original programming related to city events, news, and issues, streamed online and broadcasts via Mediacom cable and AT&T Uverse; also broadcasts a rotating informational bulletin board.
Frequently Requested Contact Information - An online database of information to assist citizens in their search for city, county and state phone numbers.
News Releases - News releases announcing city events and issues sent to local media help provide information to the public.
Other services include print pieces such as brochures and signage, citizen and employee surveys, and general information assistance.
Citizen Resource Center - One of the department's most visible services, this program helps provide service or address problems by working with citizens, other city departments, and city council members to make citizens aware of action the city may be taking related to the request. Call 417-864-1010 for assistance.
The SCENE - This award-winning monthly newsletter for employees and retirees of the City of Springfield provides benefit information, features on city employees, and information about city events.
Tours - Schools, businesses, and other interested groups may schedule tours of City Hall, the Busch Municipal Building, and other city facilities by calling 417-864-1010.
Website - The city's official website provides information, applications, forms, and interactive features.
Department Fast Facts
- Employs about 12 people
- Has an annual budget of about $800,000