Back row, left to right: Eric Pauly, Phelps; Becky Volz, Woodland Heights; Caron Parnell, West Central; Jeff Barber, Rountree; Dellene Nelson, Bradford Park; Pete Radecki, Bissett.
Middle row: Mark Maynard, Weller; Christina Dicken, Doling; Wendell Royster, Oak Grove; Jan Peterson, University Heights; Jane Augustine, Brentwood; Joe Roberds, Westside; Jaydean Nelson, Heart of the Westside; Rusty Worley, NAC chair.
Front row: Bobbi Ream, Meador, Teresa Pope, Delaware; Kathy Lutz, Grant Beach; Marti Mowery, Tom Watkins; Dee Ogilvy, Midtown; Fred Romaine, Greater Parkcrest and Marcie Kirkup, Galloway Village
Who is the Neighborhood Advisory Council?
Each registered neighborhood association has a representative and an alternate on the NAC. It was established in 2013 to facilitate communications between Springfield's City Council, City staff, and its 22 registered neighborhood associations.
What do the reps do?
They discuss issues pertinent to neighborhoods - crime, nuisance properties, health, parks, streets and sidewalks, neighbors in need, planning and development, community engagement, need for jobs and so on. As a group, they identify concerns that cut across multiple neighborhoods and seek solutions.