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Posted on: October 7, 2022

City of Springfield seeking qualified candidates for Board of Public Utilities


The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities. The board has two vacancies with specific requirements listed below. 

Applicants for both vacancies must meet a two-year residency requirement and have business or professional experience. 

The first vacancy is to fill the remainder of an unexpired term (two years). The second vacancy is for a full three-year term.

City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned utility serving 320 square miles in southwest Missouri since 1945 with electricity, natural gas, water, broadband, and public transportation services.

Over 111,000 CU customers enjoy electricity prices among the lowest in the United States, the convenience of one bill for all utilities, and dependable hometown services delivered with a personal touch. Read more about CU’s history here

The 11-member Board of Public Utilities is comprised of citizens and is appointed by the Springfield City Council to serve three-year terms. The board establishes policies on how to best serve customers and sets the long-term direction for the utility as outlined in the City Charter.

The board meets at 3 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month in the City Utilities Board room, located at 301 E. Central St.

Apply at, or download and fill out the attached form and return it to the City Clerk’s office at the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville. 

Applications for the current vacancies will be accepted by the City Clerk until the close of business on Oct. 24.

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For more information, contact City Clerk Anita Cotter, 417-864-1651 or [email protected]

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