News Flash

2015 City News Releases

Posted on: December 14, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Need City head shots? Visit the City's SmugMug page.Health

At tonight’s meeting, City Council is expected to vote on a resolution to limit tethering dogs within the city limits of Springfield. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has created a video about why tethering is bad for man’s best friend. It will be available on SGCHD’s Facebook page at facebook.com/sgchd.

Contact: Kathryn Wall, Public Information Administrator, 874-1205 or kwall@springfieldmo.gov.

Public Safety

• The Springfield Fire Department has received the final results of the community’s recent formal Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation. The department is pleased to announce that out of 100 possible points, Springfield received 86.06 points, a 5-point improvement over four years ago. This score allows the City of Springfield to maintain its excellent Class 2 ISO rating. ISO classifies communities from 1 (the best) to 10 (the worst). ISO ratings are important because they serve as a community’s public protection classification and they impact on insurance ratings.

Contact: Cara Erwin, Fire and Life Safety Educator, Springfield Fire Department, 864-1699 or cerwin@springfieldmo.gov.

• Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams has been recognized by his peers as Missouri’s Police Chief of the Year. Chief Williams was awarded the Donald "Red" Loehr Outstanding Police Chief of the Year Award by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association Dec. 10 in Jefferson City. The award "recognizes an outstanding chief for law enforcement experience, organizational affiliations, innovative programs initiated by the police chief, and dedication to service.

Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer, 864-1786 or lcox@springfieldmo.gov.

Parks

• The Park Board’s Rivercut, Horton Smith and Bill & Payne Stewart golf courses have adopted off-season rates for the months of December, January and February, including a 25-percent discount on greens fees/cart rental to the general public, or 40-percent off to participants in the Fairways and Greens Program. Off-season rates are new this year, designed to attract players on unseasonably warm days in the winter months.

Contact: Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Springfield-Greene County Park Board Public Information Administrator, 874-2943 or jedwards@springfieldmo.gov.

Workforce Development

The second annual State of the Workforce Survey is now open to local businesses throughout the Ozark Region. The results will be presented to the public at the MOmentum luncheon on Feb. 23, 2016. To take the survey, visit springfieldmo.gov/momentum. The luncheon, hosted by the local Workforce Investment Board and the Missouri Job Center, will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro. Individual tickets are $30, or a table of 8 can be purchased for $200. Nearly 300 local workforce professionals attended the first State of the Workforce luncheon in 2015.

Contact: Megan Short, Communications Coordinator, 841-3386, 839-7612 or mshort@springfieldmo.gov.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in 2015 City News Releases

Jan. 12 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: January 12, 2015

Filing closes for City Council seats

Posted on: January 20, 2015

Jan. 26 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: January 26, 2015

Feb. 9 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Monthly sales tax revenue down

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Feb. 23 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Landmarks Board meeting cancelled

Posted on: March 3, 2015

March 9 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: March 9, 2015

March 23 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Media Tour of Heer's Luxury Living

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Monthly sales tax revenue down

Posted on: April 7, 2015

April 27 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 13, 2015

April 13 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Gift of Time nominations now open

Posted on: April 20, 2015

April 27 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 13, 2015

April 13 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Gift of Time nominations now open

Posted on: April 20, 2015

April 27 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: April 27, 2015

June 22 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: June 22, 2015

July 13 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: July 13, 2015

July 27 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: July 27, 2015

Aug. 10 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: August 10, 2015

City responds to Sheriff's Counterclaim

Posted on: August 14, 2015

Aug. 24 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: August 24, 2015

Sept. 14 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Sept. 28 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: September 28, 2015

Oct. 12 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 12, 2015

Oct. 26 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 26, 2015

Five City Councilmembers issue statement

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Nov. 9 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: November 9, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

Posted on: November 18, 2015

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Nov. 23 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Awards & Achievers

Posted on: November 25, 2015

Dec. 14 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Video looks back at 2015

Posted on: December 31, 2015