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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phyllis Ferguson was selected as the new Zone 1 Councilperson at a special Council meeting April 21. Phyllis is chief operating officer and treasurer for Mexican Villa Food Products, Inc. and has previously worked for Mercy and Heer’s department store. She has lived in the Springfield city limits for 38 years. Zone 1 is located in the northwest quadrant of the City of Springfield. The seat was previously occupied by Jeff Seifried. Phyllis has a bachelor of arts degree from Missouri State University, and is currently a member of the Springfield-Greene County ParkBoard. She has also served on the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Commercial Street Task Force and the Sign Ordinance Review Task Force. Other community activities and offices held include the Neighborhood Advisory Council as the chair of its Positive Action Committee; the Woodland Heights Neighborhood Association as a board member and president; Moon City Creative District developer; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer, board member and co-director; and Missouri Preservation southwest Missouri representative. ### For more information, please call Cora Scott at 417-864-1009 or 417-380-3352.