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2015 City News Releases

Posted on: April 7, 2015

Springfield to celebrate 30 years as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings April 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield will mark its 30th year as a Tree City USA with 30 tree plantings throughout the day and an Arbor Day celebration on Park Central Square at 4:30 p.m. April 10, which will feature the 30th and final tree-planting by Mayor Bob Stephens. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided, as well as a presentation by Missouri Department of Conservation State Forester Lisa Allen. “We thought a tree-planting relay would be a fun way to celebrate our community’s thirty years of dedication to trees,” said City of Springfield Urban Forester Casey Jo Kellner. “We’ve enlisted many city and community leaders to act as honorary tree planters in order to highlight the numerous benefits trees offer their organizations and our community as a whole.” Thirty trees will be planted at various sites throughout the day. Notable sites include: • Hawthorn Park, 6-7 a.m., at 600 W. Madison Street

• Drury University, 10-11 a.m., at 1218 N. Jefferson Avenue, and

• Parkview High School, 3:30-4:30 p.m., at 516 E. Meadowmere Street. To qualify for Tree City USA recognition, a city or town must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program and must observe Arbor Day or issue a proclamation. Springfield has met these standards each year since 1985. # # # For more information on the City of Springfield Urban Forestry program, please e-mail Casey Jo Kellner at ckellner@springfieldmo.gov. For media inquiries, please contact Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713.Join the Facebook event.

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Feb. 23 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: February 23, 2015

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Posted on: March 3, 2015

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

March 23 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: March 23, 2015

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

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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

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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

City of Springfield Weekly News Tip Sheet

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Dec. 14 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: December 14, 2015

Video looks back at 2015

Posted on: December 31, 2015