FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield will host a public reception to meet finalists for the Director of Public Works position, 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the fourth floor conference room of the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville. The City has advertised nationwide for a replacement for Public Works director Phil Broyles, who passed away earlier this year. The deadline for submitting applications was Aug. 31, 2014. A selection committee will review the applications and select finalists out of approximately 23 applicants. The selection committee includes Deputy City Manager Tim Smith, Assistant City Manager Collin Quigley, Director of Environmental Services Steve Meyer, P.E., Director of Human Resources Sheila Maerz, Fred Palmerton, P.E., representing private engineering practice and Cliff Kennedy, retired owner of Kennedy Contractors, Inc., representing contractors. Finalists will be introduced to Public Works staff, City leadership team, and the public in separate forums. The City Manager expects to make the final selection during the week of Oct. 20-24 # # # For more information, contact: Deputy City Manager Tim Smith, 417-864-1004; or Director of Human Resources Sheila Maerz, 417-864-1600.