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Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky notified Mayor Ken McClure of her resignation as the City’s General Seat C Councilmember, effective today.
She was elected in April 2015. Fulnecky said her family found a house in Nixa, Missouri and plans to move in a few days. The City Charter requires that council members are residents inside the Springfield city limits.
“I thank Kristi for her service to our community and her commitment to public service,” said McClure. “As we have frequently said, both as a Council and individually, Springfield is a community of volunteers and the community’s success is based upon the willingness of its citizens to be a part of the process and to commit their time and resources to making our home a better place to live. I am grateful for her service.”
Fulnecky's term was set to expire in April 2019. She most recently served as a member of the Community Involvement Committee while on City Council.
Her civic involvement includes service to many local organizations including: Mercy Health Foundation Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Town's Child Abuse Prevention Month, Springfield Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, Springfield Symphony Gala, Girl Scouts, American Heart Association, St. John's Clinic Culture Club, the Springfield Ballet Board of Directors, and the University of Missouri System's Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise Advisory Council.
Details about the process to fill Fulnecky’s vacant seat will be announced soon.
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For more information, contact Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott at 417-380-3352 or Cscott@springfieldmo.gov.