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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Volunteers needed to serve on local boards and commissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include:

Art Museum Board

Has charge of and operates the City Art Museum for the promotion of aesthetic or artistic education.

Board Of Equalization

The City-appointed members meet with representatives from the County Board for the purpose of equalizing assessment of property within the City.

Board Of Public Utilities

Has the power and duty to take charge of and exercise control over any public utility owned or operated by or hereafter acquired by the City.

Building Trades Examination & Certification Board

Administers the licensing of the members of various building crafts or trades.

Citizens Advisory Committee For Community Development

Provides a forum for public review and comment on the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

Citizens’ Tax Oversight Committee

Review and monitor the collection of the 1/4-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax revenues, the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax revenues, the 3/4-cent Police and Fire Fighters Pension Fund Sales Tax revenues, the Hotel/Motel Tax revenues, and the Level Property Tax revenues. In addition, the committee may evaluate any proposed reduction or enhancement to pension benefits before presentation to City Council.

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority

Administers the Community Development Program for the City.

Landmarks Board

Advises City Council, City Planning and Zoning Commission, the Park Board and the City Manager relating to the identification, protection, retention and preservation of historic sites in the City of Springfield.

Personnel Board

Advises the City Council, City Manager and Director of Personnel concerning personnel administration and makes any investigation which it considers desirable concerning the administration of personnel in the municipal service; approves merit system rules and hears appeals from disciplinary action. Note: Correspondence should be directed to the Busch Municipal Building, 840 Boonville, 65802 or 417 864-1600.

Police Officers’ & Fire Fighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees

Oversees the benefit package, investment portfolio and criteria for granting disabilities. Citizen members will be chosen from the professional community in the areas of law, accounting, financial management, investment management or actuarial analysis.

Public Building Corporation

Not-for-profit corporation has been formed to assist in providing alternative means to finance various City projects.

Springfield - Greene County Environmental Advisory Board

Makes recommendations to the various departments, boards and agencies of the City and to City Council on programs or activities which will improve, preserve and/or protect the natural environment of the community.

Traffic Advisory Board

Advises the Traffic Engineer, Chief of Police, City Manager and City Council of ways and means for improving traffic conditions and/or enforcement of traffic regulations.

The City has more than 25 standing boards and commissions, providing hundreds of opportunities for citizens to get involved in the community. Requirements for the City’s standing boards and commissions vary.

Please visit springfieldmo.gov/boards for the latest boards and commissions openings.

View brochure about volunteering for City boards and commissions.

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For more information, contact City Clerk Anita Cotter, 417-864-1651 or acotter@springfieldmo.gov. Media are asked to contact Cora Scott, director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), cscott@springfieldmo.gov.

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