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Posted on: November 19, 2021

City seeks to fill boards and commissions vacancies


The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. While the full listing of boards and commissions vacancies is available at, the City seeks to fill the below openings at City Council’s next Public Involvement Committee meeting. Please apply by Nov. 26 for consideration for the below openings.

Citizens' Tax Oversight Committee

Six openings
This committee reviews and monitors 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.
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Environmental Advisory Board

One opening
This city-county 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.
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Landmarks Board

Two openings with special requirements: one appointee must live or work in the Midtown neighborhood and one must live or work in the Commercial Street Historic District.
This 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.
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Personnel Board

Three openings
This 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.
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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 to view the latest openings.

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For more information, contact City Clerk Anita Cotter, 417-864-1651 or [email protected] or Regina Crumrine, 417-864-1636 or [email protected]. Media are asked to contact Cora Scott, director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), [email protected].

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