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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Phase 3 of City’s Road to Recovery Plan to continue through July 15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced today that the City of Springfield will continue with the Phase 3 Road to Recovery guidance that was announced in early June. ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Media briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet&...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet July 7 at 4 p.m.

Sign up by noon Monday to attend or speak at the meeting

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The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 7 at 4 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to C...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Board of Adjustment to meet July 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. today to attend or speak at the meeting

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The Board of Adjustment will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 7 at 1:30 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to City offices being c...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure launches “Wear a Mask” Video Contest

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To promote the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s recommended measure of wearing a mask in public, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure announces a contest that invites community members to submit videos on why it&r...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 27, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure urges citizens to support WOW in national contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is thrilled that Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Aquarium and Museum is again in the running to be considered America’s Best Aquarium.  

A USA TODAY readers&rsq...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Council to meet June 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Friday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to t...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Mayor congratulates Springfield Cardinals on plans to host St. Louis Cardinals players

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is pleased to learn that the St. Louis Cardinals plan to use Hammons Field in Springfield as a location for its taxi squad. A "taxi squad" is a group of players, not on the active roster, who wi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 18, 2020

City issues RFQ for architecture and engineering services for Jordan Creek daylighting project

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The City of Springfield has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) through 5 p.m. July 15 for engineering and architecture services for the design of the Renew Jordan Creek project from Main Avenue to Boonville Avenue.

Renew Jordan ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Square sculpture to be tumbled Thursday, June 18 in honor of Tom Billionis

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The public is invited to a special summertime rotation of the Park Central Square sculpture, the Tumbler, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18.

This is a unique tumble for Public Works crews as this quarterly event coincides with the fourth ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Nearly $1M in CARES Act money to fund affordable housing, homeless services, forgivable biz loans

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At its June 15 meeting, City Council passed a bill allocating $916,138 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Reli...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights to meet Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

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The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. electronically via videoconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to the public at this t...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

City Council expected to table bills to annex and rezone West Plainview Road property Monday night

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Two bills on Monday’s City Council meeting agenda are expected to be tabled to the June 29 meeting due to a valid protest petition for the rezoning application, which requires a supermajority (six votes) for passage plus at ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Phase 3 of City’s Road to Recovery Plan effective Monday

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Mayor Ken McClure, City Manager Jason Gage and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new City order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. The order is effe...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Media Briefing at 11 a.m. Friday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield, Greene County and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 11 a.m. Friday in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. 

We ask that members of the media &a...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure praises officer for courageous actions

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure started today’s City Council lunch workshop with a moment of silence for 21-year police veteran Mark Priebe. Officer Priebe was seriously injured this morning in the line of duty.

“We s...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Incubation period closes: no clients contract COVID-19 from salon exposure

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is encouraged to report that the incubation period has passed from those potentially exposed from Great Clips. No clients of either stylist nor additional coworkers contracted COVID-19 as a result. ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, June 5

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Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community.

Both leaders expressed appreciation for the continued vigilance of the community in...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 8, 2020

MEDIA ALERT: City to host follow-up information session on Fassnight Creek Stormwater Project June 9

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The City of Springfield will host a second public information session 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 9 to provide clarity and further opportunity for discussion regarding the upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project at the Sprin...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Traffic impacts expected for downtown Springfield Saturday

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Road closures for a planned, permitted special event on Park Central Square are expected to cause significant traffic impacts starting at 2 p.m. until as late as 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Springfield Police Department will be enforcing ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mayor amends civil emergency order to allow public gatherings

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Mayor Ken McClure today issued a second amendment to his Fourth Proclamation of Civil Emergency to allow public events that require a special event permit by using the same occupancy restrictions for businesses, churches and other gro...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 4, 2020

City to host follow-up information session on upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Project June 9

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The City of Springfield will host a second public information session 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 9 to provide clarity and further opportunity for discussion regarding the upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project at...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure offers encouragement, praise in annual State of the City address

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COVID-19 and a power outage early this morning could not keep Mayor Ken McClure from giving his 2020 State of the City address.

The yearly address, which comprised this year’s virtual June Good Morning Springfield! program ho...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor and City Manager encourage safe, lawful protests

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Mayor and City Manager encourage safe, lawful protests

A resolution before City Council tonight condemns the horrific actions by the four ex-Minneapolis police officers that led to the tragic death of George Floyd. 

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

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The steering committee for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival has unanimously decided to cancel the 2020 festival, due to COVID-19 concerns. The 2020 festival was planned for Aug. 14-15.

“Last year’s attendance was...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City of Springfield takes formal action to condemn actions of Minneapolis Police

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The recent actions by police officers in Minneapolis that caused the death of George Floyd are intolerable and cause us all to think twice about the dignity of all persons, the value of life and our responsibility as a local...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Developer requests tabling of zoning hearing on Lone Pine and Galloway properties

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Developer Elevation Development Co. has requested that the Planning & Zoning Commission table zoning case Planned Development No. 374 to the July 16 P&Z meeting to address and make revisions to the design as a result of the ne...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 28, 2020

City Council to vote on pair of bills to temporarily ease requirements for outdoor dining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOn Monday night, City Council is expected to vote on two emergency bills to ease the requirements for outdoor dining spaces as the Springfield community continues its economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and reopens in phases....

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet June 4

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday June 2 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting June 4 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held electronically via teleconferencing due to Ci...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor McClure announces Costco membership warehouse considering locating in Springfield

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is pleased to announce Costco Wholesale Corporation is considering a membership warehouse retail store in east Springfield. Costco operates membership warehouses that carry quality brand name merchandise ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 27, 2020

City Council to meet June 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Sunday to attend or speak at the meeting

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City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. electronically via teleconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to the...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Landmarks Board to meet June 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by noon Friday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Landmarks Board will resume its regularly scheduled meetings at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3. The meeting will be held electronically via teleconferencing due to City offices ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 25, 2020

Mayor McClure urges personal responsibility

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure shares a video message to Springfieldians as the community starts its first full week under a Road to Recovery Order, Phase 2. This second phase in the Road to Recovery Plan lightens restrictions, allowin...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure remembers businessman Ed Pinegar

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On behalf of Springfield City Council and the City of Springfield, Mayor Ken McClure expresses his sincere condolences to the family of Ed Pinegar, a local businessman who died Saturday after a lifetime of contributing to the communit...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mayor amends order to clarify intent on occupancy allowance

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure has made a slight amendment to his Road to Recovery Phase 2 emergency order that was issued Wednesday, May 20. As City and Health Department staff received feedback about the order throughout the day from...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Phase 2 of “Road to Recovery Plan” effective Saturday

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Mayor Ken McClure and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard announced a new order today lessening restrictions of business and community activities. The order is effective May 23-June 22, however, it will b...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Media Briefing at 2 p.m. at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing at 2 p.m. in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

We ask that members of the media—one per outlet...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Springfield Art Museum Stormwater Improvement project to begin in late summer

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As part of the Springfield Art Museum Master Plan, construction of stormwater improvements to Fassnight Creek are planned to begin this summer along Brookside Drive, roughly between National Avenue and Kings Avenue.

The project will re...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

MEDIA ALERT: City to host virtual information session on Fassnight Creek Stormwater project tonight

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield will host a virtual information session detailing plans for the upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project near the Springfield Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. The public is en...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

City highlights role of infrastructure, dedication of staff during National Public Works Week

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The City of Springfield is celebrating National Public Works Week May 17-23 by highlighting public works professionals, infrastructure and services vital to maintaining public health, quality of life and well-being of Springfield.

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 15, 2020

City Council provides feedback on draft “Road to Recovery Plan”

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City Manager Jason Gage and Springfield-Greene County Health Department Director Clay Goddard shared with City Council Friday a draft guidance document called the Road to Recovery Plan to map out the area’s next phases in re...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 15, 2020

CACCD to meet virtually Tuesday at 6 p.m. for public hearing on CARES Act funding

Sign up by noon on Monday, May 18 to attend

MEDIA ALERT 

The Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will meet virtually via teleconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 for a public hearing on funding recommendations...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 14, 2020

City to host virtual information session on upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement project

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield will host a virtual information session detailing plans for the upcoming Fassnight Creek Stormwater Improvement Project near the Springfield Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19. The public is en...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Kris Inman selected to serve as Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications director

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A 25-year employee has been selected to fill the role as Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications director. Kris Inman, who currently serves as the department’s training and education manager, will lead the 7...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Police and Firefighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees to meet virtually Thursday morning

Sign up by 5 p.m. Wednesday to attend

MEDIA ALERT 

The Police and Firefighters’ Retirement System Board of Trustees will meet virtually via teleconferencing technology at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, May 14 due to City offices being closed to the ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Springfield Mayor commemorates V-E Day with message to Veterans

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure commemorates V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) by sending a message to area Veterans of America’s Armed Forces.

“Seventy-five years ago today was a very important event in World War II &a...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Springfield Mayor thanks U.S. Air Force for show of support

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure was moved by today’s show of support by the U.S. Air Force. A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flew over Springfield on Friday evening to honor medical and health care workers, essential employees and ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, May 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community.

Citing continued flattening of the COVID-19 curve, on Thursday, May 7, the City and...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

City amends Road to Recovery order following community dashboard improvements

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Springfield-Greene County leaders led Thursday’s news briefing with some cautious optimism. Springfield Mayor Ken McClure amended the City’s “Road to Recovery” order, effective immediately. The ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 5, 2020

City budget workshops resume

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At City Council’s lunch workshop Tuesday, City Manager Gage and Finance Director David Holtmann presented a review of the City’s General Fund projections for the remainder of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which ends J...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, May 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community. 

On Thursday, April 30, the City and County issued separate but similar Ro...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Springfield recycling facilities to reopen to the public May 6

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Following more than a month-long closure due to physical distancing concerns, the City of Springfield will reopen the City’s recycling sites Wednesday, May 6.

All recycling services and products will be available during their...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 1, 2020

City to receive additional CDBG funds as result of CARES Act, asking for public input

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will receive nearly $1 million ($916,138) in additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a result of Congress’s passage...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 30, 2020

City Council to meet May 4 at 6:30 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday May 4 at 6:30 p.m. electronically via teleconferencing technology due to City offices being closed to the public at this time.  

Citizens wishing to sign up to speak a...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Mayor, Greene County issue Road to Recovery orders; Health Director urges cautious approach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission issued separate but similar Road to Recovery orders to provide businesses and other organizations with guidance to safely resume operations. The City’s order goes into effec...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Media Briefing at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2020

MEDIA ALERT

The City of Springfield, Greene County and Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host an in-person media briefing at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30 in the Training Room of the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott.

Springfield Mayor Ken ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 29, 2020

P&Z meetings to resume May 7

Sign up by Tuesday to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Planning and Zoning Commission will resume its regular scheduled meetings beginning on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will be held electronically via teleconferencing due to City of...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 28, 2020

TIF Commission to meet May 4 to discuss IDEA Commons redevelopment

Sign up by Friday to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission will meet virtually at 4:30 p.m. May 4 to discuss the proposed IDEA Commons TIF Blight Study and Redevelopment Plan, which in...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, April 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message to the community. 

On Tuesday April 21, the City and County extended their Stay-at-Home orde...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Accounting firm completes audit of IT General Controls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RubinBrown Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants presented an audit of the City’s Information Technology General Controls at the April 8 Finance and Administration Committee meeting.

The audits are part of a...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Eden Village and City of Springfield reach agreement

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Eden Village and the City of Springfield have resolved the claims filed by Eden Village against the City last year relating to development of property on West Division.

Eden Village is a program of “The Gathering Tree,&rd...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Springfield and Greene County extend Stay-At-Home Orders until May 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission have extended separate, but similar Stay at Home Orders until 11:59 p.m., May 3, 2020. The current orders, which were put in place to help stop the spread of the novel cor...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

REMINDER: Virtual Press Briefing at 10:30 a.m.

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The City of Springfield, Greene County and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a virtual media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21 at the Greene County Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. Springfield Mayor Ken McClure...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Deadline extended to sign up to speak at Monday night's City Council meeting

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Due to technical difficulties with the online City Council agenda, the deadline to sign up to speak at Monday’s City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Historic City Hall has been extended to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19.

Sign up via...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, April 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share their weekly video message. On Thursday April 16, Gov. Parson extended the Stay-at-Home Order for the state of Missouri through...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Springfield Mayor and Greene County Presiding Commissioner react to Governor's announcement

MEDIA STATEMENTSpringfield Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon express gratitude to Governor Mike Parson for extending his Stay-At-Home order for the State of Missouri. The Governor has worked with local and county governm...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

City Council to meet Monday evening, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, April 20, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. electronically, via teleconferencing technology, as indicated in the Mayor’s proclamation declaring a state of civil emergency a...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Have Faith Initiative Launched to Coordinate Faith Community’s Engagement in COVID-19 Response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sent on behalf of Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks and United Way of the Ozarks (Philanthropy Row)

A new initiative being led by “Philanthropy Row” is connecting faith-based o...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Police Chief Paul Williams to provide update to City Council

MEDIA ALERT

Police Chief Paul Williams will present a crime update to members of Springfield’s City Council today at 11:30 a.m. and will release the Springfield Police Department’s 2019 Annual Report. 

Springfield-Greene County ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City of Springfield and Greene County issue amended “Stay-At-Home” Orders

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and the Greene County Commission issued stricter amended “Stay-At-Home” orders Monday, April 6, following an announcement by Gov. Mike Parson the previous Friday.

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City and County to host virtual press briefing at 4 p.m.

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The City of Springfield and Greene County will offer a virtual media briefing today at 4 p.m. regarding amendments to the local Stay-at-Home Order.

Media can connect to our video feed utilizing the SDI connections with embedded audio at the pede...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Greene County and City leaders support additional efforts to control COVID-19

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In today’s press briefing, Governor Mike Parson highlighted the state’s ongoing efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Missouri. During that briefing he called for a statewide Stay at Home Missouri Order. The...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, April 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon shared their second video message after both elected officials enacted "Stay-At-Home" orders March 24 in order to help prev...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 30, 2020

City Council to resume regular meeting schedule Monday

MEDIA ALERT

City Council will resume its regular meeting schedule of every other Monday evening, at 6:30 p.m., beginning Monday, April 6 and will continue to meet electronically via teleconferencing technology as indicated in the Mayor’s proclama...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Electronic City Council meetings being instituted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Upcoming Springfield City Council meetings will be held electronically, via Zoom videoconferencing technology, with the usual live stream and broadcast viewing options provided. Council meetings can be seen on Mediacom cable channels ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon, March 27

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Springfield, Missouri Mayor Ken McClure and Greene County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon share a video message at the end of a busy week. Both elected officials enacted "Stay-At-Home" orders aimed at limiting soc...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Municipal Court modifies court operations UPDATED

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UPDATED: In compliance with the Supreme Court of Missouri’s April 17, 2020 Order, the April 10, 2020 dates below are extended through May 15, 2020.

In compliance with the Office of State Courts Administrator’s &...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Leaders from several community organizations sign Help Ozarks Pledge

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Leaders from several public and private-sector organizations have signed the Help Ozarks Pledge encouraging citizens, businesses and institutions to commit to helping each other through the COVID-19 pandemic, “flattening the...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City, Health Department hosting Facebook Live at 1 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

The City and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a Facebook Live event at 1 p.m. on the City’s, Health Department’s  and Missouri Job Center’s Facebook pages to answer questions abou...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Council to have virtual meeting today at 4 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will have a brief virtual meeting today at 4 p.m. before adjourning into closed session. This meeting will be livestreamed on the City’s Facebook page and at cityview.springfieldmo.gov.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Hall to close temporarily; Monday’s City Council meeting postponed

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The City of Springfield’s Busch Municipal Building will temporary close to the public, between 5 p.m. March 20 and midnight, April 1. City Manager Jason Gage made the decision in accordance with CDC and Springfield-Greene Co...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City's recycling drop-off centers to close through April 1

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In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with the recent ordinance prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more, all City of Springfield recycling drop-off centers will close beginning 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19 through...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 19, 2020

City provides alternative transaction methods in response to COVID-19

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As Springfield’s largest public service organization, we know our citizens count on us to provide essential services every day. We want to assure the public that the City of Springfield will meet your service expectations as...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor issues order to prohibit public gatherings of 10 or more

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Following White House recommendations and consultation with other local and state officials, Mayor Ken McClure has issued an order amending which public gatherings are prohibited under an ordinance passed yesterday. The Mayor&rsqu...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Council Lunch Workshop March 17 Cancelled

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The City Council Lunch Workshop schedule for March 17 has been cancelled.

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor declares civil emergency; City Council prohibits public gatherings of 50 or more

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After a third case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed early today in Springfield-Greene County today, Mayor Ken McClure signed a proclamation of civil emergency.

At a special City Council meeting today, following Centers for...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Municipal Court modifies court operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEIn compliance with the Office of State Courts Administrator’s “Statement on The Courts and the Coronavirus” and Governor Mike Parson’s March 13, 2020 Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of e...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Council to hold emergency closed session at noon, open session immediately following

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Springfield City Council will hold a special emergency closed session at noon today, and reconvene in open session immediately following (approximately 12:30 p.m.)  in the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room on the fourth...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure calls for day of prayer, March 15, 2020

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure is calling for a day of prayer on Sunday, March 15, 2020 in the community’s houses of worship.

“The social distancing strategies that Director Goddard outlined during Friday’s...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Final review opportunity of proposed updates to FEMA floodplain maps available through March 28

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Residents are encouraged to review revisions to proposed updates to Springfield’s flood insurance rate maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through March 28 and submit questions and concerns.  

Revi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 7, 2020

African-American Heritage Trail Marker to be unveiled Sunday near Gibson Chapel

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The organizers of Springfield’s African American Heritage Trail project will unveil the Springfield-Greene County African-American Heritage Trail’s third marker at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

The ceremony will take plac...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice available for public review through April 4

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The City of Springfield has completed an analysis of impediments to fair housing choice as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 9, 2020

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to receive update on 2020 census Tuesday

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City Council will receive an update from the U.S. Census Bureau about the 2020 census at its Council Lunch Workshop starting at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 10. The workshop will take place at the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights inclusion survey open through March 20

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Springfield’s Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations is asking the community to complete a short survey at https://tinyurl.com/SGFinclusion about inclusion in Springfield. Paper surveys can be p...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 4, 2020

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan draft available for public review through April 1

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The City of Springfield’s Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan is available for public review and comment through 5 p.m. April 1.

Hard copies of the document may be obtained at the Planning and Development Depa...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Route 66 Festival organizers announce 2020 entertainment as festival celebrates 10th year

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Birthplace of Route 66 Festival organizers Aaron Sachs & Associates, Ozarks on Two Wheels, KY3/KSPR, the City of Springfield and West Central Neighborhood Alliance announced the lineup for the Aug. 14-15, 2020 festival at a press ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 3, 2020

REMINDER: Route 66 festival press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Discovery Center

MEDIA ALERT

Please join us at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, as the City of Springfield and partners KY3 / KSPR / CW, Aaron Sachs & Associates and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance formally announce ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Media Alert: Route 66 festival press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Discovery Center

MEDIA ALERT

Please join us at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, as the City of Springfield and partners KY3 / KSPR / CW, Aaron Sachs & Associates and the West Central Neighborhood Alliance formally announce ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 21, 2020

City to collect design input on Commercial Street TIF-funded projects at March 3 Open House

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The City of Springfield encourages interested citizens to attend an informational open house 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at Drury on C-Street (233 E. Commercial Street) to provide input on several upcoming enhancement projects utili...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Mayor proclaims Feb. 23 a day to celebrate life of Dr. Robert Spence

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Mayor Ken McClure will proclaim Feb. 23, 2020 an official day of mourning in the City of Springfield, to memorialize the life and death of Dr. Robert Spence. Spence died Feb. 19 and will be laid to rest Feb. 23. Spence was president e...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Remembering Dr. Robert H. Spence

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Mayor Ken McClure, City Council and the staff of the City of Springfield express sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Robert H. Spence, president emeritus of Evangel University, who passed away Feb. 19 after suffering an incapacit...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Department of Labor satisfied with City’s action to address grant fund eligibility

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The City of Springfield’s Workforce Development Department has received word that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is satisfied with the corrective action clarifying eligibility processes regarding the use of grant funds f...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Mayor Ken McClure and the City of Springfield send the prayers of the entire community to Dr. Robert

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Mayor Ken McClure and the City of Springfield send the prayers of the entire community to Dr. Robert Spence and his family. As a testament to his service to the community, the City recently presented him with the Key to the ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Fire Chief recognized with Ambassador award from Center for Public Safety Excellence

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Springfield Fire Chief David Pennington has been awarded the Ambassador of the Year Award by the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

CPSE is an international technical organization that works with the most progressive fire and emergen...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 18, 2020

City to demolish vacant buildings along Boonville to make way for parking

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The City of Springfield will begin construction to demolish three vacant buildings along Boonville – 827, 833 and 843-845 N. Boonville. The buildings have been acquired by the City over the past few years because they are in...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Mayor McClure encourages citizens to participate in U.S. census in March

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The 2020 U.S. census officially begin Jan. 21 in the Alaska Native village of Toksook Bay, Alaska, on the Bering Sea. March 12-20, the U.S. Census Bureau will mail every household in Missouri an invitation to respond to the ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 12, 2020

City names Neil Slagle as new Director of Information Systems

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Neil Slagle has been named the City of Springfield’s Director of Information Systems (IS), effective Feb. 18. This position is critical in leading the City’s technology needs, including those that directly affect d...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Dr. Robert Spence receives key to the City

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Mayor Ken McClure presented a key to the City to Dr. Robert Spence, president emeritus of Evangel University, at a ceremony and reception Monday, Feb. 10.

“Dr. Spence has served and continues to serve as a goodwill ambassador...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 10, 2020

REMINDER: Mayor to present key to the City to Dr. Robert Spence at 5 p.m.

MEDIA ALERT

Mayor Ken McClure will host a ceremony and reception 5-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 in the Councilman Denny Whayne Conference Room on the fourth floor of the Busch Municipal Building to present a key to the City to Dr. Robert Spence, president emerit...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to congratulate Coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure would like to congratulate Coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs for their Super Bowl win Sunday night. 

“What a great sports year for the state of the Missouri!” McClure ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 31, 2020

City’s auditor releases FY 2019 Compliance Report

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The City’s auditor, RSM LLP, has released its annual compliance audit of the City’s federal expenditures.

RSM gave an unmodified opinion on the City’s federal programs, with the exception of the U.S. Depar...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Forward SGF Issues and Opportunities Report released at Council Lunch

Forward SGF Issues and Opportunities Report released at Council Lunch

At a joint City Council Lunch meeting with the Planning and Zoning Commission and Forward SGF Advisory Team Tuesday, planning consultant Houseal Lavigne Associates and Planning and Devel...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 27, 2020

Reminder: Public encouraged to attend a Forward SGF Visioning Workshop Tuesday or Wednesday

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The Springfield community will again have the opportunity to have a hand in creating a long-term vision for Springfield as part of the Forward SGF comprehensive planning process. Building on previous Forward SGF engagement, the City w...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights asking for feedback about inclusion in Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield’s Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations is asking the community to complete a short survey about inclusion in Springfield. The survey is available at https://tinyurl.com/SGFinclusio...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Longtime architect hired by City as Director of Quality of Place Initiatives

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Architect Tim Rosenbury has been hired by the City of Springfield as the Director of Quality of Place Initiatives. He plans to begin employment with the City by March 2. The primary purpose of the newly created position is to provide ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Mayor McClure expresses gratitude and best wishes to Greene County Commissioner Harold Bengsch

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Mayor Ken McClure wishes to express his gratitude and best wishes for Greene County Commissioner Harold Bengsch, who announced that he will not seek reelection at the end of his current term. 

“The names Harold Bengs...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Forward SGF visioning workshops planned for late January

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The community will again have the opportunity to provide input to help craft the vision for the future of Springfield with three visioning workshops planned for Jan. 28 and 29, 2020 as part of the Forward SGF comprehensive planning pr...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Fourth quarter crosswalk study indicates a nearly 10 percentage point improvement in 2019

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SGF Yields, the City of Springfield’s pedestrian safety program, reports a 34% average driver compliance rate at Springfield crosswalks, a rate nearly 10 percentage points up from the first quarter of 2019.

“With a 35% average...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)