News Flash

Posted on: March 27, 2020

Message from Mayor McClure and Presiding Commissioner Dixon

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

Municipal Court modifies court operations

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(Update. In compliance with the Supreme Court of Missouri’s March 22, 2020 Order, the April 10, 2020 dates below are extended to April 17, 2020)

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

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

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

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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.

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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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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
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

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

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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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