News Flash

Posted on: May 5, 2021

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’ choice poll to select a wi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 4, 2021

FY2021-2022 City budget workshops begin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Manager Jason Gage hosted the first in a series of budget workshops Tuesday. Gage and Finance Director David Holtmann first presented an overview of the remaining financial picture for the City’s current 2021 fiscal yea...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City Council amends COVID-19 regulations to remove masking requirement when outdoors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At tonight’s meeting, City Council unanimously passed a one-reading emergency bill to amend the City’s current COVID-19 regulations to remove the requirement for individuals to mask when outdoors, except when aroun...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 3, 2021

FY2021-2022 City budget workshops begin Tuesday

MEDIA ALERT

City Manager Jason Gage and Finance Director David Holtmann will conduct the first in a series of FY2021-2022 City budget workshops at Tuesday's City Council Lunch, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tune in live at cityview.springfieldmo....

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City opens new opportunities during May as part of Clean Green Springfield Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Clean Green Springfield, the community wide clean up and beautification initiative, is entering a second phase during the month of May. The City of Springfield is offering additional low-cost or no-cost disposal opportunities for a ha...

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Learn more and register at CleanGreenSGF.com. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City to host Neighborhood Meeting for proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Overlay District May 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host a Neighborhood Meeting for the proposed Grant Avenue Parkway Overlay District 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Those interested can participate in-person at the Forward SGF Planning Studio (351 N. Boonvi...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Public Safety Center

MEDIA ALERT

The City and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will host a media briefing at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the Public Safety Center at 330 W. Scott about anticipated City Council action at tonight’s meeting in response t...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Road to Recovery: Getting SGF in the Green

Springfield-Greene County COVID-19 Dashboard update for the week ending April 30 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfieldians may be able to look forward to a return to normalcy this summer, but only if the seven-day case average and number of COVID-19 p...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Taj Suleyman named City of Springfield Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Taj Suleyman has been named the City of Springfield’s first Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. He will join the City’s Leadership Team May 17.

Suleyman has extensive career experience leading diversity, ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Media Alert: Clean Green Springfield activities continue this weekend

The City of Springfield's "Clean Green Springfield" initiative continues this weekend with a "point of pride" cleanup event at Fassnight Creek Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. A focal point along the future Grant Avenue Pa...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet May 4

Sign up by 2 p.m. Monday, May 3 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 4 at 4 p.m. via videoconferencing technology due to City off...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet May 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday May 4 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting May 6 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting ar...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival ON in 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After having to cancel the 2020 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival due to the pandemic, festival organizers the City of Springfield, Aaron Sachs & Associates, KY3/KSPR/CW, Downtown Springfield Association and West Central Neighborhoo...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet May 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, May 3 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are required...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 29, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival press conference at 2 p.m. today

MEDIA ALERT 

Please join the City and partners today at 2 p.m. in front of the Springfield sign on the west side of the Discovery Center of Springfield, 438 E. St. Louis, for a press conference announcing the details of the 2021 Birthplace of Rout...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 28, 2021

City moves one step closer to construction of the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Following months of public engagement, concept development and discussions with the contracting community, two qualified design-build teams responded to a call for Statements of Qualifications and have been selected to compete for the...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 28, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of April 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of April 26 at the following location: 

NORTON STREET & BROADWAY AVENUE (near the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds)

Three police officers will...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 26, 2021

HUD Annual Action Plan available for public review and comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is accepting comments on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan for the fiscal year 2021-2022, available for public review and comment for 15 days through 5 p.m. May 10.

Th...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Help plan the future of Downtown SGF by participating in survey, virtual workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is currently working with the community to develop a Downtown Plan as part of the Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan. The Downtown Plan will serve as an important guide for land use and development, community facil...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2021

CACCD to meet April 27

Sign up by noon on Monday, April 26 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. 

Citizens wishi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Road to Recovery: Getting SGF in the Green

Springfield-Greene County COVID-19 Dashboard update for the week ending April 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greene County's good news of continued stabilization of COVID-19 case counts is tempered this week by a slight increase in hospitalizations. This...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Media Alert: Saturday's Fassnight Creek cleanup event rescheduled to May 1

Due to the threat of steady rain tomorrow morning, the Clean Green Springfield "point of pride" cleanup event at Fassnight Creek has been rescheduled for SATURDAY, MAY 1.

Neighborhood Cleanups for the Robberson and Woodland Heights Neighborhoods ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Clean Green Springfield packet pickup event Friday, April 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City will host a fourth drive-thru packet pickup event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday, April 23 for those who have registered for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative. The event ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 19, 2021

SGF Yields Crosswalk Yield Check for week of April 19 canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update: The Crosswalk Yield Check scheduled for the week of April 19 at St. Louis Street near John Q. Hammons Prkway has been canceled due to staffing issues and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Original Release:

The Springfield Po...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Two new City Council members to be sworn in at Monday’s meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two newly elected Springfield City Council members and three reelected members will be sworn in while two outgoing members will take their final actions and exit the dais at the council’s Monday night meeting. 

Outgo...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Certain occupancy restrictions lifted as city moves into ‘yellow’ phase of Road to Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Effective Friday night April 16 at 11:59 p.m., the City will officially transition to what is referred to as the ‘yellow’ phase of the Road to Recovery. Springfield City Council took formal action calling for this ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet April 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by noon on Tuesday to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting April 21 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or spe...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 15, 2021

First Quarter crosswalk assessments indicate driver compliance continues to rise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Continuing public education, crosswalk improvements, amendments to local crosswalk regulations and now weekly “Yield Check” enforcement activities are making a difference in local driving habits. First qua...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Clean Green Springfield packet pickup event 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City will host a third drive-thru packet pickup event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday, April 16 for those who have registered for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative. The event w...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Clean Green Springfield registrations surpass 1,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Clean Green initiative has attracted more than 1,000 individuals signing up to assist with trash pickup and beautification during the months of April and May. Individuals, families, various groups a...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through May 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Ninth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. April 11 through 11:59 p.m...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 12, 2021

City, county to celebrate 9-1-1 during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 11-17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The second week of April is set aside nationally to honor those that provide the voice to our emergency services across our country. Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications will honor their telecommunicators April 11-...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Renew Jordan Creek Virtual Open House to collect input through April 11

MEDIA ALERT

The City is collecting feedback on a series of design concepts for the Renew Jordan Creek project through a Virtual Public Open House available now through Sunday, April 11 at renewjordancreek.com. Visitors to the site will have the opportunity...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 5, 2021

City Council votes to lift occupancy restrictions April 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At its April 5 meeting, Springfield City Council voted to remove COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, allow buffet dining and special events under 500 people, moving the community into the “yellow” phase of the Road To...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 5, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of April 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of April 5 at the following location: 

FORT AVENUE & MADISON STREET (near McGregor Elementary School)

Three police officers will stati...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 5, 2021

City collecting public input on Renew Jordan Creek design concepts through April 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is kicking off a second round of public engagement for the development of the Renew Jordan Creek Master Plan with the launch of a virtual public open house webpage beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, April 5 at www.re...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 15, 2021

TONIGHT: Forward SGF Speaker Series continues with panel on trends in housing choice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Join the City of Springfield and Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan consultants John Houseal and Brandon Nolin, along with a panel of local housing experts, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15 for “Transforming Our Community: Trends That Influen...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Clean Green Springfield Point-Of-Pride Event Saturday

Clean Green Springfield West Meadows

First wave of volunteers begin Clean Green Springfield activities

Small groups of volunteers will begin picking up trash alongside area roadways, participating in a Midtown Neighborhood Cleanup and helping out at a Point-Of-Pride Cleanup at West Meadows on...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Clean Green Springfield packet pickup event Friday

Clean Green Packet Pickup map

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The City will host the first in a series of drive-thru packet pickup events 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 2 for those who have registered for Clean Green Springfield, a community-wide cleanup and beautification initiative....

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet April 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday April 6 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting April 8 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meetin...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet April 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, April 5 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are requ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: April 1, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: City Council to meet at noon to discuss COVID-19 regulations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council will meet today at noon to discuss placing a COVID-19 regulations ordinance on the agenda of an upcoming council meeting. At its March 22 meeting, council passed a resolution that provides a framework from the Springfield...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet April 6 at 4 p.m.

Sign up by 2 p.m. April 5 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. via videoconferencing technology due to City offices...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Clean Green Springfield initiative kicks off this spring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield is a beautiful city, but due to the effects of the pandemic and other factors, it noticeably needs some love.  

The City of Springfield is launching “Clean Green Springfield,” a series of City-w...

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Learn more about Clean Green Springfield City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 29, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of March 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of March 29 at the following location: 

SUNSET STREET & GRANT AVENUE (part of the South Creek Greenway Trail)

Three police officers wi...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 23, 2021

City seeks to amend Overflow Control Plan to continue sound investment in sewer system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Proposed plan would revise and extend agreement with Missouri Department of Natural Resources through 2035.

City Council at its March 22 meeting heard the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the City’s Department of Environmental...

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Learn more about the Overflow Control Plan. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 22, 2021

City Council to consider resolution detailing next steps in Road to Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

At tonight’s meeting, City Council will consider a resolution that provides the framework provided by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for safely reducing the City’s COVID-19 restrictions in a phased...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 22, 2021

City to host Grant Avenue Parkway industry meeting and disadvantaged business mixer April 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Ave...

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Fill out an interest form to participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 22, 2021

SGF Yields notifies the public of Crosswalk Yield Check location for week of March 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Springfield Police Department will conduct a Crosswalk Yield Check the week of March 22 at the following location: 

ATLANTIC STREET & CAMPBELL AVENUE (near Reed Middle School)

Three police officers will station...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 18, 2021

CACCD to meet March 23

Sign up by noon on Monday, March 22 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. 

Citizens wishi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet March 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, March 22 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are re...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Mary Lilly Smith to retire from City of Springfield

Mary Lilly Smith Portrait

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mary Lilly Smith, an institution at the City of Springfield, formally announces her retirement after 38 years of public service with the municipality. Her last day in the office will be April 30. Smith’s name is synonymous w...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet March 17 at 5:30 p.m.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting March 17 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or s...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Danny Perches hired as City’s Development Project Facilitator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has named Danny Perches to the new position of development project facilitator, effective March 29. This position will be an extension of the City Manager’s Office and will regularly review the status...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Health Department to present step-out options to City Council

Media Alert: March 9, 2021 

Springfield-Greene County Health Department Interim Director Katie Towns will present a proposal at City Council lunch workshop at 11 a.m. at Historic City Hall for next steps in the City’s road to recovery fr...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through April 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Eighth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. March 12 through April 11...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday March 9 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting March 11 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeti...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet March 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, March 8 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are req...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City seeking feedback for future of downtown Springfield

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

The City of Springfield is currently working with the community to develop the Downtown Plan for the Forward SGF Comprehensive Plan. The Downtown Plan will serve as an important guide for land use and development, community...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 1, 2021

City’s recommendations for HUD program funds available for public review until 5 p.m. April 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield’s Draft FY 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan funding recommendations are available for public review and comment until 5 p.m. April 1. Copies of the funding recommendations may be obtained at any of the branches of ...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Pedestrian Safety Yield Checks to begin at Springfield crosswalks in March

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City’s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is stepping up their driver crosswalk compliance efforts. Beginning in March, fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and you may get pulled over.

Funded through a $21,120 grant from...

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Learn more about SGF Yields. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 23, 2021

“Tough Talks” series resumes with focus on COVID-19 Vaccine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This week’s ‘Tough Talk’ will focus on the COVID-19 vaccine. Springfield-Greene County Health Department Medical Director Dr. Nancy Yoon and Assistant Director Katie Towns, MPH, will be available to answe...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority to meet March 2 at 4 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 1 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 via videoconferencing technology.

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are required to cont...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 22, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: Virtual public meeting on Grant Avenue Corridor Plan 6-7 p.m. Feb. 23

MEDIA ALERT

After months of gathering public input on future land use and development along Grant Avenue, the City is set to present details of a Grant Avenue Corridor Plan during a live, virtual public meeting 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The public is enco...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 18, 2021

CACCD to meet Feb. 23

Sign up by noon on Monday, Feb. 22 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. 

Citizens wishing...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 2, 2021

City currently seeking candidates for Board of Public Utilities

Citylogo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The City of Springfield is seeking qualified candidates for the Board of Public Utilities. The Board has one vacancy.

City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned utility serving 320 square miles in so...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 18, 2021

City to host virtual public meeting on Grant Avenue Corridor Plan Feb. 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After months of gathering public input on future land use and development along Grant Avenue, the City is set to present details of a Grant Avenue Corridor Plan during a live, virtual public meeting 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The publ...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or sp...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 10, 2021

City contractors to begin archaeological survey work in Grant Avenue Parkway area Feb. 15 – March 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Property owners located in the Fassnight Park area of Grant Avenue between Sunshine Street and Grand Street may notice signs of activity beginning Monday, Feb. 15 through Friday, March 1 as contracting crews begin conducting archaeolo...

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Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 9, 2021

MEDIA ALERT: City to detail the road ahead for the Grant Avenue Parkway 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight

MEDIA ALERT

After several months of public engagement sessions and stakeholder meetings, the City of Springfield will present the Grant Avenue Parkway project team’s recommended baseline concept design for roadway improvements during a l...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through March 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Seventh Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 10 through March 12...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 9 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Landmarks Board to meet Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 to attend or speak at the meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Landmarks Board will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meeting are requi...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Municipal Court to resume normal operations Monday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Effective Monday, Feb. 1, and until further notice, the Springfield Municipal Court will resume normal operations. In the interest of public health, the Springfield Municipal Court continues to take measures to reduce exposure to, and...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 28, 2021

City set to detail the road ahead for the Grant Avenue Parkway at Feb. 9 virtual public meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After several months of public engagement sessions and stakeholder meetings, the City of Springfield will present the Grant Avenue Parkway project team’s recommended baseline concept design for roadway improvements during a l...

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Learn more and participate. City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 27, 2021

City’s auditor releases FY 2020 Compliance Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The compliance report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 has been completed by the City’s independent audit firm, RSM. The report is typically released in December in conjunction with the 2020 Comprehensive Ann...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Volunteers needed for 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: 

Traffic Advisory Board (seven openings)

 Advises the Traffic Engineer, Chief of Poli...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 26, 2021

City commits additional funding to crisis cold-weather sheltering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield has committed an additional $95,000 in emergency funding for overnight crisis cold-weather sheltering. An agreement was signed last week with Community Partnership of the Ozarks and the Ozarks Alliance to End H...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Media Alert: Tune in to City Council Lunch at noon today for an Update on Grant Avenue Parkway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After several months of public engagement, project officials working on the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway and corridor project will provide an update to City Council at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 19. The project will create multi-modal transp...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations to meet Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Citizens wishing to attend or sp...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 13, 2021

CACCD to meet Jan. 26

Sign up by noon on Monday, Jan. 25 to attend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a public hearing via videoconferencing technology at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 to solicit input on the Ci...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Planning & Zoning Commission to meet Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Sign up by 5 p.m., Tuesday Jan. 12 to attend or speak at meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet for its regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. 

Citizens wishing to attend or speak at the meetin...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Mayor renews civil emergency order through Feb. 10

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As a housekeeping item in order to ensure the city has needed flexibility in the coming weeks, Mayor Ken McClure issued the Sixth Renewal of the Sixth Proclamation of Civil Emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 11 through Feb. 10.

“T...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Council, CCACD to discuss FY2021 HUD plans at Jan. 12 public hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City Council and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Development (CACCD) will hold a joint public hearing on the City’s proposed use of funds for its fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) U.S. D...

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City of Springfield News Releases (General)
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Driver compliance study indicates improvement at new flashing beacon crosswalk locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drivers are paying attention, reports initial compliance studies conducted at the City’s three recently-installed flashing beacon crosswalks.    

In early October, Springfield Public Works equipped three nei...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

City launches public visioning survey for Renew Jordan Creek master plan

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The City of Springfield is asking the public to help set the vision for the Renew Jordan Creek master plan effort, examining the potential of the historic creek as it flows through downtown Springfield. The public is encouraged to com...

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Learn more and take the survey. City of Springfield News Releases (General)