Jason Gage is City's 13th City Manager since the current City Charter was enacted in 1953. He has served the City of Springfield since Aug. 1, 2018.
He came to the City from Salina, Kansas, where he served as Salina's City Manager for 13 years, having previously served as the City Manager of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
He graduated from Missouri Southern State College in Joplin with a B.A. in political science and completed a masters’ degree in Public Administration at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He served as City Manager of De Soto, Missouri from 1994 to 1999 and was Salina’s Assistant City Manager from 1999 to 2003.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve in my home state as Springfield’s City Manager. I have always considered Springfield to be the finest community in the state. It is full of wonderful people and has a distinctive, progressive quality. In addition, this area of the state is absolutely beautiful! I truly look forward to meeting the people of Springfield and working with the City Council, fellow employees and community leaders,” Gage said.