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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Springfield Fire Department annual report highlights a memorable year

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Call for service to the Springfield Fire Department reached another high in 2016. That's among the highlights of the Department's 2016 annual report. The Springfield Fire Department responded to 16,301 calls in 2016, u...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Proposed program could help get panhandlers off the streets and into jobs

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In Albuquerque, they were searching for a “better way.” In Portland, they created an “Opportunity Crew”. And in Springfield, leaders are hoping to provide “Wheels to Work.”

City officials are w...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Public invited to Republic Road Widening Phase 3 project informational open house March 27

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Public Works will host an informational open house for the Republic Road Widening Phase 3 project – 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 27 at Wesley United Methodist Church (922 W. Republic Road). Residents are invited to learn about the projec...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival partners announce 2017 event lineup

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Please mark your calendar to celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 11-12 at the seventh annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield. Registration for the 2017 car and motorcycle show will open at route66festivals...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

March sales tax revenues down 8% compared to budget; shortfall due to processing delays

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The City of Springfield's March 2017 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 8% compared to the amount budgeted.

The check reflects sales processed by the state in February from transactions mad...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Public invited to share ideas for the future of Springfield's Hazelwood Cemetery

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Neighbors, patrons, historians and interested citizens are invited to participate in a visioning process to develop a long-term plan for the future of Springfield’s historic Hazelwood Municipal Cemetery.

With the help of Dr...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Francine Pratt to lead Prosper Springfield

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Passionate leader Francine Pratt will return to Springfield this spring to champion “Prosper Springfield.” Prosper Springfield is a collective-impact-model initiative created to unify the community’s efforts to lift people out of pove...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Media Alert: Impacting Poverty Commission to announce next steps in initiative to reduce poverty

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Please join the Impacting Poverty Commission for an important announcement regarding our collective goal to reduce poverty in the Springfield region at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 7 in the Busch Municipal Building main lobby.It is with great opti...

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Visit the IPC Web site.
Posted on: March 2, 2017

“Disaster Camp” experience highlights importance of community approach to disaster response

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Local leaders returned from an intense week-long FEMA disaster training with a renewed focus on the importance of whole community disaster response. The group of 68 city and county officials along with representatives from Sprin...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

Missouri Job Center now accepting applications for Ozarks' Promise health care training program

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The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center are now accepting applications for the Ozarks' Promise health care training program. Applications are being accepted online at www.OzarksPromise.com or at the ...

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Visit the Job Center's Web site.
Posted on: February 17, 2017

Darla Morrison named City Human Resources Director

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City Manager Greg Burris officially named Darla Morrison as the City’s Human Resources Director, effective Feb. 20. Darla has been serving as the Interim Human Resources Director since July 2016 when previous director Sheila Mae...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Ozarks workforce leaders release third annual regional workforce survey results Feb. 15

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Springfield, Missouri, Feb. 16, 2017 - Over 300 local workforce professionals attended the third annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon, hosted Feb. 15 by the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

David Pennington named interim Fire Chief

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City Manager Greg Burris has named David Pennington to serve as interim Fire Chief. Pennington temporarily replaces David Hall, who retired from the Fire Department Jan. 27. 

Chief Pennington began his fire service career as...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

City Council presented with Jefferson Avenue Footbridge options

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City Council evaluated potential options for rehabilitating the 115-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge at a City Council workshop Tuesday evening, held at the Savoy Ballroom on historic Commercial Street.  Council mem...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

SPD releases 2016 Uniform Crime Report

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The Springfield Police Department's 2016 crime reporting through the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) has been completed, and the year-end data shows an overall increase in Part 1 crime in Springfield of 8 percent, compared to a 4....

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Impacting Poverty Commission issues one-year report

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When the Impacting Poverty Commission (IPC) issued a challenge to the community to help decrease the poverty trend in Greene County in October 2015, Mayor Bob Stephens proclaimed that the “consequences of doing nothing are just too gr...

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View the report.
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Fire Department presents staffing and deployment recommendations to Council

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At the Jan. 10 Council Lunch, the Springfield Fire Department presented the City Council with various options for staffing and deployment as a follow up to its presentation in December. At the original presentation, the Fi...

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