Greg Burris

Greg Burris
Submitted Photo / City of Springfield

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lisa Langley talks with Springfield City Manager, Greg Burris, whose is resigning at the end of the month.

Today’s discussion reflects on Burris’ legacy in office, as well as a glimpse forward into his next  role in civic engagement.

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The City of Springfield wants your input in deciding who to choose for the next city manager.

The public will have a chance to meet the finalists over the next few months and to give feedback, according to city officials.  The goal is to have a new city manager in place by July.

The city hired Strategic Government Resources earlier this year to help city council recruit and screen candidates.  The application deadline was March 30.  An initial review of applicants is underway.

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Kenny Knauer, host of KSMU's "Friday Jazz Excursions" program, arrived at the station this morning in full St. Paddy's Day regalia. He was here to publicize the 38th annual Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday March 17th on Historic Commercial Street.

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A new Springfield program connects retirees and senior citizens to local non-profit organizations for purposeful volunteerism.

City Manager Greg Burris said he hopes Give 5 will encourage nonprofits to “rethink volunteerism.” Burris, who is stepping down next year, is likely to take over as Give 5’s director, according to the city.

Greg Burris
Submitted Photo / City of Springfield

Springfield City Manager Greg Burris is stepping down from the position effective June 30 to take a new role with the city.

Burris said in a statement Tuesday morning that “It feels like the right time to step aside and let someone else take our community to the next level.”

According to a news release, he’s likely to transition to executive director for the new Give 5 Program, which is designed to make Springfield-Greene County a top destination for retirees to engage in meaningful volunteerism.

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