Greg Burris

Springfield Art Museum
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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
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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.

Kevin Gipson
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The director for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will soon retire after 13 years at the position.

Kevin Gipson announced Friday he’ll step down on Nov. 9. He’s been with the department for a total of 24 years and his public health career spans more than 35.

Dr. Roger Ray

Springfield City Manager Greg Burris says the State of Civility in our Community is "Improving, but we need to be watchful."

Last month, when City officials learned President Trump was to visit Springfield, August 30th, one of the first things Burris did, was to shoot off a letter to the editor of the Springfield News-Leader.  Burris asked citizens and visitors to the city, supporters and protesters of the President, to be civil, courteous and polite to each other.

Tim Smith
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Springfield’s deputy city manager says he’ll retire in December. Tim Smith joined the city in June 2014 after six years as Greene County administrator and over 20 total years with the county.

The city says Smith’s key duties have included completion of an integrated plan proposal for meeting environmental standards and providing direction to various departments, including Building Development, Public Works and Human Resources.

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