Mayor's Commission for Children

Brigitte Marrs
Submitted Photo / City of Springfield

Brigitte Marrs has been named executive director for the Mayor’s Commission for Children. The Springfield organization, formerly Every Kid Counts, aims to act as a catalyst to mobilize and education the community on the health and well-being of local youth. It also provides reporting on this topic.

Marrs has served on the commission since 2013. She replaces Denise Bredfeldt, who plans to retire.

A plan will be developed over the next several months to help young children in Springfield. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

The Mayor's Commission for Children will hold a kickoff meeting Tuesday night (11-5-05) to introduce a community-wide plan to address the needs of children 8 and under. The plan will be based on the America's Promise "5 Promises commitment to children.

"The 5 promises are caring adults, safe places, effective education, a healthy start and opportunities to help others."