Springfield Public Works

Springfield Names Public Works Director Finalists

Oct 15, 2014
City of Springfield

The three finalists for Springfield’s new Public Works director will meet with the public tonight inside the Busch Municipal Building.

The city has conducted a nationwide search to replace former director Phil Broyles, who passed away earlier this year.

(Logo courtesy Springfield Regional Arts Council

The Springfield Regional Arts Council has announced the 2014 round of Ozzie Award recipients. Since 1985, the Arts Council has given this prestigious award to those who embody the pioneering creative spirit of the Southwest Missouri arts scene. Each year, the community nominates performers, facilitators, benefactors, individuals, or organizations and a five-member selection committee chooses those which best promote, personify, and support artistic achievement. This year’s recipients are:
·         The late Phil Broyles (1948-2014) – Legacy Award

Over the next few weeks you might see white city trucks in your neighborhood studying some of the local trees.  Just exactly what are they doing, and why is this so important to Springfield?  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann explains.

On a crisp fall day, the sun shines brightly in the clear sky.  Under shades of the city’s various trees stand city workers reviewing inventory data as part of a city-wide tree inventory. Casey Kellner is the urban forester with Springfield Public Works.