City Manager’s Office

Dear Springfield,

It is wonderful to be back in Oregon. I spent my childhood on a farm in Corbett, Oregon and each summer I would go to the Oregon State Fair with my family to show cattle. Our farm also had cows, chickens, horses, and some ornery geese.

As the youngest of five children, I learned the value of hard work early both on and off the farm. My first professional job was working for my father’s optometry office as a receptionist. Working for a small family business helped shape my career in public service as I learned about working with the community to provide them good value with great customer service.

While working full time, I attended George Fox University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational leadership. I later earned my master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University.

I worked in the non-profit sector before transitioning this experience to work for Clackamas County, Oregon in 2000 as staff to the local Commission on Children and Families where I worked to help keep youth out of the juvenile justice system. I spent 17 years with Clackamas County including serving as Assistant to the County Administrator from 2004-2010, Deputy County Administrator from 2010-2016, and Interim County Administrator from July to September 2013 before going to Sacramento County in 2016 to be Assistant County Executive.

While I enjoyed working in California, it does feel good to be back home in Oregon.

I’m grateful to serve as Springfield’s City Manager and I want to thank Mayor Lundberg and the Springfield City Council for selecting me for this role. It is an honor and I look forward to what we will accomplish together.

Nancy Newton
City Manager
Springfield, Oregon

City Manager Nancy Newton

Nancy Newton
Springfield City Manager

A little about the City Manager’s Office

The City Manager’s Office, or CMO, is responsible for directing and coordinating City department plans to help meet City Council Goals. Our City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City. The City Manager is responsible for informing and advising our City Council about services the City provides to Springfield residents. They are also responsible for overseeing the administration of all City departments and appointing department directors.

CMO staff wears a variety of hats helping: support the Mayor and City Council; provide city recorder functions; coordinate city elections; manage recruitment for boards, commissions, and committees; provide public information and media support; and coordinate intergovernmental relations. Staff also manages the City’s economic development program, which includes staffing the Springfield Economic Development Agency. CMO is a bustling office that’s powered by our drive to serve Springfield residents (and lots of coffee).

Contact Us

Hours8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Address 225 Fifth Street, Springfield Oregon, 97477
Phone541.726.3700
Fax541.726.2363
Emailcmomail@springfield-or.gov
Administrative Specialist 541.726.3700/Rita Grimes
Boards, Commissions, & Committees541.726.3700
City Manager541.726.3700/Nancy Newton
City Meeting Rooms541.726.3700
City Recorder541.726.3700/AJ Ripka
Economic Development541.736.7132/Courtney Griesel
Economic Development541.726.3671/Vahana Keene
Assistant City Manager541.726.3780/Niel Laudati
Public Information Officer541.726.3695/Amber Fossen
Mayor’s Office541.726.3702