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Update: The deadline to submit an application to serve as interim Councilor for Ward 1 ended February 1. To view submitted applications click here: Candidate Applications – Ward 1

The Springfield City Council is seeking community input on the candidates interested in serving as interim Councilor for Ward 1 (northwest Springfield/Gateway area). A total of eight community members submitted applications to serve.

The Council will interview candidates at its February 16 work session, February 22 work session and will deliberate on the appointment at the March 1 regular meeting. The Council is scheduled to make the appointment at its March 1 meeting.

How can the community get involved?

    • Listen to the candidate interviews during the February 16 work session and then provide public comment during the February 16 regular meeting. The agenda and meeting registration details will be available at 5 p.m., Thursday, February 11 at https://www.springfield-or.gov/city/city-council-meetings/
    • Listen to candidate interviews during the February 22 work session (please note there is no public comment during work sessions). The agenda and meeting registration will be available at 5 p.m., Thursday, February 18 at https://www.springfield-or.gov/city/city-council-meetings/
    • Provide public comment at the March 1 regular meeting. The agenda and meeting registration details will be available at 5 p.m., Thursday, February 25 at https://www.springfield-or.gov/city/city-council-meetings/
    • Email us at Cmomail@springfield-or.gov
    • Mail us at 225 Fifth Street, Springfield, OR 97477
    • Stop by the City Manager’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Friday through Friday, February 26 and drop off your feedback. The City Manager’s Office is located in City Hall at 225 Fifth Street.

 

The Mayor and City Council make up the legislative branch of Springfield’s City government. The Mayor and City Council members serve without pay as volunteers for four-year terms. They set City policy and make decisions regarding ordinances and resolutions, authorizing contracts, setting City goals, and adopting the City’s annual budget. The Mayor and City Council also appoint the City Manager, City Attorney, Municipal Court Judges, and many residents to serve on advisory committees. The Mayor and City Council guide the City staff to provide the highest quality, lowest cost service to the residents of Springfield.

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Council Meeting Schedule

The Springfield City Council meets regularly in both work sessions and regular meetings. These meetings are open to the public and in conformance with Chapter 192, Oregon Revised Statutes, Public Meetings. 

During work sessions, the Council receives information from staff and discusses topics of interest. The work sessions normally are held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month beginning at 5:30 p.m. and may also occur on the first and third Mondays of the month at 6 p.m.

During their regular meetings, Council conducts the business of the City and makes policy decisions. The regular meetings are typically held on the first and third Mondays of the month, starting at 7 p.m. If that day falls on a legal holiday, the Council will meet on the next regular business day at the same time.

If advised by the City Manager or when approved by the Mayor or three members of the Council, special meetings may be scheduled. 

Council normally takes a recess during the months of August and December of each year.