Government in Springfield, Ohio

The City of Springfield operates as a council-manager form of government, which combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed manager or administrator. The City Manager’s Office provides the leadership, management and coordination for the affairs of the City with a professional City Manager and other staff as appropriate. The office carries out the goals and objectives of the City Commission with available resources, and also provides community liaison services, legislative support, Economic Development, project supervision and budget overview, policy development, and information about City services to the public and media.

Agenda and Journal Minutes

Current Commission Meeting Agenda

 

2017 Commission Agendas & Minutes

 

2016 Commission Agendas & Minutes

 
City Commission Meeting Podcasts
Special Boards and Commissions

Board Membership Application Form, except City Commission

Board of Building Appeals (BBA)

Held the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room at City Hall.

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

Held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Forum.

City Commission

Meetings held on alternating Tuesdays in the City Hall Forum. Legislative sessions begin at 7:00 p.m.

City Planning Board (CPB)

Held on the first Monday after the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Forum.

Civil Service Commission

Held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the second floor conference room at City Hall.

Community Grant Advisory Board

Held on the second Thursday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in the City Hall Forum conference room.

Community Beautification Committee (CBC)

Held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Forum conference room.

Compensation Board

Annual meeting held at least once each year, no later than October 1, in the Manager’s conference room at City Hall.

Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA)

Meets the fourth Monday of each month (except June and December) at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Forum.

Historic Landmarks Commission

Held on the first Monday after the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Forum conference room.

Human Relations Board

Regular meetings will be held the fourth Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the Community Development conference room, which is on the second floor at City Hall. There are some exceptions, please see the full schedule.

Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) Board of Directors

Meets at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport conference room in the Terminal Building located at 1251 West Blee Road. Meetings are not regularly scheduled. Additional information can be provided upon written request to Connie Chappell by email or mail: 76 East High Street, Springfield, Ohio 45502.

Mediation Board

Meetings will be held at 4:00 p.m. on January 8, April 2, July 2, and October 1 in the City Hall Forum conference room.

Municipal Airport Advisory Board

Held on the first Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at 5:30 p.m. in the Terminal Building Conference Room at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport located at 1251 West Blee Road.

Frequently Asked
How do I get a copy of a birth certificate or death certificate? - Contact the Clark County Combined Health District at (937) 390-5600. The address is 529 East Home Road, Springfield, OH 45502.
Why is the Mayor only there part-time? - FORM OF GOVERNMENT: The municipal government provided by this Charter shall be known as the "city commission-manager government."
When and where are City Commission meetings held? - Commission meetings are held in the Forum of City Hall on Tuesday evenings. The required legislative meetings begin at 7 pm. More information regarding the City Commission can be found here.
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Mr. Jim Bodenmiller

Mr. Jim Bodenmiller

City Manager

City Commission Office

About City Commissioners

The City Commission consists of five members who serve four-year terms. Citizens who seek a seat on the City Commission must be residents of the City for at least one year prior to election and shall continue to be a resident of the City during his or her term of office.

While in office, each Commissioner must remain a citizen of the City. The salary for a City Commissioner is $10,750 annually. The mayor and assistant mayor receive annual salaries of $14,330 and $11,350, respectively.

Vested with the City Commission is the power to enact local legislation, adopt budgets, determine policies, and appoint the city manager, law director, finance director, and city clerk.

The City Commission is required to meet at least 48 times each year. No more than 14 days may pass without a meeting of the body. Meetings of the City Commission are held in the Forum of City Hall on Tuesday evenings. These legislative meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Commission meetings are open to the public. Citizens are encouraged to attend and address Commissioners on subjects of concern. Take a minute to review the Guidelines for Citizen Participation at Commission MeetingsThe meeting schedule is provided for your convenience.

Of further interest is Mayor Copeland’s welcome to The City of Springfield’s website. Mayor Copeland’s comments also touch on a variety of recent accomplishments and additional amenities beneficial to the citizens of Springfield.

Ms. Karen B. Duncan

Ms. Karen B. Duncan

City Commissioner

About Commissioner Duncan

Mr. Daniel J. Martin

Mr. Daniel J. Martin

City Commissioner

About Commissioner Martin

Ms. Connie Chappell

Ms. Connie Chappell

City Clerk

About City Clerk

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