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
- May 9 Minutes
- May 9 Agenda/Worksession
- April 25 Minutes
- April 25 Agenda/Worksession
- April 11 Minutes
- April 11 Agenda/Worksession
- March 28 Minutes
- March 28 Agenda/Worksessions
- March 14 Minutes
- March 14 Agenda/Worksessions
- February 28 Minutes
- February 28 Agenda/Worksession
- February 14 Minutes
- February 14 Agenda/Worksessions
- January 31 Minutes
- January 31 Agenda/Worksessions
- January 17 Minutes
- January 17 Agenda/Worksession
- January 3 Minutes
- January 3 Agenda/Worksession
2016 Commission Agendas & Minutes
- January 5 Agenda/Worksession
- January 5 Minutes
- January 19 Agenda/Worksession
- January 19 Minutes
- February 2 Agenda/Worksession
- February 2 Minutes
- February 16 Agenda/Worksession
- February 16 Minutes
- March 1 Agenda/Worksession
- March 1 Minutes
- March 15 Agenda/Worksession
- March 15 Minutes
- March 29 Agenda/Worksession
- March 29 Minutes
- April 12 Agenda/Worksession
- April 12 Minutes
- April 26 Agenda/Worksession
- April 26 Minutes
- May 10 Agenda/Worksession
- May 10 Minutes
- May 24 Agenda/Worksession
- May 24 Minutes
- June 7 Agenda/Worksession
- June 7 Minutes
- June 21 Agenda/Worksession
- June 21 Minutes
- July 5 Agenda/Worksession
- July 5 Minutes
- July 19 Agenda/Worksession
- July 19 Minutes
- August 2 Agenda/Worksession
- August 2 Minutes
- August 16 Agenda/Worksession
- August 16 Minutes
- August 30 Agenda/Worksession
- August 30 Minutes
- September 13 Agenda/Worksession
- September 13 Minutes
- September 27 Agenda/Worksession
- September 27 Minutes
- October 11 Agenda/Worksession
- October 11 Minutes
- October 25 Agenda/Worksession
- October 25 Minutes
- November 7 Agenda/Worksession
- November 7 Minutes
- November 22 Agenda/Worksession
- November 22 Minutes
- December 6 Agenda/Worksession
- December 6 Minutes
- December 13 Agenda/Worksession
- December 13 Minutes
- December 20 Agenda/Worksession
- December 20 Minutes
City Commission Meeting Podcasts
Special Boards and Commissions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Meetings. The 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.