The City is continuing to seek applications for an open position representing Ward 5 on the Springfield Budget Committee. The original application period for this position closed on February 10 and no applications were received. The application period is being re-opened and the deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m., February 21, 2020. Application forms are available in the City Manager’s Office in City Hall, 225 Fifth Street, during regular business hours or online at

One position is open to Ward 5 residents. The person appointed will serve a three-year term that will expire on December 31, 2022.

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The Budget Committee reviews the City’s financial plans, including the annual budget. The 12-member committee is comprised of the six elected City Councilors and six members from the community. Appointed by the City Council, each of the committee’s six community members must live in the ward they represent. Meetings are typically held between April and June, but the committee may also meet on an “as needed” basis.

For more information, contact Neil Obringer at 541.736.1032 or