After serving the Springfield community for 19 years, Jeff Paschall has been selected to serve as Springfield’s next Community Development Division Director.

Paschall has held a variety of positions at the City, including progressively responsible leadership roles for the last 14 years. He most recently served as the City Engineer and led Engineering and Surveying for the Community Development Division. As City Engineer, he led several programs that provide services to developers and community members and support City Council goals. The position required regular communication and partnership with elected officials, community members, other City departments, and partner agencies.

“I have had the pleasure of serving the Springfield community for nearly two decades and I am excited for this new opportunity to further support Springfield’s community development needs into the future,” Community Development Division Director Jeff Paschall said.

During the six years Paschall led the Engineering Division, his team had several notable accomplishments including updating the City’s Public Improvement Permit and Engineering Design Standards and Procedures Manual; delivering the 2018 street preservation bond projects; and supporting review and approval of a record number of development applications and projects.

Paschall was selected from four finalists after a nationwide recruitment.

“During his time as Interim Director and throughout the recruitment process, Jeff modeled the energy, thoughtfulness and fresh ideas we need to help move the division and our community forward,” said Assistant City Manager Niel Laudati. “In addition to his professional experience, Jeff has volunteered countless hours here in Springfield as a youth sports coach – building deep connections within our community. We’re so fortunate to have him on our team and I’m looking forward to what the future holds with his leadership.”