City Manager’s Office

Nancy Newton (she/her)
Springfield Oregon City Manager

Nancy is an experienced local government executive who is skilled in financial management, administration, policy analysis, organizational development, and equity and inclusion. She is a positive, results-oriented leader with an Executive Master of Public Administration from Portland State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University.

Her passion is public service and finding creative ways to address organizational needs. Nancy adheres to the servant leader philosophy, which focuses on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.  

Nancy worked in the non-profit sector before working for the Clackamas County Commission on Children and Families, where she worked to help keep youth out of the juvenile justice system. While at Clackamas County Nancy worked on several special projects:  she helped develop and was a trainer for the County’s “Building Connections” diversity, equity, and inclusion program; she drafted legislation requiring evidence-based practices in youth programs; and she was a facilitator for the nationally recognized “Complete Communities” community engagement program.

Nancy worked for Clackamas County for 17 years in progressively responsible positions serving as Assistant to the County Administrator, Deputy County Administrator, and Interim County Administrator before transitioning to Sacramento County, California where she was appointed Assistant County Executive/Chief Operating Officer. While in Sacramento, Nancy led the 2020 census outreach countywide using a network of local nonprofits, which was later proposed as a model in California for statewide census outreach.

Her appointment in 2020 to City Manager for the City of Springfield, Oregon began during a tumultuous time. The worldwide pandemic COVID-19 required stay-in-place orders from the Governor, civil unrest from the death of George Floyd created demonstrations internationally and the massive Holiday Farm Fire in the Willamette National Forest just east of Springfield burned more than 173,000 acres requiring community evacuations. Nancy navigated these issues in a collaborative, compassionate manner while ensuring City maintained service delivery.

Nancy has an extensive volunteer history with various agencies such as United Way, Dress for Success, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Point-in-Time Housing and Inventory Count. She has served on several boards of directors including the Springfield Community Development Corporation, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way California Capitol Region, Technology for Teaching, and the Alumni Board of Directors for George Fox University. Nancy has also been a presenter, advisor, and mentor to MPA students at Portland State University Hatfield School of Government. She is a Credentialed Manager candidate for the International City/County Management Association.

Nancy lives in Springfield, Oregon with her husband Steve and their very spoiled Australian Labradoodle Scout. She enjoys reading, cycling, creating music and artwork and attending cultural events.

City Manager Nancy Newton

Nancy Newton (she/her)
Springfield Oregon City Manager

Niel Laudati
Springfield Oregon Assistant City Manager

Niel Laudati is the Assistant City Manager for the City of Springfield, Oregon where he provides oversight to the Development and Public Works Department along with programs in the City Manager’s Office, including the City’s legislative, public affairs and economic development programs.  He also serves on the City’s 10-member executive team, the City’s budget preparation team, and is responsible for the City Manager’s Public Art Program and diversity outreach.

Niel joined the City of Springfield in 2004. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Urban Leadership from the School of Public Policy at UNLV.  

Prior to joining the City in 2004, he spent eight years with the Southern Nevada Water Authority, managing outreach programs for some of the largest public works projects in the state. 

He currently serves as the Past President on the board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lane County – an organization providing voices for abused and neglected children in Lane County. He previously served as a board member for the Richard E. Wildish Theater in Downtown Springfield.

Niel is happily married, has two kids both attending schools in Springfield, and a pack of Chihuahuas.  

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Niel Laudati
Springfield Oregon Assistant City Manager

A little about the City Manager’s Office

The City Manager’s Office, or CMO, is responsible for directing and coordinating City department plans to help meet City Council Goals. Our City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City. The City Manager is responsible for informing and advising our City Council about services the City provides to Springfield residents. They are also responsible for overseeing the administration of all City departments and appointing department directors.

CMO staff wears a variety of hats helping: support the Mayor and City Council; provide city recorder functions; coordinate city elections; manage recruitment for boards, commissions, and committees; provide public information and media support; and coordinate intergovernmental relations. Staff also manages the City’s economic development program, which includes staffing the Springfield Economic Development Agency. CMO is a bustling office that’s powered by our drive to serve Springfield residents (and lots of coffee).

Contact Us

Hours8am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Address 225 Fifth Street, Springfield Oregon, 97477
Phone541.726.3700
Fax541.726.2363
Emailcmomail@springfield-or.gov
Mayor’s Office541.726.3702
City Manager541.726.3700/Nancy Newton
Assistant City Manager541.726.3780/Niel Laudati
Administrative Specialist 541.726.3700/Allyson Pulido
Boards, Commissions, & Committees541.726.3700
City Meeting Rooms541.726.3700
City Recorder541.726.3700/AJ Nytes
Economic Development Officer541.726.3700/Vahana Keene
Legislative & Economic Development Analyst541.726.3700/Sam Kelly-Quattrocchi
Public Information Officer541.726.3700/Amber Fossen