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About Springfield's Government

The council-manager form is the system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The form establishes a representative system where all power is concentrated in the elected council and where the
 council hires a professionally trained manager to oversee the delivery of public services. In the City of Springfield, this form of government keeps city services efficient and cost effective, while promoting growth and development for residents and businesses.