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We value our community

Our Values

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The city of Springfield is committed to being open, welcoming, and safe for all who live here. We put the people of Springfield above all else.

We moved to Springfield for work—but we stay in Springfield for the community

—Kai, 53, Springfield resident since 2001

See why residents love Springfield

Springfield Listens

We work to include residents and other community stakeholders in discussions to seek their input when making decisions.

Environmental Advocacy

We ensure environmental justice and equity by engaging the diverse people who reflect the population of our city and listening to and supporting people in our most vulnerable communities.

Prioritizing Education

We proudly educate approximately 18,000 PK-12 students in our 12 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 high schools, 3 special centers, 4 preschool centers and 2 adult education campuses.

Safety and Security

There is virtually no crime in Springfield thanks to our supportive and engaged community. Our first-responders are trained in mental health crisis intervention which helps keep even our most vulnerable community members safe.