This 4th of July, the City of Springfield’s Fire Department would like to wish everyone a fun and safe Independence Day
Springfield Mayor Ken McClure noted the strong economy in Springfield, recognized public servants and announced plans for community-wide planning and land use at the annual State of the City Address held recently during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! program at Evangel University.
Community leaders from across many sectors in Springfield came together during a 15-month process to assess the needs, challenges and opportunities surrounding mental health and substance abuse in our community. Along the way, a difficult reality emerged—Greene County’s suicide and depression rates were higher than state or national averages. We have fewer inpatient beds than national standards. And stigma was an often-cited barrier. But significant progress has been made throughout the course of this assessment on these issues as well. […]
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is proud to announce Peggy Davis, the recently retired commissioner for Greene County’s Drug, Mental Health, DWI and Veterans Courts, as this year’s Harold K. Bengsch Award honoree.