About US

Mayor and City CouncilSpringfield is a great place to live, work, and play. It is bordered north and south by the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers, great spots for whitewater rafting, fishing, and other recreational opportunities. Springfield is an easy drive to either the Pacific Ocean beaches or year-round mountain recreation spots.

For Springfield's more than 57,000 citizens, natural and cultural assets inspire both varied lifestyles and a high quality of life. The City of Springfield offers several informational tours to the public, geared toward a variety of age groups.

The Springfield community has rich cultural assets like the Springfield Museum and Historic Interpretive Center, Washburne Historic District, Springfield Railroad Depot, Oregon Trail Mural, and Dorris Ranch Living History Farm. Springfield's Arts Commission fosters an emerging arts community, the innovative Terra Nova Theater, public arts programs, 12 Art Alley murals, and public art and sculpture. The award winning Willamalane Park and Recreation District provides high quality recreational programs including the first indoor wave pool in the west. Springfield has an excellent school system for grades Kindergarten-12 not only winning numerous teaching awards but also by providing a broad range of extracurricular activities. The community is very health conscious combining its nationally top-rated Emergency Medical Services with McKenzie-Willamette Hospital's superior health care facilities, services, birthing center, and preventive health care and outreach programs.

customers at the counterAll this justifies the community's interest in keeping and enhancing this high quality of life through its local government. The City of Springfield builds on this spirit with a "Can Do" attitude. There's a no-nonsense, pragmatic, accessible approach to local government, providing basic services at a reasonable cost.

Practical, hard-working, independent people drive Springfield's economy. A strong work ethic is the spirit and core of this community. We enjoy a good local business climate and the community's key role and strategic location in Oregon's second largest metropolitan area of 225,000 people.

Springfield has an excellent spirit of community cooperation with both the existing firms and new industries that have located on a variety of high-quality industrial sites with assistance from the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations. Springfield has convenient access to both Interstate-5 and the expanded Eugene Airport as well as excellent rail, air, and truck freight service. Springfield's local utility rates are among the lowest in the nation thanks to the Springfield Utility Board and Rainbow Water District. The area has sewer capacity in regional wastewater treatment facilities to meet demand expected through the year 2010.

There's also easy access to nearby world-class educational resources at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and nationally ranked Lane Community College.

Springfield's economy is poised to grow thoughtfully and efficiently to meet the community's needs and values.

 

City of Springfield, Oregon