In her first full day of office, May 8, Mayor Misty Buscher has announced City of Springfield department directors and staff as follows:
Police Chief – Chief Ken Scarlette, current Springfield Police Department Chief, who has been with the department since 1998.
Fire Chief – Ed Canny, current Springfield Fire Department Division Chief and Captain, serving since 1997.
Chief of Staff – Mike Disco, who has served in the private sector.
Office of Budget and Management – Ramona Metzger, who serves as the City of Springfield’s Comptroller and has been with the City since 2012.
Springfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau – Scott Dahl, who has served in that role since 2018.
Interim Corporation Counsel – Steve Rahn, who has served as the City of Springfield’s Senior Corporation Counsel and has been with the City since 2011.
Interim Office of Planning and Economic Development – Valera Yazell, who had served previously in that role.
City Water, Light and Power – Doug Brown, current Chief Utility Engineer will continue in that role, and who has been with CWLP since 1994.
Community Relations – Ethan Posey, who has served in the private sector.
Public Works (Effective May 15, 2023) – Dave Fuchs, who has worked in state government. Current Director Nate Bottom is being named Chief City Engineer.
Director Communications (Effective May 16, 2023) – Haley Wilson, who has worked in the private sector.
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