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Springfield's Neighborhoods and Planning Office Promotes Sense of Community

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Ilga Vise talks with Randall Whitman, senior planner with the City of Springfield's Neighborhoods and Planning Office, about the responsibilities of his office and how citizens can get involved.

The office is a clearinghouse for HUD and CDGB funding and does long-range planning for the city, Whitman says.  The Great Neighborhoods Initiative was adopted by the city three years ago.  It's a campaign to increase neighborhood activity and create a stronger sense of community, according to Whitman.

For information about creating a neighborhood organization or to learn how to get involved in neighborhoods in other ways, contact Whitman at 864-2027 or rwhiteman@springfieldmo.gov or learn more here.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.