The Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) is the elected legislative body that is the ultimate authority within the City of Springfield government. All major policy decisions must be made by and all major plans must be approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. All ordinances and resolutions are approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
The City of Springfield has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1990, with the City Manager overseeing the daily operation of the local government. The City Manager reports to the popularly elected Board of Mayor and Aldermen which is composed of seven (7) members. The Mayor is elected at-large and each Alderman is elected to represent one of six (6) wards.
The BOMA meets on the third Tuesday of every month for regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings can be viewed live on the City of Springfield's Youtube Channel or as scheduled programming on the City's government access cable channel.
The Mayor and Aldermen must be qualified voters of the City and can hold no other public office, except as a Notary Public or member of the National Guard or Military Reserve. No person is eligible for the office of Mayor unless that person has been a resident of Springfield for 1 year preceding the election. No person is eligible for the office of Alderman unless that person has been a resident of the ward for 1 year preceding the election.
Term of Office
Each member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen is elected to a 4-year term of office. The terms of office are staggered every two years.
Office of the Mayor
The Mayor presides at all meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and is the ceremonial head of the City. The Mayor has a vote on all matters brought before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, but no veto power.
Who is my Alderman?
Find out who represents you on the Aldermanic Ward Map, then contact your BOMA representative to let them know your questions or concerns. Click links below to go to each Alderman's page or e-mail them directly using the link.