City Manager's Office

“The City Manager's Office mission is to ensure that a common vision exist throughout the City's service delivery systems and that the citizens of Springfield are encouraged to participate in City government.”
City Manager Gino Grimaldi volunteers at the SAfER Human Rights Harvest Event in 2010.


Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz (left) and City Manager Gino Grimaldi discuss partnerships during a live interview on KLCC.



The City Manager’s Office is responsible for directing and coordinating the work plans of all City departments to help meet our City Council Goals.  The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is responsible for informing and advising the City Council regarding services the City provides to the community. The City Manager also oversees the administration of all City departments and appoints the department directors.

Staff in the City Manager's Office support the Mayor and City Council and are responsible for city recorder functions, city elections, management of boards, commissions and committees, media relations, public information, responding to citizen questions, intergovernmental relations, administration of the City budget, and managing the City's community and economic development program, including staffing of the Springfield Economic Development Agency.

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City Manager Gino Grimaldi 541.726.3700

Community Development Manager -

Economic Development

Courtney Griesel 541.736.7132
Management Analyst Vahana Keene 541.726.3671
Legislative & Public Affairs Manager -
Niel Laudati 541.726.3780
Public Affairs Coordinator Amber Fossen 541.726.3695
City Recorder AJ Ripka 541.726.3700



We are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, and located at: 225 5th Street Springfield, OR. 97477





Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering is a good way to get to know us and to serve the community. The city has numerous boards and commissions on which you could serve. For more information, contact the City Manager's Office, 541.726.3700, or email

City of Springfield, Oregon