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CITY

Held Office Since:
June 20, 2016

Responsibilities Include:
I report to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. I am responsible for carrying out duties as assigned by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen which collectively includes ensuring for the efficient and effective operation of the city government in accordance with the adopted city codes, regulations and policies as well as the laws of the State of Missouri. This includes keeping up with day-to-day operations of the City; helping to arrange and attend various meetings for the City; keeping the Mayor and Board of Alderman informed and up-to-date regarding all City business; and assisting in preparing and providing information for residents, businesses, and elected officials.

Family:
I am married to Sheri Benson. I have three children: a step daughter Crystal who lives in Kansas City with her husband Brent; a step son Kyle, who lives in Austin, TX with our grandson Brady; and a son, Brandon who attends college in Arkansas.

Upbringing:
I was born and raised in Marshalltown, Iowa.  

Education:

  • Marshalltown Community College - Associate of Arts Degree, 1984
  • Iowa State University - Bachelor of Science Degree,1986
  • Kansas University - Master’s in Public Administration, 2014


Hobbies:  
I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, travelling / exploring new places, reading, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones, Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.
 




­­Never before in our 159-year history has the City of Marshfield been branded. While we will always embrace and appreciate Marshfield’s past, we look forward with great anticipation to Marshfield’s future – specifically, where we are headed together. Today marks a historical milestone for Marshfield. We are pleased to present the first ever brand identity for the City. The process to get to this point has been extensive. The City of Marshfield is following a very critical three-year strategy of moving toward a positive future. This began with a series of “Vision Casting” meetings facilitated by consultant, Francine Pratt. Over 150 residents, representing a cross section from our community, participated in eight focus groups in order to give feedback about their perceptions of our City and what each envisioned for the future. This information was a contributing component in the brand identity design.

The first step in upgrading the City’s visual image came with the development of a new City website in April. Since that launch, there has been intense focus on developing a brand for Marshfield.  Several logo concepts were presented and then revised based on feedback from the Mayor, Board of Alderman and City of Marshfield employees.

The final, approved concept brings together some of the unique combination of ideals brought out in the vision casting meetings. The logo is fresh, modern, versatile, and adaptable to many applications. The blue reflects our school pride, and the green signifies growth and progress. The typography is clean and simple. The image signifies the coming together of Route 66 and bicycle Route 76. Marshfield is the only place that these two cross-country routes intersect. Hundreds of motorists and cyclists pass through our community every year via these routes. Regardless of what you think of when you see this mark, TOGETHER is the key word expressed through this brand.

Next steps include displaying this brand prominently and proudly throughout our City. Branding will be carried over to existing components such as social media, signage, and vehicle graphics. Additional materials will be updated based on replenishment.

Please take a few moments to watch this short video that shows how well the brand identity works in various applications.

 

The Activity Complex has the unique opportunity to improve the quality of life and connectivity within our community more so than any other type of building. By creating spaces that attract many different types of people for a variety of uses, this facility can become a hub of energy, interaction, and involvement within Marshfield and the surrounding areas.

By building an Activity Complex, the citizens of Marshfield, as well as surrounding communities, will gain the opportunity to participate in recreation activities, sports, continuing education courses, and improve their health and wellness, build strong ties to the area, obtain a better quality of life, and keep dollars spent on recreation, entertainment and wellness within our community.

The Activity Complex can support a multitude of functions through flexible multi-use spaces. There is a strong need for a project like this within Marshfield, and the community deserves to have access to such a facility without having to commute outside of the county.

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798 S. Marshall St. Marshfield, MO 65706

417-859-2352 or 417-468-2310 | Email

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American Legion - Post 142: P.O. Box 284.
Highland Fiber Artists: meets 10am 4th Wednesday at Empire Bank. More information - 417-859-7840.
Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce: meets 6:30pm 2nd Tuesday at Southern Missouri Bank. More information - 417-859-3925.
Marshfield Area Community Foundation: meets 6:30pm 2nd Tuesday at Marshfield United Methodist. More information - 417-270-2935.
Marshfield Community Theatre: meets 7pm 2nd Monday at the MCT building. More information - 417-501-5628.
Marshfield Garden Club: meets 2pm 4th Monday at Library
Marshfield Lions Club: meets 6:30pm Thursdays at Lions Club Building on Maple St. More information - 417-880-2870.
Marshfield Optimist Club: meets 6:30am Mondays at Grillo's Cafe. More information - 417-818-7296.
Marshfield Public School Foundation: More information - 417-468-2549.
Marshfield Rotary Club: meets 12pm Tuesdays at Sheila's Place restaurant. More information - 417-859-5742.
Masonic Lodge & Order of the Eastern Star: 263 E. Washington St.
Quill and Ink Club: meets 3pm Wednesdays at Library.
Top of the Ozarks Kiwanis Club of Marshfield: meets 12pm 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at Grillo's Cafe.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): 248 E. Jackson St.
Webster County Camera Clique: meets 6:30pm 1st & 3rd Tuesday at Library. More information - 417-859-2410.
Webster County Creative Artists' Guild: meets 9am 2nd Friday at Sheila's Place restaurant. More information - 417-473-6688.
Webster County Fair Board: More information - 417-241-0058.
Webster County Food Pantry: More information - 417-859-3525.
Webster County Historical Society: meets 7pm 4th Tuesday at Webster County Historical Museum. More information - 417-468-7407.
Webster County Victim Assistance Program: 101 N. Clay St. More information - 417-859-7129.

Tornado

The City of Marshfield has a storm shelter located at the Ellis O. Jackson City Park (the Fairgrounds) at 624 N. Marshall St. In the event of a tornado warning, the storm shelter will be made available. The storm shelter was built in conjunction with Webster County and was funded by City funds, County labor, and a Federal Office of Emergency Management Hazard Mitigation Grant.


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