Thursday, 30 June 2016 18:59

Employment Opportunity

The City of Marshfield is currently accepting applications for full time positions for maintenance of City property including Streets/Parks/Water/Wastewater Departments.  Applications can be picked up at Marshfield City Hall located at 798 S. Marshall, Marshfield, MO 65706.  Applications are to be turned into Marshfield City Hall between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  The first review of applications shall begin July 13th.
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 15:56

City Administrator

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.

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.

I was born and raised in Marshalltown, Iowa.  


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

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.

Thursday, 16 June 2016 14:30

Storm Damage from Rains 7/27/16

The City of Marshfield and the Webster County Emergency Management Office encourage any residents and property owners in Marshfield who sustained property damage that was caused by the heavy rains on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, to fill out a Storm Damage Form.  The Storm Damage Form can be found on the Webster County Emergency Management web site at  Providing this information will help the City and County determine the total approximate cost of damage which will be used in pursuit of state and federal aid to help prevent future damage from occurring. 


 LET IT BE KNOWN that the City of Marshfield has called a public hearing to be held by the Board of Aldermen upon the proposed changes to Chapter 620 of the Marshfield Municipal Code regarding Garage, Yard, Porch and Inside Sales

Proposed changes to the Marshfield Municipal Code include, but are not limited to:  Sales only allowed on the first Saturday of the month, daylight to dark, between the months of April to October, with signs allowed only on the premises of the sale and no permit required. 

Said public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:30 p.m. in Marshfield City Hall, 798 South Marshall Street.  All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard.

Friday, 11 March 2016 21:55

Public Hearing, Mar. 24, 2016-Rezoning



LET IT BE KNOWN that the City of Marshfield has initiated a voluntary public hearing which will be held by the Marshfield Board of Aldermen upon the application of Phil & Gwen Joyce to change the zoning from R-2 (Two-Family Residence District) to B-1 (Neighborhood Business District) in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 430 of the Marshfield Municipal Code (Zoning Code).  The property sought to be rezoned is described as follows:

Part of lots 7 & 10 and all of Lots 8 & 9 Block 1 West Addition to the City of Marshfield, Missouri, All in the City of Marshfield, Webster County, Missouri. 

Said property is located at 532 & 538 W. Jackson Street in the City of Marshfield, Missouri.

Said public hearing will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6:30 p.m. in Marshfield City Hall, 798 South Marshall Street.  All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard.




Sunday, 22 November 2015 06:41

Launch of New Marshfield Brand Identity

­­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.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:21

Activity Complex

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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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 18:15

Annual Water Quality Report

Please click the link to view the City of Marshfield's 2015 Water Quality Report.
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 21:04

Marshfield Featured in 417 Magazine

Thanks to 417 Magazine for featuring the future of our community.