SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Matthew Simpson was sworn in as the new Zone 4 representative on Springfield City Council Monday night. It happened at the start of the regularly scheduled city council meeting.
Simpson was named to the position by the other city council members during a special meeting on March sixth. He will serve until the next council election, which will be in 2019.
Simpson is employed by Ozarks Technical Community College as its director of research, strategic planning and grant development. He has lived in Zone 4 for seven years.
In his application for the Zone 4 seat, Simpson stated that he has a “strong background in research that I could bring to Council work and I have worked on public policy as the Missouri Community College Association Research Council legislative chair.”
Simpson replaces Craig Fishel, who stepped down in February to run for a seat in the Missouri House.