In an organizational restructuring, Springfield city manager Jason Gage has announced that the city will have two deputy city managers: Collin Quigley and Maurice Scott Jones.
Quigley, currently the assistant city manager, will be promoted to the new position on December 9th with added responsibilities from his current position. Jones will begin work with the city on January 28, 2019.
As part of the reorganization, Quigley will be responsible for the finance and budget processes of the city. The two deputies will also more evenly split the departmental reports.
Gage will continue direct oversight of the law department, human resources and the public information/city engagement department. All other departments will report to one of the two new deputy city managers.
“Solid organizational leadership means getting the best persons on the bus and in the right seats. I think we have done that,” Gage said in a released public statement. “Collin is a proven professional who can guide his departments into the future. Maurice is new to Springfield and brings with him a track record of success. Together, these two individuals will help me fulfill the goals of the City Council, lead this organization to best in class status, and continue to allow the City to be a positive force for community betterment!”
Quigley joined the City of Springfield as assistant city manager in 2007. He will continue to be guiding public safety departments. Direct reports to Quigley will include: Airport, 911 – Emergency Communications, Finance, Fire, Health, Information Systems, Municipal Court, Police and Risk Management.
Maurice Scott Jones has been serving as the economic development director for the city of Dubuque, Iowa. He has 20 years of experience with to revitalize urban communities and ran a $20 million economic development budget for Dubuque.
Jones will oversee the Art Museum, Building Development Services, Environmental Services, Parks, Planning & Development, Public Works and Workforce Development.
Quigley will be paid $160,000, Jones $155,000. The hiring of Jones takes the organizational position of former deputy city manager Tim Smith. City Manager Gage will not fill the assistant city manager position being vacated by Quigley, so there is no additional employees being added to the city’s roster.