There is a new man heading up the City of Springfield’s technology department.
Neil Slagle has been named the new Director of Information Systems starting February 18. He will oversee all of the city’s daily technology operations including “both emergency and routine citizen services.”
Slagle comes to Springfield after his 2017 retirement from the Michigan Department of Technology Management & Budget. He has 23 years of experience in government and management of information systems.
“One can tell that the City of Springfield is involved in a lot of economic development,” Slagle said in a statement. “That requires coordination from different parts of the city, and partnership with our citizens to be successful. I have been in Springfield for almost a year and continue to be surprised by what the city has to offer.”
Slagle, who will be paid a salary of $120,000, was a member of a team that brought the information technology services of 19 Michigan state agencies under one roof. He has degrees from Michigan State and the University of Michigan. A Marine veteran, Slagle moved to Springfield in 2019 to be closer to his parents who live in Mountain Home, Arkansas.