City Government, Election

Q&A with Springfield mayor incumbent VanGordon

What are the top two lessons you’ve learned during your time as mayor? 

SEAN VANGORDON: The importance of listening and seeking to understand people’s perspective are critical skills to being a successful mayor. After 2020, trust in all parts of society is at an all-time low, our problems are complex, and the speed of change is accelerating. I can take the time for an extra tour, coffee, Facebook comment, or more to engage with people to listen.

What can the mayor and its council do to entice more infrastructure . . .