Springfield, Mo. -- (3/6/2018) City Council has selected Matthew Simpson as the new Zone 4 council representative at a special City Council meeting on March 6. Simpson 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.
Simpson received his undergraduate degree in political science with a minor in economics from Missouri State University and his master of arts degree in political science from Vanderbilt University. He attended the Association of Institutional Research Data & Decisions Academy in 2012.
Simpson is the board president for the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, serves on the Springfield-Greene County Library board of trustees, is a graduate of Leadership Springfield (class 33), and is a member of the Downtown Springfield Association, Friends of the Zoo and The Network.
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.”