SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The new Springfield City Manager took his oath of office this morning.

Jason Gage was sworn in during a ceremony held at the Busch Municipal Building.

Gage has served as Salina, Kansas City Manager for 13 years, having previously served as the City Manager of Stillwater, Oklahoma. He graduated from Missouri Southern State College in Joplin with a B.A. in political science and completed a masters’ degree in Public Administration at the University of Missouri - Columbia. He served as City Manager of De Soto, Missouri from 1994 to 1999 and was Salina’s Assistant City Manager from 1999 to 2003.