Town of Springfield, Colorado 

This is the official website for the Town of Springfield, Colorado.

Springfield is located in the southeastern corner of the State of Colorado, approximately 1,500 miles from either coast, 30 miles from Kansas and Oklahoma, and halfway between Denver and Amarillo, Texas. Springfield is the county seat and is located in the middle of Baca County. Springfield originally developed as a cattle ranching and farming community and a major stagecoach stop. The town was named Springfield because the land was purchased from Andrew Harrison, who was from Springfield, MO., as were many other early residents.

Established by the Windsor Town Company in 1887, the town was incorporated in 1889. When Baca County was created from Las Animas County in 1889, Springfield was named as a temporary county seat. Other towns competing for the seat were Minneapolis, Stonington and Boston. The day of the election to determine the county seat, two men representing the town of Boston got lost during a snowstorm. After much controversy, a second election was held, and Springfield won the permanent seat.

About Us

Public Works:

Street Superintendent: Vic McGinnis

Street Department: 

Airport: Vic McGinnis

Landfill Operator: Donald Leonard

Landfill: Rebecca Duren

Swim Pool Manager: Starla Westphal

City Park Caretaker: Ryan Wade

Memorial Park Caretaker: Teresa Duncan 

Acting Electrical Superintendent: Roman Horn

Water/Water Waste: 

Superintendent: Mike Ingle

Water Department: Lorance Willis

Town Employees

Interim Police Chief: Aaron Shiplett
Police Officers: Riley Cooper & Katrina Martin

Town Hall:

Town Manager/Clerk: Rebecca Clark

Finance Coordinator: Merna McGinnis

Office Support: Christy Brady

Community Code Enforcement: Margaret Dunham


Municipal judge: Linda Gibson

Court Clerk: Christy Brady