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A progressive and fast-growing community known as the premier suburb of the Springfield Metro Area, Nixa is home to approximately 22,000. Incorporated as a village in 1902, Nixa became a fourth class city under Missouri law in 1946 and became a Home Rule Charter City in 2010. Since the city's first census count in 1940, Nixa's population has grown rapidly and continues to outpace the growth of Christian County and the state.
Named one of the "Best Places to Live in America" by Time Magazine and one of Money Magazine's "7 Best Places to Retire Right Now" in 2017, Nixa is perfectly situated among regional attractions and recreational opportunities in both the Springfield and Branson areas. It maintains a hometown feel with modern features and amenities. Its public schools are among the very best in the state.
The City of Nixa prides itself on innovation and continual improvement. The Missouri Municipal League has recognized Nixa with its prestigious Innovation Award in the large city category for four consecutive years. The city also maintains productive relationships with the Nixa Chamber of Commerce, Nixa Public Schools, the Nixa Fire Protection District and other government agencies in Christian County, and across the region.
About our municipal government:
The City of Nixa is a home rule city and operates under a council-manager form of government. The City is led by a Mayor and six City Council representatives who are elected by the public and serve alternating three-year terms. A professional City Administrator manages the day-to-day operations . The City Administrator, Police Chief, City Clerk, and City Attorney are appointed by council.
The city's departments include: Administration, Planning & Development, Police, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Utilities. The City operates a public-owned utility made up of the electric, water, and wastewater departments. Public Works also includes the stormwater, street, and recycling departments, as well as an internal vehicle maintenance shop. The administrative departments encompass utility billing, building inspections, code enforcement, animal control, finance, municipal court, human resources, communications, and the office of the City Clerk.
The employee think tank generates and develops solutions from staff representatives from each department for presentation and adoption by management and Council. The N-Shape committee is also made up of staff from various departments to promote health & wellness among employees. The city staff demonstrate their compassion through Helping from the Heart, a charitable organization also operated by a staff committee.
The City has an annual budget of $38 million and 150 FTEs. Nixa has received the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for each of the last four years. In 2021, Nixa is beginning to implement both a new 5-year strategic plan and a new 20-year comprehensive plan. It is an exciting time to bring your energy and innovative ideas to shape the future of both the municipal government and the broader Nixa community as we seek to set the pace for the region, state, and nation as a progressive community poised for continued growth and improvement.