Former Springfield official Kevin Kennedy has died

The City of Springfield’s former Chief Development Officer (CDO), Kevin Kennedy, has died. Mayor Domenic Sarno made the announcement Thursday saying “First of all, my sympathy, thoughts, prayers and encouragement to Kevin’s wife Debbie, family and friends. I was very saddened to hear about my friend and retired Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy’s passing – ‘he fought a valiant fight’.” Kennedy retired in 2019 after serving eight years as CDO. At the time he reflected on his involvement in some of the city’s biggest economic development projects, including the Riverfront Park renovations, working with MGM on the casino, bringing CRCC rail car manufacturing to the city, and the opening of the renovated Union Station.

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