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Eleven communities represented at Missouri Municipal League elected officials workshop held at MRPC

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Bonnie Prigge

Stuart Haynes (standing) kicked off the workshop with topics pertaining to governmental organization and financial responsibilities.
Stuart Haynes (standing) kicked off the workshop with topics pertaining to governmental organization and financial responsibilities.

ST. JAMES— Nearly 30 leaders – mostly local elected officials – attended the Missouri Municipal League’s (MML) Elected Officials Workshop. Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) hosted the training on Aug. 23 at its office in St. James. Local leaders traveled from Bourbon, Belle, Caledonia, Cuba, Dixon, Edgar Springs, Licking, Newburg, Potosi, St. James and Steelville to attend the three-hour training.

The workshop, presented by Missouri Municipal League staff Stuart Haynes and Ramona Huckstep, covered a variety of topics including classification/structure of Missouri municipal government, powers of the mayor and governing body, budgets, taxation and revenue, council procedures, ethical issues and the sunshine Law. Attendees were encouraged to ask questions pertaining to their cities and their positions.

“We were very pleased with the attendance, and we appreciate the time our local elected officials invest in our communities,” said Bonnie Prigge MRPC executive director. “We thank MML for coming to us to share their expertise for the benefit of our local governments.”

Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 23, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

The MML training was provided free of cost to cities, who are members of MRPC as a part of their membership.

To keep up with the latest MRPC news and events, visit the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion/.

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