MRPC News Release

For immediate release
August 16, 2017

For more information, contact
Bonnie Prigge or Tammy Snodgrass at (573) 265-2993

MRPC to host Meramec Morning in Doolittle Aug. 23

DOOLITTLE—Staff from Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) will be holding a Meramec Morning gathering at 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Doolittle Community Center, 380 Eisenhower St. These gatherings are designed to get local community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens together to discuss needs and projects in the community and learn more about MRPC.

“Our purpose for these meetings is two-fold,” MRPC Executive Director Bonnie Prigge said. “We often get the questions, ‘What is MRPC?’ and ‘What do you do?’ We want to visit our counties and share information on MRPC. We are also in the process of updating our comprehensive economic development strategy, so we want to hear what is going on in your counties and communities. What are your issues and greatest needs?”

MRPC will be visiting other Meramec Region communities in the coming months. Below is a list of tentative dates with locations to be announced soon.

  • Sept. 27, 2017 – Caledonia in Washington County
  • Nov. 29, 2017 – Chamois in Osage County
  • Jan. 24, 2018 – Bourbon in Crawford County
  • Feb. 28, 2018 – Salem in Dent County
  • March 28, 2018 – Owensville in Gasconade County
  • April 25, 2018 – Crocker in Pulaski County
  • May 23, 2018 – Vienna in Maries County

For more information on Meramec Mornings, contact Prigge or Assistant Director Tammy Snodgrass at 573-265-2993 or via email at or

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.

To keep up with the latest MRPC news and events, visit the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.orgor on Facebook at


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