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Meramec Regional Planning Commission elects officers
Vogt to serve second term as chair
ST. JAMES—Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) voted to keep the current slate of officers for a second term at its May 12 board meeting. For the 2022-2023 year, Steve Vogt, representing the city of Belle, will continue to serve as chairman. Mary Heywood, representing the unemployed, will serve a second term as vice-chairman; Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel will continue as secretary, and Osage County Presiding Commission Darryl Griffin will serve another year as treasurer.
The board also re-appointed at-large representatives whose terms were expiring. They are Ray Schwartze, for-profit for Maries County; Rich Eisterhold, for-profit for Osage County; Jake Harlan, for-profit for Phelps County; Brenda Doyle, representing seniors; Earl Brown, representing people with disabilities; Shane Anselm, representing labor; and Tammy Bruckerhoff, representing tourism. At-large representatives serve three-year terms.
The MRPC board is comprised of one representative from every member city and county, a for-profit representative from each county and 13 at-large positions representing the unemployed, people with disabilities, tourism, farming/agri-business, education, industry, lending institutions, labor, minorities, healthcare, seniors, transportation and small business. A full listing of MRPC officers can be found at https://www.meramecregion.org/mrpc/.
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 36 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.