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MRPC to discuss planning opportunities at Meramec Morning in Vienna

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Bonnie Prigge

ST. JAMES—The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) will be hosting a Meramec Morning in Vienna at 9 a.m. Feb. 26 at Vienna City Hall, 424 8th St. This round of county-level gatherings will discuss planning possibilities for cities and counties. Local elected officials, community leaders, non-profits and interested citizens are invited to attend to learn the planning efforts MRPC can assist with and to discuss specific projects local leaders may be pursuing. 

“These meetings have several purposes,” MRPC Executive Director Bonnie Prigge said. “We are able to get out into our local communities, especially some of our smaller towns, and talk with folks about projects they are working on and get a better idea of the needs in our communities. We can share ideas on what planning efforts might benefit the communities. We are also able to share information on what MRPC is and what MRPC does.”

Last year, MRPC hosted Meramec Morning meetings in all eight counties and discussed grant possibilities. 

MRPC will be hosting a Meramec Morning in every Meramec county. Below is a list of tentative dates with locations to be announced soon. 

  • March 25 – Dent County in Salem
  • April 29 – Gasconade County in Hermann
  • May 27 – Washington County in Potosi

For more information on Meramec Mornings, contact Prigge at 573-265-2993 or via email at bprigge@meramecregion.org

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. Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 30 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.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion/.