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|Partners in Governance Conference|
This conference has been held annually since 2015. It is a one-day conference held in the spring that includes keynote speakers, panel discussions and round table activities. This conference is a collaboration between partners: The Missouri Municipal League, the Institute for Public Policy at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the Missouri School Board Association, the Missouri Association of Counties and Focus St. Louis.
The underlying principle for the conference is an in-depth discussion of crucial but often overlooked elements of the political process. Each of the Partners in Governance partners brings a unique perspective to this collaboration. By joining forces, it is the hope of the group to create a forum in which important aspects of the process of political decision-making are explored in a systematic, non-partisan manner, drawing on each partner’s expertise to provide practical governance insights as well as a deeper understanding of the dynamics, issues, values, and consequences involved.
Since its founding in 2015, the goal of Partners in Governance has been to explore important current events in the context of American Federalism and to address the challenges facing all levels of government in today’s political, social, and technological environment. Just as all levels of government—local, state, and federal—must work together, Partners in Governance reflects a broad and ongoing collaboration between partners.
Who Should Attend
It is designed to appeal to local and county government officials, school boards and other public-sector employees. Past attendees have included aldermen, attorneys, fire marshals, city administrators, city clerks, city council members, city managers, communications specialists, mayors, finance directors, marketing specialists, students, and professors.