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 Local Government Week 

April 12-18, 2020

Missouri Local Government Week is an ideal time to learn more about how local government serves each citizen in your community every day.

Working together, your cities, counties and schools are the backbone of your community.

Local Government Is…

·       Your children climbing safely on the school bus

·       Your local roads cleared of snow in winter, and the potholes fixed in the spring

·       Clean water coming out of your tap each morning

·       A convenient location for your local polling place

·       Your friends and neighbors serving on the school board setting a direction for the next school year

·       Your favorite local park pavilion

·       The first responders to a fire, traffic accident or emergency

·       Law enforcement patrolling your street or county road

·       The convenience of trash service right at your curb

·       The new coffee shop opening on Main St.

“Local government is closest to the people,” said Dan Ross, executive director of the Missouri Municipal League. “It makes what you love most about your community happen, such as your schools, parks or local downtown. Local government also ensures your quality of life through services you may not think about, like clean tap water or repaired streets.”

The week is sponsored by the following local government organizations:

Missouri Municipal League

 Missouri Association of Counties,

Missouri School Boards’ Association,

Missouri Association of Councils of Government,

Municipal League of Metro St. Louis,

Mid-America Regional Council,

Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System,




Need Ideas? Click Here For A List!

Local government has a direct impact on each of us, every day. It's your city council, your county commission and your school board. It's your children climbing safely on the school bus, your local roads cleared of snow in winter and clean water coming out of your tap each morning.

It's your day-to-day quality of life.

Celebrate the value of these services with your employees and citizens during Local Government Week.

Find a
list of ideas for events here, and a toolkit below with materials you can use to spread the word.


How Should I Use This Toolkit?

We encourage you to review the materials below and customize them to include your community's information. For example:

  • Add your city's name to the community press release.
  • Link to the video on your website, or embed directly onto your website. Consider adding the link to your Facebook page.
  • Send the video to your local community broadcast channels. For a broadcast-quality copy, contact Laura Holloway at (573) 635-9134.
  • Place the banner ads on your own website.
  • Incorporate recent examples of a successful project or partnership into the editorial or the shell press release.
  • Watch the individual testimonials for some great soundbites about the importance of local government. Place your favorites on your website, or send out through your social media channels.
  • Use the sample social media posts on your city website.
  • Use the Sample Proclamation to tailor for your city.

If we can assist with any questions about the materials or your local government week plans, please contact Laura Holloway at 573-635-9134.


Sample Proclamation

Suggested Tweets
(use hashtag #molocalgov or #molocalvoices)

Community Press Release (Shell)

Water Ad (with MML logo)

Parks Ad (with MML logo)

Transportation Ad (with MML logo)

Please Note: The ads above are available in Adobe
Illustrator, so your city or organization may insert your
own logo and website URL. Contact Laura Holloway, 
MML communications specialist, with questions at

Banner Ads:

Web Banner (1,000 x 320)



Posters (could also be saved as social media graphics)

Posters, cropped, no logo (could be saved as
social media graphics) 

Youth Activity Booklet

Local Official Testimonials (Video)

Chris Lievsay
Council Member, Blue Springs

Samuel Snider
Alderperson, Willard

Debra Hickey
Mayor, Battlefield

Carrie Tergin
Mayor, Jefferson City

Dan Atwill
Presiding Commissioner, Boone County


Missouri Municipal League

1727 Southridge Dr. Jefferson City, MO 65109

P: 573.635.9134 | F: 573.635.9009 |