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Local Government Week

 

May 5-9, 2014

 

PLAN YOUR EVENTS TODAY TO CELEBRATE

IN YOUR COMMUNITY.



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 you 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, or use the images as a facebook post.
  • 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 tweets if you have a city Twitter account, or encourage employees to use on their own accounts. The same tweets make great messages on facebook!
  • 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.

 

Local Government Week Toolkit 2014
Local Government Newspaper Editorial (Shell)

Sample Proclamation

Statewide Proclamation

Statewide Press Release
Suggested Tweets
(use hashtag #localgovmatters)
Community Press Release (Shell)



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Event Ideas And Best Practices For Your Community
Video PSA

 

Local Official Testimonials (Video)

Cathy Richards
Boone County Public Administrator

Dan Atwill
Presiding Commissioner, Boone County

John Dalton
Mayor, Town & Country

Kathleen Shelly Burket
St. Louis County Council

Janet Thompson
District II Commissioner, Boone County

Mike Schneider
Mayor, City of Overland

Karen Miller
District I Commissioner, Boone County

Nicole Galloway
Boone County Treasurer

Pat Dolan
St. Louis County Council

Tom Schneider
Mayor, City of Florissant

Mike O'Mara
St. Louis County Council


 


Useful Links Highlighting The Importance Of Local Government:

Why Counties Matter (video and infographic)

Cities 101

School Boards: Frequently Asked Questions

Gallup: Americans Have Growing Faith in State and Local Government (Governing Magazine, Sept. 2012)

 

St. Louis Area: Local Government Official Interviews

2014

 

 

 



2014 Local Government Week Sponsors

 

What has your local government done for you lately? 

Watch below as the leaders of three local government organizations highlight the ways local government affects your life every day. Featured is Dan Ross with the Missouri Municipal League, Dick Burke with the Missouri Association of Counties, and Dr. Carter Ward with the Missouri School Boards Association.


   

 

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