City of Pleasant Valley Mayor Honored With 2016 MML Distinguished Service Award
Monday, September 19, 2016
City of Pleasant Valley Mayor Named Recipient of the
Missouri Municipal League 2016 Distinguished Service Award
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Municipal League is honored to present City of Pleasant Valley Mayor David Slater with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award. Mayor Slater received the award at MML’s annual conference Sept. 13 in St. Louis, Missouri.
The award honors a current or former Missouri municipal official who has made outstanding contributions to the Missouri Municipal League. The selection committee considers a candidate’s length of service, enthusiasm and dedication, participation in MML activities and outstanding leadership in the association.
Mayor Slater began his service in municipal government in 1987, when he was elected Mayor. He served two terms and then returned to private life to raise his family. He returned to local government service in 2009, again as Mayor.
Slater has taken a leadership role, both regionally and statewide, on important issues facing municipalities. As the chair of the Kansas City Metro Mayors Caucus, he led the fight against legislation that undermined municipal courts and nuisance abatement efforts. Slater has also worked to bring together state legislative leaders and local leaders to discuss the need to fund the state’s transportation system.
The Missouri Municipal League provides a united voice for municipalities across Missouri. Founded in 1934, MML now serves more than 660 municipalities with training, resources and legislative advocacy for local government success. Learn more at www.mocities.com.