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 Local Government Week

 

April 8-14, 2018

 

Missouri celebrates Local Government Week April 8-14, 2018. The 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, www.mocounties.com

Missouri School Boards’ Association, www.msbanet.org

Missouri Association of Councils of Government, www.macogonline.org

Municipal League of Metro St. Louis, www.stlmuni.org

Mid-America Regional Council, www.marc.org

Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System, www.molagers.org

 

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 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, 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.

 

Op-Ed

Robert Wilson, MoLAGERS

 

Sample Proclamation

Statewide Press Release (2018)

Suggested Tweets
(use hashtag #molocalgov or #molocalvoices)

Community Press Release (Shell)



Banner Ads:

Web Banner (1,000 x 320)

Twitter

Facebook 1

Facebook 2


Event Ideas And Best Practices For Your Community
Video PSA

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)

Sly James
Mayor, Kansas City

Carrie Tergin
Mayor, Jefferson City

Randall Rhoads
Mayor, Lee's Summit

Dan Atwill
Presiding Commissioner, Boone County

Jon Dalton
Mayor, Town & Country

Janet Thompson
District II Commissioner, Boone County

Mike Schneider
Mayor, City of Overland

Pat Dolan
St. Louis County Council

Tom Schneider
Mayor, City of Florissant


 

Missouri Municipal League

1727 Southridge Dr. Jefferson City, MO 65109

P: 573.635.9134 | F: 573.635.9009 | info@mocities.com