Missouri Local Government Week

Local Government Week 

May 1-7, 2022


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Missouri celebrates our local heroes during Local Government Week May 1-7, 2022. This week is an ideal time to thank your local officials and local government employees for their dedication to keeping essential services running in your community, particularly with the challenges over the pandemic.

Working together, your cities, counties and schools are the backbone of your community. Now more than ever, they are heroes for our neighborhoods.

Local Government Is…

  • The first responders who willingly walk into danger to protect your community.
  • The paramedics whose ambulances arrive within minutes to save lives every day.
  • Law enforcement bringing security and safety during uncertain times.
  • Your municipal utilities bringing clean water to your home and facilitating sanitary sewer collection.
  • Local elected officials providing guidance during the pandemic. 
  • Officials taking steps for resilience and recovery in your community.
  • Transportation adjustments to continue service in a safe and reliable manner.
  • The necessity of trash service right at your curb.
  • Your friends and neighbors serving on the school board setting a direction for the next school year 

Take time this week to thank your local government heroes who are working tirelessly to make sure you and your family are safe, secure and moving forward. Post on social media how local government heroes keep your community vibrant and use the hashtag #molocalheroes!

The week is sponsored by the following local government organizations:


If we can assist with any questions about Missouri Local Government Week, please contact Laura Holloway at 573-635-9134 or [email protected].