2020 Missouri Certified Local Government Officials
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Posted by: Laura Holloway
Sept. 15, 2020
Thirty Five Missouri Local Government Officials Earn Certification
Through Municipal Governance Institute
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Congratulations to this year's MML Certified Municipal Officials through MML's Municipal Governance Institute!
The Municipal Governance Institute was created under the direction of the Missouri Municipal League’s board of directors, to provide a training program focused on the important areas municipal officials and professional staff need to best serve their communities.
“All MGI participants spend many hours over several years attending workshops and lectures on the finer points of municipal government,” said MML Executive Director Dan Ross. “Earning the CMO designation is a significant achievement, and I commend all participants for their dedication and motivation to become better informed and more effective municipal officials.”
To qualify for the designation, participants must complete 16 credit hours in subjects ranging from the Missouri Open Meeting Law, to budgets to planning and zoning. More than 200 Missouri Municipal Officials are enrolled in the program.
A new Advanced Certification Program is also available, requiring an additional 14 core hours and three capstone projects in community service, advocacy and leadership.
Kim Barfield – City of Pacific
Brooke D. Atha Bell –City of Savannah
Tara Berreth – City of Osage Beach
Patrick C. Casey – City of Sugar Creek
Jim Christian – City of Bellefontaine Neighbors
Kristen T. Dehart – City of Excelsior Springs
Joan Evans – City of Jackson
Dale Jacobson – City of Raymore
Lindsey l. Jorgensen – City of Lake Lotawana
Jeff Kempker – Missouri LAGERS
Greg McDanel – City of Maryville
Megan Page – formerly with the City of Sedalia
Valerie Pearman – formerly with the City of North Kansas City
Damon Randolph – City of Grandview
Randy Reed – City of Kimberling City
Marcieta D. Reed – City of Vanita Park
John F. Roach, III – City of LaGrange
Heather N. Russell – City of Centralia
Jeffrey A. Stone – City of Fulton
Joyce Townsend – City of St. Peters
Elwyn Walls – formerly with the City of Pine Lawn
Terry Wilson – City of Jennings
Jeana L. Woods – City of Osage Beach
Cheyenne Wright – City of Neosho
Melissa Ziemianin – City of Pineville
If you would like to learn more about MGI and how to become a Certified Municipal Official, or learn more about the Advanced program, visit www.mocities.com/certifications.
The Missouri Municipal League provides a united voice for municipalities across Missouri. Founded in 1934, MML now serves nearly 640 municipalities with training, resources and legislative advocacy for local government success. Learn more about the League and the Municipal Governance Institute at www.mocities.com.