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 Local Government Week 

April 12-18, 2020

Missouri celebrates our local heroes during Local Government Week April 12-18, 2020. In light of COVID-19, 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.

During the pandemic, local government has been at the front lines. Their guidance, quick adjustments, flexibility and creativity have kept our communities safe; clean water flowing; the lights on; meetings open via online tools; meal services and remote learning for students; and consistent customer service for citizens.

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 school districts quickly regrouping for remote learning, while providing meals each day in creative ways
  • Your municipal utilities bringing clean water to your home and facilitating sanitary sewer collection
  • Local elected officials providing guidance during this unprecedented time
  • Local emergency responders working to supply necessary equipment and resources
  • Public health investigators are tracking cases of COVID-19 and determining steps the community can take to mitigate the spread of the disease

  • Your favorite local park trail when cabin fever strikes

  • The case workers who are tracking COVID-19 confirmed case contacts to stop the spread so we can get back to work
  • Officials planning now for resilience and recovery in the future
  • Transportation adjustments to continue service in a safe and reliable manner
  • The necessity of trash service right at your curb
  • City employees who continue to serve under difficult situations
  • Your local main street restaurants offering curbside service when dining in is not an option
  • Your friends and neighbors serving on the school board setting a direction for the next school year

“Local government is always closest to the people, and now more than ever is finding new ways to serve under the most unusual circumstances,” said Dan Ross, executive director of the Missouri Municipal League. “The dedicated officials and local government employees are doing everything they can to keep your community running smoothly, especially during this ongoing challenge.”

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 have helped you during this time and use the hashtag #molocalheroes!

The week is sponsored by the following local government organizations:

Missouri Municipal League

 Missouri Association of Counties,

Missouri School Boards’ Association,

Missouri Association of Councils of Government,

Municipal League of Metro St. Louis,

Mid-America Regional Council,

Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System,


If we can assist with any questions about the materials or your local government week plans, please contact Laura Holloway at 573-635-9134.


Sample Proclamation

Sample Tweets

Community Press Release (Shell)

Water Ad (with MML logo)

Parks Ad (with MML logo)

Transportation Ad (with MML logo)

Please Note: The ads above are available in Adobe
Illustrator, so your city or organization may insert your
own logo and website URL. Contact Laura Holloway, 
MML communications specialist, with questions at

Web and Social Media Ads:

Web Banner (1,000 x 320)



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)

Chris Lievsay
Council Member, Blue Springs

Samuel Snider
Alderperson, Willard

Debra Hickey
Mayor, Battlefield

Carrie Tergin
Mayor, Jefferson City

Dan Atwill
Presiding Commissioner, Boone County


Missouri Municipal League

1727 Southridge Dr. Jefferson City, MO 65109

P: 573.635.9134 | F: 573.635.9009 |