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…
“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, 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
If we can assist with any questions about the materials or your local government week plans, please contact Laura Holloway at 573-635-9134.
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)
Council Member, Blue Springs
Mayor, Jefferson City
Presiding Commissioner, Boone County