Local Government Summer Institute

Now in its second year, the Local Government Summer Institute offers targeted, in-depth professional development on a rotating set of topics for elected officials and municipal staff. The program is a partnership between the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis and East-West Gateway Council of Governments. Registration and details on the seminars offered for 2019 are available below. 

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The registration fee for an individual seminar is $25, or $60 for all three, and includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch. Any cancellations must be received three days prior to the date of the seminar. For more information or questions, contact Frank Johnson at frank@ewgateway.org or 314-421-4220, or Pat Kelly at pkelly@stlmuni.org or 314-726-4748.

Preparing Your Community For Disaster 

9 a.m. to noon | Friday, June 14 | Maryland Heights City Hall, 11911 S. Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Staff from the St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS) will provide in-depth information on what you can do as an elected official or local government professional to better equip your community to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters and other incidents. You'll also hear from Pattonville Fire Chief Dave Dotson for a first-hand view on his agency's response to the tornadoes that caused heavy damage to North St. Louis County in 2011. 

Attracting the Next Generation of Local Government Talent

9 a.m. to noon | Friday, July 12 | Maryland Heights City Hall, 11911 S. Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

As more and more experienced employees retire, it's becoming increasingly critical for local governments to attract a new generation of professionals who can bring an innovative approach to the challenges facing our communities today. This seminar will feature a panel discussion and presentations on what city's can do to recruit talented, passionate employees.  

Local Government 101

9 a.m. to noon | Friday, August 9 | Maryland Heights City Hall, 11911 S. Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Great for newly elected officials or veterans in need of a refresher, this seminar will provide in-depth information and discussion on complying with sunshine law provisions and running effective council or board meetings. Casey La, Director of Sunshine Law Compliance and Records for the Office of the Missouri Attorney General, and Pat Kelly, Executive Director of the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis, will serve as instructors.