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Moorhead to serve on policy committee for Missouri Municipal League

Post Date:06/19/2017 1:16 p.m.

Ward 2 Councilman Derek Moorhead accepted an invitation serve as a member of the Missouri Municipal League’s Municipal Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (MAIR) Policy Committee.

 The MAIR Policy Committee is one of four policy committees run by the Missouri Municipal League, an independent, statewide, not-for-profit organization with more than 650 member cities and villages throughout the state. Members of MML are dedicated to strengthening cities through unity and cooperation in order to improve municipal government and administration in the state.MOORHEAD_web

 The purpose of MAIR is to allow Missouri municipal officials more freedom to respond to their citizens’ needs and demands for services, and for local government to serve, initiate and consent to its own legislation by clarifying legal powers of local government, removing obsolete and restrictive statutory provisions relating to municipal government, and creating a cooperative line of communication between local and federal and state governments.

 “I’m honored to be in a position to advocate for local governments to more easily serve citizens’ needs by lifting the legal barriers often imposed by the state over local government. The local municipal officials in each city or village should really have the power to respond to these needs without having to wait on the General Assembly to provide the authority for them to take action, “ Moorhead said.

 Moorhead will join 18 MAIR committee members from across the state for the 2017 MML committee meetings Thursday, June 22, in Columbia, Mo.