Municipal officials attend state conference

From press reports


Over 400 municipal officials from across the state recently attended the Mississippi Municipal League’s Annual Small Town Conference in Tunica, Mississippi. The purpose of the conference is to give municipal elected officials, particularly those from the smaller cities and towns, the opportunity to meet together and share ideas and challenges unique to their communities.

This year’s conference theme was “Taking Main Street Mainstream” and included presentations from Orion Planning Group, MSU Stennis Institute, KimberlyMedlock, MS Press Association, Dewberry Engineers, Bulter Snow, MS School Boards Association, MSU Extension Service, MS Parks and Recreation Association, Government Consultants, Inc., Phelps Dunbar, MS Department of Health, MS Development Authority and many more.

“The excellent participation in the Small Town Conference exemplifies Mississippi’s local elected officials’ commitment to the continuation of their education. Citizens everywhere should be heartened to know that their officials desire to be as informed, educated and prepared as possible in order to best serve their constituents,” said MML President Mayor Tim Waldrup of Ellisville.

The conference also featured the Certified Municipal Official Graduation Ceremony where 78 municipal officials were recognized for their commitment to the continuation of their education. The CMO program has three levels of certification: basic, advanced and professional development.

The mission of the Mississippi Municipal League is to help cities and towns excel through training, networking and advocacy. Established in 1931, MML represents 290 city, town and village governments in Mississippi. MML is also affiliated with the National League of Cities, a lobbying, legislative, and legal arm representing municipalities before the U.S. Congress.

Several officials from Louisville attended the conference.

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