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City of Kansas City, Mo.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 17, 2013
Councilwoman Jan Marcason elected president of Missouri Municipal League
City of Kansas City, Mo., Fourth District Councilwoman Jan Marcason was elected president of the Missouri Municipal League (MML) at the organization’s annual conference in Branson, Mo., on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
“I am pleased to represent the interests of our state's municipalities. MML is an important advocacy organization that works on behalf of municipalities that are large and small, urban and rural, in all parts of Missouri,” said Councilwoman Marcason.
Councilwoman Marcason previously served as the MML’s vice president and as a member of the MML Board of Directors and the Resolutions Committee.
The Missouri Municipal League was organized in 1934 as an agency for the cooperation of Missouri cities, towns and villages. It is an independent, statewide, not-for-profit association governed by a Board of Directors, which comprises a president, vice president, active past presidents, 12 elected municipal officials and five appointed municipal officials, with at least one board member from each Congressional District.
MML aims to strengthen cities through a united voice, cooperation, effective services and a proactive agenda. The MML provides support and training for elected officials, city clerks and city administrators. Notably, the MML recently launched an innovative Certified Municipal Official Program through its Municipal Governance Institute, which certified 50 elected officials in governance. Participants completed 16 training hours, covering budgets, emergency management, ethics, planning and zoning, personnel law and more.
Previous MML presidents include many former Kansas City, Mo., mayors and elected officials: Bill Skaggs, Judith Swope, Richard Berkley, Joanne Collins, Victor Swyden, Charles Wheeler, Ilus Davis and H. Roe Bartle and William Kemp.