Marceline, MO -
Councilman John Carver and Councilman Jeri Holt of Marceline have both earned
the prestigious designation of Certified Municipal Official (CMO) from the
Missouri Municipal League’s Municipal Governance Institute (MGI).
Municipal Governance Institute was created under the direction of the Missouri
Municipal League’s board of directors, to provide a training program focused on
the important areas municipal officials and professional staff need for success.
In order to achieve this high honor, a municipal official must complete 16
credit hours of training conducted or endorsed by the Municipal Governance
Through their attendance at statewide and regional MGI sanctioned educational
events, Carver and Holt, have received training in subjects such as council
meeting procedures, parliamentary procedures, the Missouri Open Meetings and
Records Law, conflicts of interest, the State Ethics Law, duties of the mayor
and council, tort liability, purchasing and bidding requirements, municipal
revenues sources, personnel law, emergency management and budgeting.
“All MGI graduates spend many hours over several years attending workshops and
lectures on the finer points of municipal government,” said Dan Ross, Executive
Director of the Missouri Municipal League. “Earning the CMO designation is a
significant achievement, and I commend our graduates for their dedication and
motivation to become better informed and more effective municipal officials.”
The Missouri Municipal League was
organized in 1934 and now serves more than 670 cities as the recognized voice
for municipalities in Missouri. This voluntary membership program brings
officials of cities and towns together in fellowship of public service that
strengthens and guides local government in a progressive, responsible fashion.
The primary purpose of the League is to promote understanding of municipal
government and administration in Missouri and thereby advance the welfare of the
people of this state.
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