MRPC News Release

For immediate release
Dec. 30, 2015

For more information, contact
Bonnie Prigge at bprigge@meramecregion.org or (573) 265-2993

Teen roadway, safety days docudrama workshop Jan. 29 at MRPC

ST. JAMES—The Central District Committee of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, the Missouri Department of Transportation and Meramec Regional Planning Commission are hosting a free how-to workshop on safety days and planning docudramas from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 29, at Meramec Regional Planning Commission, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO.

During the morning session, Becky Lenon of Missouri Department of Transportation and Bonnie Prigge of Meramec Regional Planning Commission will share ideas for planning safety days. Activities could include speaker opportunities, equipment and resources available to schools and communities and how to make event fun, safety oriented, and memorable for students.

In the afternoon, workshop participants will hear from a retired teacher, Maggie Roberts, who has coordinated and delivered docudramas for 16 years. Roberts will detail how to plan an event, discuss different docudrama themes and how to involve students, emergency response agencies and community volunteers

“This is really good training if you are interested in developing safety days or docudramas for your school or community,” said Bonnie Prigge, executive director of Meramec Regional Planning Commission. “The workshop really does the planning to develop a strong message for your event.”

A free lunch will be provided to those attending the workshop. The training is open to educators, students, law enforcement, EMS, fire and interested community leaders. Please RSVP to Mary Ann Gorrell at 573-265-2993 or by email at mgorrell@meramecregion.org.

Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. A professional staff of 24, directed by the MRPC board, offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

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