MRPC News Release

For immediate release
Feb. 3, 2016

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MRPC shares 2016 state priorities with region’s legislative delegation

ST. JAMES—The board and staff of Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) traveled to the state Capitol on Jan. 26 for “MRPC Day at the Capitol.”

During the event, board and staff shared MRPC’s 2016 state legislative priorities with the 13 state legislators who serve the region.

District 121 Rep. Dr. Keith Frederick (left) visited with MRPC Executive Director Bonnie Prigge and James Morgan, mayor of Crocker about projects in the region.

MRPC board members and staff traveled to the Capitol Jan. 26 to share MRPC’s 2016 state legislative priorities with the region’s senators and reprenstitives. Attendees included Darrell Skiles (back left), Dent County presiding commissioner; Ron Kraettli, Gasconade County For-Profit, Larry Miskel, Gasconade County presiding commisioner; Bruce Harrill, Waynesville city administrator and Ray Schwartze, Maries County presiding commissioner; (front, left) James Morgan, mayor Crocker; Luge Hardman, mayor of Waynesville; Sharon Hubbard, Steelville alderperson; Jan Haviland, at-large for industry; Rob Parson, at-large for farming/agriculture businesses and Bonnie Prigge, MRPC executive director.

MRPC board members Ray Schwartze (left), Maries County presiding commissioner, and Steve Vogt (right), representing the city of Belle, visited with District 62 Rep. Tom Hurst (middle) about MRPC’s 2016 state legislative priorities at the capitol on Jan. 26.

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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