The central regional meeting for the Missouri Municipal League was held in Lexington this week. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Mayor Jerry Brown:

Jerry Brown

About 75 people attended the event at Wentworth Military School. Senator David Pearce was the featured speaker.

“[He] talked with us about the value of us coming to Jefferson City, working with their people, working with the various elements at the state level,” said Brown, “Be it the safety, be it waste water, be it water, be it police. Whatever it may be that we’re interested in. And a lot of it is always involved with various regulations, or state rules or statutes.”

The state legislator discussed the importance of regionalism. “How we just can’t survive as single small towns. We must join together and be part of a larger group called a region. In fact, he has held several conferences on that subject throughout his district. Bringing folks together, and bringing cities together, and talking about how we need to collaborate in doing business.”

The next meeting will be hosted by Odessa in January.

More information on the Missouri Municipal League is available at www.mocities.com.