Pettis County has received statewide recognition for its efforts to reduce cost and boost revenues.  More than two dozen former Pettis County elected officials were on hand this week as Presiding Commissioner John Meehan made the announcement.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Meehan:

John Meehan

Meehan credited former county officials with helping pave the way.  “The county is headed in the right direction,” Meehan said. “Of the 114 counties, plus the city of St. Louis, we are one of the best.  We wanted to share that with the previous elected officials because we are following in their footsteps to do the very best we can for Pettis County.”

The “Award for Excellence” was one of five presented during M-A-C’s annual conference.  Pettis County’s efforts in identifying $100,000 in savings led to the award. “We’ve been prudent with our limited county revenues and we have taken advantage of every opportunity to reduce expenses.  We have identified over a $100,000 in savings this year alone and these are savings that will be repeated annually,” Meehan said.