St. Louis – March 8, 2016 – One of the region’s oldest nonprofit organizations, the St. Louis County Municipal League announces it will enter its 99th year of operations with a new name: the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis.

 

The Municipal League of Metro St. Louis is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, voluntary association of cities, villages and county governments dedicated to improving the quality of life for area residents. League membership includes St. Louis County and St. Louis City.

 

In anticipation of its 100th birthday, the League is making strides to gain more visibility in the public eye with a rebranding campaign. This week, a new website was unveiled featuring practical amenities such as a job listing board and a community calendar as it expands its services to benefit its members and area residents.

 

 

A Legacy of Service

 

Founded in 1918, the League provides a network for municipal officials to congregate, collaborate and educate each other on matters of county, state and federal legislation that helps municipalities best serve their residents.

 

In recent years, the League led the campaign to approve the E911 Proposition (to better establish an emergency communications system) and passed a resolution of support for the Proposition P “Arch Tax” (to build trials, improve accessibility and overhaul the Gateway Arch grounds).

 

The League also facilitates the Municipal Official Training Academy, a collaborative continuing education program for elected officials, as well as hosts an annual seminar to educate and support newly elected officials on best practices.

 

Pat Kelly was selected as the League’s new executive director in January 2015. Kelly has 22 years of experience in municipal government. “The new name and website speak to the strength and vitality of the League,” he says. “Our municipal members represent over 95 percent of the population of St. Louis City and County – that makes us the official voice of regional municipalities and an important facilitator of collaborations of cities and villages across metro St. Louis.”

 

“It’s our mission to improve the quality and efficiency of local government through training, education and research. Our new site carries out that goal,” he says.

 

Kelly emphasizes that the Leagues services cater not only to its municipal members. He encourages business owners, entrepreneurs, corporations and individuals interested in local government to join the League through its affiliate member program, a influential network for connecting with municipal officials and becoming familiar with the legislative updates and publications that directly impact their line of business or interests.

 

 

New Website Features

 

The League will retain its previous URL address – stlmuni.org – where viewers can browse the new changes, including:

 

  • A job posting board for up-to-date listings of employment opportunities
  • A calendar of community events open to the public
  • Latest issues of League newsletters, including meeting summaries
  • Member resources such as publications, research databases, legislation and advocacy updates, and networking opportunities
  • Links to the Missouri constitutions, statues and municipal model ordinances
  • New social media pages. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @munileagueSTL

 

 

“The League has always been at the service of community leaders who are working to build a more unified St. Louis,” says Kelly. “Today marks an important milestone in the life of the League and its progress for the future.”

 

For more information, please contact Pat Kelly at pkelly@stlmuni.org or 314-726-4747

 

 

About the Municipal League of Metro St. Louis

Linking Local Communities, Strengthening Local Government

The Municipal League of Metro St. Louis is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, voluntary association of cities, villages and county governments dedicated to improving the quality of life for area residents. Learn more at stlmuni.org.

 

 

 

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