MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT WEEK
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT WEEK
JANUARY 20 - 26, 2020
Mississippi Municipal Government Week will be held January 20 - 26, 2020, as a part of the League's long-term effort to increase public support for and involvement in municipal government, as well as provide a means to raise awareness of the wide range of services provided by municipalities.
As the level of government closest to the citizens, municipal government provides services and programs that enhance the quality of life for residents, making their town their home. It is this premise that prompted MML to launch a statewide campaign designed to increase public awareness of the value of local government and to encourage citizen involvement.
MML has created a "tool kit" containing resources that can be used to supplement the week's activities in each individual city and town across the state. In this tool kit, which can also be downloaded as a whole or by specific documents, officials will find a resolution template, press release template, letter to the editor template, talking points for presentations that can be made to various groups, and ideas for activities that can be implemented to involve students in the celebration. For younger citizens, we have created a "Coloring & Activity Book" filled with fun, hands-on activities for elementary students to enjoy while learning more about their community.
The Mississippi Municipal League is asking each municipality to use the resolution template provided in this tool kit to pass a resolution at your next board meeting declaring the week of January 20 - 26, 2020, as Municipal Government Week.
For any questions or additional information, contact the Mississippi Municipal League office at 601-353-5854.
Click on the links below to download resources to be used for Municipal Government Week.
- Municipal Government Week 2020 Tool Kit For Officials
- Resolution Template
- Press Release Template
- Letter to the Editor Template
- Talking Points for Mayors: Civic Clubs, Chambers, Citizens
- Talking Points for Conversations with Elementary Students
- Activities for Elementary Students
- Talking Points for Conversations with High School Students
- Activities for High School Students
- Coloring & Activity Book for Children
In conjunction with Municipal Government Week, please feel free to use the following ads to promote your city and the municipal services that it provides for your citizens. If you have the opportunity to run an ad in your local paper or other publication, these would be a great way to showcase the value of municipal government!
For alternative sizes or file types of any of these ads, please email Samantha Wilmoth.