JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Mike Parson celebrated his birthday this week, while engaging with a civic-minded 5-year-old over ice cream and continuing to travel the state advocating for workforce development.

Monday, which was Constitution Day and Parson’s birthday, saw the Governor and the First Lady getting flu shots in an effort to promote awareness.

Parson also sat down with the executive director of the National Governor's Association on Tuesday.

NGA’s executive director optimistic about Parson, workforce development in Missouri

On Wednesday, Parson travelled to St. Louis where he attended the grand opening of the new Microsoft Technology Center and small business leaders.

Gov. Parson attends Microsoft Technology Center grand opening


Starting off Thursday in St. Louis, Parson spoke on infrastructure and workforce development before helping break ground on a senior living center in St. Peters.

He also officially re-appointed Peter Herschend to the Missouri State Board of Education and named Ryan Silvey as Chair of the Public Service Commission.

Gov. Parson reappoints Herschend to State Board of Education

Silvey named chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission

On Friday, Parson stopped by the Missouri REALTORS board meeting in Kansas City and appointed Steven Privette as presiding judge for the 37th judicial circuit.

Governor Parson Appoints Steven Privette as Presiding Judge for the 37th Judicial Circuit