JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s chief executive continued surveying areas impacted by severe flooding this week while recognizing the work of state employees and signing more bills into law.
On Monday, Gov. Mike Parson signed a proclamation to declare June 2019 as Missouri State Team Member Appreciation Month, honoring team members working in Missouri state government.
“As Governor, I have the privilege to see the work ethic, honor, and integrity of our State of Missouri team members,” said Parson. “I could not be prouder of the dedicated public servants we have in Missouri state government. The commitment of our team members across the state is inspiring. They deserve our thanks and appreciation for their selfless service this month and every day of the year.”
We requested joint federal, state, and local damage assessments for a 2nd Federal Disaster Declaration Request. We must take quick action and coordinate resources to ensure Missourians have the tools to rebuild and recover as quickly as possible.
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) June 6, 2019
He also met with local officials and toured flooded areas in Hannibal, Canton, and Clarskville.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, approximately 382 roads closed in 56 counties due to flooding. Last week, Parson activated the Missouri National Guard which deployed for flood fighting assistance in Brunswick, Canton, Clarksville, Hannibal, Hardin, and Norborne. A mission in Jefferson City includes staging vehicles for high-water rescue.
“This is all about people helping people, communities helping communities, and continuing to assist each other during these tough times. Working together, we’re going to battle this flood for the long haul,” Parson said. “The flooding is devastating, and we’re not out of it yet.”
On Friday, Parson signed nine bills. He also:
#TheMissouriWay program has surpassed our goal of training 1,000 @MoGov leaders by the end of 2019. I’m proud to support the leadership development of our team members. They are committed to becoming better leaders & better serving our citizens. https://t.co/7I8r75J8hX #WeServeMO pic.twitter.com/4kWJzANg1Z
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) June 4, 2019
Glad St. Louis got to host the @C2ER Conference — our administration has been laser focused on workforce development. Proud to share our accomplishments & reaffirm our goal to make Missouri the #BestInTheMidwest. pic.twitter.com/wObUME7AMY
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) June 5, 2019
Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at email@example.com.