More than 350 representatives from communities across the state will attend the 47th Missouri Community Betterment annual conference in Jefferson City.
Community volunteers will be recognized Oct. 17-18 for their efforts to promote economic development and the quality of life for residents. Houston and Cabool are among communities participating.
Speakers will include: T.J. Cleveland, MU basketball assistant coach, ”The Latest News at MU Basketball;” David Lankford – Missouri Chamber of Commerce; Sallie Hemenway – Missouri Department of Economic Development; Mary Simon Leuci – community development program director, University of Missouri; George Thomas – USDA Rural Development; Mark Bergethon and Robert Nelson – Convergent Nonprofit Solutions; and Rep. Jason Smith.
Communities that are participating in the award competition this year in category III are Albany, Bourbon, Cabool, Houston, Paris, Steelville, Wellsville and Willow Springs.
For a complete program, visit www.mocommunitybetterment.com.