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Mississippi Municipal Government Week

When:
January 15, 2017 all-day
2017-01-15T00:00:00-06:00
2017-01-16T00:00:00-06:00

Mississippi Municipal Government Week is a special week set aside to emphasize to citizens the important services that are provided by cities, towns, and villages across the State.

Municipal government is the “government closest to the people.” Your local elected officials and municipal employees work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide important services to citizens such as water and sewage systems, fire and rescue services, police protection, beautification of parks, access to public libraries, and more.

During this week, elected officials and staff will be leading activities to enhance your knowledge and understanding of how municipal goverment serves you. Activities will be geared toward adults and for children. See events listed below.

Cookies with the Mayor
This event will include a talk with the Mayor and stories about his public service. It is geared for elementary students. Activity and coloring sheets will be available.

Where:  Ridgeland Public Library, 397 Highway 51
When:   4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19

Coffee with an Alderman
These events include a brief and informative presentation about municipal government by an elected official followed by informal discussion over coffee!

Morning Event
Where:  CC’s Coffee House
When:  7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18

Evening Event
Where:  M7 Coffee House
When:   6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19

Please plan on attending one or more events to learn more about how cities work, to ask questions of an elected official, and to meet other residents of Ridgeland.