Today, Governor Parson announces eleven appointments to Missouri’s boards and commissions. Steve Abney, Lynn Farrell, Cindy Fox, Paul Granberry, Emily Hymer, Dr. Mary Long, Tiffany Middlemas, John Moore, Casey Short, Avery Welker, and Dr. Gus Wetzel all received appointments.

Governor Mike Parson continues to show strong support for our veterans. Governor Parson appreciates the Missouri Veterans Commission and new director Grace Link’s aggressive approach to see that Missouri Veterans Homes are safe and efficiently managed.

Governor Mike Parson met with Kansas City police officers Mike Delaney, Matthew “Buck” Williams, and Brent Cartwright, who were shot and wounded in the line of duty on July 15. Though coming under heavy fire, thankfully all three officers will overcome their injuries.

Today, Governor Parson attended a working lunch with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss best practices and lay out Missouri’s top priorities, including infrastructure and workforce development.

Governor Mike Parson spent Friday in the Branson area meeting with survivors, victims’ relatives, rescuers, and emergency responders following the tragic sinking of a “duck” boat that killed 17 people in a severe storm on Thursday.

On Thursday, Governor Mike Parson spoke out in support of President Trump’s announcement on his new workforce development plan.

On Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson announced the appointments of 16 individuals to serve on the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board, the Children’s Trust Fund Board, and the Missouri State Foster Care and Adoption Board.

This morning, Governor Mike Parson met with State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Director Ernie Rhodes, Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, and SEMA Chief of Operations Terry Cassil to thank Cassil for his service before his departure to Hilo, Hawaii.

Today, Governor Mike Parson called upon the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to activate the Drought Assessment Committee and the associated drought impact teams.

Today, Governor Parson announced the launch of the Missouri Leadership Academy to develop emerging leaders from across the State of Missouri’s 16 executive departments. The State of Missouri has never before had such a leadership development program.