Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of The Missouri Way management training program. Throughout the program, leaders from the State of Missouri’s 16 executive departments will develop their management skills to better lead change and improve service for the citizens of Missouri. The State of Missouri has never before had such a statewide cross-department leadership development program.

On Monday, Governor Mike Parson joined President Trump in speaking out in support of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including two rotations of Missouri National Guard Soldiers, who first responded to the mission shortly after the President's call in April.

Today, in response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Parson announced the availability of water for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. Governor Parson also announced the creation of a lottery for farmers interested in haying, free of charge, on almost 900 acres of Missouri State Parks lands.

Charles A. (Drew) Juden, current Director of Department of Public Safety, will depart the agency effective August 31, 2018. Governor Mike Parson has asked Colonel Sandra K. Karsten to serve as Acting-Director of Missouri’s Department of Public Safety during the transition. Colonel Karsten will also continue her role as superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Governor Mike Parson attended the Sustaining Military Readiness Conference Tuesday morning in St. Louis, where he spoke about the dedication Missouri has to the United States military and their families. He also discussed opportunities and challenges that military bases and their neighbors face.

Today, Governor Parson announced 10 appointments to various boards, commissions, and county office vacancies. Tim Brinker, Jennifer Dixon, Cindy Duckworth, Lisa Elmore, William Hopfinger, Alyssa Mayer, Cindy Robinson-Steen, Jim Ruse, Sharon Turner Buie, and Melissa Vigen all received appointments.

Governor Mike Parson attended the annual dinner for the Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) on Friday night. The event was held at the Capitol Plaza in Jefferson City and honored the thousands of Missouri service members who live in Missouri and are deployed throughout the world. Missouri employers were also recognized for hiring members of the National Guard and Reserve and supporting the program.

Today, Governor Parson appointed Christina Kime as the Wayne County Associate Circuit Judge. She is currently running unopposed for the position and will succeed Judge Randy Schuller, who retired last month.

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.