November 20, 2018
Missouri Association of Counties (MAC)
Annual Conference 2018
Several elected officials attended the MAC conference November 17-20 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Adair County is a proud member of MAC and the conference was an excellent opportunity for members to be informed about current issues, as well as to share ideas and learn best practices when developing public policy to ensure that Missouri’s county governments are effective and efficient.
There are 114 counties in the state of Missouri (only three states have more). The association membership numbers more than 1,400 county elected officials and is composed of presiding and associate commissioners, county clerks/election authorities, recorders, auditors, collectors, prosecutors, sheriffs, assessors, treasurers, public administrators, circuit clerks, and coroners. MAC is a lobbying alliance that represents these local government elected officials, all of whom work to improve services for Missouri taxpayers and citizens.
The Missouri Association of Counties, founded in 1972, is a nonprofit corporation established to provide assistance to its member counties in matters pertaining to local, state, and federal government activities.
Pictured left to right: Danny Busick-Newly Elected District 3 Missouri State Representative, Bill King-1st District Commissioner, Lori Smith-Treasurer, Rhonda Noe-Public Administrator, Mark Shahan-Newly Elected Presiding Commissioner, and Mark Thompson- 2nd District Commissioner