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Calendar Item: Second Annual Partners in Governance

Conference will focus on how to build trust among those in different areas of government

April 22nd, 2016

Story Contact: Sheena Rice, 573-882-8353,

By Amanda Narverud

WHAT: The second annual Partners in Governance Conference will focus on how to build trust among those involved in different areas and levels of government. The conference is sponsored by the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs’ Institute of Public Policy at the University of Missouri. It is cosponsored by the Missouri Municipal League and the Center for Ethics in Public Life.

WHO: The conference is open to the public. General admission is $55 and student tickets are $20.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21

“Trust as a public value”
9:40 a.m.
Wally Siewert, director, Center for Ethics in Public Life, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Trust in me(dia)
11 a.m.
Panelists:  Bill Freivogel, director and professor, School of Journalism, Southern Illinois University; Jason Hancock, capitol correspondent at the Kansas City Star; Ryan Famuliner,  news director, KBIA Mid-Missouri Public Radio

In government we trust?
Noon, lunch address
Jim Robertson, managing editor of the Columbia Daily Tribune

Bridging Mistrust
1 p.m.
Panelists:  David Slater, mayor, Pleasant Valley; Ron Achelpohl, director of transportation and environment, Mid-America Regional Council; Jay Wunderlich, director of governmental relations, Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

Click “like” if you hate government
2:30 p.m.
Panelists:  Nicolette Brennan, public information officer, Cape Girardeau; David Luther, director of communications, Missouri Association of School Administrators; Mark Siettmann, director of communications, Jackson County

WHERE: Reynolds Alumni Center, MU Campus

NOTE: Lunch and parking included

For more information about each session and to register for the conference, visit:[UNIQID]