Advocacy & Policy

LAGERS was created by the Missouri General Assembly in 1967 to provide secure retirement, disability and survivor benefits to our local public servants.  Today our mission, to provide and preserve retirement security for those dedicated to serving Missouri’s local communities, continues. Because our plan is a creature of statute, we believe that it is critical to create and grow meaningful partnerships with our policy makers.  LAGERS works not only directly with the state legislature, but also through partnerships with our members, employers, and affiliate organizations to ensure we continue to protect, preserve, and enhance awareness of our mission.

Whether you’d simply like to stay informed, or you’d like to become actively engaged in promoting your retirement system, there are many ways that our stakeholders can get involved in LAGERS’ advocacy and policy. Below are some of the great ways below that you can help support retirement security for all of Missouri’s current and former public servants!

Our advocacy efforts rest on three major tenets:

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That LAGERS is a tool to attract and retain the best and brightest employees into Missouri’s local public workforce.

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That great communities start with great public servants.


That LAGERS’ retirees create significant economic payoff to Missouri.

LAGERS Policy Tracker

LAGERS believes that quality local government employees are critical to the success of each and every local community in Missouri, and is committed to promoting public policy that ensures these public servants can continue to plan for a secure retirement.

LAGERS tracks numerous bills each legislative session in accordance with LAGERS policy beliefs as set forth by the Legislative Advisory Committee and the LAGERS Board of Trustees.

LAGERS Legislative Advisory Committee

LAGERS Advocacy Events

Each March, LAGERS members, employers, and retirees gather in Jefferson City to help share how they are making an impact in their local communities.  No advocacy experience is required to participate in this event.

Sign Up to Receive LAGERS’ Capitol Report

Keep up to date on all of LAGERS’ legislative activities. This periodic email will provide you with the latest insights on happenings at the capitol.