LAGERS ANNUAL MEETING

Your System. Your Voice. Your Future.

LAGERS was created by a collection of local government employers to help attract and retain the best public servants into our communities.  Today, our mission continues as we work to help our local governments across the state build a premiere public workforce! The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Springfield, MO on October 27th – 28th.

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What is LAGERS Annual Meeting?

The primary purpose of LAGERS Annual Meeting is the election of LAGERS’ Board of Trustees.  As an active member or governing body member, this is your opportunity to have your voice heard by participating in LAGERS Board of Trustee elections. Voting delegates have the opportunity to hear about the role of the LAGERS board, meet and get to know those who are seeking nominations and election to the LAGERS board and submit your vote for a nominee.

Does the Annual Meeting Provide System Updates?

Yes. You will hear from LAGERS leadership and staff about the funding progress of the system, an update on the investment portfolio, and an update about the previous and next legislative sessions. There are additional educational sessions with a variety of topics. Stay tuned for an updated agenda to see all of the updates and educational sessions provided at the Annual Meeting.

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Who Should Attend?

Each LAGERS’ subdivision may send two voting delegates to the LAGERS Annual Meeting and as many non-voting delegates as desired.

  • Voting Member Delegate: This delegate must be an active LAGERS member and elected by the active membership at the subdivision. The election must allow all active members of the subdivision to participate via secret ballot. It is important to have your election completed prior to registering for the Annual Meeting. A subdivision may only have 1 Member Delegate. Click Here to learn more about the election process.

 

  • Voting Employer Delegate: This delegate should be an member of a governing body from a LAGERS subdivision. The delegate is appointed by the governing body and votes in its capacity. This appointment may be made during a regular scheduled governing body meeting in advance of completing registration. The subdivision may only have 1 employer delegate. In the event a governing body member is unable to attend, the governing body may appoint a staff person to attend to vote on their behalf.  Click Here to learn more about the appointment process.

 

  • Non-Voting Attendees. This attendee should be anyone from a LAGERS subdivision interested in learning more about the LAGERS system, hear system updates from LAGERS leadership and interact with LAGERS Board of Trustees and staff. An employer can send as many non-voting attendees as they wish.

LAGERS Local Government Hero Award

We celebrate the nominees, finalists, and winner of the Local Government Hero Award at the LAGERS Annual Meeting. This year’s award ceremony will be on Friday morning.

Every day,  local government workers serve tirelessly to make our communities great places to live.  They keep our lights on, parks clean, streets safe, neighbors healthy, cities vibrant, and so much more.  Missouri LAGERS knows that while these men and women don’t wear capes, they are the true heroes among us.

Registration will open early August, 2022

Member Delegate Election Process:

The Member Delegate must be an active member elected by the active membership at a subdivision. Here’s an example of how to complete the election:

  1. Active member(s) at a subdivision voice interest in being member delegate for LAGERS Annual Meeting.
  2. By secret ballot, all active members of the subdivision have the opportunity to vote for those interested in attending being the member delegate. A simple majority wins. Click here for sample ballot.
  3. Employer registers and certifies member delegate
    • This is typically a member of the administration. However, the certifying city official cannot also be the member delegate

Employer Delegate Appointment Process

The Employer Delegate should be an appointed member of a subdivision’s governing body. Here’s an example of how to complete the appointment.

  1. The subdivision’s administration notifies the governing body about LAGERS upcoming annual meeting and the need for a voting employer delegate.
  2. The governing body officially appoints an employer delegate. Click here for sample appointment form.
    • If no governing body member is available to attend LAGERS annual meeting, a staff representative may attend and vote in their absence. However, it is preferred a governing body member attend.
  3. The employer registers and certifies delegate

Non-Voting Attendee Process:

A LAGERS subdivision may send as many non-voting attendees as they wish. There is no appointment process or voting necessary. To ensure delegates for board elections, a subdivision should ensure they have both a employer delegate and member delegate before registering a non-voting attendee.

Tentative Agenda:

Thursday, October 27

Pre-Conference:

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Educational Sessions

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Legislative Advisory Committee Meeting

Annual Meeting Begins:

1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. System Update, Investment Update, Legislative Update

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Role of the Board, Caucuses

5:00 p.m 6:30 p.m. Reception

 

Friday, October 28

9:00 – 9:30 Business Meeting

9:30 – 10:30 Education Sessions

10:30 – 11:00 Local Government Hero Awards Ceremony

Registration Information

Registration will open in early August. Below is the are some registration tips:

  1. Complete your member delegate registration and employer delegate appointment prior to beginning registration.
  2. Each delegate must have their own email address. The address can be either their personal email address or work email address. This is for the purposes of board elections.
  3. The member delegate and employer certification contact cannot be the same person.

Registration will close Friday, October 21.

Hotel Information

Double Tree Hotel – Springfield

2431 N Glenstone Ave

Springfield, MO 65803

Hotel Reservations will open in early August.