The Local Government Exchange (LGEX) is a newly formed graduate student organization within the Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA) program. Our mission to provide local-government-related educational opportunities to graduate students interested in topics or careers related to the public sector and to be a networking conduit between local government professionals, our members, and MPPA alumni.

Organization Structure and Events
The Local Government Exchange is composed of graduate students from UMSL who are interested in local government.  Four officers lead the organization: President, Secretary, Treasurer, and SGA Ambassador.  The LGEX conducts business meetings during happy hours to organize annual events and facilitate the organization's programs.  Our goal is to organize an LGEX Annual Alumni event, Local Government Speaker Series, and Local Government Discussion Panel to provide networking and educational opportunities.

The LGEX participates in the following meetings, events, and programs:

  • Second Friday of each month LGEX conducts a happy hour/business meeting to discuss organization business
  • Sponsors the "Lunch with a City Manager" program in conjunction with the St. Louis Area City Management Association (SLACMA) were students can eat lunch with a city manager and discuss the profession
  • The Local Government Partnership in conjunction with SLACMA invites students from all universities for a networking lunch each April. 

For additional information or to join the LGEX please email lgex@umsl.edu.