Read what graduates of the MPPA program, working in local government are saying:

“The Local Government Program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis not only provided me with the necessary knowledge and skill set for my position as a city manager, but also gave me the tools to be successful. It was extremely beneficial that the different instructors in the program were not only established professors in public administration, but were active participants in local government at various levels. The courses also placed me in cotact with professionsla already in the field who served me as mentors and introduced me into a network of local municipal managers which continues to be an invaluable resource today.”

John Shaw, City Manager, City of Ferguson, MO

“Issues in Urban Management provides local government management students with insight and knowledge that cannot be obtained in a traditional classroom environment. Topics addressed in this course are useful to anyone wanting a career in public service and the networks created with practitioners can make the difference in a job search. If you plan on going into local government, you should make every effort to take this course.”

David Gipson, Planning Manager, City of St. Charles, MO