Afternoon activities kicked off with County Party Meetings, where county officials built consensus around their party platforms,
nominees for the county commission and discussed potential delegation for the statewide convention that would assemble later in the day.
Though often overlooked in our Missouri government, the County Commission is one of the most significant governing bodies in our day to day lives,
as it oversees both legislative and executive processes.
At the end of the day, all 9 counties held rallies for county elected positions. Hopeful candidates for county commissioner stepped up in front of their
peers to give speeches in hopes of winning over voters in the next election. Those hopefuls laid out their platforms and their ideas for how they will lead their
respective counties towards the prestigious model county award given out at the end of the week.
Finally, the mayors presided over another city meeting in each of the 18 MBS cities. After a second full day at Missouri Boys State, the cities are
beginning to take shape. Some cities have passed multiple ordinances to establish how citizens are to conduct themselves. Others have begun the process of
creating the infrastructure for their cities laying out roadways and bridges along with stop signs and roundabouts. By the end of the week each cityscape will take
shape and show off the unique identity all of them have.
After an incredibly busy day, the 81st Session of Missouri Boys State was treated to a chat with former NFL Player and CIA Agent, Howard Richards!
Richards, a St. Louis native, sat down with the former Director of Missouri Boys State Mike Stewart to recount his experiences in both the NFL and the CIA.
He encouraged them to think of other ways to offer service to the greater public than as an
elected official. As well as recounting stories of his fascinating life experiences. In a unique format, the citizens were able to learn about his experience in the NFL and ask him questions
focused on his NFL career. Then, the chat resumed; focusing on his career in the CIA.
After the evening assembly, the citizens were dismissed, and allowed to work on their respective plans for the rest of the week.