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Springfield's Mayor Recipient Of The MSU 2020 Government Excellence Award

Springfield mayor, Ken McClure
Springfield mayor, Ken McClure
Springfield mayor, Ken McClure
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Springfield mayor, Ken McClure

Springfield’s mayor, Ken McClure has been awarded the 2020 Government Excellence Award by the Missouri State University Board of Governors.

McClure has advocated for and continues to advocate for the university and the city, according to MSU officials in a news release.

They said he has provided leadership during the pandemic to protect Springfield residents.  City Council passed a masking ordinance as well as facility occupancy and gathering restrictions.

MSU’s president and administrative council recommend recipients for the award.   

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.