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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Ward 4 Aldermen Matt Turner elected President of Missouri Municipal League

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The City of Harrisonville is honored to announce that Harrisonville Alderman Matt Turner (Ward 4) has been elected President of the Missouri Municipal League (MML).

The Missouri Municipal League elected Turner as president at the organization’s annual conference during the week of September 11.

Turner was elected to the Harrisonville Board of Aldermen in 2016. He currently serves as the Vice-President/Treasurer of the Cass County League of Cities; as a member of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Public Safety Crime Prevention Committee; NLC’s Small Cities Council; and NLC’s Council on Youth, Education, and Families. Since being elected, he has served on various committees such as public works, public safety, and community development, as well as the liaison for planning and zoning and parks and recreation.

In 2017, Turner earned his Certified Municipal Official designation from the Municipal Governance Institute (MGI). In 2023, He earned his Advanced MGI certification. He was elected to the MML Board of Directors in 2020 and serves as a member of the MML Municipal Administration Intergovernmental Relations Committee. 

Turner grew up in Harrisonville and has always contributed to his community. He volunteered with the Harrisonville Fire Department for several years and served on the Board of Zoning Adjustments until becoming elected to the Board of Aldermen.Turner currently serves as a head trustee on his church board, a member of the finance committee and the financial recorder for the church. 

Turner is an industrial electrician and has been with General Motors at the Fairfax Assembly Plant for more than 24 years. He is married to his wife, Kimberly, and has two children, Kaylee and Kaden. 

The Missouri Municipal League provides a united voice for municipalities across Missouri.  Founded in 1934, MML now serves 650 municipalities with training, resources, and legislative advocacy for local government success. Learn more at

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