In 2012, the department began meeting with five stakeholder groups to discuss issues at the department level. The stakeholder forums offer open and candid dialogue on department-level issues common to our respective organizations. Our main goal is to gain insights and input on Missouri’s challenges and opportunities from our partners. These conversations help the department provide the best possible service to our customers.
Forum meetings include a panel of division directors who address top issues, followed by an opportunity for stakeholders to develop a list of discussion topics for the remainder of the meeting. We know your time is valuable, so we will make every effort to make this process efficient and rewarding.
In 2023, the department moved to holding two meetings a year, ideally every six months. These meetings are open to everyone. Attendance at these meetings may be in person, by conference call or through Webex. The department will attempt to correct technical difficulties as they arise, but the department cannot guarantee the quality of the Webex or conference call option. The meeting will not be subject to change or repeat due to any technical difficulties.
If there are issues you would like to discuss during the forum, you will need to notify the department before the meeting. You can do this by emailing the staff coordinator noted below. Individuals requiring special services or accommodations in order to attend a meeting can make arrangements by contacting the staff coordinator at least 48 hours before the meeting. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may contact the staff coordinator through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966. Translation or interpretation services will be provided upon request at no charge. Call 573-522-9395 for assistance.