IMLA Scholarship

The MMAA Board of Directors is pleased to offer members of the MMAA a scholarship to attend the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s 2023 Annual Conference.  This year’s conference will be held in La Quinta, California, September 27 – October 1, 2023. The Board of Directors strongly believes that IMLA provides a valuable complement to the CLE programming provided by the MMAA.  As such, the Board would like to give MMAA members who have never attended an IMLA Annual Conference the opportunity to try it first hand and figure out for themselves if IMLA programming would be a valuable addition to their regular municipal law training.  (Click here for a link to the IMLA 2023 conference page.)

  1. The scholarship is only open to attorneys of IMLA member municipalities, including municipalities who are members through the IMLA Lite program.
  2. The scholarship is only open to MMAA members who would be first time attendees of the IMLA Annual Conference (members who have attended only the IMLA Spring Seminar are eligible).
  3. The scholarship covers the cost of the Annual Conference registration; lodging, transportation, etc. will be the responsibility of the recipient; HOWEVER, the scholarship recipient will receive a $300 stipend to help defray travel expenses if they register to attend in person.
  4. In consideration for the scholarship, the recipient will commit to making a presentation to the 2024 MMAA Summer Seminar, either on a topic he/she learned about at the 2023 IMLA Annual Conference, or on another relevant topic of their choosing.

Application for the IMLA Annual Conference Scholarship can be made by emailing MML staff member, Stuart Haynes ( stating that you would like to apply for the IMLA Annual Conference scholarship and providing the name of your IMLA-member municipality.  Applications will also be taken during the MMAA Summer Seminar at the registration desk.   Applications will be received until the 3:20p break during the Saturday afternoon session.  The recipient will be chosen at random at the 5:00p business meeting on Saturday.

Questions can be directed to me at the below contact information.



MMAA President & IMLA Missouri State Chair

Ryan A. Moehlman

City Attorney

City of Jefferson, Missouri

Office: (573) 634-6314



October and November Newsletter (Issue 10-2022 and 11-2022)

Turkey 10The October Newsletter (Issue 10-2022) is available to read. The November Newsletter (Issue 11-2022) is available to read.  You can read the latest edition by selecting the link at the top of the page or follow this link.  October Newsletter (Issue 10-2022) img_0046and November Newsletter (Issue 11-2022).

Also the City of Columbia has a job posting!!  See our prior post below for more details.

Job Posting City of Columbia

City of Columbia, Missouri – Assistant City Counselor. 
The open position is in the Counselor/Civil Division of the Law Department. This is advanced professional work that requires the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing. A thorough knowledge of legal issues affecting local government is required. The attorney will work with city staff and select appointed boards and commissions. A comprehensive job description containing position requirements is available at: