Traveling quilt stops in Fulton, symbolizes role of local government

The Missouri Municipal League quilt is currently on display at Fulton City Hall.

The Missouri Municipal League quilt is currently on display at Fulton City Hall.

The Missouri Municipal League is using a symbol of warmth and comfort to remind citizens of the importance of local government.

The organization has constructed an 8-by-10-foot quilt that is currently hanging in the Fulton city council chambers at city hall. The quilt is part of a public relations campaign to boost city image said the league’s Deputy Director Richard Sheets.

“The municipal league has encouraged cities to display the quilt at local functions to help increase awareness, participation and positive perception of city government and its service,” Assistant Director of Administration for the city of Fulton Matt Harline said.

The Missouri Municipal League represents more than 700 cities, towns and villages. The quilt’s primary image is the state of Missouri with green patches to signify respective cities and towns. The hope, according to Sheets, is that it can begin a dialogue about city government and what it can do for citizens

Harline calls Fulton a “loyal and active” member of the league and believes that working with them can only be beneficial.

“Working with the Missouri Municipal League helps us have a united voice across the state so that when we have to protect our tax base so we can have police, fire, parks and basic government services, they work with us,” Harline said.

The quilt will hang in the city council chambers indefinitely and is open to the public. Those wishing to view it can stop by city clerk’s office.

Josh Mosley can be reached at (573) 826-2423 or josh@fultonsun.com.

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