OREGON COUNTY -- The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging is seeking candidates for the Silver Haired Legislature (SHL).
Any Oregon County resident 60 or over may run for a position on the SHL Eastern District. The Eastern District is composed of Oregon, Howell, Douglas, Ozark, Shannon, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright Counties. The position will be a two-year term.
The SHL delegates gather in Jefferson City each fall as a model legislative session. At this time delegates debate and vote on a designated list of bills and resolutions concerning legislation which affects the lives of not only elders but all Missouri citizens. From the original docket, five priority bills or concepts are selected for presentation to the Missouri General Assembly for the upcoming year.