The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri held its annual event, Vibrant Small Towns, February 8-10 in Maryville, featuring Ron Drake, author and preservationist from Siloam Springs, AR.

Attending the final breakfast in the Nothwest Missouri State Student Union Ballroom were over 250 people from 18 counties including a group of Maryville city staff and elected leaders.

Above: Around the table were Renee Reidel, Amy Strough, Keith Woods, Sheila Smail being greeted by Dr. John Jasinski and Rachel Martin. Drake, known for revitalizing downtowns, met with Maryville business leaders earlier in the week about several issues including the branding of the town.