Macae Mickens, Warrensburg
The Director is appointed by the Department (State) President and serves one year. She oversees all of the preparation associated with ALA Missouri Girls State (MGS) and is assisted by a committee comprised of members who also are appointed by the Department President.
Director of Admissions
Linda Schaap, Raytown
The Director of Admissions oversees all delegate and alternate registrations and acceptances. She is the contact person for units and schools with questions regarding attending MGS in addition to procedures and policies.
Tina Anderson, Hamilton; Shanna Jelinek, Monett; Whitney Nolan, St. Louis; Patty Pink, Kirksville; Linda Schaap, Raytown; and Kelsey Whitt, Parkville. During ALA Missouri Girls State, these volunteers along with approximately 50 additional men and women serve to provide the best experience for all citizens. Below are some of the positions and their responsibilities.
There are eight (8) counties with two (2) cities in each. The county counselor advises all county activities and government structure. The county counselors also provide information and can be an advisor to the city counselors assigned to her county.
There are 16 cities at ALA Missouri Girls State, and each citizen is assigned to a city. Each city is assigned a specific number of dorm rooms, and the citizens become very close in friendship, spirit and activities. Each city eats together, is assigned a seating section together for assemblies and forms the city government and structure in order to function at ALA Missouri Girls State. The city counselor advises and supervises these activities. She is the closest staff member for her citizens and becomes a strong mentor for each of them during the week.
Assistant City Counselors
These young women attended a recent ALA Missouri Girls State session, and applied to return and join the staff. They serve a variety of roles and duties, all of which are invaluable to the busy weekly schedule.
Each citizen is assigned a political party upon arrival - the Nationalist (Blue) or the Federalists (Red). These political parties serve as the basis and structure of bipartisan politics including campaigning, elections and appointments at city, county and state levels. The parties provide a spirited opportunity to cheer and motivate fellow citizens as "they throw their hats into the political ring."
MO State Highway Patrol
Three (3) Highway Patrol officers are assigned to ALA Missouri Girls State to be instructors as well as additional security and advisors to the ALA Missouri Girls State Highway Patrol.
Schools of Instruction
Each citizen selects one (1) class that meets daily beginning on Monday and concludes with an exam on Friday morning. Each citizen selects the class of most interest to her. Classes include Law, Law Enforcement, Legislative Procedure & Lobbying Process, Business and Commerce, International Affairs, Campaigning & Political Operations, Education and Journalism/Media.