Jason Ray, Executive Director of the Southwest Missouri Council of Governments, was recognized by the Springfield Business Journal with a Men of the Year honor for his leadership at the council of governments and dedication to the Springfield Community. The SBJ article announcing the honor can be found here: https://www.sbj.net/stories/2023-men-of-the-year-jason-ray,85913?  SMCOG staff along with Missouri State University and Center for Resource Planning and Management attended the award dinner showing their respect and appreciation.