Mayor Carrie Tergin


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Mayor Tergin’s Outlook for 2023!

Greetings and welcome to my outlook for Jefferson City for 2023! This is taken from my "Town Talk" article from City Magazine, I hope you enjoy it!

2023 has us right on the edge of great things, and we’re ready to take off! So close to seeing the seeds from generations growing to fruition. Much anticipated and excited to see the ideas continue to sprout into something beautiful. We’ve seen a lot of fun recent growth, a new Jefferson City Memorial Airport with a second story restaurant and outdoor patio for airplane viewing. Where else can you do that? 

The CRMC Amphitheater brings high level entertainment and recreation to our back yard. Shows are already being booked for ’23, so don’t miss out! For example, July 15 “Killer Queen” a Queen cover band from England and Oak Ridge Boys on Sept 22, 2023.

New shops and restaurants continue to open as we embrace local, and putting that into action, check out the Chamber's “JCMO: Love What’s Local” on Facebook! We talk about supporting local, so make a point to find these businesses and try something new. 

Getting to our riverfront after 50 years of talking about it, now we’re walking to it on the Bicentennial Bridge to Adrian's Island. Where else can you walk, bike, stroll, see the Capitol and Missouri River, play chess in a big way, bring a sack lunch to the covered pavilion picnic tables, or a riverside bench, read a book or nap on the new hammocks? ‘23 will see the completion of restrooms on the island, and long term looking at a future connection at the MSP redevelopment site.

We’ll continue to realize our place as a sports town, already many amenities and our central location with more to come as plans evolve to bring a new soccer complex, pickleball, tennis, skateboarding and more. Parks and Rec is planning improvements to update and add to Washington Park. Future greenways will lead us to places of peace and solitude in the heart of our city, including the Frog Hollow area. New infrastructure projects that lead to future developments are on the horizon. Housing is a frequent topic, and there are developers who have potential plans in the works to potentially bring new housing to the area, which is especially valuable after we lost 150 units in the tornado of 2019, yet we continue to come back strong.

One of the biggest developments we’ve seen will occur at the MSP redevelopment site, in the land adjacent to the historic Missouri State Penitentiary which is already a major Midwest tourist destination, an area with unmatched architecture, history and possibly ghosts, all with a stunning view of the mighty Missouri River. Finalizing plans for conference/meeting/expo space, a hotel with a rooftop river view, and amenities we deserve as a Capital City. The State of Missouri plans to build their One Health Lab which exponentially brings value to the investments already planning to be made by private developers, construction companies, city, state, county, a public and private partnership which will result in taking an old asset and turning it into a mixture of history, future, growth, retail, tourism, restaurants, views, and eventually another access to our river, connecting Adrian’s Island to MSP.

Plans are also in the works for upgrades to the parking garage on Madison Street which will bring opportunities for growth and future businesses. We’re even looking at putting retail/office space into the main level surrounding the garage, adding innovation and a better customer experience. We’ll see the vision of what Capitol Avenue could look like for the next 100 years, blending the most historic row of homes in our city with the empty lots brought by neglect and the tornado, and turning it into another destination for history and growth. A visit to our partner city Münchberg is in the plans for ‘23, and we’d love to welcome them here to Oktoberfest in Old Munichburg!

The momentum continues to build even stronger and will take us to the next level as a community. A place where we want to live, and our families and kids want to stay here. A great place to do business and grow, and enjoy the amenities that a Capital City should have, finally a space to accommodate meetings and expo space to attract business and visitors, we’ll finally grow into our role as a central Capital City, and we’ll be top of mind when it comes to being a destination for fun, recreation, sports, biking, business, and all-around great place to live! 

We’re on the edge and ready to take off! Follow us at "City of Jefferson, Missouri" on Facebook, check our website often, and we welcome you to attend our meetings, to watch and to participate!

Here's to a great 2023 for Jefferson City! 

Sincerely, Mayor Carrie Tergin 

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Mayor Tergin's Background, Experience, and Community Involvement

  • St. Luke Orthodox Church Member
  • St. Luke Philoptochos Ladies Organization
  • Missouri State University Board of Governors
  • 4th Ward City Councilwoman 2008-2014 
  • Downtown Jefferson City President, 2004-2006
  • Downtown Jefferson City Board, 2000-2008
  • Recycling Committee Chairperson
  • Chamber of Commerce Board, 2006-2008
  • Jefferson City Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Board, 2007-2008
  • UMB Bank Advisory Board
  • Show Me Yoga Foundation Board, 2008-2010
  • Breakfast Rotary
  • Historic City of Jefferson
  • Cole County Partners for Clean Air
  • Alpha Chi Omega Mid-Missouri Alumnae Club Treasurer
  • Alpha Chi Omega Class Agent, Zeta Sigma Chapter
  • Honorary Member, International Society for Key Women Educators, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International 
  • 2004 “40 Under 40” Honoree
  • 2007 Jaycees Distinguished Service Award
  • 2016 Lincoln University Trailblazer Public Service Award
  • 2016 Outstanding Leadership in Tobacco Control Award