Planning has begun for the 30th Annual Salute to Missouri Legislators set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

The reception is hosted by the Springfield Metro Partnership, a group of organizations working together to present a united front on legislative issues affecting Springfield and southwest Missouri.

The group also will host breakfast for legislators from 7-8:30 a.m. Feb. 25 and April 22 at Capitol Plaza Hotel.

The events are opportunities for face-to-face interaction with legislators in a comfortable, casual setting.

Representatives of the tourism industry are encouraged to attend the reception and breakfasts. Cost is $40 per person for the Salute to Legislators and $25 per person for each breakfast.

For more information, contact Susan Wade at 417-799-0401 or or Emily Denniston at 417-862-5567 or