The 2017 Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony took place on April 7 at the White River Conference Center in Springfield, Missouri. The event recognized the fourth inductees into the Hall of Fame: Maxine Clark, Langston Hughes, Judith Rowland, Hal Donaldson and Ann Covington.
Jim Anderson, vice president of marketing and public affairs at CoxHealth, emceed the dinner and induction ceremony.
Recognition of honorees
Throughout the evening, the honorees were recognized in person and via video.
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens congratulated the honorees and thanked them for their service.