Prather discusses life of civic involvement

Rick Prather stands in downtown Jefferson City. He was elected Feb. 7 and will be sworn in as the First Ward councilman during an April city council meeting.

Rick Prather stands in downtown Jefferson City. He was elected Feb. 7 and will be sworn in as the First Ward councilman during an April city council meeting. Photo by Julie Smith.

Rick Prather has less than one month before he takes his seat on the Jefferson City Council, but involvement in city issues will be nothing new for him.

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Prather said his civic involvement began years ago, when his father signed him up with the Jaycees, a group dedicated to leadership training and community service.

“I think that’s the foundation right there,” Prather said.

The Jaycees provided Prather with his first connection to the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, where he now serves as a chamber ambassador. Prather also is involved in a number of other organizations and committees, such as the Downtown Association and the East Side Business Association.

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