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Electrical Cooperatives Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Public Comment

The member cooperatives of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) have been working with the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments (NWMORCOG) in completing an update of the Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for the electrical cooperatives operating in the State of Missouri. Public input from stakeholders is requested on both the State Summary and on the individual chapters of the participating electrical distribution, transmission, and generation cooperatives. Access to the State Summary and a list of links to the AMEC members’ websites can be found on this PAGE. The 30-day Public Comment period will begin on August 29.

Questions? contact Amy:, or call 660 582 5121 ext#3

Regional Broadband News

Student teams from across the University of Missouri System competed to develop plans for supplying access to affordable high-speed internet to residents and businesses in northwest Missouri. They used an approach outlined in the UM System Broadband Initiative’s Digitally Connected Community Guide to develop potential plans for workable public-private partnership (P3) models. The teams presented their plans on Saturday, August 20, at Mozingo Event Center near Maryville, MO. The event also included presentations from regional and state broadband leaders. The presentation was live streamed and a recording in available HERE.

An analysis showing how expansion and adoption of internet services in three northwestern Missouri counties could help grow their economies in the decade ahead was prepared as part of MU Extension’s collaboration with local economic developers and the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments. A previous study included Nodaway County. Use this link to view more about the economic impact study. The economic benefit studies are available on our Economic Development page.

Watch this space for more information about viewing the completed report compiled by the regional Digitally Connected Communities group. Questions? contact Kim, or call 660 582 5121 ext#2

Regional Hazardous Waste Collection Information

The date for the next regional hazardous household waste collection is Saturday, November 5. Any questions? Click the button below to view a brochure or contact our office at (660) 582-5121 ext #4 or email:

Dates for Sheridan Recycling Pickup Announced. The next date is Saturday, October 1. See the following press release for details or contact our office at (660) 582-5121 ext. #4 or email:

For more information email Jessie or call 660.582.5121 ext#4

Worth County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Approved by FEMA

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments (RCOG) has hosted a series of meetings focusing on the 5-year update for Worth County’s Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The updated plan has been approved by SEMA and on March 4, 2022, FEMA gave its final approval. The complete press release and the Worth County Plan are linked with the following buttons. The other plans for our region can be accessed on our Hazard Mitigation Page.

Please contact Amy Dowis at the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments, (660) 582-5121, ext. 3 or by e-mail at with questions.

Community Development Block Grant Cycle Open

The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has released information regarding the next grant cycle for the following five categories: General Infrastructure, Community Facilities, Demolition, Downtown Revitalization, and Workforce Training. If your community has a CDBG project currently open that is two years or older from grant award, then the grant MUST be closed by January 31, 2022, to be eligible to apply. Regional Council staff will be attending a virtual training session on October 14 to learn of any new application guidelines. If your community is interested in one of the categories offered in this round of CDBG funding, please reach out to us via phone to 660-582-5121 or you may email the following: Jerri Dearmont at; Kim Mildward at; or Amy Dowis at

Regional Council 2021 Annual Report and Directory of Public Officials

The Annual Report for the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is now available. This includes a directory of elected officials for the local jurisdictions within our five-county region. This document can be accessed with this LINK.

Business Continuity Workshop Presentation

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments and Northwest Missouri State University sponsored this event for local businesses that have been impacted by the current pandemic. View a recording of the presentation below. The presentation begins at around the 3:00 mark.

Watch the Large Event Planning Workshop

RCOG Updates Member Services Brochure

The Regional Council is excited to share our newly updated Member Services brochure. If you’re not familiar with the array of services we offer, now is your chance to find out more about them. Hard copies of the brochure are available at the Regional Council office in Maryville and will soon be available at courthouses and other locations throughout our five county area.