Atchison County Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Survey Open

Become part of the planning process and take the 5-question survey about the impact of natural hazards in Atchison County.  The link to the Atchison County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Survey is  Atchison County and the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments appreciate your opinions! 

Job Opportunity-Executive Director

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments, Maryville, Missouri is seeking an Executive Director.  Major programs of the COG include transportation planning, economic and workforce development, recycling management, hazard mitigation, grant administration and a variety of other related efforts.  Candidates should have experience in a number of the program areas listed above and demonstrate strong administrative, communication, personnel management and marketing skills.  This position requires frequent attendance at evening meetings within the region, monthly travel to Jefferson City, and occasional out-of-state travel.  For a full job description click here.

A Bachelor’s Degree in planning, public administration or related field is preferred, and 5 years of experience in management, including personnel, programs, board management, budgets and fiduciary matters is required.  Salary range is $53,000 – $60,000, dependent on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package. To be considered for the position, please submit a resume with three professional references by March 29, to:  Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments, 114 West Third Street, Maryville, MO  64468 or email to  We encourage you to complete the Demographic and Equal Opportunity forms, but they are completely optional.  If you choose to fill out the optional forms, please email to

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Approved for Regional Council Serve Area

The Economic Development Administration has approved the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region.  The Plan will be in effect for five years and will expire in October 2023. 

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments conducted meetings with city and county officials, economic developers, education leaders, stakeholders and other interested individuals to update the CEDS and assist the region to prosper from economic development errors in the future. 

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments would like to thank everyone who participated in the update process. If you have any questions regarding the CEDS, please email them to Kim Mildward, Economic Development Planner at

Solid Waste Management District Announces Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Availability

Applications accepted from February 1, 2019 through April 1, 2019

The Northwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District has grant funds available from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program to distribute to both public and private entities throughout Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth Counties. The grant funds are intended to reduce the amount of waste entering the local waste stream and facilitate recycling. Some examples of projects include the purchase of wood chippers, aluminum and cardboard balers, forklifts, trailers, recycling bins, composting and other organic recycling projects. District Grant funds have also been used for outdoor classrooms, recycling education, rubberized track or playground surfaces and recycling business expansion. Those individuals or entities interested in applying for funds for a waste reduction or recycling project may contact Cassie Hasekamp at (660) 582-5121 or e-mail

Applications must be received by

Monday, April 1, 2019, by 3:00 p.m. at the

Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments

114 W. Third St., Maryville, MO 64468

Request for Proposal for Auditing Services

Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is accepting proposals for Auditing services for fiscal years ending 2019, 2020, and 2021.  Contact Alice Schieffer at for information.  Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. 


RCOG Releases 2018 Annual Report

The staff of the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is pleased to share this year’s annual report and public officials directory. The annual report provides an overview of some of our activities and accomplishments in the region for the 2018 fiscal year.