New Position Opening:  Employment Specialist

Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is seeking applicants for the position of Employment Specialist to work in the Missouri Job Center in Maryville, Missouri. Working as part of a team, the right person will utilize a variety of workforce development training programs and tools to help our customers determine and meet career and educational goals. The position requires strong multi-tasking skills and outstanding customer service values.  The position will include some case management and small group presentation duties. Our customers include students, adults, and businesses in a five-county region. Workforce Development is a key ingredient in maintaining a vibrant local economy, and we intend to do all we can to help.

As an entry level position, the right candidate will start with a modest wage of $10/hr. If you like to help people, this is a great opportunity for you to get started with a career in human services and regional development. The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For a full job description and job application, visit the Employment Opportunities page of our website.  Deadline for consideration is July 22, 2019. Email the completed application along with a cover letter and résumé to

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Dates Announced

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site located at the Nodaway County Maintenance Barn, 1516 E. Halsey Street, Maryville, Missouri, will be open on September 7th, October 5th, and November 2nd in 2019 from 8:00 A.M. to noon. Brochures are available at the Nodaway County Administration building, at the Regional Council office or at this link:  Brochure . The collection site serves the residents of the five counties of the Solid Waste Management District. Residents of Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth Counties are welcome to participate (ID required).

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Receives Approval

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

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.