Large Event Planning Workshop on March 6

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments and Northwest Missouri State University are teaming up to offer this workshop designed to address organizations that are planning for events such as festivals, youth camps, vacation bible schools, rodeos, etc. The workshop is being held virtually, via ZOOM and is scheduled for Saturday, March 6, at 9 a.m. There is no cost to attend the workshop. For more information click one of the buttons below. Those planning to attend should register online at Large Event Planning Workshop Tickets, Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Business Continuity Workshops: March 23, April 13

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments and Northwest Missouri State University are sponsoring these events for local businesses that have been impacted by the current pandemic. Topics being discussed will include: basic information about emergency planning, threat and hazard identification, risk assessment, planning processes, and other preparedness efforts. The workshop is being held virtually, via ZOOM and is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. or Tuesday, April 13, at 7:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend the workshop. For more information click one of the buttons below.

Solid Waste District Announces Grant Availability

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 woodchippers, 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 and recycling business expansion.

Those individuals or entities interested in applying for funds for a waste reduction or recycling project may contact Robin Davidson at (660) 582-5121 ext. 4, or e-mail robin@nwmorcog.org. The application is posted online at our Solid Waste page.

Applications must be received by Thursday, April 1, 2021, by 3:00 p.m. at the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments 114 W. Third St., Maryville, MO 64468

Regional Council Newsflash and Newsletter available

https://nwmorcog.org/news/nwmorcog-newsletters/

2020 Annual Report and Regional Directory Available

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments has released its 2020 Annual Report. This document and a directory of officials for this region is located on this site’s Library or can be accessed here.

Our local telephone number is (660) 582-8980

Effective March 19, 2020, Regional Council Office Closed Until Further Notice

The Regional Council office will be closed to the public following the close of business today, Thursday, March 19, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice. Staff will be present during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for lunch daily) to support our communities and will be available by appointment only. Please feel free to contact us. Listed below are staff members and their contact information:

Jerri Dearmont, Executive Director, jerri@nwmorcog.org; 660-582-5121, ext. 1

Kim Mildward, Economic Development Planner/One-Stop Operator, kim@nwmorcog.org; 660-582-5121, ext. 2

Amy Dowis, Regional Planner, amy@nwmorcog.org; 660-582-5121, ext. 3

Robin Davidson, Administrative Assistant/Solid Waste Planner, Robin@nwmorcog.org; 660-582-5121, ext. 4

Alice Schiefer, Fiscal Officer, alice@nwmorcog.org; 660-582-5121, ext. 5

Steve Houts, Program Assistant, steve@nwmorcog.org; 660-582-5121, ext. 6

Rita Wallinga, Title I WIOA Program Director, rita@nwmorcog.org; 660-582-8980

Denise Hockaday, Employment Specialist, denise@nwmorcog.org; 660-582-8980

Atchison County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Approved

The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have approved the Atchison County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.  The Plan will be in effect for five years and will expire February 27, 2025. 

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments conducted meetings with city and county officials, emergency management agencies, school leaders, stakeholders and other interested individuals to update the hazard mitigation plan and reduce the negative impacts of natural hazards in the future.  With an approved plan, Atchison County’s participating jurisdictions will be eligible for state hazard mitigation grant funding opportunities.  The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments would like to thank everyone who participated in the Plan update process.  Click here to view the Atchison County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. If you have any questions regarding the Plan, please email them to Amy Dowis at amy@nwmorcog.org

 

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.