Gentry County Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Survey Open

The Gentry County Hazard Mitigation Planning Update process is underway!  Become part of the planning process and take the 5-question survey about the impact of natural hazards in Gentry County.  The link to the Gentry County Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Survey is The survey is also available on the Regional Council website and Facebook page. Gentry County and the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments appreciate your opinions! 

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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,; 660-582-5121, ext. 1

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

Amy Dowis, Regional Planner,; 660-582-5121, ext. 3

Cassie Hasekamp, Community and Environmental Planner,; 660-582-5121, ext. 4

Alice Schiefer, Fiscal Officer,; 660-582-5121, ext. 5

Steve Houts, Program Assistant,; 660-582-5121, ext. 6

Rita Wallinga, Title I WIOA Program Director,; 660-582-8980

Denise Hockaday, Employment Specialist,; 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 Cassie Hasekamp, Community & Environmental Planner, at

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.

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 closed until April 4, 2020. 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).

RCOG Releases 2019 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 2019 fiscal year.