Draft of Atchison County Risk Assessment Posted for Public Comment

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments has been coordinating with residents of all jurisdictions within Atchison County to update the Atchison County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The Draft of the 2020 Plan’s Risk Assessment contains data and maps about the hazard events that have occurred since the last update of the plan. This Risk Assessment will guide the formation of the goals and actions used to help mitigate the effects of natural hazard events that will occur within Atchison County. Feedback from the public will continued to be incorporated into the plan. A draft of the updated Risk Assessment is available for public review at the following link: Risk Assessment Draft

If you have questions or comments regarding the Risk Assessment, please email them to steve@nwmorcog.org or cassie@nwmorcog.org by May 31, 2019 for consideration for inclusion in this update to the Risk Assessment.

Regional Wastewater Feasibility Study Gets Underway

The communities of Graham, Maitland, and Skidmore will be holding Town Hall meetings in May. The meetings will be held to inform residents about a regional wastewater feasibility study. Representatives from Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments and Snyder & Associates will be in attendance to discuss the study.

The study is funded through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The Town Hall meetings will be the first of three that will be held to complete the study. Refreshments will be served.

Dates for each community are listed below:

City of Skidmore – Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m., Newton Hall Community Building, 202 W. Elm Street

City of Maitland – Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m., City Hall, 217 Main Street

City of Graham – Tuesday, May 14 at 5 p.m., Hughes Township Hall, 115 N. Linville

The public is encouraged to attend. For more information on this project, please contact Jerri Dearmont or Kim Mildward at 660 582-5121 or by email to jerri@nwmrcog.org or kim@nwmorcog.org.

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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7Y5VSMX.  Atchison County and the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments appreciate your opinions! 

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 kim@nwmorcog.org.

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.