Nodaway County Hazard Plan Public Survey

The federal government requires all states and local governments to have hazard mitigation plans approved by FEMA that are consistent with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.  Approved mitigation plans are required to maintain eligibility for certain types of federal Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants.

One of the key components of a hazard mitigation plan is public input during the planning process.  The planning committee will be evaluating information on the hazards that impact each jurisdiction within Nodaway County.  The committee is seeking your input on the hazards that will be evaluated as well as your opinions on the types of activities that should be considered to reduce future impacts.  Your comments will be considered by your community’s representatives on the planning committee as the plan is developed.  Please take a few moments to answer the following questions.  Thank you for your participation.

Regional Council 2022 Annual Report available

A summary of our agency’s accomplishments and a directory of public officials can be viewed HERE or on our Reports page.

Regional Council Newsflash and Newsletter available

Regional Council Hiring Solid Waste Planner

Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is seeking applicants for a part-time position to manage the Solid Waste Program in our Maryville, Missouri office. The right person will work with the five-county area consisting of the cities, schools, and businesses on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle goods through the solid waste program. The position may also include some general office duties within our agency. 

As an entry level position, the right candidate will start with a wage of $16/hr. If you like to help people and work with communities, this is a great opportunity for you to get started with a career. The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for employment who feel they are the subject of discrimination may contact the NWMORCOG Executive Director or the Missouri state EO officer.

For a full job description, visit Employment Opportunities | Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments (  Deadline for consideration has been extended. To apply for the position, please email a resume and cover letter to

Regional Broadband News

Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments in partnership with the Office of Broadband Development and the University of Missouri system hosted a Connecting All Missourians regional listening session on Thursday, October 27th. For information, please click this link: BROADBAND

Student teams from across the University of Missouri System competed to develop plans for supplying access to affordable high-speed internet to residents and businesses in northwest Missouri. They used an approach outlined in the UM System Broadband Initiative’s Digitally Connected Community Guide to develop potential plans for workable public-private partnership (P3) models. The teams presented their plans on Saturday, August 20, at Mozingo Event Center near Maryville, MO. The event also included presentations from regional and state broadband leaders. The presentation was live streamed and a recording in available HERE.

An analysis showing how expansion and adoption of internet services in three northwestern Missouri counties could help grow their economies in the decade ahead was prepared as part of MU Extension’s collaboration with local economic developers and the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments. A previous study included Nodaway County. Use this link to view more about the economic impact study. The economic benefit studies are available by scanning the code below or on our Economic Development page.

Scan the above code and watch this space for more information about viewing the completed report compiled by the regional Digitally Connected Communities group. Questions? contact Kim, or call 660 582 5121 ext#2

Regional Hazardous Waste Collection Information

The date for the next regional hazardous household waste collection is March 11, 2023. Any questions? Click the button below to view a brochure or contact our office at (660) 582-5121 ext #7 or email:

Community Development Block Grant Cycle Open

The Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has released information regarding the next grant cycle for the following five categories: General Infrastructure, Community Facilities, Demolition, Downtown Revitalization, and Workforce Training. If your community has a CDBG project currently open that is two years or older from grant award, then the grant MUST be closed by January 31, 2022, to be eligible to apply. Regional Council staff will be attending a virtual training session on October 14 to learn of any new application guidelines. If your community is interested in one of the categories offered in this round of CDBG funding, please reach out to us via phone to 660-582-5121 or you may email the following: Jerri Dearmont at; Kim Mildward at; or Amy Dowis at

Business Continuity Workshop Presentation

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments and Northwest Missouri State University sponsored this event for local businesses that have been impacted by the current pandemic. View a recording of the presentation below. The presentation begins at around the 3:00 mark.

Watch the Large Event Planning Workshop

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.