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Congratulations to our awesome Intern, Marisa, who was awarded Outstanding Organizational Student of the Year at Northwest Missouri State University. Congratulations, Marisa!!


Public Comment Period for Update to RCOG Title VI Plan Open

The draft of the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Government’s updated Title VI Plan is available for public comment through close of business on May 13, 2021. Comments may be submitted via email Amy or amy@nwmorcog.org. The draft is available through this link: https://nwmorcogdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/ad-edits-nwmorcog-2021-title-vi-program.pdf


Public Input Needed for Plan Update!


Request for Public Input on American Rescue Plan Project Prioritization

With the enactment of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), each of our jurisdictions will be receiving funds soon and we wanted to reach out to get some public input on how you think those funds should be used. Please click the button below to give us your thoughts, which we will share with our community partners. Thank You!


Student Recycling Art Projects: View Here

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Set for May 1

The Nodaway County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Site will be open Saturday, May 1, 2021,, from 8:00 A.M. to noon. The HHW Collection Site is located at the Nodaway County Maintenance Barn, 1516 East Halsey Street, Maryville, Missouri. For more information click the buttons below or contact Robin, robin@nwmorcog.org.

Recycling Awareness Presentation

Clean up your recycling skills by viewing THIS


Crisis Communication Workshop

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments and Northwest Missouri State University are teaming up to offer a Crisis Communication workshop designed to help local entities that have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop is being held virtually, via ZOOM and is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend the workshop. Those planning to attend should register online. For more information or to register, use the buttons below or contact Amy or 660.582.5121.


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.


Gentry County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Approved

The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have approved the Gentry County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. The Plan will be in effect for five years and will expire March 11, 2026.

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments would like to thank everyone who participated in the Plan update process. To view the complete Press Release or to access a copy of the Plan, please use the links below:


Holt County Hazard Mitigation Plan Kickoff Meeting Held

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments (RCOG) hosted the first gathering in a series of meetings focusing on the 5-year update for Holt County’s Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Kickoff meeting was held Monday, March 29, at 5 p.m. virtually, via ZOOM. All interested citizens and public officials of Holt County were invited to attend. For more information about meeting, click the buttons below.

Please contact Amy Dowis at the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments, (660) 582-5121, ext. 3 or by e-mail at amy@nwmorcog.org or Marisa Alvares by e-mail at marisa@nwmorcog.org with questions.


Worth County Hazard Mitigation Plan Kickoff Meeting Held

The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments (RCOG) hosted the first gathering in a series of meetings focusing on the 5-year update for Worth County’s Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Kickoff meeting was held Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m. and was held virtually, via ZOOM. All interested citizens and public officials of Worth County were invited to attend. For more information, click the buttons below.

Please contact Amy Dowis at the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments, (660) 582-5121, ext. 3 or by e-mail at amy@nwmorcog.org or Marisa Alvares by e-mail at marisa@nwmorcog.org with questions.


Watch the Large Event Planning Workshop


Solid Waste District Grant: Deadline has passed

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


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.

The MO Jobs Center is open with limited capacity and masks are required. 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.