Solid Waste Board, Executive Council to meet

January 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Via ZOOM. Please contact for information. The agenda for the Executive Board meeting is HERE. The agenda for the Full Council meeting is HERE.

Regional Council Newsletter available

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.

Application Period Open for Hazard Mitigation Grants

The application period for FEMA’s fiscal year 2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants under the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) programs is now open. Eligible applicants must apply for funding through the FEMA Grants Outcomes (GO) system. All applications must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 29, 2021. Please visit our Funding Opportunities page or our Hazard Mitigation page.

Our local telephone number is (660) 582-8980

Third Round of Worth County CARES Act Funding Available

The Worth County Commission has authorized Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments to accept a third round of applications for CARES Act funding. Application documents and information is here

Holt County Press Release for CARES Act Funds

For more information about applying for CARES Act Funds click HERE

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

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 Amy Dowis 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.

RCOG Releases 2019 Annual Report