Gentry County Hazard Mitigation Risk Assessment Draft Available for Comment

The Gentry County Risk Assessment draft is ready for review. This information is being provided to residents of Gentry County participating as members of the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee. This is not a complete risk assessment. Additional information on the vulnerability of each jurisdiction in the county will be included in the final version of this document. Questions or comments regarding this document can be directed to: Jerri Dearmont, Executive Director, Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments, 114 W. Third St., Maryville, MO 64468 Telephone: 660.582.5121 or email: Please submit your comments regarding this risk assessment by June 15, 2020.  To view the risk assessment, please click here: HMP Risk Assessment Draft

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Site Reopening

The Nodaway County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Site will reopen Saturday, June 6, 2020, 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.  The HHW Brochure can be viewed through the following link: Residents of Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth Counties are welcome to participate (ID required).

There is no fee to drop-off; it is FREE for residents only. No commercial or business waste accepted. Examples of HHW include: household chemicals (bleach, ammonia, and cleaners) fertilizers, pesticides, brake fluid, transmission fluid, household waxes, Ni-cad, lithium, and lead acid batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, florescent tubes, antifreeze, oil base paint, and varnish. Do not mix household hazardous wastes together; keep in the original container.  No latex paint accepted.  Latex paint can be dried out and put into the trash. Please call Cassie Hasekamp at (660) 582-5121 ext. 4 for more information.

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

As the regional economic development agency for that serves Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth Counties, the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is working with local, state, and federal partners to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy and help coordinate relief efforts.  As a local business and critical part of the local economy, the Regional Council would like your insight into the effects of COVID-19 on your business.

To best support local efforts to respond to, and eventually, recover from, the pandemic effects, the Regional Council needs as much real-time information as possible. Therefore, we ask that you take four minutes to complete this short survey to help us understand the economic impacts COVID-19 is having on the local economy. Your responses will be anonymous unless you choose to provide contact information at the end of the survey.

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! 

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.

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.