The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments, formerly called the Northwest Missouri Regional Planning Commission, is one of 19 regional planning commissions in Missouri, which grew out of the State and Regional Planning and Community Development Act of 1966, permitting the establishment of regional planning commissions to resolve common community problems on a regional basis. Read more about Missouri Planning Commissions HERE.

Our History

To learn more about how our organization originated view our timeline below.


The Northwest Missouri Regional Planning Commission was established under Revised Statutes Chapter 251 of the State of


Contracted with Larkin and Associates, Kansas City, to develop a comprehensive plan for water and sewer development in northwest Missouri.


Commission hired its first full-time staff


Commission received additional funding under Missouri Senate Bill 168. These funds, along with matching funds and federal grants, enabled the Commission to expand its planning program.


Commission changed its name to the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments