WELCOME to the Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments
The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments is a regional organization offering a variety of programming, products and services, both on the
municipal and regional level, to our member governments. We serve 40 towns in Atchison, Holt, Gentry, Nodaway,
and Worth Counties in northwest Missouri.
USDA Rural Development Awards Solid Waste Management Program Grant to Regional Council
Grant will fund recycling survey and development of local recycling plans. Maryville, MO, November 2013: Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments received a USDA Rural Development, Solid Waste Management Technical Assistance Grant for $21,500 to provide assistance to rural communities to reduce recyclables going into the solid waste stream through a survey and local recycling plan development. A recycling survey will be conducted in our five-county region to gather data about recycling infrastructure and resident’s attitudes toward recycling activities. Cities with populations of 500 or more that participate in the survey will be eligible to receive technical assistance for the development of recycling plans. Grants to assist with implementation of the local plans may be available through the Northwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District grant program. The USDA-funded project will begin immediately. The survey is scheduled to be available to residents from mid-December until mid-March. It will be available on-line on the Regional Council website and in print at the Regional Council office and offices of the county and city clerks. On Earth Day, April 22, 2014, the participating communities will gather to celebrate Earth Day and begin the recycling plan development process facilitated by the survey results and a Recycling Plan Tool Kit. The project is scheduled for completion by September 30, 2014.
The Fall 2013 Newsletter is here!
A brand new newsletter for this Fall has been released, and you are able to download it here.
A Time For Change
Executive Director Tye Parsons left the Regional Council on October 25th and joined the staff at Northwest Missouri State University. We thank Tye for his years of service and wish him every success in his new position. Arnie Kreek has been named Interim Director and will serve in that position while the Regional Council board conducts the search for Tye's replacement.
New Regional Economic Development Plan
The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments (NWMORCOG) has prepared a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the five-county region. You are invited to review the document. Please direct any questions or comments to email@example.com or by calling Arnie Kreek at 660-582-5121.
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