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MACOG News Archive - FY07-08

Blueprint for Safer Roadways Wins Excellence Award
6/24/08 St. James, MO
The Blueprint for Safer Roadways program has been selected by the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) to receive a 2008 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award. The program, which was created to help save lives on Missouri's roadways, was nominated by Meramec RPC. The award will be presented at the National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference in Duluth, Minnesota, August 17 – 19, 2008.

Four-State Professional Development Conference Held

5/5/08 St. Joseph, MO
Representatives from regional planning commissions (RPCs) and councils of government (COGs) converged on St. Joseph, Missouri May 5-7 to participate in the first-ever Four-State Professional Development Conference. The conference provided an opportunity for RPC and COG directors and... (read more)


Rogers Presents to Emergency Managers
Harry Rogers4/20/08 Branson, MO
Hary Rogers, Director of the Harry S Truman Coordinating Council, recently presented to the Missouri Emergency Management Conference held in Branson, Missouri. Rogers' presentation detailed... (read more)


Counties Collaborate for Water Supply
Tye Parsons and Bob Stiens3/24/08 Maryville, MO
Northwest Missouri has seen a dramatic drop in its water table over the years, prompting community leaders to find a solution that ensures water quantity and quality. (read more)



States Reach Bridge Deal
02/26/08 Saint Louis, MO
Missouri and Illinois leaders have reached an agreement for the construction of a new Mississippi River bridge, ending years of negotiations, disagreements and stalemates. (read more)

Rural Internet Task Force Releases Report
Internet Task Force
2/1/08 Jefferson City, MO
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder has released the preliminary report for the Rural High-Speed Internet Taskforce. (read more)



Cavender Named to Governor's Task Force
11/13/07 Jefferson City, MO
Gov. Matt Blunt today named Missourians to the Rural High-Speed Internet Access Task Force to identify opportunities to increase access to technology across the state. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder will chair the group as they examine how best to ensure Missourians have access to the latest technology. (read more)


Bond Gives Legislative Update to NEMORPC

11/07/07 Memphis, MO
U.S. Senator Kit Bond visited the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission and Rural Development Corporation in October to celebrated the opening of their and Rural Development Corporation’s additional office space. Following the ribbon cutting, Bond updated local Missourians and area officials on the latest news in Washington. The Senator talked to the group about a number of legislative issues including the economy, health care and education. (read more)

MACOG Receives 2007 NADO Innovation Award
11/06/07 Washington DC
The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) has awarded a 2007 Innovation Award to the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, the Missouri Office of Homeland Security and the Missouri Association of Councils of Government for their regionalization of homeland security planning.
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New Booth Unveiled at MML ConferenceMACOG Booth -- Click to enlarge
9/12/07  Kansas City, Missouri
Members of the Missouri Association of Councils of Governments (MACOG) unveiled the organization's newly-designed booth at the Missouri Municipal League's annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Tye Parsons and Tom Bliss manned the booth, while Randy Railsback, Chauncy Buchheit, and Steve Etcher gave a session on municipal grant seeking.


Walker Appointed Executive Director of NEMORPC
9/12/07  Memphis, Missouri.
Northeast LogoThe Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission tapped into a strong background in government when it recently named its new executive director. At an August 29th meeting the NEMORPC Board hired former Missouri State Representative Nate Walker to fill the vacancy. Walker, who calls rural Atlanta home, served the citizens of Macon, Shelby, Knox and Linn counties in the legislator where he was a member of the Appropriations, Social Services, Agri-Business, Higher Education, Election and Tourism committees. (read more)

Pioneer Trails Hires New Executive Director
8/23/07  Concordia, Missouri.
Pioneer Trails LogoAt the August 21, 2007 session of the Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission Board of Directors, the Board voted unanimously to appoint Randall (Randy) B. White of Warrensburg, Missouri as PTRPC’s new Executive Director. Mr. White is currently the 509th Bomb Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, Chief Engineer at Whiteman Air Force Base and has 28 years of experience in facility planning, design and construction as design engineer, construction manager and program director. As Base program director, Mr. White led the development of the Air Force’s next generation (B-2) ‘Stealth’ Bomber facility support. (read more)