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NADO, Missouri Development Organizations Honor Sen. Blunt with Award
3/23/18
The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) recently honored Sen. Roy Blunt with a 2018 Congressional Partnership Award. The award recognizes members of Congress for their leadership and contribution to regional economic and community development.
The biennial awards program recognizes members of Congress who have supported policies contributing to NADO's national legislative priorities, including funding for federal economic and community development programs as well as support for the work of regional development organizations at the local level.
Three Missouri regional planning commissions/councils of governments presented the award to Sen. Blunt while in Washington, D.C., for NADO's Legislative Conference, March 18-21.
Making the presentation were, from left, Maries County Presiding Commissioner Ray Schwartze, board chairman of Meramec Regional Plannning Commission (MRPC); Bonnie Prigge, executive director of MRPC; Sent. Blunt receiving award, Cindy Hultz, executive director of Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments; and Chad Eggen, executive director of Boonslick Regional Planning Commission.

 
Census Bureau Schedules Numerous Webinars for LUCA Participants
3/23/18
The Chicago Regional geography staff, under the direction of Marilyn A. Sanders, Regional Director, welcomes this opportunity to invite you to attend a 2020 LUCA training workshop via webinar. This workshop will be led by one of our trained geographers, who will be able to assist and support you throughout the LUCA process. We offer workshop webinars for governments throughout our eight-state region, which includes Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. This WebEx is a free online training opportunity that requires access to the internet for the video portion and access to a touch-tone phone for audio.
Each webinar will cover Census Bureau definitions for housing units, group quarters, city-style and non-city-style addresses; developing your review strategy; setting up your materials; conducting your review; and submitting your edits.
For session times and more information click HERE.

 
Requests for Proposals
3/16/18
The MACOG Board announces the release of three (3) Request for Proposals (RFP) related to its Long-Term Disaster Recovery & Resiliency Planning Initiative:
 Facilitation
 Contract Staff
 Outreach

 
Regional Planner/Grant Administrator
3/9/18
Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission is seeking a Regional Planner/Grant Administrator. Responsibilities include assisting local governments with grant applications, grant administration, coordinating and assisting with planning studies, and other special projects related to community development, economic development and transportation. Bachelor's degree is required with preference given to major course work in planning, public administration, political science, economics, or other related fields of study. Knowledge of GIS mapping applications is a plus but not required. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to davidbock@midmorpc.org by 03/28/2018. A more detailed job description can be found at www.midmorpc.org. (EOE)

New MACOG Officers were Inducted January 2018
Pictured are outgoing President Bonnie Prigge(Meramec RPC); Felicity Ray, new Treasurer (Ozark Foothills RPC); Linda Conner, new President (Lake of the Ozarks COG); and Randy Railsback new (old) Vice President (Green Hills RPC)

Southwest Missouri Council of Governments Helps Secure $2.2 Million EDA Grant
1/5/18
Jason Ray, executive director of the Southwest Missouri Council of Governments, assisted with the announcement of a $2.2 million EDA investment in Cox Nursing College, that will help insure access to healthcare in southwest Missouri.
"The collaborative efforts of local leaders will allow for new healthcare opportunities throughout southwest Missouri," said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. "The expanded Cox College nursing school will help local workers gain the skills health care providers look for in a modern workforce."

New Job Opportunities
3/9/18
Don't forget to check the Job Openings page for employment opportunities in our region!

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MACOG Meeting

Thu Sept 06 2018
10:00am

Governor's Office Building
Jefferson City, MO

 

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United States Department of Agriculture - Rural Development

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Missouri Spatial Data Information Service

Missouri City/County Management Association

Missouri Recycling Association