September 1, 2015 – Mid-MO RPC along with two other RPCs and the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) are the proud recipients of the 2015 NADO Innovation Award. Mid-MO RPC and the three other agencies received the award for their success in generating regional coordination for better access to and efficiency of public transit. All of the RPCs have hired or are in the process of hiring a Mobility Coordinator for their region and share the desire to create a statewide mobility management program.
August 31, 2015 – The Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission’s Board of Directors Executive Committee held its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, August 26, at the RPC office located in Ashland. The meeting was chaired by Gary Jungermann, Callaway County Presiding Commissioner and RPC Chair.
The Committee meeting began with an announcement of officers elected for the upcoming fiscal year. Gary Jungermann, Callaway County Presiding Commissioner, Chairman, Kris Scheperle, Cole County Commissioner, Vice-Chairman; Josh Hawkins, City Administrator Ashland, Secretary; and Tim Grenke, Mayor of Centralia, Treasurer. Other officers include: Les Hudson, City of Fulton-Personnel Chair, and Dan Atwill, Boone County Presiding Commissioner-Past-Chair.
August 25, 2015 – On August 18th, State Technical College of Missouri (STC) hosted Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) and members of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission for a tour of the STC facilities in Linn.
State Technical College of Missouri (STC), founded in 1961, is Missouri’s only two-year public technical college with a statewide mission. The school’s mission places an emphasis on preparing students for profitable employment after they graduate.
STC offers more than 35 technical programs at the associate of applied science degree and certificate level. STC also offers customized and contract training to Missouri business and industry. STC programs place a heavy emphasis on hand-on experience. This ensures the development of functional troubleshooting skills. Also emphasized are teamwork, interpersonal skills and work ethic.
August 19, 2015 – The Missouri Department of Economic Development is now accepting applications for low-interest energy improvement loans to public schools, public/private colleges and universities, local governments, public water and wastewater treatment facilities, and public/private not-for-profit hospitals. In total, the Department is making $7.5 million available for these entities to complete energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the State of Missouri.
The department’s Division of Energy is accepting loan applications from September 1 through November 30, 2015 for projects costing between $10,000 and $1 million. Loan applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis. If money remains after applications have been reviewed and prioritized, consideration will be given to loans in excess of $1 million.
For more information about the Energy Loan Program or to apply, please visit energyloan.mo.gov or call toll-free 855-522-2796.
September 7, 2015 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for Labor Day.
October 20, 2015 – 1:30 pm, Cole County Fire Station #4, 5206 Monticello Rd., Jefferson City (map).