The current update of the Regional Transportation Plan includes the incorporation of multi-modal systems and infrastructure such as airports, rail, transit, ports, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The update process also takes into account a multitude of local, regional, and state plans and studies that have been conducted in recent years. Many of these resources are a new addition to the Plan. The RPC staff has worked closely with the Transportation Advisory Committee members in the update of the Plan and will conduct more outreach to county and city representatives during the month of December.
November 20, 2015 – Outgoing Mid-Mo RPC Chairman Dan Atwill and Brian Crane, City Administrator of Holts Summit were among several individuals recognized for their contributions to Mid-MO RPC and their local government at the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission’s annual meeting on November 18th. The event was held at the Senior Center in Ashland. Approximately 50 people representing local governments in the Mid-MO RPC region, as well as, staff representatives for Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator Matt Blunt, Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler and the Missouri Department of Transportation were in attendance.
Highlights of the meeting included Mid-MO RPC staff’s presentation of the “Annual Report” of staff activities for the FY15 fiscal past year, a roundtable discussion regarding future RPC meetings and work activities, and comments from outgoing Mid-MO RPC Chair Dan Atwill.
Newly elected Mid-Mo RPC Chair Gary Jungermann,
Presiding Commissioner of Callaway County recognizes Dan Atwill,
Presiding Commissioner of Boone County for his leadership to the
Mid-Missouri Regional Planning as Chair during the FY15 year.
November 18, 2015 – The Board of Directors and staff of the Mid-MO RPC are pleased to provide this annual report providing an overview of some of the activities and accomplishments of the region’s elected officials, economic developers, and Mid-MO RPC staff for the 2015 fiscal year.
To view the report click here.
October 30, 2015 – The Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission held its quarterly luncheon discussion meeting on October 28th, at the Masonic Lodge in Ashland. Featured speaker at the luncheon was Dan Lennon, Director of the Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT).
The luncheon discussion focused primarily on the partnership opportunities offered by MDT to members of the tourism industry. Lennon noted that tourism-related businesses and events in Missouri are eligible to post information at no cost in the Official Travel Guide and on VisitMO.com. MDT deploys two themed e-newsletters each month (50,000 to 75,000) per newsletter to specific audience sets. E-newsletter pages link to stories housed on VisitMO.com and feature businesses and events already listed on the website. MDT has a strong social media presence, primarily maintaining channels on Facebook. Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. In addition, MDT offers speaker opportunities on a variety of subjects related to tourism and online marketing webinars, presented by leading experts in digital tourism marketing, free of charge.
October 16, 2015 – Mid-MO RPC staff has started work on a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region. The CEDS is an economic development plan that the RPC updates every five years as part of our continued relationship with the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA). Having an EDA approved CEDS in place is one of the requirements that must be met in order for Mid-MO RPC cities and counties to be eligible for EDA public works grant funding.
Projects that have taken advantage of EDA funding include the MU Life Science Incubator at Monsanto Place, the redevelopment of Science Hall at the former Kemper Military Academy in Boonville, and Discover Ridge Research Park. Our EDA planning partnership also allows Mid-MO RPC to receive EDA funding that allows us to provide technical assistance on community and economic development projects throughout the region.
November 26-27, 2015 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for Thanksgiving.
December 25, 2015 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for Christmas Day.