July 28, 2015 – Mid-MO RPC Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) heard a presentation from MoDOT on the importance of safety belt use and the impact of implementing local safety belt ordinances. Scott Jones, Highway Safety Program Administrator for MoDOT, stated that between 2010 and 2012 63% of roadway fatalities were motorist not wearing a seat belt. Current data estimates that 79% of Missouri drivers use their seat belt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that if seat belt usage could increase by just 8%, Missouri could save 43 lives and avoid 513 serious injuries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the Senate Republican Leadership Stakeout this week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) stated the importance of passing a long-term highway bill and the positive implications it has for energy, world food demand, and economic opportunity.
July 23, 2015 – The Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission held its quarterly “luncheon discussion” meeting July 22nd, at the Masonic Lodge in Ashland. Featured speaker at the luncheon was Stuart Haynes, Policy and Membership Associate of the Missouri Municipal League (MML).
The luncheon discussion focused primarily on the training opportunities offered by MML for local elected officials, as well as, municipal staff. Haynes reviewed the Certified Municipal Official Program offered through the Municipal Governance Institute which encourages elected officials and city staff to learn as much as possible about governance roles and city government operations. The program is designed for participants to complete requirements within a two-year time period, with workshops offered at the Missouri Municipal League Elected Officials Training Conference and Annual Conference. Additional information can be obtained by reviewing the MML website – www.mocities.com or call 573.635.9134.
By MMSWMD | Published: JULY 9, 2015
The Mid-Missouri Solid Waste Management District is announcing the availability of grant funding for projects which will assist the Region H District and the State of Missouri in achieving goals of diverting waste from landfills into recycling/reuse streams. Two grant rounds are scheduled for small grant projects (grant funding $5,000 or less) and one grant round for large projects (grant funding $5,000.01 to $100,000).
Interested applicants should register for one of the district grant writing workshops scheduled July 23, 2015 and July 29, 2015 and refer to the FY2016 District Grant Guidance Document and Application Rules. Online registration is available for the July district grant writing workshops or you can contact Mid-Missouri Solid Waste Management District.
Dan Lennon, Director of the Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT), recently spoke to Mid-MO RPC’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC). Discussion items included the economic impact of tourism, Missouri’s efforts to brand itself as a tourist destination and resources for local organizations to take advantage of when marketing their local events.
Tourism plays a significant role in the Missouri economy. Tourism had a $15.3 billion total economic impact on the Missouri economy in 2014, and Missouri had a record number of visitors, 39.2 million, last year. The tourism industry directly supports more than 290,000 jobs statewide.
August 11, 2015 -9 am. Meeting and tour location to be announced.
September 7, 2015 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for Labor Day.