The Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission (Mid-MO RPC) held it’s quarterly luncheon discussion at the Masonic Lodge in Ashland, on Wednesday, January 25th.
Mid-MO RPC Executive Director, Ed Siegmund presented an overview of the function and purpose of regional planning commissions.
Siegmund spoke about the structure, funding, membership fees and community participation, along with the governing structure of the organization. The RPC provides advisory committees to discuss regional issues and concerns within it’s six county region that consists of 40 communities with a total population of 326,543 and covers 3,363 square miles.Mid-MO RPC staff also reviewed in more detail the development and funding of the Holts Summit/Pro Foods industrial infrastructure grant with those in attendance. Funding programs that could be of particular interest were also discussed.
Many local governments were in attendance, including Presiding Commissioners from Callaway, Cooper, Howard and Moniteau Counties, as well as a representatives for U.S. Senator McCaskill and U.S. House Representative Vicki Hartzler office. Community reports, legislative activity were also discussed at the meeting.