Eight counties | 36 cities | one region

a voluntary council of local governments
serving the missouri meramec area.

Year Organized


County located in

Dent County


4,974 (2016 American Community Survey)

Top Employers

Royal Oak Enterprises Inc., Salem Memorial District Hospital, Salem Wood Products Inc., US Foodservice, Wal-Mart

Form of Government

Mayor & 4 Alderpersons

Class of city



Salem Head Start, Salem Public Schools, Salem TCRC, Salem Faith Assembly Academy, New Harmony Christian Academy

Medical Services

Salem Memorial District Hospital

Industrial Parks available in cities

Masters Industrial Park

Colleges/Universities/Vo-Tech Schools

Southwest Baptist University Annex


Montauk State Park & Fish Hatchery, Current River, Bonebrake Center, Dent County Museum, Public Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts & Parks, The Commons, Country Club

Transportation Access

Highways 19, 32, 68, 72; Salem Memorial Airport


Mayor Brad Nash, 573-729-4811

City Hall

400 N. Iron St., Salem, MO 65560


Economic Developer

Ray Walden or Sally Burbridge, 573-729-2428

Planning & Zoning

Gary Brown (Chairman of committee), For issues call Mary Happel 573-729-5211

Industrial Development Authority

Dent County IDA, Donald Dodd, 573-729-3151