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

  • Provided $2,898,55 in housing assistance to an average of 715 low-income households per month in the Meramec Region through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program. This also includes the participants who have utilized their portability rights and have transferred out of our area and are still being assisted with our agency’s funds. The MRPC also performed 1,266 unit inspections for the rental assistance programs and conducted 12 group housing briefing sessions at MRPC.
  • Submitted and was awarded Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grant of $59,946.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) competition and grant alerts for the: National Trust for Historic Preservation Fund, Emergency Solutions Grant, Missouri Department of Economic Development Disaster Recovery Program, Missouri Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation Grant Programs, United States Department of Agriculture Community Connect grant, Energy Loan Program, Missouri Main Street Affiliate Grant Program, Ozark Rivers 2019 Waste Reduction Project grants, Delta Regional Authority 2019 Grant Round, Ozark Rivers 2018 Grant Round, Meramec Regional Community Foundation Grants, Volkswagon Trust Program, Fire Prevention and Safety Grant through FEMA, Energy Loan Program, Cardinals Care Program, MDNR Scrap Tire Program, Missouri State Parks Preservation Fund, Workforce Training Center Initiative, and Kaboom! Community Playground grant.
  • Submitted a grant application to AmerisourceBergen Foundation’s Opioid Resource Grant Program for MCEC for $100,000 for opioid abuse prevention to cover four counties not covered by HRSA., which was funded
  • Submitted a grant application to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for $10,000 for disaster preparedness education and promotion for the vulnerable populations of the region. (Not funded)
  • Submitted a grant application to the Department of Agriculture for Protection against Prescription Drug and illegal Dump Contamination of Water Resources program. (Not funded)
  • Presented a program on MRPC programs and services at a University Extension regional staff meeting on Jan. 15, 2019.
  • Applied and received Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) grants to assist with Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) satellite collections in Rolla and St. Robert, special waste collections, environmental education and awareness and community outreach and assistance fund.
  • Updated and redesigned MRPC’s website.
  • Began coordinating the update of the Ozark Rivers website.
  • Provided updated Hazardous Materials plan Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps and Osage counties, then city and first responders.
  • Provided staff services for the Meramec Regional Emergency Planning Committee (MREPC) and updated the region’s hazardous materials emergency management plan for the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC).
  • Conducted training needs survey for MREPC.
  • Applied for and worked with Missouri Emergency Response Commission to promote and coordinate hazardous materials classes.
  • Held Annual Dinner at Hermann Hill Wedding and Convention Center in Hermann on Oct. 25, 2018. Outstanding volunteer citizens were recognized at the annual dinner and later in the region’s news media and MRPC publications.
  • Provided photos to Annual Dinner volunteer award winners.
  • Prepared Federal Priorities report and made annual trip to Washington, D.C. to carry regional concerns to our U.S. representatives and senators. Chair Larry Miskel accompanied staff members Tammy Snodgrass and Bonnie Prigge on March 17-20, 2019.
  • Prepared State Priorities report and made annual trip to Jefferson City on Jan. 29, 2019 to carry regional concerns to our state representatives and senators. Board members and staff participated.
  • Executive Director served on the boards of the Missouri Association of Councils of Governments (MACOG), Missouri Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), Missouri Federal Land Access Program Decision Committee (FLAP), Community Partnership Early Childhood Educare Advisory Committee, Sustainable Ozarks Partnership Board, SBTDC Statewide Advisory Board, Fort Leonard Wood Community Partnership Leadership Committee and Meramec Regional Community Foundation. Served as chair of the Missouri Association of Council of Governments transportation committee.
  • Served as administrator for the Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone (GVEZ) that coordinates the Enhanced Enterprise Zones in Maries, Gasconade and Osage counties, and assisted with fundraising, work keys testing and four meetings.
  • Coordinated the annual Enhanced Enterprise Zone meeting for Maries, Gasconade and Osage EEZs.
  • Continued to work with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to gather local input on transportation needs and issues and provide staff support to the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), an advisory group serving as a liaison between local citizens and MRPC, including the coordination of six meetings.
  • Maintained a multi-modal transportation stakeholder’s email list.
  • Provided traffic counters, which may be used by member communities and organizations.
  • Invited the Meramec Region’s state legislators to MRPC’s December board meeting for an idea exchange. Three legislators and staff from another legislator participated.
  • Invited the Meramec Region’s federal congressional leadership to MRPC’s January board meeting for an idea exchange. Staff from one of the region’s congressional offices participated.
  • Coordinated and provided meeting room for four MREPC meetings and seven ORSWMD meetings.
  • Provided Christmas food and gifts for two needy families through staff and board donations. Additionally, MRPC staff and board made a $50 donation to Missouri Patriot Paws, $50 donation to the St. James Veterans Home, $100 donation to the St. James Caring Center and donated pet supplies to the St. James Animal Shelter.
  • Participated in 11 statewide Missouri Association of Councils of Government meetings.
  • Participated in quarterly statewide meetings of RPC transportation planners.
  • Coordinated four meetings of Region I Homeland Security Oversight Committee (HSOC).
  • Continued to work with Dr. Joan Schuman from MS&T, Dept. of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, to make board members aware of the University’s program to have engineering management student’s work with local governments to address their needs and identify solutions. Served as a liaison between the cities of Bourbon and Meta, the communities that hosted the class this fiscal year.
  • Provided seven Meramec Morning presentations on grants this fiscal year with a total of 57 people attending.
  • Entered into contracts with MoDOT and Coalition for Roadway Safety to assist with awareness of a “Buckle Up/Phone Down/Arrive Alive” message at schools and community events and provide docudrama/safety day training.
  • Staff continued to provide coordination services for the Naturally Meramec Consortium by working with agriculture, tourism and culinary businesses across the region. Staff facilitated bi-monthly meetings, hosted training events, visited businesses, gathered data, set up day-trip trails and marketed the businesses through the Show-Me Local: Naturally Meramec website and Facebook page, all in an effort to expand markets for producers and encourage agritourism opportunities.
  • Submitted and was awarded a grant for $45,800 from USDA Rural Development to conduct a feasibility study of a food hub.
  • a grant application to Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program for funds to make repairs to 20 owner-occupied homes throughout the region. (Not funded)
  • Shared Missouri Partnership leads with economic developers and community leaders, as requested.
  • Administered the Health Resources & Services Administration’s Rural Health Opioid Program.
  • Prepared a ROHI grant for Meramec Regional Community Foundation for $10,000, which was awarded. MRCF then awarded five community grants.
  • Applied and received the Office of Administration State Aid to Regional Planning Commissions grant.
  • Advertised Community Right-to-Know information regionwide on behalf of MREPC.
  • Maintained portfolio of 15 Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) projects, totaling $914,530, leveraging more than $21,168,296 million in private investment and creating/retaining more than 990 jobs in our region with the entire program.
  • Maintained portfolio of 26 Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans, totaling $5,545,897, leveraging more than $6,189,203 million in private investment and creating/retaining more than 1,287 jobs in our region with the entire program.
  • Maintained portfolio of seven Intermediary Relending Projects (IRP), totaling $319,146, leveraging more than $5,174,000 million in private investment and creating/retaining more than 179 jobs in our region.
  • Coordinated and provided meeting facilities for eight Meramec Regional Development Corporation (MRDC) meetings. Provide staff and administrative assistance to MRDC.
  • Continued to offer associate memberships to businesses and organizations in the region. As of June 30, 2018, 15 businesses and organizations held associate memberships.
  • Hosted a Resident Advisory board Meeting (RAB) to review the five year/one year Public Housing Authority (PHA) plan.
  • Coordinated Ozark Rivers Grant program that awarded eight grants, which benefited Ozark Rivers counties. The total award was $185,049.13, which is being administered by MRPC on behalf of ORSWMD.
  • Participated and assisted in coordination of quarterly meetings in Jefferson City for RPC fiscal officers.
  • Coordinated, set agenda and facilitated five meetings for solid waste planners meetings at the state level.
  • Coordinated and administered Region I HSOC grant program, which benefited Region I. Eight FY18 projects totaling $93,959.39, were awarded in October 2018. Completed and submitted Region I HSOC progress reports to Office of Homeland Security in December and July. Represented Region I HSOC at State HSOC Chair meetings and at State Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC) meetings on a quarterly basis.
  • Facilitated and provided technical assistance to the Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF). MRCF ended the fiscal year with 54 funds with a fund balance of $2,937,009. Two new funds were established, totaling $100,000.  Hosted and attended over 14 meetings to promote the foundation concept. Assisted the foundation in awarding six community grants totaling $1,500, 20 scholarships in the region, totaling $36,600 and five ROHI grants totaling $10,250.
  • Provided meeting space for South Central Correctional facility personnel, as needed.
  • Coordinated and provided meeting facilities for eight Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) meetings.
  • The Meramec Region Coalition for Roadway Safety Subcommittee awarded 10 mini grants, totaling $3,000 to assist with eight Project Graduations and two docudrama projects. Project Graduation grants were awarded to: Potosi High School, Owensville High School, Belle High School, Kiwanis of Cuba for Cuba High School, St. James High School, Hermann Families in Action for Hermann High School, Salem High School and Bourbon High School. Docudrama grants were awarded to St. James High School and Vienna High School.
  • Prepared a proposal and was awarded a grant in the amount of $210,000 from the Economic Development Administration for funds to provide economic development and technical assistance to the cities and counties of MRPC for the period 2019-2021.
  • Facilitated five Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Advisory Committee meetings and submitted five-year update of CEDS in December 2018.
  • Participated in EDA Peer Review and presented information to EDA on programs ad organization.
  • Submitted DRA planning grant reports.
  • Provided technical assistance for Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation (MCEC) and coordinated four meetings.
  • Provided a forum for local review for federal funded programs and projects in the region through the State Clearinghouse Review process.
  • Prepared, submitted and administered Chemical Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) Tier II and Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants for the MREPC.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study of Hwys. 100, 47, 32, 42, and 8 for MREPC.
  • Fielded numerous calls for assistance for SBA, RLF, IRP and micro loans throughout the region for small businesses.
  • Maintained memberships and/or provided representation in the Missouri Association of Councils of Government, Missouri Economic Development Council, National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials, National Association of Development Organizations, Missouri Municipal League, Delta Regional Authority, Missouri Press Association, Missouri Recycling Association, Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce, Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce, Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce, Owensville Area Chamber of Commerce, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Cuba Chamber of Commerce, Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Development Companies, Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety Central District Committee, State Solid Waste Advisory Board, Sustainable Ozarks Partnership, FLW Partnership, Missouri Association Public Housing Agencies, National Recycling Association, and Missouri Conservation Federation.
  • Coordinated a staff retreat that focused on teamwork in June 2019.
  • Responded to numerous requests for information via MRPC’s website.
  • Prepared 106 press releases for media in the region, keeping them informed about the projects and activities of MRPC and its member governments.
  • Coordinated a presentation Alan Galindo, Central Workforce Development Board for the August 2018 MRPC meeting.
  • Coordinated a presentation by Bonnie Prigge, MRPC’s Executive Director, that highlighted the wide selection of projects and programs being accomplished by staff and shared information on how projects are managed and tracked for the September 2018 MRPC meeting.
  • Coordinated a presentation by Tammy Snodgrass, MRPC, on the Region I Homeland Security Grants that were approved by the HSOC committee for the October 2018 MRPC meeting.
  • Coordinated a presentation by Samantha Maddison, MRPC, on the HRSA and Naturally Meramec Grants for the November 2018 MRPC meeting.
  • Coordinated a presentation by Tammy Alsop, Hochschild Bloom & Company, who presented the finalized MRPC audit report for MRPC and its component units for year ending June 20, 2018 and a presentation by Linda Hollandsworth, MRPC, on the housing program for the February 2019 MRPC meeting.
  • Coordinated a presentation by Dr. Shawn Strong, State Technical College of Missouri on activities at the college and the school’s proposed Utility Village for the March 2019 MRPC meeting.
  • Coordinated a presentation by Darryl Rockfield, Jr., SEMA Floodplain Engineer on the RiskMAP process in Missouri and the work that is going on in the Meramec Region for the April 2019 MRPC meeting.
  • Coordinated a presentation Matt Hesser, state demographer for the state of Missouri, on the upcoming 2020 Census for the May 2019 MRPC meeting.
  • Coordinated a presentation by Tim Arbeiter, State Broadband Director, on the current state of broadband in Missouri, specifically in the Meramec Region for the June 2019 MRPC meeting.
  • Coordinated Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety sub-committee meetings for Meramec counties in on Jan. 25, Feb. 13 and April 26, 2019.
  • Attended annual meeting of Sustainable Ozarks Partnership in Waynesville.
  • Completed a Mobility Management program with funding from MoDOT for Federal Transit Administration 5310 and Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council.
  • Continued administration of an EDA grant to construct parking facilities on the medical campus that will facilitate the location of Delbert Day Cancer Institute in the amount of $1,407.980.
  • Provided information monthly to local lenders and business professionals on MRPC’s loan programs, SBA 504 rates and announcements.
  • Hosted an MML Elected Officials training on Aug.  23, 2018.
  • Collected and organized Tier II reports for the region.
  • Coordinated information gathering for the 2019 Solid Waste Advisory Board annual report to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
  • Held a grant writing workshop for ORSWMD in July 2018.
  • Held a grant administration workshop for ORSWMD subgrantees, Dec. 2018.
  • Procured for and solicited member communities participation in bulk paper purchase and coordinated delivery of purchases to the respective communities.
  • Presented a program on Meramec Regional Planning Commission transportation planning activities at a Missouri S&T Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers meeting on Feb. 12, 2019.
  • Attended a workshop on Funding for the Future – Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Financing on July 12, 2018.
  • Participated in a joint presentation to Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission on planning framework.
  • Participated in a State of Missouri Economic Development Forecast Luncheon, presented by Rob Dixon, on Feb. 15, 2019 at First State Community Bank, Sullivan.
  • Distributed 2019 Ozark Rivers SWMD grant application information to all city and county officials.
  • Assisted a potential factory business owner with development and location information in
  • Gasconade, Crawford, and Washington counties, on behalf of the Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone.
  • Provided technical assistance to those inquiring about Ozark Rivers SWMD grant application guidelines.
  • Presented 20 ORSWMD grant applications to the grant review committee, compiled scoring and presented results to the ORSWMD Executive Board.
  • Coordinated process for finalizing 16 awarded ORSWMD grant application submissions to Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR).
  • Provided technical assistance for reporting and reimbursement requests for 2019/2020 ORSWMD grant projects.
  • Provided technical assistance to five ORSWMD grant projects transitioning to online quarterly reporting.
  • Provided technical assistance for ORSWMD Executive Board and coordinated three meetings.
  • Provided technical assistance for ORSWMD Full Council and coordinated an annual awards program, Outstanding Achievements in Solid Waste Management recognizing five recipients from Crawford, Gasconade, Washington and Phelps counties.
  • Coordinated a presentation by Cameron Stover, Brewer Science, on the process in which Brewer Science has achieved nearly zero waste for the July 2018 ORSWMD Advisory Board Committee.
  • Provided announcements for the 2019 Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest, Be Waste Wise.
  • Facilitated ORSWMD Executive Board support of a statewide Product Stewardship Initiative.
  • Attended 2018 Missouri Recycling Association Conference.
  • Attended 2018 Annual Missouri Emergency Management Conference.
  • Submitted a grant request in the amount of $10,000 to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for disaster preparedness education and promotion for the vulnerable populations of the region. Was not funded.
  • On behalf of MRCF, submitted and was awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to fund grantmaking to local projects addressing substance abuse issues.
  • On behalf of Prevention Consultants, submitted and was awarded a grant in the amount of $25,000 from AmerisourceBergen to deliver 2,500 safe disposal pouches to pharmacies, healthcare providers, and law enforcement.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $2,000,000 to the Economic Development Administration for funds to construct the new Utility Technician Center and to expand utility programs and certifications at State Technical College of Missouri. Decision pending.
  • Submitted an MRPC grant application in the amount of $901,855 to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to develop a multi-disciplinary task force to address the opioid crisis affecting children youth, and families. Was not funded.
  • Submitted and was awarded a grant on behalf of Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation in the amount of $2,500 from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for funds to conduct a regional job /resources fair focused on individuals with substance use disorders, including formally incarcerated persons.
  • Submitted and was awarded a grant on behalf of Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation in the amount of $1,250 from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for funds for the Meramec Region Safe Rx Storage project to purchase and distribute and procure 96 lockable storage bags to seniors.
  • Attended the Delta Regional Authority training in Memphis, TN.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $295,840 to the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program for funds for low-income homeowner house rehabilitation and homeowner education. Was not funded.
  • Was awarded a grant in the amount of $50,473 from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources 604b for funds to conduct a feasibility study for shared operational responsibility between two or more small waste water systems and began work on the wastewater system survey.
  • Worked with Sustainable Ozarks Partnership (SOP) and regional economic developers on a quality of life survey for businesses and residents in the Fort Leonard Wood region and held meetings to discuss the future of economic development in the FLW area.
  • Attended ADA Transition training provided by MoDOT.
  • Amended Chapters and Appendices for the 2019 Regional Transportation Plan Update.
  • Updated the Inventory List for SEMA Region I’s Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee (RHSOC).
  • Attended SOP Regional Tourism meetings for sharing information on Naturally Meramec.
  • Attended a MRCF Rural Ozark Health Initiative meeting on April 1, 2019.
  • Attended a Your Community Cares Rural Health Coalition meeting at MRPC for Community Needs Assessment on April 9, 2019.
  • Attended Customer Service Training from the University of Missouri Extension Dent County on April 10, 2019.
  • Attended a Your Community Cares Rural Health Coalition meeting in Rolla for Community Needs Assessment on April 11, and April 23, 2019.
  • Gave a presentation on the Amerisource Bergen Foundation grant to the Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation.
  • Gave a presentation to MRPC’s Planning Committee on HRSA and the Amerisource Bergen Foundation grant.
  • Held four Meramec Region Rural Opioid Program Consortium meetings.
  • Attended Farm to Fork summit to promote Naturally Meramec.
  • Contacted four county sheriffs, 11 police chiefs, six school districts, four county health departments, and 35 fire departments to discuss the opioid epidemic.
  • Attended a national conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss new ideas and ways to combat the opioid crisis.
  • Participated in RREC’s Wage and Benefit Survey to be used as a recruitment/retention tool by local businesses and companies considering locating in the Rolla and surrounding area.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $132,219.75 to the USDA for a project to promote protection against prescription drug and illegal dump contamination of water resources. Was not funded.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $600,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency for funds to conduct inventory, prioritization, and assessment of brownfields to prepare sites for future redevelopment and economic use. Was not funded.
  • Provided docudrama planning consultation and assistance to Linn, Vienna, Salem, Cuba, Dixon and St. James High Schools.
  • Attended monthly Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety meetings at MoDOT in Jefferson City.
  • Made a presentation to Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission in partnership with Central District MoDOT on planning framework and Regional Planning Commission involvement in transportation planning.
  • Made presentation to Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission at meeting in Rolla on MRPC’s work in transportation safety and education through partnership with the Coalition for Roadway Safety (Statewide and Central District).
  • Awarded an ROHI grant of $1,250 to the Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation for its Meramec Region Safe Rx Storage project.
  • Provided contact information on SBA 7a loan program to a business in St. Louis/Illinois, Albers looking for funding to purchase more inventory.
  • Scheduled and coordinated a conference call with client and broker to discuss loan assumptions and alternative funding options for purchasing an existing business in Linn Creek, MO.
  • Shared industry pulse report sample from national business valuation and shared information on risk assessments with a client looking to fund a hotel project in Camdenton, MO.
  • Provided loan information to lenders/businesses for possible projects in Mansfield, Branson, Cuba, Loose Creek, Springfield, Linn Creek, and St. Genevieve, MO.
  • Provided a teacher education field trip to a model program in St. Louis focusing on incorporating recycled materials into youth art programing.
  • Shared MRPC’s Road Safety Audits and TAC Priorities process with other regional transportation planners throughout Missouri.
  • Shared Fair Labor Standards Act “Exempt versus Non-Exempt” Fact Sheet and examples of duties test with Mid-MORPC.
  • Provided Mid-MORPC information on compensatory time payout verses accrual and when salaries should be charged to grant projects.
  • Shared MRPC’s Fiscal Officer job description, new hire interview questions, testing, reference check questions and background check release of information form with Kaysinger Basin RPC.
  • Provided Mid-MORPC with MRPC’s audit firm list, request for proposal specifications and pricing comparison worksheet.
  • Provided MTRCOG with MRPC’s loan board bylaws and contracts between MRPC and MRDC and explained services provided through that contractual relationship.
  • Provided NWMORCOG with CFDA and SEFA reporting requirements on the MACOG Disaster Resiliency Planning Project.
  • Provided HSTRCOG with MRPC’s fiscal department new hire testing and contract checklist.
  • Shared MRPC’s Fiscal Officer, Senior Community Development Specialist, Senior Grant Administrator and Business Loans Specialist III job descriptions with MOKAN Regional Council.
  • Shared MRPC’s fiscal policies and internal control procedures with SMCOG.
  • Provided guidance to SEMORPC on eligible uses of revolving loan funds, specifically, can the RPC or their affiliate use the funds to purchase a building?
  • Shared EDA RLF Training opportunity with SEMORPC.
  • Provided guidance to SEMORPC, including MRPC attorney’s legal counsel, regarding Equal Credit Opportunity Act and lawful policies/procedures for personal guarantees on loans if no personal assets are used as collateral.
  • Provided GHRPC with US Department of Commerce and Department of Interior’s indirect negotiation process and proposal packet checklist and the pros/cons of negotiating a rate versus an indirect cost acceptance letter.
  • Shared EDA Grants Online Training opportunity with all Missouri RPC fiscal officers.
  • Provided Mid-MORPC with MRPC’s agent of record for health insurance contact information.
  • Shared MRPC’s staff evaluation process, online assessment report, checkpoint quarterly meeting, merit matrix and performance and compensation review policy with all MO RPC fiscal officers.
  • Shared OHS FY18 Workshop documents with PTRPC. Provided guidance on the changes to the OHS reimbursement request process.
  • Provided guidance to Mid-MORPC regarding the allowance of Medicare stipends, level of funding for them and potential conflict with Medicare as Secondary Payer legislation.
  • Shared MRPC’s Planning and Project Development Manager job descriptions with MTRCOG.
  • Provided Kaysinger Basin RPC with information on the State of Missouri’s reimbursable mileage rate change and state agencies implementing as of effective date.
  • Met with Lake Ozark development group to discuss MRPC’s work in housing.
  • Provided information on contracts, advertising and bidding requirements to Region M Solid Waste Management District.
  • Provided information on solid waste education programs to Bootheel Solid Waste Management District.
  • Provided assistance to Lake Ozark Council of Governments on a Commodity Flow Study for Laclede County.
  • Presented a Family Home Loan Bank presentation: Cyber Seniors in St. Clair, MO.
  • Continued to administer a Federal Home Loan Bank grant through the Affordable Housing Program to Liberty Garden Apartments, Inc.  to renovate 20 senior apartments.
  • Continued administering a Federal Home Loan Bank grant through the Affordable Housing Program to Greenway Village, Inc.  for funds to renovate 12 senior/disabled apartments.
  • Completed a Federal Home Loan Bank grant project through the Affordable Housing Program to renovate the Haven Manor senior appartments in New Haven.
  • Participated in a MODOT Central District planning meeting in Jefferson City and presented the Meramec Region’s prioritized list of needs and explained the planning and prioritization process.
  • Presented to a University of Missouri-Columbia civil engineering class on the transportation planning process used in the state of Missouri by MODOT and its planning partners.
  • Attended a SBTDC statewide advisory committee meeting in Columbia.
  • Participated on a barge tour of the Missouri River, hosted by the Corp of Engineers, which included information on freight transportation.
  • Attended the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety Conference Sept. 10-12, 2018 in Columbia.
  • Attended the Missouri Association of Council of Governments Professional Development Conference in Branson Oct. 3-5, 2018.
  • Provided information on e-waste collection contractors to Region P Solid Waste Management District.
  • Provided copy of ORSWMD policies to all other solid waste management districts in the state.
  • Updated and completed the State Solid Waste Advisory Committee’s 2018 Annual Report on behalf of the SWAB and all solid waste management districts in the state.
  • Provided playground grant resources to Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission.
  • Provided planning assistance for a Grim Reaper DocuDrama at Blair Oaks High School in Cole County on April 18, 2019.
  • Developed and staffed a booth and attended statewide MORA Conference Sept. 10-12, 2018 in Kansas City, MO.
  • Attended the Resource Recycling National Conference Oct. 22-24, 2018, in St. Louis, MO.
  • Provided docudrama planning consultation and assistance Blair Oaks, Nevada, Mountain Grove, and Willow Springs High Schools.
  • On behalf of Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, provided proctors, arranged testing dates and provided certificates for those successfully completing work keys testing for 275 juniors and seniors in Maries, Osage and Gasconade counties.
  • Provided $1,088,231 in rental assistance through the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program to an average of 268 households. This includes the cities of Bourbon, Cuba, Leasburg, Steelville and Sullivan and communities of Cherryville and Cook Station.
  • Met with Crawford County Commission, city leadership and Transportation Advisory Committee members on Nov. 27, 2018, to discuss transportation needs in the county.
  • Provided information on the Delta Regional Authority States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP).
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information from USDA and researched federal and state resources for funding resources to assist with installation of security cameras at the courthouse.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study in Steelville on April 16 and 17, 2019.
  • Met with the Sheriff Layman, Chief Jones of St. James and Chief Sherman of Steelville for Community Needs Assessment on March 21, 2019.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $132,219.75 to the USDA for a project to promote protection against prescription drug and illegal dump contamination of water resources. Was not funded.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $600,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency for funds to conduct inventory, prioritization, and assessment of brownfields to prepare sites for future redevelopment and economic use. Was not funded.
  • Provided technical assistance for ORSWMD Full Council and coordinated an annual awards program, Outstanding Achievements in Solid Waste Management recognizing five recipients from Crawford, Gasconade, Washington and Phelps counties.
  • Surveyed Crawford County emergency response agencies on hazardous materials training needs.
  • Provided announcements for the 2019 Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest.
  • On behalf of the Cuba Tourism Commission, submitted a grant to the Missouri Division of Tourism to promote tourism in the county in print and on TV. Was funded at $14,229.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services, to Crawford County and its cities.
  • Provided information to Crawford County high schools on ‘It Only takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study of Hwys. 19 and 8, as well as the pipelines and railroads in Crawford County.
  • Awarded an ROHI grant of $2,500 to the Mid-Mo Addiction Group for its  program “The Bedroom Revealing Drug Use Project”.

BOURBON

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Reviewed, edited and assisted the city with the submission of a disaster preparedness grant from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant in the amount of $250 to Bourbon Boosters.
  • Provided information on several arts/culture organizations as resources to assist the local luthiery shop with classes and tourism based around arts/culture.
  • Presented a “Safety and Security: Spotting Scammer and How to Protect Yourself” educational seminar at Autumn Age Homes on June 10, 2019.
  • Provided information on RLF program to a client looking to update their business and building.
  • Presented a program on Naturally Meramec to the Bourbon Economic Development Group.
  • Provided city alderman with MRPC’s audit firm RFP list.
  • Continued administering a CDBG grant in the amount of $500,000 for the reconstruction of E. Pine Street through the downtown business district.
  • Awarded a Project Graduation grant on behalf of Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety to Bourbon High School.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 16 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition to Bourbon High School.
  • Continued to work with Dr. Joan Schuman from MS&T, Dept. of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, to make board members aware of the University’s program to have engineering management student’s work with local governments to address their needs and identify solutions. Served as a liaison between the cities of Bourbon and Meta, the communities that hosted the class this fiscal year.
  • Awarded an ROHI grant of $2,250 to the Bourbon Elementary School for its Check mate: Creating Healthy Empowered Choices in Kids, Managing Addiction through Education program.

CUBA

  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwy. 19 in Cuba.
  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP application for a Hazmat Operations class for the Cuba EMD.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Presented a bicycle safety program to approximately 55 students at MOCA Headstart in Cuba on April 15, 2019.
  • Presented three littering programs to approximately 55 students at MOCA Headstart in Cuba on April 23, 2019.
  • Presented a “Safety and Security: Spotting Scammer and How to Protect Yourself” educational seminar at People’s Bank Annex on May 23, 2019.
  • Provided “Buckle UP/Phone Down” seat belt safety information to approximately 400 students at the Cuba Middle School Fun and Fit Student Health and Wellness Fair on March 8, 2019.
  • Shared information on loan programs for a business looking to expand by purchasing and renovating two small properties.
  • Submitted a proposal to perform a salary comparison for current and future positions and establish a market competitive step and grade compensation plan for the city.
  • Provided announcements for the 2019 Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest.
  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP application for Hazmat victim Decon for North Crawford County Ambulance District.
  • On behalf of the Cuba Tourism Commission, submitted a grant to the Missouri Division of Tourism to promote tourism in Cuba and Crawford County in print and on TV. Was funded at $14,229.
  • Provided servicing for an RLF loan.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition to Cuba High School.

LEASBURG

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Presented a “Safety and Security: Spotting Scammer and How to Protect Yourself” educational seminar at Village Apartments of Leasburg on June 10, 2019.

STEELVILLE

  • Conducted Hazmat Commodity Flow Study On Hwy. 19 in Steelville on June 4, 2019.
  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP application for Hazmat Awareness for Steelville Ambulance District.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on foundations, USDA and MDNR Scrap Tire to the city as possible resources for grants to replace playground equipment at the Community Child Care Center.
  • Provided information on grant programs and foundations as resources to upgrade the playground at Hoppe Spring Park.
  • Met with the Sheriff Layman, Chief Jones of St. James and Chief Sherman of Steelville for Community Needs Assessment on March 21, 2019.
  • Provided information on grants for art school program in Steelville.
  • Provided city with history of allocated hours donation and usage.
  • Continued to administer CDBG grant for Steelville ADA project (ADA improvements to city hall).
  • Provided servicing for one SBA loan.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition to Steelville High School.
  • Provided 68 Steelville elementary and Middle School students with Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest recognitions and displayed student art at Gallery Zeke.

SULLIVAN

  • Provided information on the Small Business and Technology Development Center’s counseling resources and SBA 8a Women’s Business Center to an individual looking to open a new book store in Sullivan, MO.
  • Provided Q&A and MRDC loan application to a client in Sullivan, MO to construct and purchase a new trampoline recreation facility.
  • Provided loan program information to an individual looking to open a new business in Sullivan, MO.
  • Provided information on loan programs and SBTDC for a new business client in Sullivan, MO.
  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP application for Chemical Suicide training for Dent County Sheriff Department.
  • Met with Dent County Commission, city leadership and Transportation Advisory Committee members on Oct. 18, 2018, to discuss transportation needs in the county.
  • Provided information on loans and tax credits as resources to consider for seeking funds to expand the health department.
  • Met with representatives of the county and discussed Brownfields resources, loans and tax credits to help offset the demolition and clean-up of the Old Middle School property.
  • Presented a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on Feb. 27, 2019 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants. Sixteen people attended.
  • Met with Dent County Sheriff Wells and Chief Steelman of Salem for Community Needs Assessment on March 18, 2019.
  • Submitted a grant application on behalf of the City of Salem in the amount of $249,999 to Missouri Department of Natural Resources for funds to develop the Salem Soccer Complex including two regulation soccer fields, access road, parking and restrooms. City withdrew application.
  • Submitted grant application to Delta Regional Authority for SEDAP 2019 for the county to upgrade CR 6670 of State Hwy. YY by paving the half mile section from YY to the Tan Vat Access. This road is the access to National Scenic Riverways and back entrance to Montauk State Park. Was not funded.
  • Updated the Sidewalk Survey Map for Salem in the MRPC Regional Transportation Plan.
  • Hosted two trainings in conjunction with the Dent County office of the University of Missouri Extension for Naturally Meramec members.
  • Surveyed Dent County emergency response agencies on hazardous materials training needs.
  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwys. 19 and 32 in Dent County.
  • Provided information on the Delta Regional Authority States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP).
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on grant programs and foundations as resources to develop a “tiny home” community for veterans in Salem.
  • Provided announcements for the 2019 Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest.
  • Administered a CDBG grant request in the amount of $350,000 for the Dent County Fire Protection District to make significant upgrades to the fire station and parking lot.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services, to Dent County and its cities.
  • Worked with local jurisdictions to develop a hazard mitigation plan for Dent County and Salem and received FEMA approval on plan.
  • Provided $386,985 in rental assistance through the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program to an average of 107 households. This includes the communities Boss, Jadwin, Lenox and the city of Salem.
  • Provided information to Dent County high schools on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.

SALEM

  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwy. 19 in Salem.
  • Completed and submitted a HMEP grant application on behalf of Salem Memorial District Hospital for Hazmat Decon Training.
  • Working with a client who is a veteran and wants to purchase a mobile home park.
  • Provided financing estimate to a loan officer at Progressive Ozark Bank as a proposal for the bank to partner with MRPC.
  • Shared SBA loan information to a business looking to relocate to a new building.
  • Submitted a grant application on behalf of the city of Salem in the amount of $249,999 to Missouri Department of Natural Resources for funds to develop the Salem Soccer Complex including two regulation soccer fields, access road, parking and restrooms. City withdrew application.
  • Provided loan information to an individual for the purchase of an existing business.
  • Completed and submitted a HMEP grant application on behalf of Dent County Fire Department.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Presented a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on Feb. 27, 2019 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants. Sixteen people attended.
  • Provided contest announcements and recognized six middle school students for the 2019 Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest.
  • Provided educational assemblies on food waste reduction for 60 Salem High and 127 North Wood Elementary students.
  • Provided proposals for ordinances and mapping to the City of Salem.
  • Met with Dent County Sheriff Wells and Chief Steelman of Salem for Community Needs Assessment on March 18, 2019.
  • Provided environmental education programs for 187 students in Salem schools.
  • Provided servicing for one IRP loan and three SBA loans.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Awarded a Project Graduation grant on behalf of Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety to Salem High School.
  • Provided information to Salem High Schools on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwy. 19.
  • Prepare and submitted a HMEP grant for Handling Propane Emergencies and Hazmat operations training.
  • Met with Gasconade County Commission, city leadership and Transportation Advisory Committee members on Nov. 8, 2018 to discuss transportation needs in the county.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • On behalf of Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, submitted a Work Keys testing grant to DED-Division of Workforce Development to test students at Owensville and Hermann high schools. Was funded.
  • Presented about MRPC’s services and programs at the Care Team meeting on Sept. 13, 2018 with approximately 20 area service providers in attendance.
  • Provided information on MO Arts Council, Humanities Council and foundations to Osage Arts and Prairie Star Restoration Farm as resources to offer performing arts in the community.
  • Provide information on several foundations as possible resources to assist the health department in providing car seats to families in need.
  • Presented a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on March 27, 2019 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants. Five people attended.
  • Provided contact information for the Small Business Technology and Development Center, Missouribusiness.net and offered information on loan programs to an individual looking to purchase an existing business.
  • Provided information on the Small Business Technology and Development Center and contact information for business counselors to an existing business needing to relocate.
  • Submitted a grant application on behalf of the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $13,411.50 to the Missouri Department of Public Safety for funds to replace two single-band mobile radios with new duel-band radios for patrol. Was not funded.
  • Provided technical assistance for ORSWMD Full Council and coordinated an annual awards program, Outstanding Achievements in Solid Waste Management recognizing five recipients from Crawford, Gasconade, Washington and Phelps counties.
  • Held Road Safety Audit on June 18, 2019 in Gasconade County to review safety issues at the intersection of Hwy. P and Shockley Road.
  • Held the annual Gasconade County IDA meeting in Owensville on June 18, 2019.
  • Surveyed Gasconade County emergency response agencies on hazardous materials training needs.
  • Provided announcements for the 2019 Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest.
  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwys. 19, 100, Missouri Pacific Railroad and pipelines in Gasconade County.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services, to Gasconade County and its cities.
  • Provided $140,927 in rental assistance through the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program to an average of 38 households. This includes the cities of Bland, Hermann, Owensville and Rosebud.
  • Provided technical support for the Gasconade County IDA.
  • Provided information to Gasconade County high schools on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Coordinated Gasconade County EEZ meeting at Sweet Caroline’s in Owensville on Nov. 29, 2018.
  • Coordinated GVEZ annual meeting at Sweet Caroline’s in Owensville on Nov. 29, 2018.
  • Submitted a grant application on behalf of the Bland Fire Protection Distrit to FEMA in the amount of $108,191 for funds to purchase new equipment including SCBA, hoses, a thermal camera and turnout gear.

BLAND

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Presented a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on March 27, 2019 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants. Five people attended.
  • Provided Bland Fire Chief contact information for the SAM registration federal help desk and Dunn & Bradstreet for registration issues.
  • Provided 10 Bland middle school students with Earth Day Poster and Trash Art contest recognitions.
  • Continued to administer a CDBG grant for water system upgrades.
  • Provided servicing for one IRP loan.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.

GASCONADE

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.

HERMANN

  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP application for Propane Emergencies and Hazmat Operations training for Hermann Fire Department.
  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwys. 19, 100 Missouri Pacific Railroad and pipelines in Hermann.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on historic preservation foundations as possible resources to help restore the bell tower at the German school.
  • Submitted a CDBG Demolition grant application on behalf of the city of Hermann to the Missouri Department of Economic Development for funds to demolish three structures in town to eliminate the blight. Was not funded.
  • Provided loan program information to an individual looking to open a new business.
  • Provided loan program information to a local bank and a local business that was looking to expand.
  • Provided 48 St. George elementary and middle school students with Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest recognitions.
  • Provided administration services on a grant in the amount of $608,300 from FEMA to acquire and demolish a HADH clinic that is a Repetitive Loss Property.
  • Provided servicing for one IRP loan and two SBA loans.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information to Hermann High School on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Provided Project Graduation grant to Hermann Families in Action for Hermann High School on behalf of the Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety.
  • Prepared a proposal and was awarded funding of $20,000 from MACOG to develop a flood detour plan.  In process.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study in Hermann on June 24, 2019.
  • Met with city officials and employees to discuss MACOG Disaster Grant for the Hermann Flood Detour Study. On behalf of Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, provided proctors, arranged testing dates and provided certificates for those juniors and seniors successfully completing work keys testing in Hermann High School. Twenty-one students received certificates.

MORRISON

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.

OWENSVILLE

  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study in Owensville on Hwy. 19.
  • Provided contact information for micro loan assistance to a business owner looking for funds to expand their inventory.
  • Researched resources available for temporary utility assistance and provided contact information for alternative financing for a business experiencing severe shortfalls.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Presented information on Sept. 13, 2018 at a Community Awareness and Resource Exchange Meeting held at Heartland Independent Living Center on the services the Meramec Regional Planning Commission provides to the surrounding communities.
  • Presented an update on July 12, 2018, Oct. 11, 2018 and Jan. 10, 2019 at a Community Awareness and Resource Exchange Meeting held at Heartland Independent Living Center on the progress occurring in the Family Self-Sufficiency program as well as the number of participants and escrow activity.
  • Prepared and submitted the Family Self-Sufficiency Grant application on Nov. 20, 2018, to renew funds for the program in the upcoming year. Was funded.
  • Provided information to the city on Voluntary Cleanup Program through MDNR Brownfields as a resource to determine hazardous waste and clean it up on a city property where the city would like to build a police station.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at the Owensville Back to School Fair held Aug. 2, 2018.
  • Presented an update on Aug. 9, 2018 and April 11, 2019 at a Community Awareness and Resource Exchange Meeting held at Heartland Independent Living Center on the progress occurring in the Family Self-Sufficiency program.
  • Provided information on loans and tax credits as resources for funding to build a new civic center and police station.
  • Awarded a Project Graduation grant on behalf of Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety to Owensville High School.
  • Presented a littering program at the Owensville MOCA Headstart.
  • Presented a “Safety and Security: Spotting Scammer and How to Protect Yourself” educational seminar at Owensville Senior Housing on May 23, 2019.
  • Set up an exhibit on seatbelt and car seatbelt safety the Gasconade Manor Home Run for Health Fair in Owensville.
  • Submitted a grant application on behalf of the city of Owensville in the amount of $90,575 to the Department of Homeland Security for funds to train 20 firefighters to be NFPA compliant and for Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications. Was not funded.
  • Provided loan information to a local bank and new business.
  • Provided loan servicing for one RLF loan, one IRP loan and one SBA loan.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided speed awareness monitor trailer and traffic analysis.
  • Provided information to Owensville High School on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Coordinated GVEZ meeting in Owensville on Nov. 29, 2018.
  • Coordinated a residential special collection for tires on May 4,, 2018, and recycled 4.51 tons.
  • Provided 37 Owensville Middle School students with Earth Day Poster and Trash Art contest recognitions and displayed student entries at Art Works on Main Gallery.
  • On behalf of Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, provided proctors, arranged testing dates and provided certificates for those juniors and seniors successfully completing work keys testing in Owensville High School. Eighty-nine students received certificates.

ROSEBUD

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Distributed three press released on floodplain management.
  • Provided floodplain management services.
  • Responded to four requests for floodplain maps.
  • Responded to questions on base flood elevations from residents.
  • Completed and submitted the NFIP Community Participation form on behalf of Maries County.
  • Met with Maries County Commission, city leadership and Transportation Advisory Committee members on Oct. 29, 2018 to discuss transportation needs in the county.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • On behalf of Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, submitted a Work keys testing grant to DED-Division of Workforce Development to test students at Belle and Vienna high schools.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant in the amount of $250 to Belle Elementary.
  • Assisted Maries County Sheriff’s Department with online SEMA training enrollment.
  • Presented a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on Jan. 30, 2019 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants. Six people attended.
  • Provided information on foundations and grant databases as resources that could assist the Maries-Osage ambulance district in putting in a helipad.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $132,219.75 to the Department of Agriculture for a project to promote protection against prescription drug and illegal dump contamination of water resources. Was not funded.
  • Provided announcements for the 2019 Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest.
  • Surveyed Maries County emergency response agencies on hazardous materials training needs.
  • Provided a compliance letter to a Maries County resident for their Increased Cost of Compliance grant to elevate their home in the floodplain.
  • Provided information on the disposal of household hazardous waste for county residents.
  • Coordinated Maries County EEZ meeting at Sweet Caroline’s in Owensville on Nov. 29, 2018.
  • Coordinated GVEZ annual meeting at Sweet Caroline’s in Owensville on Nov. 29, 2018. Maries County is a member of GVEZ.
  • Distributed three press releases on floodplain management.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study on Hwy. 42 and pipelines in Maries County.
  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP grant application for Hazmat Awareness and Chemical Suicide training on behalf of the Maries County Sheriff Department.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services, to Maries County and its cities.
  • Provided $114,891 in rental assistance through the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program to an average of 32 households. This includes the communities of Brinktown and Vichy and the cities of Belle and Vienna.
  • Provided information to Maries County high schools on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Provided a residential special collection for tires, electronics and appliances resulting in recycling 8.2 tons.

BELLE

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information to a Belle business person on HUB zones and reviewed documentation related to application. HUB Zone status was achieved.
  • Sent information on JAG and LLEBG grants as possible resources to help buy MOSWIN compliant radios for the police department.
  • Provided a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on Jan. 30, 2019 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants. Six people attended.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant in the amount of $250 to Belle Elementary for an emergency coat and shoe program.
  • Presented a littering program to approximately 18 students at MOCA Headstart in Belle on April 22, 2019.
  • Presented a Buckle Buddy program to approximately 18 students at Belle Headstart on March 7, 2019.
  • Provided USDA program information to a local non-profit.
  • Provided 10 Belle Elementary students with Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest recognitions.
  • Updated the Sidewalk Survey Map for Belle in the Regional Transportation Plan.
  • Staffed a naturally Meramec booth at the Belle Swap Meet to promote Maries County agritourism.
  • Selected to provide administration and inspection services on a CDBG Demolition grant in the amount of $60,975 from the Missouri Department of Economic Development for funds to demolish seven vacant and dilapidated residential structures.
  • Awarded a Project Graduation grant in partnership with the Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety to Belle High School.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information to Belle High School on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Assisted Maries County R-2 scholarship committee with scholarship selection and reporting.
  • Worked with scholarship donor family on criteria and set up scholarship fund for Maries R-2 that resulted in an $800,000 endowed scholarship.
  • On behalf of Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, provided proctors, arranged testing dates and provided certificates for those juniors and seniors successfully completing work keys testing in Belle High School. Sixty students received certificates.

VICHY

  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP grant application for Ignitable Liquids and Ethanol/Blended Fuels training for Vichy Volunteer Fire Department. Was funded and training was conducted.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided a residential special collection for tires, electronics and appliances resulting in recycling 8.2 tons.

VIENNA

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided an educational assembly on food waste reduction for 90 Vienna Elementary students.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at the Vienna Back to School Fair held Aug. 2, 2018.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided docudrama planning and implementation assistance at Vienna High School.
  • Presented a Safety and Security: Spotting Scammer and How to Protect Yourself educational seminar at Vienna Homes, Inc. on April 25, 2019.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study on Hwys. 63 and 42 in Vienna on June 21, 2019.
  • Met with the Chief Thompson of  Vienna for Community Needs Assessment on March 27, 2019
  • Provided information to Vienna High School on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • On behalf of Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, provided proctors, arranged testing dates and provided certificates for those juniors and seniors successfully completing work keys testing in Vienna High School. Twenty-five students received certificates.
  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP grant application for Hazmat Victim Decon and Hazmat IQ training for Osage County Health Department.
  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP grant application for Ignitable Liquid and Class B Foam training for Osage County Emergency Management.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study on Hwys. 100, 50, 63, Missouri Pacific Railroad and pipelines in Osage County
  • Met with Osage County Commission, city leadership and Transportation Advisory Committee members on Oct. 23, 2018 to discuss transportation needs in the county.
  • Provided information on historic preservation assistance and energy efficient grants as possible funding resources to preserve the Osage County Poorhouse historic structure.
  • On behalf of Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, submitted a Work keys testing grant to DED-Division of Workforce Development to test students at Linn and Chamois high schools.  Was awarded.
  • Met with leadership at State Technical College to discuss potential grant opportunity for its proposed utility center.
  • Met with John Gulick, University Extension Community Engagement Specialist, and discussed MRPC’s activities and projects in Osage County.
  • Provided information on MO Arts Council, Humanities Council and foundations to Osage Arts and Prairie Star Restoration Farm as resources to offer performing arts in the community.
  • Provided information on USDA Rural Development and MDNR Volkswagon Trust for possible grant opportunities for road and bridge trucks.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant in the amount of $250 to Osage County R-1 School District in Chamois.
  • Coordinated Osage County EEZ meeting at Sweet Caroline’s in Owensville on Nov. 29, 2018.
  • Coordinated GVEZ annual meeting at Sweet Caroline’s in Owensville on Nov. 29, 2018. Osage County is a member of GVEZ.
  • Provided information on grant programs and foundations as resources to develop an all-inclusive playground in Linn.
  • Submitted a grant application on behalf of the Osage County Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $5,789.32 to MoDOT’s Traffic Enforcement Program for funds to purchase two new radar units. Was not funded.
  • Submitted a grant application on behalf of the Osage County Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $9,032.96 to the Missouri Department of Public Safety for funds to replace two single-band mobile radios with new duel-band radios for patrol. Was not funded.
  • Presented a program on Naturally Meramec to the Osage County Agritourism Council in Osage Surveyed Osage County emergency response agencies on hazardous materials trainings needs.
  • Met with the commission and citizens of Loose Creek and discussed state and federal grants, loans, tax credits and special taxing district as options for funding upgrades to the county road in this community.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services, to Osage County and its cities.
  • Awarded an ROHI grant of $1,500 to Osage County Anti-Drug Community Action Team for its Baseline for the Future project.

ARGYLE

  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.

CHAMOIS

  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at the Chamois Back to School Fair held Aug. 13, 2018.
  • Provided mayor with a copy of the Chamois area Enhanced Enterprise Zone application.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant in the amount of $250 to Osage County R-1 School District in Chamois.
  • Completed administration services for a CDBG grant to the City of Chamois in the amount of $500,000 to make upgrades to their wastewater treatment plant.
  • On behalf of Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, provided proctors, arranged testing dates and provided certificates for those juniors and seniors successfully completing work keys testing in Chamois High School. Fourteen students received certificates.

FREEBURG

  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwy. 63 in Freeburg.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Worked with Freeburg officials to create a survey for citizens to provide input on mobile homes in the Village of Freeburg.
  • Provided information on foundations and grant databases that could assist with funding for a helipad.
  • Wrote a manufactured/mobile home survey for the Village of Freeburg and met with city officials to discuss the benefits of planning and zoning in small communities.

LINN

  • Provided Arrive Alive display and school supplies at the Linn Back to School Fair held Aug. 7, 2018.
  • Provided grant information and links to business counseling and technical assistance services to a new business.
  • Provided servicing for one SBA loan.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information on energy programs and state historic grants to a Linn business.
  • Prepared a grant application for city of Linn, which was awarded a CDBG General Infrastructure grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Missouri Department of Economic Development for the reconstruction of 5th Street and the rehabilitation of 1st Street to widen and add drainage. MRPC is providing grant administration
  • Provided information on MDNR programs that could provide resources to assist the city in improving water and sewer and constructing trails.
  • Worked with scholarship donor family on criteria and set up a scholarship at State Technical College. Resulted in a $600,000 Schierloh Family endowed scholarship. Participated in the selection of first recipients.
  • On behalf of Gasconade Valley Enterprise Zone, provided proctors, arranged testing dates and provided certificates for those juniors and seniors successfully completing work keys testing in Linn High School. Sixty-six students received certificates.

META

  • Distributed three press released on floodplain management.
  • Provided floodplain management assistance to the City of Meta.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Completed and submitted the NFIP Community Participation form for City of Meta.
  • Participated in the SEMA floodplain Community Assistance meeting.
  • Continued to work with Dr. Joan Schuman from MS&T, Dept. of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, to make board members aware of the University’s program to have engineering management student’s work with local governments to address their needs and identify solutions. Served as a liaison between the cities of Bourbon and Meta, the communities that hosted the class this fiscal year.

WESTPHALIA

  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information to Fatima High School on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Continued administration of an EDA grant to construct parking facilities on the medical campus that will facilitate the location of Delbert Day Cancer Institute in the amount of $1,407.980.
  • Met with Phelps County Commission, city leadership and Transportation Advisory Committee members on Nov. 15, 2018 to discuss transportation needs in the county.
  • Provided information on available sources and organization types to help Lakeside HOA make upgrades to its sewer system and provided USDA contact information.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at the Phelps County Back to School Fair at Lions Den Park held Aug. 8, 2018.
  • Discussed information on state and federal grants/loans/tax credits and foundations as possible resources for funds to build a new Mission homeless shelter and possible future housing for the homeless.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant in the amount of $250 to MCEC for Duke Fire Department.
  • On behalf of Duke Rural Fire Department, submitted and was awarded a Walmart Foundation grant in the amount of $2,000 to go towards the construction of a new fire station able to house larger vehicles and equipment.
  • Provided a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on Nov. 28, 2018 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants.
  • Inspected a reported illegal dump location on Mark Twain National Forest on April 25, 2019.
  • Met with the Phelps County’s Sheriff Lisenbe for Community Needs Assessment on March 22, 2019.
  • Prepared a grant application for Duke Fire Department in the amount of $20,000 to the Coover Charitable Foundation to construct a new building to house its larger vehicles and equipment. Was not funded.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $600,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency for funds to conduct inventory, prioritization, and assessment of brownfields to prepare sites for future redevelopment and economic use. Was not funded.
  • Submitted grant application to Delta Regional Authority for SEDAP 2019 for Duke Rural Fire Department to construct a new building to house its larger vehicles and equipment. Was not funded.
  • Provided technical assistance for ORSWMD Full Council and coordinated an annual awards program, Outstanding Achievements in Solid Waste Management recognizing five recipients from Crawford, Gasconade, Washington and Phelps counties.
  • Surveyed emergency response agencies in Phelps County on hazardous materials training needs.
  • Provided information on the Delta Regional Authority States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP).
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided announcements for the 2019 Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest.
  • Provided youth presentation for the Rolla Public Library’s Summer Reading program.
  • Distributed 2019 Ozark Rivers grant application information to all city and county officials.
  • Provided signage for illegal dumping in the county.
  • Provided information on disposal of household hazardous waste for county residents.
  • Administered two CDBG grant applications for matching funds for a floodplain buyout project.
  • Administered a flood mitigation assistance (FMA) grant for a floodplain buyout project.
  • Administered a hazard mitigation program grant (HMPG) for a floodplain buyout project.
  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwys. 63, I-44,8, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and pipelines in Phelps County.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services, to Phelps County and its cities.
  • Through Ozark Solid Waste Management District, provided Rolla Jr. High with a hydration station to reduce their daily usage of 300 plastic bottles.
  • Provided displays at Missouri S&T Earth Day celebration.
  • Provided $458,797 in rental assistance through the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program to an average of 112 households. This includes the cities of Doolittle, Edgar Springs, Newburg and St. James and the community of Jerome.
  • Served as floodplain coordinator for Phelps County.
  • Distributed three press releases on floodplain management.
  • Provided information to Phelps County area high schools on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Submitted a grant on the behalf of the city of Edgar Springs in the amount of $2,000 to Walmart Community Foundation for the city to install playground equipment at the city park.
  • Submitted a grant on the behalf of the city of Edgar Springs in the amount of $5,000 to MFA Oil Foundation for the city to install playground equipment at the city park.
  • On behalf of the Doolittle Rural Fire Department, prepared and submitted a FEMA grant in the amount of $18,000 for a new storm siren at the Jerome fire station to serve the unincorporated community.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant award in the amount of $250 to the Duke Fire Department for its new fire station project.
  • Presented the PHA Annual Plan to the Resident Advisory Board and opened conversation about the quality of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program.
  • Coordinated public and business surveys covering quality of life, regional entrepreneurship, workforce development, travel, and the current business climate in the region through contract with Sustainable Ozarks Partnership.

DOOLITTLE

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information on board voting requirements to the city.
  • On behalf of the Doolittle Rural Fire Department, prepared and submitted a FEMA grant in the amount of $18,000 for a new storm siren at the Jerome fire station to serve the unincorporated community.

EDGAR SPRINGS

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided a link to statutes governing fourth-class cities to a citizen.
  • Provided a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on Nov. 28, 2018 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants. Six people attended.
  • Provided the city with Missouri State Statute information regarding sewer fees, separate banking account requirement and provided MML’s interpretation of statute.
  • Provided a response to a concerned citizen in collaboration with Senator Dan Brown’s office and MML regarding proposed state statute violation and copied the city.
  • Assisted the city clerk with providing police fines and general fund reported revenue information to a concerned citizen to ensure compliance with state statute.
  • Provided the city with state statute for 4th class cities regarding hiring/firing decisions and encouraged them to research their policies/ordinances and seek legal counsel regarding the potential issue.
  • Provided guidance to city alderman regarding best practices to procure for audit services and shared MRPC’s audit firm list.
  • Provided 34 Edgar Spring students with Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest recognitions.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided servicing for one IRP loan.
  • Submitted a grant on the behalf of the city of Edgar Springs in the amount of $2,000 to Walmart Community Foundation for the city to install playground equipment at the city park.
  • Submitted a grant on the behalf of the city of Edgar Springs in the amount of $5,000 to MFA Oil Foundation for the city to install playground equipment at the city park.

NEWBURG

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Submitted and was awarded a FEMA grant in the amount of $12,750 to replace an old non-functioning siren with a new emergency warning siren.
  • Provided 20 Newburg School students with Earth Day poster and Trash Art Contest recognitions.
  • Provided an educational assembly on food waste reduction for Newburg Elementary students.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information on LWCF, Nike Foundation and MFFH as possible funding resources to assist local fundraising to build a community track in Newburg.
  • Submitted a grant application to AARP on behalf of Newburg Community Housing in the amount of $30,000 for funds to repair housing damaged by water and install drain pipe. Was not funded.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $497,837 to the Missouri Department of Economic Development for funds to reconstruct Wolf Pride Drive and Walnut Street that serve the Newburg School District with Phelps County contributing match to upgrade CR 7310. Was not funded.
  • Was awarded a grant in the amount of $12,750 from FEMA to replace an old non-functioning siren with a new emergency warning system.

ROLLA

  • Presented three Buckle Buddy programs to approximately 60 students at Rolla Headstart.
  • Continued administration of an EDA grant to construct parking facilities on the medical campus that will facilitate the location of Delbert Day Cancer Institute in the amount of $1,407.980.
  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwys. 63, I-44, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and pipelines in Rolla.
  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP grant application for Chemical Suicide, Anhydrous Ammonia, and Railroad Hazmat Awareness training for MS&T University Police.
  • Provided information on available grants/foundations as possible resources to help develop a fountain park at 6th and Pine and to continue development of the library plaza.
  • Prepared and sent a draft deed of release from a grant program the city of Rolla used in 2005.
  • Presented two Buckle Buddy programs to approximately 60 students at Rolla Headstart on Jan. 28, 2019.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at the Youth Fair at the Center held Sept. 8, 2018.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at the 16th Annual Health Fair at the National Guard Armory held Oct. 19, 2018.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant in the amount of $250 to Ozark Actors Theatre.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at a safety day in Rolla on May 18, 2019.
  • Attended a Rolla Safety Day planning meeting on Feb. 13 and April 30, 2019.
  • Provided information to the Rolla Area Women’s Club on area CERT trainers to present at an upcoming meeting.
  • Presented a littering program at the Rolla MOCA Headstart on April 25 and 30, 2019.
  • Presented a littering program at the Missouri S&T Earth Day on April 22, 2019.
  • Presented a recycling education program at the Rolla Public Library.
  • Provided refinance information to an existing client for third phase of their existing business.
  • Provided loan information to an existing business looking to relocate to its own building.
  • Provided MRCF/CFO information to a client looking to start a new fund.
  • Provided codification service for the City of Rolla.  Two updates were completed.
  • Provided servicing for three RLF loans and five SBA loans.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant award in the amount of $250 to the Ozark Actors Theatre for it summer program.
  • Administered an FY17 HSOC grant in the amount of $25,435 for the Rolla Homeland Security Team.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided announcements for the 2019 Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest.
  • Organized electronics recycling collection event at Brewer Science in Rolla for residents of the district that resulted in the collection of 25.76 tons of electronics.
  • Through Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District, provided household hazardous waste services for district residents through a satellite location in Rolla.
  • Provided 125 elementary and RTI students with Earth Day Poster and Trash Art contest recognitions and displayed student art at the Centre through Arts Rolla.
  • Provided classroom education on soil health and composting for 35 AG students at Rolla Technical Institute.
  • Provided an educational assembly on food waste reduction for 250 students at Rolla Middle School.
  • Provided technical assistance to MO S&T Eco-Miners for implementing a recycling and waste reduction project for their athletic field.
  • Attended and participated in the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheons.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Continued administration on an EDA grant for funds to construct parking facilities on the medical campus that will provide parking for the Delbert Day Cancer Institute, which was funded at $1.4 million.
  • Provided information to Rolla High School on the ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Coordinated and administered an Ozark Rivers grant award to Rolla for a HHW Satellite Collection Center.
  • Provided information on the SBA 504 loan program to a local realtor working with a business owner to purchase commercial property to expand their business.
  • Provided contact information for the Small Business Technology and Development Center and Missouribusiness.net for resource material to a group seeking assistance with selling stories on Kindle.
  • Provided information on financing options and veteran incentives for financing for veterans to purchase an existing business.
  • Provided a presentation to Rolla Regional Economic Commission to encourage participation in SOP Quality of Life survey.
  • Awarded an ROHI grant of $2,250 to the Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation for its Overcoming Barriers in Substance Use Disorder Recovery program.

ST. JAMES

  • Provided information to a business looking for funding to purchase new equipment and to expand their services.
  • Provided contact information for business counseling to an individual wanting to purchase an existing business.
  • Provided forms and information on the SBA 7a program to a business for funding to purchase new inventory and to establish a new store.
  • Submitted a grant request in the amount of $10,000 to BSNF Railway Foundation for funds for food to support low income families. Was not funded.
  • Submitted a grant to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on behalf of the St. James School District for funds to purchase pour-in-place surface material for an early education playground at the elementary school. Was not funded.
  • Responded to five requests for business loan information.
  • Hosted Missouri Ozark Community Action Homeownership class on Energy Savings on July 13, 2018 at MRPC’s office in St. James.
  • Presented a Buckle Buddy program to approximately 20 students at St. James MOCA Headstart on Jan.9, 2019.
  • Discussed information on state and federal grants/loans/tax credits and foundations as possible resources for funds to help the fire department with equipment, vehicles and building completion.
  • Provided information on foundations for youth health as resources to allow home school kids to access crossfit gym for exercise and nutrition education.
  • Provided administration services on a grant from Delta Regional Authority SEDAP 2018 in the amount of $174, 124 for public infrastructure upgrades around Prock Operations to facilitate the company’s expansion.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $10,000 to BSNF for the Senior Daily Meals Program at the St. James Senior Center. Was not funded.
  • Provided information on grant programs and foundations as resources to develop an all-inclusive playground in St. James.
  • Presented a bicycle safety program to approximately 17 students MOCA Headstart in St. James on May 13, 2019.
  • Provided information on FHLB and AHP programs as resources to upgrade/renovate senior apartments in St. James.
  • Hosted a Family Self-Sufficiency workshop on “Your Money, Your Goals” on April 4, 2019.
  • Hosted a Family Self-Sufficiency workshop on “Tackling the Tough Skills” on May 17, 2019.
  • Missouri Job Center in Rolla, MO presented a program to housing participants on the different grant-based programs offered through the center and the events they are hosting in the near future.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study in St. James on June 6, 2019.
  • Met with the Sheriff Layman, Chief Jones of St. James and Chief Sherman of Steelville for Community Needs Assessment on March 21, 2019.
  • Provided docudrama planning assistance at St. James High School.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided surveillance camera services to the city to monitor for illegal dumping.
  • Provided an educational assembly on food waste reduction for 130 St. James Middle School students.
  • Provided 16 elementary students with Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest recognition.
  • Provided servicing for five RLF loans, one IRP loan and one SBA loan.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information to St. James High School on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Provided Project Graduation grant to St. James High School on behalf of the Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety.
  • Provided information on EIERA, Brownfields and PSTIF to the city as possible resources to acquire/clean-up a couple of properties in the city.
  • Presented a littering program to 17 students at the St. James MOCA Headstart on April 16, 2019.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study in St. James on April 29, 2019.
  • Hosted Missouri Ozark Community Action program on “Building Strong Families” on Feb. 14, 2019 at MRPC’s office in St. James.
  • Hosted Missouri Ozark Community Action program on” Eating Smart” on March 7, 2019 at MRPC’s office in St. James.
  • Submitted, was awarded and are providing administration of a $344,110 CDBG Community Facility grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development for the St. James Caring Center to upgrade its parking lot to pavement and for facility renovations to expand Thrift Shop/services.
  • Prepared and submitted a DED NAP tax credit for St. James Senior Center, in the amount of $370,025 from MoDED in the form of 70% tax credits to implement the new senior center with three years of operation budget. Project was funded.
  • Met with Pulaski County Commission, city leadership and Transportation Advisory Committee members on Oct. 22, 2018 to discuss transportation needs in the county.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on May 29, 2019 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants. Five people attended.
  • Submitted grant application to Delta Regional Authority for SEDAP 2019 for Duke Rural Fire Department to construct a new building to house its larger vehicles and equipment. Was not funded.
  • Partnered Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce to host Taste of Pulaski County event in Waynesville. Staffed a Naturally Meramec exhibit.
  • Provided information on disposal of household hazardous waste for county residents.
  • Recycled 9.2 tons through two special collection events, Dixon and St. Robert, for district residents.
  • Continued administration of a CDBG grant in the amount of $350,000 for the Pulaski County Sheltered Workshop at Richland to upgrade the workshop for efficiency, safety and ADA function.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services, to Pulaski County and its cities.
  • Participated in two Sustainable Ozarks Partnership’s tourism meetings, to share information on Naturally Meramec.
  • Met with Sustainable Ozarks Partnership Tourism committee on opportunities to use Naturally Meramec website information to build Fort Leonard Wood region tourism website.
  • Participated in Sustainable Ozark Partnership meetings and attended Sustainable Ozarks Annual meeting.
  • Provided information to Pulaski County area high schools on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Coordinated public and business surveys covering quality of life, regional entrepreneurship, workforce development, travel, and the current business climate in the region through contract with Sustainable Ozarks Partnership.

CROCKER

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at the Crocker Back to School Fair held Aug. 9, 2018.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $160,600 to the Missouri Department of Economic Development for funds to demolish 23 residential and commercial structures around town. Was not funded. (Project was resubmitted)
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information to Crocker High School on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.

DIXON

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Coordinated a special collection for electronics, appliances and tires on April 13, 2019.
  • Provided a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on May 29, 2019 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information on CDBG and NAP to the city to assist with a new resource center/food bank.
  • Presented a “Safety and Security: Spotting Scammer and How to Protect Yourself” educational seminar at Dixon Manor on April 25, 2019.
  • Provided information to Dixon High School on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.

FORT LEONARD WOOD

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Coordinated public and business surveys covering quality of life, regional entrepreneurship, workforce development, travel, and the current business climate in the region through contract with Sustainable Ozarks Partnership.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided Arrive Alive and Buckle Buddy exhibit at the Fort Leonard Wood Resiliency Fair held April 4, 2019.
  • Presented a littering program at the Ft. Leonard Wood Earth Day event on April 26, 2019.
  • Provided an Earth Day art display, litter prevention activities and a food waste reduction display for the FLW Earth Day event.
  • Participated in meeting of the FLW Community Partnership Leadership Committee.

RICHLAND

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at the Health and Wellness Fair held Aug. 2, 2018.
  • Provided city clerk with history of allocated hours donation and usage.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information on Missouri Main Street, MFFH, USDA and RDBG foundations as possible resources to upgrade/ad lighting in the downtown area.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $5,000 to USDA Rural Development for Richland Community Development to implement a new marketing website for the community. Was not funded.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $50,000 to USDA Rural Development for funds to install lighting in the downtown business district. Was not funded.

ST. ROBERT

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Hosted a special electronics and appliance collection at the St. Robert Community Center on Sept. 8, 2018 and recycled 3.3 tons.
  • Administered an Ozark Rivers grant award for residential household hazardous waste collection through a satellite location in St. Robert.
  • Administering a MoDED CDBG Emergency program for St. Robert in the amount of $500,000 to connect the city and army installation water systems insuring continuity in service.
  • Continued to provide administration on CDBG grant in the amount of $3,500,000 from the Missouri Department of Economic Development to relocate the city’s waste water treatment plant out of the floodplain.
  • Assisted The Maries County Bank at St. Robert with a SBA7 application on E-Tran.
  • Submitted a TAP grant application in the amount of $334,215.20 to MoDOT for funds to install new ADA concrete sidewalks and crosswalks along Missouri Avenue. Was not funded.
  • Provided servicing for two SBA loans and one RLF loan.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Prepared and submitted a grant application in the amount of $230,360 to the Department of Homeland Security for funds to add three full-time firefighters to the St. Robert Fire Department. Was not funded.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $30,000 to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for funds to purchase pour-in-place surface material for play areas in St. Robert Municipal Park and Paddock Estates Park. Was not funded.
  • Coordinated two meetings involving Waynesville and St. Robert and Mo DOT leadership to identify potential infrastructure projects that could benefit from federal DCIP funds.

WAYNESVILLE

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at the Waynesville Back to School Fair at the Ark held Aug. 11, 2018.
  • Submitted a TAP grant application in the amount of $323,726.40 to MoDOT for funds to install new ADA concrete sidewalks on Historic 66 from Oak to the Roubideaux Bridge. Was not funded.
  • Provided classroom instruction on soil health and composting for 30 Waynesville Middle School students.
  • Administered an FY18 HSOC grant in the amount of $25,335 for radios for the Waynesville Police Department.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information to Waynesville High School on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Provided information on HMGP and PDM grants from FEMA and the USDA Community Facility Program as possible funding sources to build tornado shelters in the city.
  • Provided information on state and federal programs and foundations to the Pulaski County Health Center as possible funding resources to build a fitness center/aquatic center in Waynesville.
  • Partnered with Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce to host Taste of Pulaski County event in Waynesville. Provided a Naturally Meramec exhibit.
  • Coordinated two meetings involving Waynesville and St. Robert and Mo DOT leadership to identify potential infrastructure projects that could benefit from federal DCIP funds.
  • Prepared and submitted a HMEP grant application for Hazmat Decon and Chemical suicide training for Washington County Health Department.
  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwys. 8, 47, and 21 in Washington County.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant in the amount of $250 to Richwoods R-VII School District.
  • Met with Washington County Commission, city leadership and Transportation Advisory Committee members on Nov. 19, 2018 to discuss transportation needs in the county.
  • Collected 1.4 tons of electronics, appliances and tires through a residential special collection on May 11, 2019 in Mineral Point.
  • Recycled 31.75 tons of illegally dumped tires collected from Washington county road crews.
  • Provided a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on April 24, 2019 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants. Five people attended.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study in Richwoods on June 3, 2019.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study in Cadet on June 3 and 5, 2019.
  • Submitted a grant application in the amount of $301,200 to the Missouri Department of Economic Development for ADA modifications at the county courthouse annex to move a courtroom and several offices. Was not funded.
  • Submitted grant application to Delta Regional Authority for SEDAP 2019 on behalf of the Washington County Assessor’s Office for funds to upgrade the county’s GIS data. Was not funded.
  • Provided technical assistance for ORSWMD Full Council and coordinated an annual awards program, Outstanding Achievements in Solid Waste Management recognizing five recipients from Crawford, Gasconade, Washington and Phelps counties.
  • Surveyed emergency response agencies in Washington County on hazardous materials training needs.
  • Provided information on the Delta Regional Authority States’ Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP).
  • Closed and deobligated a CDBG grant in the amount of $500,000 to replace the Tiff Road low water crossing with a larger bridge to avoid flooding.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services, to Washington County and its cities.
  • Coordinated recycling of 31.6 tons of illegally dumped tires collected by county road crews.
  • Administered grants from EDA and DRA on behalf of the city of Potosi for natural gas pipeline expansion.
  • Provided $499,264 in rental assistance through the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program to an average of 136 households. This includes the cities of Caledonia, Irondale, Mineral Point and Potosi and the communities of Belgrade and Cadet.
  • Provided information to Washington County schools on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.

CALEDONIA

  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwy. 21 in Caledonia.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Prepared and submitted a TAP grant for the city of Caledonia in the amount of $103,970 from MoDOT for funds to install new ADA concrete sidewalks and crosswalks along Hwy. 21.  Was funded.
  • Conducted a Commodity Flow Study in Caledonia on June 14, 2019.
  • Presented MRCF Community Grant award in the amount of $250 to the Richwoods R-VII school for its after school snack program.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided information to Valley High School on ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.

IRONDALE

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided a Meramec Morning presentation on grants on April 24, 2019 with community leaders, non-profits, businesses and interested citizens to discuss developing successful grants. Five people attended.
  • Provided announcements for the 2019 Earth Day Poster and Trash Art Contest.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.

MINERAL POINT

  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Provided servicing for one SBA loan.
  • Hosted a special recycling collection in Mineral Point.

POTOSI

  • Conducted a Hazmat Commodity Flow Study on Hwys. 21 and 8 in Potosi on June 5, 2019.
  • Provided information on MRPC’s special collections, household hazardous waste collections and promoted trash/dump prevention strategies.
  • Provided information on USDA B&I program and an RFL sample proposal to a business looking for funds to complete prototypes and for working capital.
  • Provided Mayor with MRPC’s financial packet, including budget as presented to the commission for approval.
  • Provided Arrive Alive exhibit and school supplies at the Washington County Back to School Fair, held July 28, 2018 in Potosi.
  • Administered a grant in the amount of $209,000 from the Delta Regional Authority for a new natural gas distribution line going from Desloge to the Potosi border.
  • Administered a grant in the amount of $1,729,940 from the EDA for a natural gas main from Desloge to Potosi border station to increase system capacity allowing for new and expanding businesses.
  • On behalf of the city of Potosi, submitted and was awarded a TAP grant in the amount of $237,371 from MoDOT for funds to install new ADA concrete sidewalks and crosswalks along North Missouri Street.
  • Completed a code update for the city of Potosi.
  • Closed a CDBG grant for the replacement of the bridge on Mill Street.
  • Provided information on Community Development Block grants and 18 grant alerts, which are listed under Regional Services.
  • Awarded a Project Graduation grant on behalf of Central District Coalition for Roadway Safety to Potosi High School.
  • Provided information Potosi High School on the ‘It Only Takes One’ safe driving competition.
  • Presented “The At-Home Guide to Health and Wellness: Subtle Improvements to Benefit Your Daily Life” program at the Washington County Public Library on March 12, 2019.