Welcome to Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission/Rural Development Corporation.

Serving the Counties of Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Schuyler & Scotlandnew office bldg photo

The Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission (NEMORPC) is one of nineteen regional planning commissions in the State of Missouri, which are authorized by the State of Missouri Regional Planning and Community Development Act of 1966, Revised Missouri Statutes Chapter 251.  The Regional Planning and Community Development Act of 1966 permitted the establishment of regional planning commissions to formally organize and band together by counties to promote the spirit of cooperatively working together to solve problems and plan the future development of regions and the State of Missouri.

The Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission (NEMORPC) was designated such by the State of Missouri by Governor Warren E. Hearnes on the 19th day of March in 1969.  On this date, the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission was created; with the boundaries of the commission’s authority to coincide with the boundaries of the counties of Adair, Clark, Knox, Schuyler, and Scotland.  The original region served the five counties and 27 incorporated cities for a total of 32 member governments in Northeast Missouri.  During the year of 1992, Lewis County, Missouri petitioned the State of Missouri and the NEMORPC membership to join the region. In late 1992, The State of Missouri assigned the County of Lewis to the boundaries of the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission/ Rural Development Corporation and Economic Development District. We now serve Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Schuyler, and Scotland counties and the 33 incorporated cities for a total of 39 member governments in Northeast Missouri

On December 22, 1975, the Northeast Missouri RPC entered into a cooperative agreement with the Counties of Adair, Clark, Knox, Schuyler and Scotland to formulate the Public Housing Agency (PHA) for the member counties. The Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission was designated the administrative agency for the newly formed Public Housing Agency (PHA) and Scotland County was designated as the designated official signatory lead county to act on behalf of the member counties.

On August 16, 1978, the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission incorporated the Northeast Rural Development Corporation (NEMORDC) to expand the mission and objectives for the region in Northeast Missouri. The Corporation was established with the same by-laws as the Regional Planning Commission and the Commission and Corporation would be one and the same.  On October 2, 1978, the region of Northeast Missouri was designated by the United States Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration as the Northeast Missouri Economic Development District. This was authorized under Title V of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1985 to designate multi-county districts for the purpose of fostering and promoting their economic growth.  In February 2013, we moved to our new location at 121 S. Cecil Street, Memphis, MO.

PURPOSE

The six counties of the Commission/Corporation are bound together by Executive Order as the Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission. The region shares, as local units of government, not only a boundary line as such, but the active spirit of cooperatively working together to solve problems and plan the future development of Northeast Missouri.  The region experiences the same human, natural, and economic development needs. The region as a unit promotes the public safety, general welfare, and the economic prosperity for our citizens.

The region is tied to and accounts for the relationship with our geographic and topography, the existence of our agricultural, rural and urban development. The region has uniform physical, social, and economical problems regional in nature.

STRUCTURE

An Executive Board of Directors, that is appointed from the general membership, governs the Commission and Corporation.  The Executive Board is comprised of one county elected official or their designee and one city elected official or their designee from each of the six counties.

MEMBERSHIP

The membership of the Commission/Corporation consists of local units of governments within the region boundaries. Membership is based on a voluntary basis. The members are assessed a membership assessment fee based on their population and are assessed on a calendar year.  The operating budget is generated through income the commission can collect from program administration of State and Federal programs and contract services. The funds generated from the assessments are used to match the various state and federal programs as well as the Office of Administration State of Missouri’s grant of $4,450 for the services performed for the region.

Member Governments

 
Adair  County
Clark  County
Knox  County
Lewis  County
Schuyler  County
Scotland  County
Kirksville
Kahoka
Edina
Canton
Lancaster
Memphis
Novinger
Wayland
Knox  City
LaGrange
Queen  City
South Gorin
Brashear
Wyaconda
Hurdland
LaBelle
Greentop
Rutledge
Millard
Alexandria
Baring
Lewistown
Downing
Granger
Gibbs
Revere
Newark
Ewing
Glenwood
Arbela
 
Luray
Novelty
Monticello