The Southwest Missouri Council of Governments

Enhancing the quality of our communities through regional cooperation
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Welcome to the SMCOG website!

  • Cool & Connected - Federal Planning Assistance for Broadband and Sustainable Community Development - Communities interested in using broadband service to help revitalize small-town main streets and promote economic development are encouraged to apply Cool & Connected, a pilot program sponsored by USDA Rural Utilities Service and the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Sustainable Communities. More details

  • The Missouri Rural Water Association, with funding provided by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, is providing FREE board and council training events for cities, villages, and water districts in 2016. Topics covered will include: Board/Council memeber responsibilities; How to conduct an effective meeting; Sunshine Law; Water system basics; Utility rates and finances; Conflict of interest/Ethics; Project financing; and Asset Management. Specific dates and locations have not been set, watch the MRWA website for this information in the near future.

  • Chadwick R-1 School District receives nearly $1 million from the Missouri Start Smart Program. The money will be used to construct a 5,000-square-foot early childhood education building. SMCOG assisted the school district in the application process.

  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • SMCOG Board Meeting. January 27, 2016. 9:00 am, The Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expwy, Springfield, MO.

    • TAC Meeting. February 3, 2016, 9:00am, Ozarks Transportation Organization Conference Room, 2208 W. Chesterfield Blvd, Suite 101, Springfield, MO 65807.

    Southwest Missouri Council of Governments | 901 South National Avenue | Springfield, MO 65897
    Phone: (417) 836-6900 | Fax: (417) 836-4146 | Email: SMCOG