Welcome to the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission.

The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission is one of nineteen organizations operating as a sub-state planning and development agency serving the State of Missouri. The Commission is organized as a voluntary association of local governments, and retains a staff of professionals who work on projects intended to foster improved quality of life throughout the 11 county "Green Hills" region.


  • Annual Meeting of the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission and Green Hills Rural Development Inc.

    December 8, 2015
    Noon (12:00 pm)
    Barton Campus, Hwy 65 Trenton MO

    Lunch will be provided, followed by a short business meeting and Guest Speaker Dan Meehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    RSVP by December 1st -by phone at 660-359-5636 x. 12 or email jackie@ghrpc.org

  • Lower Grand Watershed Initiative (Our Missouri Waters)

    The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission is partnering with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to form a Watershed Advisory Committee for the Lower Grand Watershed. The majority of the area of the watershed includes Putnam, Sullivan, Linn, Chariton, and Carroll counties (Click here for a map of the Lower Grand Watershed).

    This initiative is not about regulation. The focus is on sharing information and building relationships and understandings necessary to maintain a healthy watershed for future generations of Missourians. The goal is to engage local residents in the identification of priorities and ideas for solutions to issues within this watershed resulting in a plan that will help guide local leadership and future planning for water quality and quantity in this area.

    For more information on the Statewide "Our Missouri Waters" watershed initiative please visit the MoDNR website here.

    For more information on the Lower Grand Watershed project contact:

    Randy Railsback, Executive Director
    Green Hills Regional Planning Commission
    Phone : 660-359-5636 ext. 11
    Email: randy@ghrpc.org


    Mary Culler
    Missouri Department of Natural Resources
    Phone: 660-385-8000
    Email: mary.culler@dnr.mo.gov.

    On November 12, 2015 an introductory meeting about the creation of a healthy watershed plan for the Lower Grand Watershed was held at the MU Research Farm in Linneus MO. This meeting was intended to be informative and to begin to establish the foundations and relationships on which a useful watershed plan will be based. The power point presentations can be viewed by clicking the links below:

    Lower Grand Watershed: The Purpose of this [introductory] Meeting
    Lower Grand Watershed 101
    Managing Fish in the Grand River Basin

  • Linn County Waste Collection Event
    The City of Marceline and Linn County in conjunction with the North Missouri Solid Waste Management District Region B is sponsoring a solid waste collection event. This event is funded with grants funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This is an opportunity for ALL residents of Linn County to dispose of special waste items banned from landfills.

    ABSOLUTELY NO business or commercial drop offs, residential only.

    The collection event will be held at the Marceline Recycling Center located next to Dollar General in Marceline, which is east of the intersection of North Kansas and West Howell, between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

    Questions or comments should be directed to Ann Hamilton, District Planner at 660-359-5636 ext 20.


    Tires must have no rims, and be clean and free of debris.
    Fees for tires are:
    Standard Passenger tires (or smaller) $ 2.00 each
    Oversized tires (36°® +) $ 6.00 each
    Tractor Tires $20.00 each

    Appliances that will be collected include washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, ranges, ovens, microwaves, freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners and hot water heaters. A fee of $5.00 each will be charged. Refrigerants will be removed by certified technicians prior to disposal.

    The District will collect scrap metal free of charge.

    Electronics - Computer systems including mouse, keyboard, etc.; copy machines; printers; fax machines will be collected for a fee of $5.00. Televisions under 27 inches will be collected for a $10.00 fee and television over 27 inches and console television will be collected for a fee of $20.00. Miscellaneous electronics including stereos, phones, etc. will be collected free of charge. All electronic waste will be demanufactured and recycled. All hard drives will be destroyed.

    Household Hazardous Waste must be in the original container and not leaking. Donations will be accepted. Paint, oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, aerosols, herbicides, pesticides, and misc. (Household chemicals only) will be collected. Residential ONLY! NO waste from commercial generators, No Businesses, NO toxic or medical waste, NO joint compounds or empty paint cans. DO NOT bring mixed waste!

    Household batteries, rechargeable batteries, Cell Phones, Intact Car Batteries and Ink Cartridges (no broken or cracked cases) will be accepted at no charge.

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  • New Green Hills Rural Development Pamphlet Available
    The GHRDI has designed a new pamphlet explaining it's role in economic development and the services it offers. Download your copy here.


    The North Missouri Solid Waste Management District Ė Region B has begun the process of accepting applications for district waste reduction and recycling grant projects within the 11 county Green Hills area.

    Tipping fees imposed on landfills and transfer stations within each districtís solid waste management region generates funds for these district grants.

    Grant proposals must address state and district goals, including waste reduction, reuse, education, recycling and composting projects.

    The Districtís grants committee will review and rank applications to be sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for final approval.

    Completed applications, along with any additional information about specific projects should be returned to the North Missouri Solid Waste District, 1104 Main St., Trenton, MO 64683.

    Applications will be accepted on an open cycle basis with ranking done quarterly.

    Applications may be requested by contacting the District office for an application packet at 660-359-5636 or can be downloaded by clicking the following link: Grant Application Form . Please contact Region B Project Manager Ann Hamilton for more information or assistance with project development.

    Applications will be accepted on an open cycle basis with ranking done quarterly.

Upcoming Meetings

Holiday Closings 2015

January 1 (New Years Day )
January 19 (MLKJ Day)
February 16 (Presidents Day)
May 8 (Truman's Birthday observed)

May 25 (Memorial Day)
July 3 (Independance Day observed)
September 7 (Labor Day)
October 12 (Columbus Day)
November 11 (Veterans Day)
November 26 & 27 (Thanksgiving)

December 24 & 25 (Christmas)


Partner Agencies

U.S. Economic Development Administration

Missouri Office of Administration

Missouri Department of Transportation

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

Missouri Office of Homeland Security



GHRPC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

GHRPC Annual Report: 2012

GHRPC Transit Study: 2012 Update

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