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.


News:

  • ANNUAL MEETING

    The annual meeting of the Green Hills Regional Planning Commisison and Rural Development Inc. will be held at Noon on December 8th, 2017 at the Barton Farm Campus in Trenton.

    Click here for directions



  • OUR MISSOURI WATERS INITIATIVE

    Missouri has been traditionally blessed with abundant and diverse water resources like few other states in the nation. The quality of life for each Missourian is closely tied to the health of our stateís natural resources. Ensuring we are able to enjoy our Missouri waters today as well as ensure the same for future generations is the essence of the Missouri Department of Natural Resourcesí mission. Creating a rich legacy for our stateís waters can be a daunting task, which is why they simply canít do it alone. Missouriís waters belong to all of us. Missouir DNR's "Our Missouri Waters" effort brings together an engaged local citizenry and good science to provide the perfect balance to create the best path forward to improve and maintain healthy waterways.

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

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

    For more information on the watersheds and planning efforts in the Green Hills Region, contact:

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

    or

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


    Lower Grand Watershed

    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).


    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:

    Meting #1 Packet
    Lower Grand Watershed: The Purpose of this [introductory] Meeting

    Lower Grand Watershed 101
    Managing Fish in the Grand River Basin


    On January 21, 2016 a second meeting was held at the MU research farm in Linneus.

    The packet that was provided to attendees and the PowerPoint presentation they saw can be viewed by clicking the links below:

    Meeting #2 Packet
    PowerPoint presentation "Missouri Climate Trends"
    Water Quality of Northern Missouri Streams

    Meeting 1 & 2 Recap

    On March 14, 2016 a third meeting was held.

    Meeting #3 Packet
    USGS Stream Gauge and Streamflow Trends
    Wayne County Iowa
    Nutrient Management in Today's Environment



    NEW:

    Lower Grand River Healthy Watershed Plan

    Missouri Stream Team Presentation
    Value of Long Term Monitoring


    Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed

    The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission is partnering with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Mid America Regional Council, and Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission to form a Watershed Advisory Committee for the Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed. The Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed encompasses Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Chariton, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Ray, and Saline counties. Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed Map

    On December 10, 2015 the first in a series of meeting was held at the Public Library in Carrollton, Missouri. Meeting Packet #1

    You may view the powerpoint that was shown at the meeting here.

    Another of these initial meetings was held on December 17th at City Hall in Lexington, Missouri.

    On January 12, 2016 the second meeting of the serieswas held at the Carrollton Public Library. Meeting Packet #2

    On March 10, 2016 a third meeting was held. Meeting Packet #3

    The Watershed Advisory Committee held it's first meeting on Februray 11, 2016. WAC Meeting Packet #1

    The Watershed Advisory Comittee held it's second meeting on June 6, 2016. WAC Meeting 2 Packet #1

    For more information on the Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed area in the Green Hills Region, contact:

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


    or

    Crew Shuster
    Environmental Specialist
    Regional Watershed Coordinator
    Kansas City Regional Office
    (816) 251-0798
    crew.shuster@dnr.mo.gov


  • 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.


 

Upcoming Meetings

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Upcoming Events

GHRPC Annual Meeting
December 8th
12:00 Noon
at the Barton Campus, in Trenton
click here for directions

Holiday Closings

Dec 26, 2016 (Christmas Day Obs)
Jan 2,2017 (New Years Day Obs)
Jan 16,2017 (MLKJ Day)
Feb 13, 2017 (Presidents Day)
May 8, 2017 (Truman's B-day Obs)
May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day)
July 4, 2017 (Independance Day)
Sep 4, 2017(Labor Day)
Oct 9 (Columbus Day)
Nov 10, 2017(Veterans Day Obs)
Nov 23 & 24, 2017 (Thanksgiving)
Dec 2 & 26, 2017(Christmas Break)

 

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

MACOG

 

GHRPC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

DRAFT:
Green Hills Regional Transportation Plan 2016-2021

GHRPC Annual Report: 2012

GHRPC Transit Study: 2012 Update

Elected Officials Directory