Preparations are underway for the annual Northwest Day at Missouri’s State Capitol.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with Livingston County Coordinator Steve Holt:

Steve Holt

Holt says about 300 residents of Missouri’s 18 northwestern counties advocate in Jefferson City every year.  The event will be held February 5th and 6th, the deadline to register is January 28th.  More information is available at

Press Release from Great Northwest Day

IN communities and counties throughout northwest Missouri, preparations for the 2013 Great Northwest Day at the Capitol are in full swing.

County Coordinators for each of the 18 counties that comprise the northwest Missouri region are working with local citizens, councils, commissions and chambers to gather important legislative priorities.  Once assembled, priorities will be narrowed down OT the top 3-4 for the region and then presented to the Missouri Legislative body at the Great Northwest Day at the Capital event on February 5-6, 2013.  Regional priorities form past years have included transportation and infrastructure funding, statewide 9-1-1-, unfunded mandates, education, wastewater, assistance with a regional water coalition and workforce development.

At this annual even, northwest Missouri employs a unique regional, cooperative approach to communicate with the leadership in Jefferson City.  With a delegation of over 350 northwest Missouri constituents, Great Northwest Day includes introductions to the House & Senate and a regional lunch, followed by an evening buffet with State legislators, department heads and elected officials.  Showcasing the evening event are community and county booths emphasizing the regional priorities and promoting local attributes.

Great Northwest Day at the Capitol is a program of Leadership Northwest Missouri, as evidenced by its ability to encourage regional, constructive and positive conversations.

For more information about the event or how you can participate, contact either Steve Holt Livingston County Coordinator at [email protected] or at 660-646-6920.  Information is also available online at