The 20th Annual Great Northwest Day at the Capitol brings Individuals from the nineteen-county region including multiple communities and representatives from business, education, healthcare, and government together to educate legislators on Northwest Missouri counties and to discuss issues that are critical to the region.

This year’s priorities focused on supporting ongoing investment in the buildout of broadband internet to rural Missourians; encouraging lawmakers to invest in our rural region’s essential infrastructure like roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects; creating access to affordable, safe and reliable childcare; and supporting efforts for continued investment in Missouri’s public schools and institutions of technical and higher education.

A group of Missouri Western students participated in the regional event, accompanied by  Dr. Brett Bruner, assistant vice president of student affairs & dean of students at Missouri Western. 

CFE Director Annette Weeks chaired the event this year. “When we all come together as one voice and with a set of priorities for all of northwest Missouri, it has greater influence and impact,” said Weeks.