February 1 - 3, 2021


Great Northwest Day At The Capitol - Going Virtual

Great Northwest Day at the Capitol annual gathering with Legislators in Jefferson City will look and feel different in a COVID-19 pandemic year. Since its grassroots beginning in 2003 constituents from across 19 counties in northwest Missouri have engaged in a unique regional, cooperative approach to communicate with statewide elected officials, staff members and department administration.  Faced with COVID-19 challenges in 2021 the GNW Steering Committee is pushing forward by shifting to virtual visits advocating regional priorities. The Great Northwest Live Event will take place over 3 days (February 1-3, 2021); participants are encouraged to engage online with questions on the Great Northwest Day at the Capitol Facebook page.    

Great Northwest Day Goals & Objectives

  • Create a forum northwest Missouri to meet face-to-face with legislators state-wide

  • Set priorities as a region

  • Emphasize northwest Missouri as a region while highlighting northwest Missouri participating communities

  • Create collaboration and communication throughout the northwest region

What Do Legislators Say About Our Event?

Legislators are impressed by the united front of the communities involved. Comments include:

"This is truly one of the premier events during the legislative session.  The impact of Great Northwest Day is felt throughout session as legislators and officials who once knew or cared little about our part of the state have a better understanding of the challenges we face and the priorities we have in northwest Missouri.”           - Senator Dan Hegeman, District 12

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"Great Northwest Days has become known as the best reception in the legislative session, and this year's gathering did not disappoint. Once again, the gang from our state's finest corner put on an awesome evening of entertainment and education, highlighting our great communities, explaining our challenges, and showcasing our products and talents to all members of the legislature."                           - Representative J. Eggleston, District 2

“I cannot emphasize enough how impactful this event is for informing and educating legislators from all over Missouri of our region’s concerns and needs, as well as our accomplishments and successes.  Many of my legislative colleagues told me how impressed they were with the quality of the event and the kindness of the people.  As a legislator, I am so proud to represent such an amazing group of people who work so hard and dedicate themselves to the betterment of our region.  Their efforts have certainly left a lasting impression at the Capitol!”" On behalf of the legislators in the 18 county area that make up The Great Northwest, I was proud to introduce the delegates on the House Floor. A great group of individuals making an impact for our region! Proud to represent them".  - Representative Allen Andrews,District 1 


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