February 5 - 6, 2019
What is Great Northwest Day?

GroupPhoto17Great Northwest Day at the CapitolSM exists as a cooperative effort by northwest Missouri communities to unify and enhance our region’s image in Jefferson City.   

At this annual event, northwest Missourians employ 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, followed by a Show-Me Northwest Missouri evening event with State legislators and staff, department heads and elected officials. Showcasing the evening are community and county booths promoting local attributes specific to the Great Northwest.

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!”                        - Representative Allen Andrews,District 1 

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