What is Great Northwest Day?
Great 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 and to pursue issues and legislation beneficial to the “Great Northwest.”
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 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.
Why Participate in Great Northwest Day?
Great Northwest Day at the CapitolSM began as a way to promote AWARENESS... through unifying and working together, the communities of Northwest Missouri find this approach is a premiere way to present issues to State Legislators and officials. It is a regional effort to influence legislation that will benefit all of Northwest Missouri and the state as a whole. A graduating class of Leadership Northwest Missouri originated the event in 2002.
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:
"I had a great time visiting with some wonderful folks from Northwest
Missouri at the Great Northwest Days. They went to a lot of work to make a Mardi
Gras themed reception to educate all of our legislators on the good work going on in
our corner of the state. My compliments to each of the participants for their
hard work in serving our local communities."
Representative J. Eggleston -
"On behalf of the legislators in the 18 county area that make up The Great
Northwest, I was proud to introduce the delegates this morning on the House
Floor. A great group of individuals making an impact for our region! Proud to
Representative Allen Andrews - District