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Request for Public Comment – Area Re-Designation

Public Announcement

The Northeast and Northwest Workforce Development Boards are petitioning the State of Missouri Workforce Development Board to re-designate the two Workforce Development Areas into one region and recognize them as one Local Workforce Development Area to be served by one Workforce Development Board.   Information regarding this merger can be found in the application available for download below.


Area-Designation-Application-Draft-May 24 2022


If you have questions about the proposed application, please contact the following individuals:

Brent Stevens – NW WDB Executive Director,


Diane Simbro – NEMOWDB Executive Director,

Consistent with the “sunshine” provisions of WIOA sec. 107(e), the Northwest Workforce Development Board, comprised of the 18 contiguous counties of Northwest Missouri, and the Northeast Missouri Workforce Development Board, comprised of the 16 contiguous counties of Northeast Missouri are seeking public comment on this proposed change.  For comments to be considered, they must be received no later than 5 PM on June 7th, 2022.

If you would like to submit comments regarding the re-designation please use the following email address: