To enhance leadership skills while cultivating regional awareness and instilling a sense of responsibility for community and regional growth.
In December 1999, community leaders from Northwest Missouri came together at Conception Abbey to brainstorm about regional issues. One of the issues that came out of this forum was the need for leadership development on a regional scale. As a result, Leadership Northwest Missouri was created to bring together up-and-coming leaders from throughout the region to hone their leadership skills, explore regional issues and gain a network of contacts throughout the region.
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.” It is facilitated by Leadership Northwest Missouri, a regional leadership development program for community leaders in Northwest Missouri.