Resources, guidance and staff dedicated to helping local governments address their community’s environmental needs

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The Department of Natural Resources wants to help local governments easily access assistance and resources to make informed, common-sense decisions about environmental protection for their community. This webpage contains many guides, templates and fact sheets for local government leaders on environmental topics such as drinking water, wastewater treatment, storm water management, solid waste management, brownfields and asbestos. 

The Community Services team offers assistance on many issues to local governments responsible for environmental protection in their communities:

  • Answering questions and providing one-on-one assistance on specific environmental issues.
  • Helping communities find resources such as technical assistance, grants and loans, and training.
  • Assisting small, financially and technically challenged communities with developing a comprehensive plan to address current and future environmental needs.

Find Your Region’s Community Services Coordinator

Northeast Region – Troy Lalond, 660-385-8000

Kansas City Region  - Denise Haberl, 816-251-0700                

St. Louis Region - Tracy Haag, 314-416-2960

Southeast Region - Nancy Wilhelm, 573-429-5529

Southwest Region - Gwenda Bassett, 417-891-4300

For more information about assistance for local governments, contact the department’s Community Services coordinator toll free at 800-361-4827, or email us at contact