JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 11, 2019 – The Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group will hold a public meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City. The Missouri departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture will convene the meeting.
On July 18, Governor Parson established the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group by issuing Executive Order 19-14. The group’s first meeting was Aug. 27.
The Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group’s purpose is to provide input through a report to the governor’s office on the state’s short-, medium- and long-term flood recovery priorities and feedback on the state’s current levee system, along with suggested changes to benefit our state and its citizens. In addition to addressing short-term repairs to levees, the working group will explore options to improve the conveyance of floodwater through our major rivers. The public is invited to submit comments at the Sept. 20 meeting.
Members of the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group include the Missouri departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Economic Development, Transportation and the State Emergency Management Agency. Representatives from the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Soybean Association, Coalition to Protect the Missouri River and the Missouri and Associated Rivers Coalition are members as well. Four additional members have been appointed – two representing agri-business and two representing local government interests.
The executive order directs the working group to submit an initial report to the Governor with findings and suggestions by Dec. 31, 2019, with a final report due May 31, 2020.
Executive Order 19-14 and the news release about the establishment of the working group are online at https://governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-signs-ex….
Additional information about the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group may be found online at https://dnr.mo.gov/floodrecovery/.