MOARC Annual Membership Meeting

23 Nov 2018 9:43 AM | Tom Poer (Administrator)

We have added BG Peter Helmlinger as an additional speaker!   MOARC is hosting its annual membership meeting and social on Thursday December 11, 2018.  The annual membership meeting provides the opportunity for members to discuss the activities and successes of MOARC over the previous year, the proposed areas and activities of advocacy planned for 2019 and participate in the selection of officers and Board members of the organization.  Making it Happen: Then and Now!” is the theme of the meeting as MOARC looks at accomplishments over its 65 years of advocacy.

Keynote Speakers at the meeting will be Mr. Dru Buntin, Deputy Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Brigadier General Peter Helmlinger, Commander of the Northwestern Division of the US Army Corps of Engineers.       


Mr. Buntin has been asked to present information on water and water related issues and needs of the State of Missouri and the Missouri River basin facing the State of Missouri today and over the next decade.  Water related activities and issues drive the economic and social development across our region.  Dru will address those issues and the interests of the MDNR as they affect the activities and needs of the State and specifically within the lower Missouri River basin.

BG Helmlinger, as the new Commander of the Northwestern Division, has been asked to discuss the opportunities and challenges he sees in the Kansas and Missouri River basins as he takes command.  With development and implementation of 2019 Corps Work Plan laying out funding for water resource projects in 2019 and the Corps taking on many new projects across the nation stretching resources, as well as, expected changes in Water Supply rules, final regulations driving Section 408 reviews of alterations to public works projects, and the expected implementation of the Missouri River Management Plan; the Northwestern Commander has a lot on his plate. 

As part of the program, the MOARC Membership drive continues to build the organization and its advocacy outreach to the varied water related interests in the Kansas and Missouri River basins.  MOARC invites you to the members meeting and social to participate in the development of the organization and network with members and interested parties from the business community, local and state governments, congressional offices, and public who have interests in continued economic and social development of the region.  We would like to challenge all current members to bring one or two potential members (individuals or organizations) to the meeting to learn about MOARC advocacy and the role they can play in the protection and development of the resources of the region.  Save the Date for the Members Meeting and Social for:

Date:  December 11, 210

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 (Business and Social Meeting)

Location: Hush Blackwell Law Firm (near the Country Club Plaza)
                10th Floor Conference Room
                4801 Main Street
                Kansas City, MO

Please join MOARC for the business meeting, keynote speaker, and opportunity to network with others over food and drink while viewing the beauty of the Plaza lights.  Please Save the Date on your calendar, bring others who would be interested in MOARC advocacy, and please RSVP to Ms. Glenda Johnson, Communications Chair, at or (816) 513-2635.

MOARC Association
PO Box 22647
Kansas City, MO 64113

MOARC promotes the beneficial use of water and land related resources for the Missouri and associated rivers in the areas of    
Agriculture, Environment, Flood Damage Reduction, Navigation, Recreation, Shipping and Ports, Power, Water Quality and Supply.   

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