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The following are general descriptions and responsibilities for the NWMOAAA Board of Directors and the Councils.

Elections for Board of Directors and Silver Haired Legislator members are held each year in May. 

Complete information is available by calling Rebecca Flaherty, NWMOAAA CEO at 888-844-5626 or email


BOARd of Directors

 The Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging is a private, not-for-profit corporation, designated by the state of Missouri to be the entity responsible for developing and

administering an Area Plan for the elderly population in 18 Northwest Missouri counties.  The Plan provides for the development of a comprehensive, coordinated service delivery system for older persons. 

Specific responsibilities of the Board include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: 


Assess the needs of older persons in the Planning Service Area;

Identify deficiencies and gaps in the service delivery system;

Identify solutions to meet needs and bridge gaps;

Develop and administer the Area Plan;

Fund services based on “identified need;”

Develop written policies and procedures based on requirements of the Older Americans Act;

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of service providers;

Coordinate training activities for staff and service providers;

Determine greatest economic or social need;

Designate community focal points for service delivery.


The Board consists of directors who are elected from the three Regional Planning Districts of the 18-county area served by NWMOAAA.  Directors are paid a mileage reimbursement and a meal per diem

for attendance at Board meetings, and in the course of performing Agency-approved business.


Board meetings are usually held at the Cameron Office location and are normally scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month. 


regional Advisory Councils ON AGING

 The Older Americans Act requires that Area Agencies on Aging organize and support advisory councils.  There are three groups in the Northwest Missouri planning and service area utilized for this purpose. 


Northwest Regional Council -- (Atchison, Gentry, Harrison, Holt, Nodaway and Worth Counties)       


   ABCD Regional Council -- (Andrew, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess and DeKalb Counties)    


  Green Hills Regional Council -- (Grundy, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam and Sullivan Counties)  


Advisory Council members are elected from their specific region.   Mileage reimbursement is available for members when they attend meetings. 

Specific responsibilities include:

            Advise the Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors on policies and procedures;

               Make recommendations on program and fiscal issues;

          Act as advocates for seniors on the county, regional, area and state level;

            Serve as a conduit of information for own county of residence.