The Northwest Missouri Regional Council of Governments has announced its new Executive Director, Mrs. Jerri Dearmont. Jerri has served as interim since July 1, 2018, and on June 4, 2019, the Board of Directors approved her as the official Executive Director. 

Jerri has been with the Regional Council since December 1988, also serving as the administrative secretary and grant administrator. Upon graduating from Nodaway-Holt High School, Jerri attended Northwest Technical School in Maryville earning her secretarial degree. 

As grant administrator with the agency for over 30 years, Jerri has administered over $111 million from various grant funded projects within the five-county region. 

As the Interim Executive Director for the past year, she has managed a staff of seven employees, worked with programs offered through the agency that include economic development, transportation, workforce development, solid waste, hazardous mitigation and grant administration. 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and likes to camp and travel. Mrs. Dearmont resides in Skidmore, Missouri, with her husband, Jeff.