Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments Staff


A Message From Our Staff

The staff of the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments has as their primary mission, to promote the member governments within our region. Through our various programs, support roles, advisory committee’s and funding programs, we strive daily to ensure the success of those we represent.

Look to the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments for the support you need at the local or county level to ensure your success, compliance or to further your goals.


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Cindy Hultz

Cindy Hultz

Executive Director

Cindy Hultz has more than ten years of experience at the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments in the field of community and economic  development, environmental planning,  and managing regional programs.  Since 2017, she has been the Executive Director where she promotes the utilization of various programs throughout an eight county region.

Prior to her work at the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments,  Cindy was the Rapid Response Coordinator at the Northeast Missouri Workforce Investment Board, an organization responsible for improving and enhancing the readiness of the area’s workforce.  During this time, she provided services to dislocated workers and enhanced their skills to become reemployed.  

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Columbia College as well as an M.S. in Information Systems from Northwest Missouri State University.


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Chandra Beaver

Chandra Beaver

Fiscal Officer | Community Planner | Regional Homeland Security Coordinator

Chandra came on board with Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments in March 2017 as the Fiscal Officer/Community Planner. Chandra provides administrative services for the Region B RHSOC , Revolving Loan Fund, Hazard Mitigation and is the liaison for Audrain and Monroe Counties. 

Prior to joining MTRCOG, Chandra worked for the University of Missouri Extension as a Nutrition Program Associate traveling to schools and organizations teaching Nutrition through a grant based program, after moving to Missouri from her hometown of Little Valley, New York. In New York, Chandra worked as a Truancy Officer, through a grant based program for a local Community Action Agency for 4 years. Chandra comes to MTRCOG with over 6 years of grant programing experience, and understands the importance of grant funding.

Chandra has a banking background having worked in the bookkeeping department, and teller position for over 4 years back at a local bank in her hometown. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services, Chandra enjoys working with communities and individuals for community growth.


Samantha Diffenderfer

Samantha Diffenderfer

Samantha Diffenderfer

Community Planner | Transportation planner

Samantha is a Community Planner/Transportation Planner for the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments. Samantha started her career with the organization in January 2017. Samantha is a liaison for the counties of Ralls and Pike and the communities that lie therein. Samantha is active in many organizations in the community including the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety, A Better 54 Coalition, the Perry Chamber of Commerce, and the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. Samantha knows the importance of one’s community and therefore works daily to secure funding, provide valuable resources, and administer projects within the region. It is her goal to leave a lasting impression on each of the communities and individuals she works with.  

Prior to her work with the Council of Governments, Samantha was Service Worker with the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division. Samantha holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Hannibal LaGrange University.


Devyn CAmpbell

Community planner | Solid Waste Planner

Devyn Campbell is a Community Planner who began her career with the Council of Governments in October of 2017. Devyn works closely with the communities, organizations, businesses, and schools throughout the region, and she is also the liaison for Shelby and Marion Counties. As the Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District’s planner, Devyn strives to keep the region up to date on the recycling industry through educational presentations and assisting in solid waste grant projects. Devyn also provides administrative services to the Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce which focuses on businesses and organizations coming together to advocate on behalf of the Mark Twain Lake area. Devyn holds a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management with a minor in Business from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Devyn Campbell

Devyn Campbell