The Iowa Association of Councils of Governments is the trade association for the 17 Councils of Governments (COGs) in Iowa. Since 1988, ICOG has brought leaders and communities together to promote economic growth, improve public sector services, and and solve regional issues for the future of Iowa.
The Iowa Association of Councils of Governments serves the 17 Councils of Governments to join across interest areas and to work on issues common to all.
ICOG accomplishes its mission in the following ways:
ICOG is an organization where I came to develop myself into a new role and learn about the comprehensive work of COGS. It is a network of peers.
Iowa regions face many issues requiring collaboration to find solutions. ICOG provides a forum for private, state, federal and local entities to find solutions to common problems. Statewide problems often require regional solutions. ICOG is the mechanism to connect each part of Iowa and collectively solve common problems at the state and federal level.