Presentations Given to ICOG Board of Directors | 11/20/17
ICOG welcomed Aimee Bartlett, Senator Lofgren and Walter Conlon to their Board of Directors meeting.
Iowa gets new Medicaid Director, Michael Randol, from previous MCO run state| 11/20/17
The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Friday that Michael Randol has been appointed director of the Iowa
Medicaid Enterprise (IME). More...
AmeriHealth Caritas Leaving Iowa | 11/2/17
With news of AmeriHealth Caritas leaving Iowa, another big change will happen for those in the ID and Community Based Settings.
TrustBelt 2017| 10/26/17
With news of AmeriHealth Caritas leaving Iowa, another big change will happen for those in the ID and Community Based
U of I and ECIA Continue Partnership | 10/17/17
The start of another academic year marked a new round of projects in the IISC program. Both IISC community
partners, the City of Mason City and East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA), chose to extend
their contracts for the optional second year. More...
NADO Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary With a Highly Successful Annual Training Conference in Anchorage
NADO marked its 50th Anniversary by hosting the 2017 Annual Training Conference in Anchorage, AK
on September 9 – 12, 2017. Over 500 attendees, representing 38 states and the District
of Columbia, came together to learn, share best practices, network, and celebrate the accomplishments
of regional development organizations from across the country. More...
Congratulations to the 2017 NADO Innovation Award Winners |8/10/17
Congratulations to the 2017 NADO Innovation Awards recipients! Each year, the Innovation
Awards program honors NADO members for their creative approaches to advancing regional community
and economic development and improved quality of life. More...
Four Iowa Projects Receive 2015 Innovation Awards from the National Association of Development Organizations
The East Central Iowa Council of Governments, MIDAS Council of Governments, and Region XII Council
of Governments were each recognized for projects in their region. More...
Brownfield/Grayfield Tax Credit Program | 2/27/15
State and federal incentive programs exist that can make the purchase and redevelopment of a Brownfield
site a good economic opportunity for many businesses. These incentive programs exist because
Brownfield redevelopment can promote general economic health by reducing environmental hazards,
cleaning up neighborhood eyesores, creating jobs, boosting tax revenue, and so on. More...
Bi-State Regional Commission's Evacuation Plan to Receive National Award | 11/12/14
The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) will be recognizing Bi‐State
Regional Commission's "Evacuation Plan for the Illinois Bi‐State Region: A
Preparedness Resource Guide for Evacuation Events" as part of the 2014 Excellence in Regional
Transportation Awards. Awards will be presented at the National Rural Transportation
Peer Learning Conference, December 3‐5, 2014, where the plan will be part of a panel discussion
on evacuation planning and resiliency. More...
Senator Dotzler Receives Award for Service to Local Governments | 9/5/14
(Waterloo) Iowa Senator William Dotzler has been recognized by the Iowa Association of Regional
Councils (IARC) for his support of Councils of Governments (COGs). Dotzler received the
Friend of the COGs award Friday, September 5, at Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments,
a member of IARC. More...
IARC Receives 2014 Innovation Award from NADO | 8/6/14
The Iowa Association of Regional Councils (IARC) has been selected as one of the 2014 Innovation
Award recipients from the National Association of Development Organizations. More...