News & Announcements

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 | 9/28/17

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...

Iowa Association of Councils of Governments 400 East Court Ave, Suite 126 Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 868-0133 staff@iarcog.com
The Iowa Association of Councils of Governments is the trade association for the 17 Councils of Governments (COGs) in Iowa.
Iowa Association of Councils of Governments 400 East Court Ave, Suite 126 Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 868-0133 staff@iarcog.com
The Iowa Association of Councils of Governments is the trade association for the 17 Councils of Governments (COGs) in Iowa.
Iowa Association of Councils of Governments 400 East Court Ave, Suite 126 Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 868-0133 staff@iarcog.com
The Iowa Association of Councils of Governments is the trade association for the 17 Councils of Governments (COGs) in Iowa.
Iowa Association of Councils of Governments 400 East Court Ave, Suite 126 Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 868-0133 staff@iarcog.com
The Iowa Association of Councils of Governments is the trade association for the 17 Councils of Governments (COGs) in Iowa.