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The Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments is a voluntary association of local governments established by state law serving the member jurisdictions in Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw and Grundy counties. As a service and planning organization, it is responsible for coordinating, assisting and facilitating programs in Community and Economic Development that will benefit all governmental bodies in the INRCOG region. Emphasis is placed on intergovernmental communication and cooperation, accessing of funds, and the need for continuing, comprehensive planning.

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Drive Safe Cedar Valley!
Drive Safe Cedar Valley's mission is to educate and encourage drivers in our communities to drive safer – and smarter. Please watch this traffic safety video and do your part in preventing automobile crashes.

Drive Safe Cedar Valley website

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Upcoming Public Input Meetings for Transportation 6/2/16
The MPO and RTA will be holding joint public input meetings this month to enable the public to view and comment on transportation projects proposed to receive federal aid in the next four federal fiscal years. These projects are included in the Draft Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) for the MPO and RTA. The full documents are available for review, as well as a map showing project locations and information:

Map showing project locations and information
Background information on the MPO and RTA
Full Draft FY 2017-2020 MPO TIP (Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area)
Full Draft FY 2017-2020 RTA TIP (Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, and Grundy Counties)

Meetings will be in an open house format, with no formal presentation. Staff from INRCOG will be available to answer questions and discuss projects. The open houses will be held:

*Tuesday, June 21 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Cedar Falls City Hall, 220 Clay St.,Cedar Falls
*Wednesday, June 22 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at INRCOG, 229 E. Park Ave., Waterloo
*Thursday, June 23 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 207 W. Louise St., Waterloo

Following the public meetings, comments will be accepted on the Draft TIPs until the MPO and RTA hold public hearings and consider adoption of final versions of the documents at their July meetings. The public hearing for the MPO will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016. The public hearing for the RTA will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Both public hearings will be held at INRCOG, 229 E. Park Ave. in Waterloo.
Questions on the public input open houses can be directed to Kyle Durant at (319) 235-0311 or kdurant@inrcog.org.


INRCOG Job Opening 5/5/16
INRCOG is seeking applicants for a Community Planner. More...

Nuisance Property and Abandoned Building Remediation Program Funds Available 5/4/16
The Iowa Economic Development Authority has released a new community development program, the Nuisance Property and Abandoned Building Remediation program.This financial assistance program is now available to communities for the remediation of nuisance buildings and structures. Program funds may be utilized for the demolition or remediation and reuse of residential, commercial or industrial structures. More...


The April - June 2016 COG Connection is available!

The
Northeastern Exchange Newsletter - May 2016, a listing of materials from the Iowa Waste Exchange Program, is available!