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.


Black Hawk County Evacuation Plan Available for Review (3/26/18)
On behalf of the Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), INRCOG will be holding a public information meeting on the draft Black Hawk County Evacuation Plan. The purpose of this Plan is to provide the Black Hawk County EMA and responders an initial framework of information to be used for an orderly and coordinated evacuation in the event of a disaster.

"The previous plan is dated and does not include rural communities in the county. The new plan was a much-needed update and will be a valuable asset for the region," said Lorie Glover, Coordinator of the Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency.

The public information meeting will be held Tuesday, April 17 from 4:30-6:00 pm at SingleSpeed Brewing, 325 Commercial St, Waterloo. Staff from INRCOG and the Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency will be available to answer questions and discuss the project. The draft document can be viewed here. INRCOG staff also developed a Flood Evacuation Guide which can be viewed here.

Following the public information meeting, comments will be accepted on the draft Evacuation Plan until close of business on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Commission will consider adoption of the final version of the document at a meeting to be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

INRCOG Board Adopts Strategic Plan (3/16/17)
With the assistance of the University of Northern Iowa’s Institute for Decision Making, INRCOG has completed a major update of the agency’s Strategic Plan. This effort focused on six primary goals thatwill guide delivery of service to our members for the next several years. The Plan was adopted by the INRCOG Board of Directors at their meeting on March 16, 2017.

The Plan is available here.

The Iowa Northland Regional Transit Commission, a service of INRCOG, is looking for bus drivers! Visit our Job Openings page.

The April - June 2018 COG Connection is available!

Read about INRCOG's Fiscal Year 2017 accomplishments in our Annual Report!.

Northeastern Exchange Newsletter - April 2018, a listing of materials from the Iowa Waste Exchange Program, is available!