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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.

***NEWS AND UPDATES***

INRCOG is seeking a Community Planner II to join our team! (7/1/20)
The Community Planner II will provide planning, zoning, development assistance, and project management to our member communities. A Bachelor's degree in Planning, Public Administration, Geography, or related field and three years' experience in municipal and/or regional planning required; a Master's Degree and AICP Certification preferred. See our Jobs page for more information.


Regional Transit Commission and COVID-19 Update (6/8/20)
RTC is now operating in a limited capacity in all counties in our region! We have been preparing and implementing several precautionary measures to help protect our passengers and our drivers from the spread of COVID-19 including extra disinfecting, installation of sneeze guards, providing facemasks, face shields, gloves, and hand sanitizer. We are scheduling rides to reduce the number of passengers on each vehicle as much as possible and passengers are being asked to wear a facemask while on the bus.
Questions regarding our service can be directed to Ben Kvigne, Director of Transit by e-mail or by calling RTC at (319) 233-5213 and leaving a message. Reservations can be made by calling (319) 233-5213 or 1-800-369-3022 and leaving a message that includes your name and phone number.


Updated Information Regarding COVID-19 (6/15/20)
INRCOG is open! Staff has returned to the office and we are practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings in common areas, and doing extra disinfecting. We have instructed staff to continue to minimize the need to meet in person including meetings at INRCOG, Council Meetings and Board of Supervisors meetings.

We have been holding our regular monthly meetings via video conference or conference call and will assess the necessity to continue to do so for each upcoming meeting. 
 
We are hopeful that our social distancing efforts have and will continue to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, as requested by local, state and federal public health officials. If you are able to have your business handled over the phone, e-mail or by traditional mail, we are asking you to continue to do so.

Please contact us by one of the methods below to discuss how we can best address your needs:

Phone: (319) 235-0311
E-mail: e-mail link
Mailing Address: 229 E. Park Ave. Waterloo, Iowa, 50703


RTA Transportation Planning Work Program Adopted (5/26/20)
The FY 2021 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) for the Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) was adopted in May. This document outlines the transportation planning activities RTA staff plan to conduct for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021.


RTA FY 2021 Transportation Planning Work Program


MPO Transportation Planning Work Program Adopted (5/19/20)
The FY 2021 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP) for the Black Hawk County MPO was adopted in May. This document outlines the transportation planning activities MPO staff plan to conduct for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021.

MPO FY 2021 Transportation Planning Work Program


Passenger Transportation Plan Adopted (4/21/20)
In April, the MPO and RTA adopted the FY 2021-2025 Passenger Transportation Plan. The document aims to provide coordination between passenger transportation providers and human service agencies, and to recommend projects and initiatives to improve passenger transportation our region.

FY 2021-2025 Passenger Transportation Plan


2020 Schedule of INRCOG Meetings. (12/16/19)
The Schedule of INRCOG meetings for 2020 can be viewed here.


Become a 2020 Census Partner! (12/12/19)
Did you know that every person counted in the US Census generates approximately $20,000 in funding back to their community over the life of the Census? The Census is looking for local communities and agencies to support the success of the 2020 Census. Learn more about becoming a 2020 Census partner!