East Central Iowa Council of Governments
Your Regional Planning Agency
Welcome to ECICOG
Thank you to everyone that attended the 2013 Legislative Open House on Tuesday, November 12th.
We had eight legislators attend the event, including:
- Senator Bolkcom
- Senator Mathis
- Senator Horn
- Senator Dvorsky
- Representative Mascher
- Representative Stutsman
- Representative Staed
- Representative Jacoby
Over 60 additional attendees were at the event, including city and county officials and the general public.
We also want to thank everyone for joining us to celebrate our 40th Anniversary!
If you would like more information on the event please see the event flyer HERE
Since its creation, ECICOG has become recognized as an ideal vehicle for addressing planning issues that require a regional perspective. Cities and counties benefit from the assistance of our staff in their efforts to promote community and economic development, improve housing stock in the region, manage solid waste, and meet the transportation needs of the area.
With the ECICOG offices centrally located in Cedar Rapids, our professional staff is available to assist local officials and concerned citizens in exploring ways to make their communities a better place to live. ECICOG board members may also be contacted for more information on the advantages of regional cooperation and coordination.
Click here to download a copy of the ECICOG Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy (CRDS), our combined Long Range Transportation Plan and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.
Regional Housing Assessment Completed
The 2011 Regional Housing Assessment is available for review. Please contact Chad Sands with any questions.
The East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) is an intergovernmental council established in 1972 under Chapter 28E and provided for under Chapter 28H of the Code of Iowa. Governed by a board of directors comprised of elected officials and private citizens, ECICOG was created to promote regional cooperation and to provide professional planning services to local governments in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Tama, and Washington Counties. (All services are not offered in all counties, see Programs). A portion of our operations are supported by a per capita assessment paid by these counties.