SICOG Executive Board Officers - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Chairperson: Karen Zabel

Vice-Chair: Karl McCarty

Secretary: Dan Christensen

Treasurer: Lyle Minnick

Regional Planner Position Available - Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Southern Iowa Council of Governments, SICOG, Creston, Iowa, is accepting applications until April 15, 2016,  or until position is filled, NEW SALARY RANGE $35,000-$37,000.

Entry Level Housing Planner Position Available - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Job closed.

Thank you to our 2014 partners! - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thank you for your continued support of the SICOG region. To see a list of the 2014 partners, please check out the partnership pages under the Affiliates tab. 

SICOG Welcomes Office Manager Nancy Groth! - Monday, January 20, 2014

SICOG HTF Receives Funds - Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) has approved funding today for Iowa's 26 Local Housing Trust Funds.  The Southern Iowa COG Housing Trust Fund will receive $295,951 to further its mission in 2014.  The SICOG HTF would like to thank the Iowa Finance Authority for their continued support and trust as we continue our affordable housing mission.  To read the full press release from the Iowa Finance Authority click here.

Southern Iowa COG Housing Trust Fund Honored with HousingIowa Single-Family Housing Development Award - Friday, September 27, 2013


The Southern Iowa COG Housing Trust Fund was recently awarded the HousingIowa Single-Family Housing Development Award at the Iowa Finance Authority’s 2013 HousingIowa Conference in Coralville. 

Providing Assistance for Teachers Housing (PATH) is an innovative program that has proven to be successful in helping teachers achieve their life goals – educating youth and owning a home. The program was designed to provide an incentive for teachers to purchase homes by providing a $20,000 forgivable loan.

FEMA Approves Hazard Mitigation Plans - Tuesday, August 27, 2013


FEMA has notified the SICOG office that the Union County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and the Ringgold County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan have been approved. Thank you to all who assisted by attending meetings and/or submitting survey responses.  If you have any questions about the implementation of the plans, please contact Andrew or Jeremy.

Good news for our region! - Friday, July 12, 2013


A delegation representing the area attended the DNR commission meeting yesterday and Warren Woods reported that the DNR overturned their previous decision and approved construction of a concrete trail around the lake at Green Valley State Park north of Creston.  This new section of trail will connect with the existing McKinley Park/Creston trail, making it truly a "Park to Park" trail.  Thank you for supporting this project through letters of support from the  RPA 14/ATURA Policy Board sent to the DNR commission members last month.

SICOG Office to be Closed July 4th. - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The SICOG office will be closed Thursday, July 4th to celebrate Independence Day.  Please have a safe and joyful holiday!