Southwest Iowa Planning Council
1501 SW 7th Street
Atlantic, Iowa 50022
866-279-4720 (toll free)
The Southwest Iowa Planning Council was formed in 1975. Our goal is to promote regional cooperation as well as to serve the counties and cities within our region with community and economic development activities to improve the quality of life for all residents in Southwest Iowa.
We are governed by a 17 member Policy Council which includes one supervisor from each county board, six citizens who are appointed by the county boards and three that are selected by the Council. These members represent business, education, human services, economic development, etc. Click here for a list of SWIPCO's Board Members.
The Policy Council is designed to provide a strong communication link between SWIPCO and the residents of Southwest Iowa. This channel of communication and the support of our member governments keeps SWIPCO aware and responsive to its members needs and concerns.
|Individualized assistance to cities and counties, such as a local comprehensive plan, Smart Growth plan, housing needs assessments or emergency preparedness.|
|Planning services across multiple jurisdictions such as a regional long-range transportation plan.|
|A forum that combines the elements of transportation planning, housing development, solid waste planning, land use planning, work force development and economic development into a comprehensive design for regional growth and development.|
|Grant applications to local, state and federal funding sources|
|Projects such as economic development, public works, community facility, housing and hazard mitigation|
|Housing rehabilitation and home ownership assistance|
|Questions ranging from floodplain insurance to the purchase of small businesses|
|City codes and zoning ordinances|
|Community and regional surveys|
|A voice for member governments to state and federal legislators regarding the needs and concerns of Southwest Iowa.|
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