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.


The July - September 2018 COG Connection is available!
Read about a proposed Rural Iowa Housing Project and an Upper Story Housing Pilot Project in our redesigned newsletter.

FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) (7/20/18)
The draft FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) for the Black Hawk County Metropolitan Area Transportation Policy Board (MPO) and Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are available for public comment and review. Please view the documents online by clicking on the links below:

MPO FY 2019-2022 TIP
RTA FY 2019-2022 TIP

We're looking for a Community Planner! (6/18/18)
INRCOG needs a Community Planner to work with our member cities and counties, as well as state officials to provide planning, zoning, and development assistance and grant writing/project administration. A Bachelor's degree in Planning, Public Administration, Geography, or related field and one year experience in municipal and/ or regional planning preferred.

Call our office at (319) 235-0311 for more information and to request an application! EOE

Black Hawk County Evacuation Plan Adopted (6/1/18)
The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency adopted the 2018 Black Hawk County Evacuation Plan on May 24, 2018. The purpose of the Plan is to provide the EMA and responders an initial framework of information to be used for an orderly and coordinated evacuation in the event of a disaster. The document can be viewed here. A Flood Evacuation Guide was also developed which can be viewed here.

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

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