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.


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

FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) (6/1/18)
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

The TIPs contain a listing of transportation projects - highway and street improvements, trails, transit - slated to receive federal funding in the next four federal fiscal years in Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, and Grundy Counties. The public may view the draft by using the links above or visiting the INRCOG office at 229 E. Park Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703.

INRCOG will be holding Public Input Meetings as an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the draft TIPs on June 26, 2018 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Cedar Falls City Hall, and June 17, 2018 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex.

Comments will be accepted until the MPO and RTA hold public hearings and consider adoption of final versions of the documents on July 12 at 10:00 a.m. and July 19 at 1:00 p.m. Both public hearings will be held at INRCOG.

Please submit all comments on the draft FY 2019-2022 TIPs to Kyle Durant, Transportation Planner II: kdurant@inrcog.org or (319) 235-0311.

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.

INRCOG Board Adopts Strategic Plan (3/16/17)
With the assistance of the University of Northern Iowa’s Institute for Decision Making, INRCOG has completed a major update of the agency’s Strategic Plan. This effort focused on six primary goals thatwill guide delivery of service to our members for the next several years. The Plan was adopted by the INRCOG Board of Directors at their meeting on March 16, 2017.

The Plan is available here.

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

The April - June 2018 COG Connection is available!

Read about INRCOG's Fiscal Year 2017 accomplishments in our Annual Report!.

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