Created more than thirty years ago by visionary public leaders, the Iowa Councils of Governments (COGs) provide professional planning, programming, and technical assistance to Iowa’s cities, counties, businesses, community organizations of all ages.
COGs are indigenous organizations formed by counties, cities and towns to serve local governments and their regional citizenry. Their governing boards are made up of local elected officials, business and education leaders, economic development professionals, and individual citizens.
COGs provide regional planning and technical assistance to local governments and the communities in their regions by: Providing individualized assistance to cities, counties, businesses, community organizations and community members such as a local comprehensive plan, grant-writing assistance, and housing. Also provide planning services across multiple jurisdictions (such as a regional comprehensive management plans or long-range transportation plan).
Providing a forum that combines the elements of transportation planning, housing development, comprehensive and land use planning, zoning codes, codification, workforce development, and economic development into a comprehensive approach to regional growth and development.
To ensure the vitality and growth of their regions, COGs actively pursue funding opportunities from a variety of local, state, and federal resources. They provide expertise to cities and counties in securing competitive state and federal grants. As Regional Planning Affiliations, COGs plan for and program the distribution of federal transportation funds within their regions, including highways, transit, trails, and other enhancement programs. Most COGs also have established and administer regional revolving loan funds targeting housing and economic development.
For more than thirty years, COGs have been growing Iowa’s communities, Iowa’s businesses, Iowa’s leaders, Iowa’s regions, and Iowa’s future. CVPD was established in July 2007.
Chariton Valley Planning & Development COG – Board of Directors
Mark McGill, Board of Supervisor – January 2021 to Present
Centerville, Cincinnati, Exline, Moravia, Moulton, Mystic, Numa, Plano, Rathbun, Udell, Unionville
Elected Representative: Larry Davis, Board of Supervisor - 2007 to present
Chariton, Derby, Lucas, Russell, Williamson
Elected Representative: Denny Amoss, Board of Supervisor - 2013 to present
Albia, Lovilia, Melrose
Elected Representative: David Dotts, Board of Supervisor - 2013 to present
Allerton, Clio, Corydon, Humeston, Lineville, Millerton, Promise City, Seymour
Private Sector: Director: Joe Crall – July 2021 to Present
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