An Association of Local Governments: Serving Southwestern Utah since 1972

Phone:(435)673-3548 Fax:(435)673-3540 Address: 1070 W. 1600 S., Bldg. B; St. George, UT

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Five County Association of Governments is a voluntary association of local governments from the five southwestern counties of the State of Utah. The five counties in southwestern Utah that comprise the Five County Association of Governments are Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington.

The year 2015 marks the 43rd anniversary of the formal establishment of the Five County Association of Governments, although informal cooperation amongst the five member counties and municipalities has happened for more than half a century.

Farsighted leaders of the past envisioned the time when our world-class scenic landscapes, mild climate, beautiful communities and hard-working people would foster the evolution of a major regional center in the West. That time has arrived. Southwestern Utah has come into its own. The Five County Association of Governments is a key player in aiding locally elected officials in coping with regional challenges.

The Association has a main office location in the Tonaquint Center High Tech Business Park in St. George City and a satellite office in Cedar City. We also have dedicated staff in other locations within our service areas. More information on the Association, including our Vision and Mission, can be viewed using the "What is The FCAOG" link on the "About" tab above. Our office addresses, as well as maps to locate them, are found using the "Contact" tab above.

Five County News

2015-07-29




  TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETING SCHEDULED
The next meeting of the Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization's Dixie Transportation Advisory Committee (DTAC) will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be held at the Five County Association of Governments Office (Conference Room), located at 1070 West 1600 South, Building B, St. George, Utah (Tonaquint Center High-Tech Business Park).    Click HERE for a map to the meeting.

Click HERE to view the meeting agenda, and previous meeting's draft minutes, as posted on the Utah Public Meeting Notice website. 

  RFQ ISSUED FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT FEASIBILITY STUDY  
The Five County Association of Governments (in collaboration with participant cities, the Washington County Council of Governments, and the Utah Department of Transportation) is soliciting Request for Qualifications and Proposal from qualified consultants to conduct a Transit Feasibility Study for a potential transit service corridor extending between St George and Springdale, Utah. The purpose of the study is to assess the demand for transit service, recommend an appropriate level of service, and provide a blueprint to implement the recommended service.

To view the Request for Qualifications and Proposal, click HERE (a PDF document file).      You can also view the RFQ on the Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization website at this LINK.


  FIVE COUNTY HEALTH PREVENTION KICKOFF PARTY
The Five County Association of Governments Area Agency of Aging has scheduled a Health Prevention Kickoff Party in two locations for your convenience.  They will be held on Wenesday, September 9 in Cedar City and Thursday, September 10, 2015 in St. George. These are special workshops that will introduce the "Living Well" Chronic Disease Self-Management programs including pain management and diabetes.  Other important information will also be made available at these events.

Click HERE to view the brochure advertising these two workshops.

  2015 COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORY NOW AVAILABLE    
Community Services Directory 2015 EditionThe popular Community Services Resource Directory for southwestern Utah has been updated and published for 2015. The Directory, published with Community Services Block Grant funding, is distributed through the Community Action Partnership of the Five County Association of Governments.

While the Directory is targeted primarily to the under served population, many services apply to all levels of income and need. The Directory is available to view online or may be purchased. 

To view the Directory, please vist the H.E.A.T. and Community Action website at this link: http://fivecountycap.wordpress.com


  ASSOCIATION'S LATEST AGENCY NEWSLETTER EDITION AVAILABLE
Every two months the Five County Association of Governments publishes a widely circulated and informative newsletter entitled "FIVE COUNTY NEWS FROM 'R' VIEW". The latest newsletter, the March-April 2015 edition, was just published. The newsletter is produced by it's editor, Five County Community Development Program Specialist Diane Lamoreaux.  The newsletter is out mailed to county, city and town leaders and other individuals in our five county region, as well as to other regional, state and federal agencies.  You can also conveniently view the newsletter on this web site.

Click HERE to go to the Association's newsletter page to view and/or download the latest edition of the newsletter.   (You can also view all past editions of the Association's newsletters on that same page).


   ASSOCIATION'S LATEST HOUSING NEWSLETTER
The Five County Association of Governments publishes quarterly newsletter entitled "The Housing Newsletter". The Housing Newsletter is produced by it's editor, Five County Community & Economic Development Division's Senior Planner Levi Roberts.   The newsletter is mailed out to county, city and town leaders and other individuals in our five county region, as well as to other regional, state and federal agencies.  You can also conveniently view the newsletter on this web site (see below).

Click HERE to view and/or download the latest April-June 2015 edition of the "The Housing Newsletter".   (The link is to a PDF file)

  COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
Comprehensive Economic Development StrategyThe updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document for the Five County Association of Governments economic development region was submitted to U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration Denver Region as a final document. For more information on the CEDS document, please contact Bryan Thiriot, Executive Director, Five County Association of Goverments, via e-mail: bthiriot@fivecounty.utah.gov or by telephone: (435) 673-3548.

Click HERE to view the Final CEDS Document.  (7.26MB PDF file)

   REGIONAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN ADOPTED
The Five County Association of Government's HUD required Consolidated Plan documents housing, community, economic development, homelessness and other special needs in southwestern Utah. 
This regional Consolidated Plan is updated and amended annually by the Community & Economic Development and Human Services staff at the Association.  The plan may be viewed by using the link below. The plan was adopted on April 8, 2015 by the Steering Committee (our governing board).  Please click HERE for more information on the Consolidated Plan.

Please click HERE to view the Consolidated Plan 1 Year Action Plan.  (The link is to a PDF file)

Please click HERE to view the Year 2-5 Consolidated Plan. (The link is to a PDF file)

  THE ASSOCIATION HAS A BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM
The Five County Association of Governments has a Revolving Loan Fund. The purpose of the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is to create permanent, long-term jobs within the southwestern region of Utah by providing gap financing to qualified businesses for eligible activities.  Loans made through the Revolving Loan Fund are intended to help bridge the gap created by shortfalls in commercial financing. Funds are repaid into the program and recycled to other businesses, thus allowing an on-going job creation program. Funds are available in Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington County, Utah.

The Microloan Program focuses on loans of $25,000 or less. The importance of these loans lies in their ability to offset the difficulty that businesses experience in receiving traditional bank financing. If a candidate needs more than $25,000 they are encouraged to apply through the regular Five County Revolving Loan Fund which can provide gap financing in conjuction with a primary commercial lender. We can fund up to 50% of a project with up to $200,000 of RLF participation.

To find out more about these two loan funds, visit our seperate web site:   http://www.southernutahloans.com


As required by Utah Code the Five County Association of Governments publishes all of its public meetings on the "Utah Public Meeting Notice" (UPMN) web site.  

You can search for our meetings by date or subject keyword.  To locate all of the meeting announcement postings published on the UPMN site by the Five County Association of Governments you can use this link and use the "Advanced Search" tab. You will need to type in the word five into the "Entity" box, highlight the "Five County Association of Governments" link that comes up, select a date range you want to view and then click on the "Submit" button. It will then show all upcoming meetings scheduled by the Five County AOG in the date range you selected.

Alternatively, you can use this LINK, choose to Find a Notice, and select "Special Districts" for Government type, choose "Five County Association of Governments" for the Entity, and you will see the Public Body list with links to each of them.

Shown above are only the most recent announcements and/or news. To view all of the other news and happenings, please click HERE or on the  'News/Events' link found on this or any of our web pages. You can also use the link provided directly below:

Click Here for more info on other news and happenings at the Five County AOG.