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 2016 marks the 44th anniversary of the formal establishment of the Five County Association of Governments. While the Five County AOG was officially created in 1972, informal cooperation amongst the five member counties, as a group, along with the municipalities within the five counties, has happened for well over 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
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
COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
The next meeting of the Steering
governing body of the Five County
Association of Governments, will be held on Wednesday, February 10,
2016 beginning at
2:00 p.m. at
the Beaver City Office; 30 West 300 North; Beaver,
Steering Committee is comprised of a county commissioner from each
county in this region, a designated mayor's representative from each county and an
elected school board representative from each county. Steering
meetings and the public is invited to attend. A
packet of materials is sent out for the meeting to all Steering
members. That material is available to everyone, either on the
Utah Public Meeting Notice web site, or directly through a link below
this news item section.
Click HERE to
view the Steering Committee meeting agenda as
posted on Utah Public
web site. Materials
sent to each Committee member can also be viewed by the public on that
sure to bookmark this Five
County AOG home page as
a "favorite" so you can easily return here.
You can also quickly download
the complete Steering Committee meeting packet here directly, as a PDF
clicking on this LINK.
The 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.
SERVICES DIRECTORY AVAILABLE
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
LATEST AGENCY NEWSLETTER EDITION AVAILABLE
Six times each year the Five County
Association of Governments publishes a widely circulated and
informative newsletter entitled "FIVE COUNTY NEWS FROM 'R' VIEW". The
latest edition, the January-February 2016 edition, was just published.
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.
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).
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
The 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: email@example.com
or by telephone: (435) 673-3548.
to view the Final CEDS Document. (7.26MB
The Five County Association of
Government's HUD required Consolidated Plan documents housing,
community, economic development, homelessness and other special needs
in southwestern Utah.
CONSOLIDATED PLAN ADOPTED
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.
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
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
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.
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
above are only the
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 FCAOG.