The Five County Association of Governments Proudly Serves the Citizens of Southwestern Utah
Telephone: (435) 673-3548 --- Fax: (435) 673-3540
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 2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of the formal establishment of the Association, 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
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. 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
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY DRAFT
The updated Comprehensive Economic
Development Strategy (CEDS) document for the Five County Association of
Governments economic development region is now available as a "draft"
document. The CEDS document can be viewed as a PDF file by clicking on
the link below. We are soliciting public comment on the draft
document to help us formulate the final document which will be
submitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development
Administration. The public comment period runs from Aug 1-30,
more information on the CEDS document, or to provide comments,
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 CEDS Document (PDF file)
FOR THE CEDS PROCESS
purpose of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is to
coordinate economic development strategies in Southwestern Utah
(Beaver, Iron, Washington, Garfield and Kane Counties).
As reported above, the CEDS
"draft" document is currently under review and will be finalized at the
end of August 2014.
a resident of our region, or a business owner in this region, could you
please help us out in the CEDS process by taking a very brief survey to
provide feedback that will be reported in the CEDS?
After reviewing the CEDS document above,
to take the short companion CEDS Survey.
The next meeting of the Dixie
Metropolitan Planning Organization's Dixie
Transportation Advisory Committee (DTAC)
will be held on
Wednesday, September 3, 2014. The meeting is scheduled to begin
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
for a map to the meeting
METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION DTAC MEETING
HERE to view the meeting agenda on the Utah Public Meeting Notice website. The
agenda will be formally posted there no later than August 27th.
to visit the Dixie MPO website.
of the Iron County Rural
Planning Organization's Rural Transportation Executive Council (RTEC)
will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (The
meeting will begin at the conclusion of the Iron County Coordinating
IRON COUNTY RURAL PLANNING
to the view agenda for the meeting that is posted on the Utah Public
Meeting Notice web site.
The meeting will be held at the Enterprise City Office, 375 S. 200 E.,
Enterprise, Utah. The
meeting is open to the public.
LATEST NEWSLETTER EDITION AVAILABLE ON-LINE
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 July-August 2014 edition, was
hard copy form, is mailed
via first class U.S. mail 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).
FIVE COUNTY 2014
REGIONAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN AVAILABLE
|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 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.
Please click HERE to view the Consolidated
GEORGE DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
| THE FUNDING FOR
FISCAL YEAR 2014 DPAP LOANS HAS ALL BEEN EXPENDED. CHECK BACK
HERE OFTEN FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEXT FUNDING CYLCE AVAILABILITY.
City of St.
George Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) is established to provide
eligible homebuyers with a loan of up to $6,000 to be applied to the
down payment/closing costs of purchasing a home within the limits of
St. George City. The loan is non-interest bearing; payable in full ONLY if
the home is sold or transferred within ten years of purchase.
There are no payments made on the loan during those ten years. If
the home is not sold or otherwise transferred, and remains the primary
residence of the purchaser for 10 years, the loan becomes a grant and
the loan is forgiven. For more information
this program as well as to print out an application and instructions,
please go to:
County AOG staff, as a
consultant for the City, are administering this program. For
please contact Gary Zabriskie at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
call him at the Five County Association of Governments, (435) 673-3548.
| 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 for our
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.
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
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 Five County AOG.