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 2013 marks the 41st 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 regional challenges.
The Association has office locations in St. George City and 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
The public is invited to attend this meeting at the Five County Association of Governments, in the Conference Room. The address for the meeting is 1070 West 1600 South, Bldg. B (in the Tonaquint Hi-Tech Business Park) in St George, Utah.
Click HERE to view the meeting agenda as posted on the Utah Public Meeting Notice website.
KENNETH SIZEMORE'S RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE WILL BE ON MAY 23, 2013
Click HERE for a Google map to the open house.
Click HERE for an article in The Spectrum Newspaper about the retirement of Ken Sizemore.
FIVE COUNTY 2013 HUD REGIONAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN APPROVED
This regional Consolidated Plan is updated and amended annually by the Community & Economic Development and Human Services staff at the Association. The plan is currently was adopted, by resolution, by the Five County AOG Steering Committee at its April 17, 2013 meeting.
Please click HERE for information on the Consolidated Plan.
FIVE COUNTY COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Please join us in gathering information about the needs of your community. This survey is vital to helping programs and agencies to develop and support needed services in your community. Please send this to anyone living in the Five County area. Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane or Washington.
We will be holding a community forum to discuss the survey results about community needs, and would love your participation, as we work to better understand the needs of the community and how to most effectively address them.
Complete the Five County Needs Assessment online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FiveCountyNeedsAssessment
You can also print out this PDF SURVEY FORM and mail it back to us (the address is on the form).
ASSOCIATION'S LATEST NEWSLETTER EDITION AVAILABLE ON-LINE
The newsletter, in hardcopy 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.
ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2012 PUBLISHED
Click HERE to go directly to our Annual Report page where you can view and/or download the new 2012 Annual Report document.
For historical purposes, Annual Reports from 2001 through 2011 are also available online on that same web page. Earlier reports are archived at the Association office.
CITY OF ST. GEORGE DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
St. George City has a Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) for first-time home buyers. A zero-interest loan can provide up to $6,000 toward down payment and closing costs and is available for homes being purchased in St. George City. St. George City has elected to utilize Community & Economic Development division staff here at the Five County Association of Governments to administer this program for the City. Because funding for this program comes from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding received by St. George City, this program is only available for homes that are located within the St. George City limits. A notable change to the program from last year is that new and previous DPA loans can be refinanced during the ten year period as long as there is no additional costs incurred by the funding agency (St. George City) and this does not affect the original 10 year date for loan forgiveness. The following program rules still apply, just as they were last year: 1) the maximum DPAP lending amount is $6,000; and 2) If the home is not sold or refinanced (see new policy above regarding refinacing) for a ten year period the loan becomes a grant, and the loan is forgiven.
The funding will continue until all of the allocated funds are depleted at which time the assistance program will end for this fiscal year. This year's Down Payment Assistance Program began on August 1, 2012.
Information about How to Apply for Down Payment Assistance as well as the Application itself are available here: http://www.southernutahhousing.com/about/programs/
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.