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2017-12-13 other news and happenings at the Five County AOG.

A special meeting of the Steering Committee, the governing body of the Five County Association of Governments, will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Steering Committee board members will particpate in this meeting as an "electronic meeting" via a telephone conference call system. The public is invited to particpate at the meeting "anchor location" which is the Five County Association of Governments Tonaquint Center Offfice Building, in the Conference Room; 1070 West 1600 South, Building B; St. George, Utah.  Click HERE for a map to the meeting achor location.

The Steering Committee is comprised of a county commissioner from each county in this region, a mayor's representative from within each county and an elected school board representative from each county's school district.  Steering Committee meetings are public meetings and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.  A packet of materials is sent out for the meeting to all Steering Committee members.  That material is available to everyone on the Utah Public Meeting Notice web site.

Click HERE to view the December 19, 2017 Steering Committee meeting Agenda posted on Utah Public Meeting Notice web site.  Materials sent to each Committee member can be viewed/printed by the public on that site.

The Five County Association of Governments currently has an open position.  It is for a HEAT PRogram Secretary/Receptionist (seasonal position) at our HEAT office in St. George City. HEAT is a program adminsitered by this agency to provide energy cost assistance to eligible recipients  The Secretary/Receptionist answers telephones, greet clients, schedules appointments using a computer scheduling program, prepares correspondence, and files.  Position requires ability to be a team player and work quickly and accurately in a super busy environment. This position is described in detail on our Human Resources page.

Click HERE to go to our Human Resources page to view the complete job announcement, information on what the HEAT Program is all about, as well as specific instructions on how to apply for this position.  The required Employment Application needs to be downloaded from that page.  Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.


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 SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017 EDITION, was 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 as a printable PDF file.  

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/print all past editions of the Association's newsletters on that same page.

NHMPA regional Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan was developed by the Five County Association of Governments' staff in collaboration with all of the cities and the five counties, and almost all of the towns in this region. The Plan contains information regarding the type, location and extent of eight regularly occurring hazards in the Five County area and includes information on previous occurrences of hazard events and the likelihood of a future hazard event. The natural hazards identified in this plan are:  wildfire, flood, landslide, drought, severe weather, problem soils, earthquake and radon gas.

FEMA completed a review of the Plan and has approved the Plan, placing it in what is called "Approved Pending Adoption" status.  What is now needed is for all of the jurisdictions, who participated in the development of the Plan, to formally adopt the Plan by resolution.  Association staff has sent out information on the Plan to all participating jurisdictions including how to adopt it. If there are any questions on the Plan and its adoption by your jurisdiction, contact Nate Wiberg, Five County Community Planner, at (435) 673-3548 ext. 105,  or via e-mail to

Click on this link:  to go to the special web site developed to present the Plan to the cities, towns, counties and the public

Community Services Directory 2015 EditionThe popular Community Services Resource Directory for southwestern Utah is available. 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 visit the H.E.A.T. and Community Action website at this link:

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 and approved by that federal agency. For more information on the CEDS document, please contact Bryan Thiriot, Executive Director, Five County Association of Governments, via e-mail: or by telephone: (435) 673-3548.

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

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 conjunction 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 separate web site:

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 "Associations of Governments" 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.

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