Toolkit for State Associations of Regional Councils
With support from the Denver Regional Office of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Iowa Association of Regional Councils (ICOG) contracted with the National Association of Development Organizations to further study state associations of regional councils (state associations) across the nation. The primary result of this collaboration was a resource toolkit that offers state associations a virtual resource that can be used at any point, whether emerging or existing and expanding.
Organizational Toolkit for State Associations of Regional Councils (pdf)

ICOG Partnership Program
In May 2012, ICOG launched its Partnership Program. This program was created to expand our partnership with a variety of agencies while generating resources to develop new initiatives and programs. Funds raised through the Partnership Program will help ICOG continue to develop new and innovative projects while increasing the capacity of Iowa's COGs.

Organizations may join at the government/non-profit level or the corporate level. ICOG partners will be identified as a partner in all newsletters and other applicable publications. Partners also receive:
*Advertisement/ recognition in ICOG's annual directory;
*Advertisement/recognition on ICOG website;
*Display opportunity at annual ICOG Staff Retreat;
*Receive ICOG's quarterly newsletter, the ICOGourier;
*Networking with Iowa's COGs and other partners;
*Priority access to ICOG professional staff as a resource for information & partnership

For more information on ICOG's Partnership program, please contact Carl Lingen at

ICOG Partners - Fiscal Year 2016

The Friedman Group - Insurance Services
National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
National Association of Regional Councils (NARC)

Iowa League of Cities

Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC)
ISU Extension

Federal Websites
The Library of Congress
United States Department of Agriculture
Economic Development Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Labor

State Websites
Code of Iowa
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Iowa Department of Transportation
Iowa Workforce Development
Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Iowa Finance Authority
Iowa Department of Public Health
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Iowa Office of Energy Independence