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
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 regional challenges.
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
MITIGATION PLAN APPROVED BY FEMA
We are pleased to report that FEMA has completed its review 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 particpated 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on this link: https://hazardmitigationplan.org/ to go to the special web site developed to present the Plan to the cities, towns, counties and the public.
NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
PLAN ACTION PLAN DRAFT PREPARED
A thirty day public comment period commenced on Jan 31, 2017 and will end March 1, 2017. Anyone desiring to review the printed draft plan will find a copy in the lobby of the FCAOG office located at 1070 W. 1600 S., Bldg. B., St. George, UT, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Plan can also be viewed conveniently, as a PDF file, on this web site using this link: http://www.fivecounty.utah.gov/programs/community/consolidated.php
A public hearing on the aforementioned Consolidated Plan document will be held in conjunction with the FCAOG Steering Committee meeting which begins at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Kane Co. Emergency Training Facility/Search & Rescue Building, 30 W. Airport Dr., Kanab, UT. Information on the public hearing is available using this link: https://www.utah.gov/pmn/sitemap/notice/369677.html
SERVICES DIRECTORY AVAILABLE
To view the Directory, please vist the H.E.A.T. and Community Action website at this link: http://fivecountycap.wordpress.com
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
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HAS A BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM
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.
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