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
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
This year, 2017, marks the 45th 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, along with the municipalities within them, as a group, has take place since the 1950's.
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. 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
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).
The next meeting of the Dixie
Metropolitan Planning Organization's policy body, known as
the Dixie Transportation Executive
Council (DTEC), will be held on
Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
The DTEC meeting will begin at 12:00
in the Washington County Administration Building, in the
conference room; 197 East Tabernacle Street; St. George, Utah. This
meeting is open
to the public.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 19th
HERE to view the DTEC meeting Agenda, and the
previous meeting's draft minutes, as posted on the Utah
Public Meeting Notice website.
to visit the Dixie MPO website.
The final draft of a regional
Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan, 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, was submitted in January to the Federal Emegency
Management Agency (FEMA). 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
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 email@example.com
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
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 MARCH-APRIL
EDITION, was mailed 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.
NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE
The Five County Association of
Governments (FCAOG) has completed a draft document entitled "Five County Consolidated Plan - One Year
Action Plan July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018". The Plan details
this region's community development and housing needs and priorities,
as well as strategies to meet those needs and priorities.
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
The 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.
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
The 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 Goverments, via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone: (435) 673-3548.
to view the approved CEDS Document. (7.26MB
| 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
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.
you can use
this LINK, choose to Find a Notice,
and select "Interlocal" for Government type, choose "Five County
Association of Governments" for the Entity, and you will see the
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.