Tri-State Incident Management Team

The Tri-State Incident Management Team (TSIMT) was formed in 2003 by the Iowa DOT. The purpose of the group is to discuss incident management within the tri-state metropolitan area.

More specifically the group communicates about upcoming events that might affect traffic, coordinates dynamic message boards, communicates about upcoming construction/maintenance plan, communicates upcoming enforcement activity, reviews past incidents and determines what was done well and what can be done better and develops and maintains the Tri-State Incident Management Plan.

Current members of the group include representatives from the following agencies: Iowa DOT, Nebraska DOR, South Dakota DOT, SIMPCO, law enforcement from IA, NE, SD, fire department, emergency management, 911 communication center, county engineers, city officials, public transit and tow truck companies. The group currently meets on a monthly basis.

Click here to download the Tri-State Incident Management Plan

This proposed Highway Detour Plan covers the primary highway networks of Interstates 29 & 129, and US 77, US 75 and US 20 within the tri-state area of South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

The purpose of the plan is to provide standardized details of detour proposals and agency contacts when an incident occurs resulting in the need to close lanes or detour traffic for various routes in the tri-state area. The primary users of the plan are fire, law enforcement, EMS, County Road Departments, City Street Departments, and Department of Roads/Department of Transportation personnel.

SIMPCO Executive/Finance Committee

The Executive/Finance committee serves as the recommending board to the Council of Officials and Board of Directors in matters relating to finance, budgets, contracts, personnel, benefits, project management and as the nominating committee for the Council of Officials and Board of Directors elections.  Meetings are held at 7:30 am on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Quorum: 3 members

SIMPCO Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization.  Responsibilities of the Board of Directors include: implementing policies, Interlocal governmental cooperation, project management, approval of plans and programs, budget approval, perform regional clearing house review and comment for federally assisted or insured programs and projects, appointment of the Executive Director, contract with member jurisdictions for planning services, contract with federal, state and local governments to manage projects and administer grant funds, provide adequate insurance coverage for the protection of the organization and appoint members to Boards/Committees.  Meetings are held six times per year and are tentatively scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of January, March, May, August, October and December. Quorum: 7 members

SIMPCO Council of Officials

The Council of Officials is the policy body of the organization.  Responsibilities of the Council of Officials includes establishing and adopting policies, goals and objectives for the overall operation of the organization, to represent SIMPCO on boards, agencies, and commissions, to recommend matters to the Board of Directors, to review progress and manage planning programs and projects, to conduct public hearings, to adopt planning programs and studies, to recommend and review amendments to SIMPCO bylaws.  Meetings are held twice a year typically during the months of May and December.  Quorum: 10 members.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee (CEDS)

The Committee oversees development of the five year economic development plan for SIMPCO’s Economic Development District (Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury, counties in Iowa and Dakota County in Nebraska). The purpose of the group is to provide regional collaboration in sharing economic growth information, implementation of the action steps as outlined in the five-year plan, and grant applications.  They also identify gaps and overlap in economic development strategy and update the five-year planning document.  Meetings are typically held during the months of January, May and September, but may meet more frequently during the development of the five-year CEDS plan.  The CEDS committee can make a recommendations to the SIMPCO Board of Directors.  No quorum requirements.

SIMPCO Regional Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee

The committee reviews and prioritizes regional legislative issues for recommendation to the Board of Directors.  The committee may make recommendations to the SIMPCO Board of Directors. Meetings are typically held the first Thursday of the month from September until April. No quorum requirements

SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Technical Committee

The Transportation Technical Committee (TTC) is the advising board to the MPO Policy Board.  The TTC is made up of technical staff representing areas of planning, engineering, and public administration from jurisdictions within the MPO.  In combination of the SIMPCO staff, the committee conducts research, develops technical tools and analysis for the region and advises the MPO Policy Board on technical and administrative issues related to regional transportation planning within the metropolitan area of Sioux City.  Meetings are typically the Wednesday proceeding the first Thursday during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Quorum: 7members

SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Board

The Policy Board is the governing body of the MPO.  The MPO is a group composed of locally elected officials, state department of transportation officials, and transit operators who provide a forum in order to determine transportation objectives to meet the needs of the Sioux City metropolitan area.  The Policy Board is comprised of elected officials representing the different areas within the boundary of the MPO.  Meetings are typically the first Thursday during the months January, March, May, July, September, and November.  Quorum: 8 members

SIMPCO Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Bicycle/Pedestrian Roundtable

The Bicycle/Pedestrian Roundtable is a group of local stakeholders who have an interest in bicycle/pedestrian issues within the metropolitan area of Sioux City.  The committee discusses and implements projects that help to improve the bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure with the MPO. Past and current projects have included: decorative bike racks, bike racks on buses, on-street bicycle network, bike-to-work day events, safe routes to school, walking school bus, sidewalk deficiencies analysis, downtown greenspaces, bike lanes, and trail connectivity. Current members include representatives from: city and county staff, Iowa DOT, Sioux City Blue Zones, Sioux City Community School District, Siouxland Trails Foundation, Siouxland District Health, Siouxland Cyclists, Downtown Partners, local bicycle shops and citizens interested in bicycle/pedestrian issues.  The committee may make recommendations to the MPO TTC and the MPO Policy Board.  The committee meets as needed but generally every other month on the third Tuesday at 3:00 pm.   No quorum requirements

Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is the advising board to the SRTPA Policy Board.  The TAC is made up of technical staff representing areas of planning, engineering, and public administration from jurisdictions within the SRTPA planning area (Cherokee, Ida, Monona Plymouth and Woodbury counties in Iowa).  In combination with SIMPCO staff, the committee conducts research, develops technical tools and analysis for the region and advises the SRTPA Policy Board on technical and administrative issues related to regional transportation planning within the rural planning area.  Meetings are typically the second or third Wednesday during the months of January, March, May, June, September, and November. Quorum: 5 members

Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) Policy Board

The Policy Board is the governing body of the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA).  The SRTPA is a group composed of locally elected officials, state department of transportation officials, and transit operators who provide a forum in order to determine transportation objectives to meet the needs of the rural areas in Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury counties in Iowa.  The Policy Board is comprised of elected officials representing the SRTPA planning area.  Meetings are typically the forth Thursday during the months January, March, May, June, September, and November. Quorum: 4 members

SIMPCO Transportation Advisory Group (TAG)

The Transportation Advisory Group (TAG) is tasked as the advisory committee to the development of the Passenger Transportation Plan (PTP) a required document for both the SIMPCO MPO and SRTPA.  The goal of the TAG and PTP document is to link health and human services, private transportation providers and public transit to help improve the mobility of people with disabilities, low income populations and the elderly.  The TAG may make recommendations to both the SIMPCO MPO and the SRTPA.  The TAG meets quarterly as announced.    No quorum requirements

Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) Board of Directors

The SRTS Board of Directors is the governing body empowered to conduct the business for the Siouxland Regional Transit System.  Meetings are typically held the fourth Thursday during the months of January, March, May, June, September, and November. Quorum: 3 members

Western Iowa Community Improvement Regional Housing Trust Fund (WICIRHTF) Board of Directors

The WICIRHTF Board of Directors is the governing body which oversees the improvements of housing in the counties of Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury counties in Iowa.  The Board consists of equal parts representing local government officials and private sectors.  Meetings are typically held the forth Thursday during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.  Quorum: 6 members

Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee

The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) has nearly 70 members who represent a wide array of local, state, tribal and federal interests through the Missouri River Basin. Established in the fall of 2008, MRRIC serves as a collaborative forum to come together and develop a shared vision and comprehensive plan for Missouri River recovery.

More information can be found at MRRIC’s website.

Keep Northeast Nebraska Beautiful (KNNB) Board of Directors

The KNNB Board of Directors are comprised of volunteers who along with public and private schools, businesses, civic groups and local governments work to raise awareness of litter prevention and cleanups, recycling, integrated waste management, beautification and other environmental education and awards programs.  KNNB is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful serving eleven counties and twenty-nine communities in Northeast Nebraska.  Meetings are typically held as needed but typically six times per year.

For more information about KAB visit their webpage.

Region IV Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The role of the LEPC is to form a partnership with local governments and industries as a resource for enhancing hazardous materials preparedness.  The Region IV service area is Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury counties in Iowa.  Meetings are typically held the fourth Wednesday during the months of January, April, July, and October.

Region IV Hazardous Materials Response Commission

The Commission was established by a 28E Intergovernmental Agreement for Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury counties in Iowa.  They are the governing body of the Region IV LEPC.  One annual meeting is typically held on the fourth Wednesday of April with additional meetings conducted as needed.

Grow Siouxland Task Force

The Grow Siouxland Taskforce is a committee organized in partnership with the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. The committee is made up of local government officials and businesses in Woodbury County, Iowa; Dakota County, Nebraska; and Union County, South Dakota. This taskforce serves as a group of stakeholders invested in economic growth and community development in the Sioux City metro area and specifically around the I-29 corridor. The committee meets the third Wednesday of the month on the Western Iowa Tech Community College campus.