SIMPCO Membership Workshop March 1

SIMPCO Members, partners and guests are invited to attend the SIMPCO 2019 Membership Workshop at no cost. Guest speakers include: Max Gangestad, Gross-Wen Technologies; Abbie Gaffey – Iowa State Extension and Outreach; Sarah Kleber – Heidman Law firm. Topics include wastewater, marketing, housing assessments and employment law. We will also be doing a peer exchange […]

Staff Spotlight – Jacob Heil

Jacob Heil We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to December’s Staff Spotlight, Jacob Heil. Jake serves as the Regional Planning Director for SIMPCO. Q: Who inspires you? A: There are several people that inspire me to be a […]

SRTS/SIMPCO BUILD Grant Annoucement

Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) and Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) have been awarded $7,000,000 in funding through the U.S. DOT Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant program to design and construct a new joint use facility.  This facility will include bus maintenance areas, indoor bus storage, a bus wash, driver training […]

Success Story: SIMPCO completes two Region IV Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) projects for FFY 2018.

Project Background:   Region IV LEPC includes the Emergency Management Agencies (EMA) and response teams for all of SIMPCO’s Iowa counties.  The LEPC is responsible for the designation of Department of Homeland Security Funds as awarded annually to address planning and training needs in light of the potential for transportation-related hazardous materials incidents.  For the 2018 […]

Staff Spotlight – Bernice Beaulieu

We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them! Say “Hello” to SIMPCO’s Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator, Bernice Beaulieu. Q: Who inspires you? A: The Lord – “but only for the grace of God do we accomplish…” Q: What is your favorite place […]

SIMPCO Boards and Committees

Did you know that SIMPCO hosts over 18 committees and boards! From transportation, to housing, to economic development, to our legislative committee. SIMPCO is bringing together Siouxland communities, leaders and partners to work together! Want to get involved? Contact SIMPCO today!

Staff Spotlight – Gabriel Appiah

We have an amazing group of staff members at SIMPCO and we want to make sure you all get to know them!  Say “Hello” to one of SIMPCO’s Regional Planners, Gabriel Appiah.  Q:  Who inspires you? A:  My wife, Nancy, inspires me to be a better person. Q:  What are you passionate about? A:  I […]

Congratulations Joe Surdam!

Congratulations to SIMPCO’s Regional Planner, Joe Surdam, on successfully completing the Nebraska Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Full Certification Training and passing the exam! Joe is now certified to administer CDBG Program projects to improve Nebraska.

Bike Friendly Employer Award Winner

SIMPCO’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Roundtable is proud to announce the Bike Friendly Employer Award to Western Iowa Tech Community College. The Bike Friendly Employer Award recognizes businesses and organizations for their efforts to support their bicycling employees, customers, and the bicycling community because doing so is great for business. This is the third year of the award. […]

U.S. Highway Economic Development Study

The Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) announces the Notice of Investment Award from the United States Economic Development Administration (U.S. EDA).   This EDA investment provides funding for a Highway 20 Economic Development Study. The Study will assess the feasibility of economic development opportunities for job creation and investments in Northwest Iowa and Northeast Nebraska. […]