News & Events

Staff Spotlight – Ellen Dirks

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 November’s Staff Spotlight, Ellen Dirks. Ellen serves as the Staff Accountant II for SIMPCO.  Q: Who inspires you? A: I would say that my parents have inspired me. They instilled […]

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 – Curt Miller

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 September’s Staff Spotlight, Curt Miller. Curt serves as the Facilities Director for SIMPCO and the Transit Director for Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS). Q: Who inspires you? A: My parents and […]

U.S. Highway 20 Ribbon Cutting

The long awaited opening of U.S. Highway 20 four lanes through Iowa will be celebrated on October 19, 2018.   Events begin at 3:00 p.m. at Boulders Inn & Suites in Holstein, Iowa.  You won’t want to miss this historic event!

Success Story: City of Kinglsey Owner Occupied Housing Rehab TIF Project

Success Story: SIMPCO collaborated with the City of Kingsley to complete owner-occupied housing rehabilitation projects utilizing TIF. Project Background:  When a city utilizes Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to support development, a percentage of the incremental revenues generated by the project must be used to provide assistance to low-and-moderate income (LMI) families. The City of Kingsley […]

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!

Member Spotlight on Aurelia, Iowa

For the month of July, our member spotlight is Aurelia, Iowa located in Cherokee County. Home to 990 Iowans,  Aurelia’s amenities are plenty.  The community recently opened a new daycare center, built a new community center in 2008 and there is a new housing addition.  Citizens of Aurelia spend time enjoying the crushed rock walking path,  swimming […]

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 […]