News & Events

Crary Huff Law Firm: Supporting Employees Who Bike to Work

Crary Huff Law Firm was awarded the Bike Friendly Employer award from the SIMPCO MPO Bicycle-Pedestrian Roundtable in May 2017! Thanks to the commitment of the Crary Huff Law Firm, more than 30 employees now have access to facilities that support and encourage healthy and active lifestyles. With the addition of two showers and changing […]

Lawton Wellmark Grant for Bike/Walk Trail

Congratulations to the City of Lawton for receiving a $25,000 Small MATCH grant from the Wellmark Foundation to fund a bike/walk trail! SIMPCO staff assisted in preparing this grant for the City of Lawton!

Mapleton Firetruck Grant

Congratulations to the City of Mapleton for being awarded $142,381 in grant money from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, Vehicle Acquisition program ran through FEMA. The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to enhance the safety of the public ands firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance […]

Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities

Insight into inclusive planning practices is the outcome of the Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities project led locally by Siouxland District Health Department Health Planner Angela Drent, as Lead Coach, and SIMPCO’s Dawn Kimmel, as Community Partner Coach. The pilot project provided 10 communities in five states with training and resources to identify […]

Lawton Physical Activity & Nutrition

The City of Lawton increased community physical activity and nutrition through several healthy initiatives in the past year. Walkablity audits were completed on all city streets using the Walkablity and Bikeability Suitability Assessment (ABA). A sidewalk inventory and map were created based on the WABSA results. The coalition reviewed the results and prioritized community needs. […]

2nd Annual Sioux City Park(ing) Day

  In partnership with Downtown Partners, Sioux Cit Blue Zones, City of Sioux City and SIMPCO, the 2nd annual Sioux City Park(ing) Day will be held September 15th in Downtown Sioux City.  Sign up for your own Park(ing) space at the Downtown Partner’s website.  Last year was a huge success and we are looking to […]

Siouxland Regional Transit System’s Innovative Communication

IWCE Urgent Communications publication recently released a story about Siouxland Regional Transit’s innovative communication system. A transit system providing bus service to a largely rural territory covering seven counties in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska expects to save about $30,000 per year after replacing its aging LMR system with a push-to-talk-over-cellular (PoC) solution—a communications trend […]

2017 Best Photo Contest

SIMPCO is launching a 2017 SIMPCO photo contest! We will be accepting photo/entries through August 31, 2017.

SIMPCO FY 2016 Annual Report

I am honored to present the FY 2016 Annual Report. SIMPCO’s primary focus is to be a catalyst for regional cooperation. We work to unite local governments of the Tri-state Siouxland Region into an effective Council of Governments. We create action by partnering with local governments in long-range planning, community development activities, and professional regional […]