Our Mission

To be a catalyst for regional cooperation, uniting local governments of the Tri-State Siouxland Region into an effective Council of Governments

To promote the best possible planning practices and advocate partnerships throughout the region

To partner with local governments in long-range planning, community development activities, and professional regional program management, which foster intelligent growth, economic development, and safe, accessible transportation

Our Vision

To be a valuable partner with local officials in their efforts to address issues, and solve problems within the community

To be an effective uniting force among local governments in addressing issues on a regional basis

To be the model standard of excellence for regional planning organizations and councils of governments

Community Development (CD) offers a variety of project development and technical assistance:

  • Comprehensive & Strategic Planning
  • Grant Writing & Administration
  • Housing Needs Assessments
  • Housing Development
  • Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program
  • Special Project Coordination
  • Natural Resources Planning
  • Hazard Mitigation & Control
  • Water Issues Research
  • Regional Solid Waste Planning
  • Intergovernmental Reviews
  • Land Use & Zoning Regulations
  • Codification Services
  • Safety Assessment & Training
  • Budgeting Assistance

Transportation Planning Division involves the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Regional Planning Affiliation (RPA) providing service in the following:

Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) provides transportation for:

  • Elderly & Disabled Individuals
  • Students & Pre-school
  • General Low-to-Moderate Income Public

Service Areas

The service area of SIMPCO covers the Sioux City metropolitan tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota in addition to rural areas in these counties:


  • Woodbury
  • Plymouth
  • Cherokee
  • Ida
  • Monona


  • Dakota County

South Dakota

  • Union County