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SIMPCO Annual Award Ceremony

On Thursday, June 13, 2024, the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO) held its annual awards ceremony at the Cottonwood Inn and Conference Center in South Sioux City, Iowa. Karl Elmshaeuser, Executive Director of the Nebraska Environmental Trust, was the guest speaker at the event. SIMPCO Executive Director, Michelle Bostinelos and Sergeant Bluff Mayor and […]

Congratulations to the Remsen Public Library!

Congratulations to the Remsen Public Library for being selected to receive a Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities grant for $10,000, which is provided by the American Library Association (ALA). The grant funds will be utilized for the installation of automatic ADA-accessible doors to better serve visitors with mobility impairments. SIMPCO played […]

Bike to Work Day was a SUCCESS!

SIMPCO’s Bicycle Pedestrian Roundtable and the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce hosted the Sioux City Metro Bike to Work Day on May 17th. This annual tradition takes place each May to celebrate Bike Month which is endorsed by the U.S. DOT and the League of American Bicyclists.  Bike to Work Day encourages people to trade in […]

2024 Summer Trailblazer Challenge

This summer, embark on a thrilling quest with the SIMPCO Bicycle/Pedestrian Roundtable’s next great adventure: the Summer Trailblazer Challenge! It’s time to embrace the great outdoors and explore Sioux City’s Metro trails. Walk, bike, or roll as you explore and blaze your own path along miles of scenic Metro trails.  Log your journey and celebrate […]

2024 ICOG Staff Retreat

A few of SIMPCO’s staff recently attended the 2024 ICOG Staff Retreat at the Embassy Suites by Hilton located in the heart of downtown Des Moines. During the retreat, staff had a great time engaging with excellent speakers, building their skills, broadening their knowledge, and networking with others in attendance. A big thank you to […]

Bike to Work Day – May 17th BOGO Deals

Bike to Work Day is next week! Start your morning off on, Friday, May 17th with giveaways, treats, and swag at the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. then enjoy all day BOGO deals from the following Downtown businesses. Buffalo Alice Brightside Hardline Coffee Co. Jackson Street Brewing Marto Brewing Co. […]

May 17th is Bike to Work Day – Register Now!

Did you know that today marks the 1st day of National Bike Month?! This month is about highlighting the benefits of bicycling and offering proof that it’s possible to leave the car at home for some commutes. Please don’t forget to register you and coworkers for the Sioux City Metro Bike to Work Day, held […]