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Success Story | SIMPCO Membership Workshop

Success Story:  SIMPCO hosted a Membership Workshop which not only allowed members & partners to find out more about the SIMPCO organization but also to hear from area speakers on key topics important to our region.

February Staff Spotlight

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 February’s Staff Spotlight, Joe Surdam. Joe serves as a Regional Planner for SIMPCO.  Who Inspires you?  A. The two people that inspire me the most are my parents. Through their […]

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 […]

Regional Transportation Funding Applications (Iowa)

Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) applications are open to the Iowa portion of the Sioux City Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and to the Siouxland Regional Transportation Planning Association (SRTPA) area including Woodbury, Plymouth, Cherokee, Ida and Monona counties in Iowa. Each year, approximately $2.5 million is available in STBG funds […]

2019 SIMPCO Membership Workshop

Save the date: Don’t miss the 2019 SIMPCO Membership Workshop! March 1, 2019 | 10 am – 3:30 PM| WITCC Campus Sioux City Get the most out of your membership! Join us to find out what SIMPCO can do for your community. Topics:  Green Wastewater Treatment,  Marketing Home Town America, Rural Housing Readiness Assessment, Employment […]

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 […]

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 […]