East Central Iowa Council of Governments

Your Regional Planning Agency

Welcome to ECICOG


Celebration of Partnership


Thank you to everyone that attended our event on Friday, January 24, 2014 to celebrate our grant awards from Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines. ECICOG was awarded over $600,000 this year from the FHLB of Des Moines Strong Communities Fund and more than $2 million since the beginning of the program. These grant awards will be used for the improvement of homes in local areas by helping to assist low to median income home owners with housing repairs.

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Since its creation, ECICOG has become recognized as an ideal vehicle for addressing planning issues that require a regional perspective. Cities and counties benefit from the assistance of our staff in their efforts to promote community and economic development, improve housing stock in the region, manage solid waste, and meet the transportation needs of the area.

With the ECICOG offices centrally located in Cedar Rapids, our professional staff is available to assist local officials and concerned citizens in exploring ways to make their communities a better place to live. ECICOG board members may also be contacted for more information on the advantages of regional cooperation and coordination.


Click here to download a copy of the ECICOG Comprehensive Regional Development Strategy (CRDS), our combined Long Range Transportation Plan and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.


Regional Housing Assessment Completed
The 2011 Regional Housing Assessment is available for review. Please contact Chad Sands with any questions.


The East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) is an intergovernmental council established in 1973 under Chapter 28E and provided for under Chapter 28H of the Code of Iowa. Governed by a board of directors comprised of elected officials and private citizens, ECICOG was created to promote regional cooperation and to provide professional planning services to local governments in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Tama, and Washington Counties. (All services are not offered in all counties, see Programs). A portion of our operations are supported by a per capita assessment paid by these counties.

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 and other nondiscrimination authorities,
it is the policy of the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) that discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex,
age, disability or income status shall not occur in connection with any if its programs or activities.


East Central Iowa Council of Governments
700 16th Street NE, Suite 301
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone: 319-365-9941
Fax: 319-365-9981


Web Content Contact: Nicole Van Nelson at nicole.vannelson@ecicog.org