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ABOUT US

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Leveraging State & Local Resources

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Planning for the Future

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Promoting Regional Collaboration

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Sharing Technical Skills

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.

 

Our mission is to help build vibrant, forward-thinking communities and a collaborative and resilient region. ECICOG’s skilled staff has been

FUNDING

providing innovative services across our region for nearly 50 years by leveraging state and local resources, promoting regional collaboration, planning for the future, and sharing technical skills.

ECICOG is a non-profit organization. While a portion of our operations are supported by a per capita assessment paid by each of our counties, the majority of our funding comes from direct grants, grant administration fees and technical service fees.

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WHERE WE WORK

ECICOG serves Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington Counties and provides transportation services in Cedar County and solid waste services in Tama County.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jon Zirkelbach
Jones County Supervisor
Chairperson

Darrin Gage
Linn County Director of Policy & Administration

Adam Griggs
Mayor of Central City

Ben Rogers
Linn County Supervisor

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Dave Fish
Mayor of Belle Plaine

Laura Bergus

Iowa City Alderperson

Kevin Heitshusen
Iowa County Supervisor

Tracy Seeman
Benton County Supervisor

Eric Van Kerckhove

Mayor of Palo

David Connolly
Linn County Citizen

Tony Hocamp
Iowa County Citizen

Rod Smith
Mayor of Anamosa

Donna Brooks
Johnson County Citizen

Mary Audia
Washington County Citizen

Treasurer/Secretary

Derek Lumsden
Jones County Citizen

Kathleen VanSteenhuyse
Benton County Citizen

Dave Wagemanm

Lone Tree City Council

Vicki Pope
Iowa County Supervisor

Rod Sullivan
Johnson County Supervisor

Bob Yoder
Washington County Supervisor

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Deanna McCusker

City Administrator, City of Washington

EMPLOYMENT

If you're interested in joining our team, visit the Employment page to view current openings.

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DOCUMENTS

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

ANNUAL REPORTS