An Association of Local Governments: Serving Southwestern Utah since 1972
Phone:(435)673-3548 Fax:(435)673-3540 Address: 1070 W. 1600 S., Bldg. B; St. George, UT
The Five County Association of Governments is a voluntary association of local governments from the five southwestern counties of the State of Utah. The five counties in southwestern Utah that comprise the Five County Association of Governments are Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington.
The year 2015 marks the 43rd anniversary of the formal establishment of the Five County Association of Governments, although informal cooperation amongst the five member counties and municipalities has happened for more than half a century.
Farsighted leaders of the past envisioned the time when our world-class scenic landscapes, mild climate, beautiful communities and hard-working people would foster the evolution of a major regional center in the West. That time has arrived. Southwestern Utah has come into its own. The Five County Association of Governments is a key player in aiding locally elected officials in coping with regional challenges.
The Association has a main office location in the Tonaquint Center High Tech Business Park in St. George City and a satellite office in Cedar City. We also have dedicated staff in other locations within our service areas. More information on the Association, including our Vision and Mission, can be viewed using the "What is The FCAOG" link on the "About" tab above. Our office addresses, as well as maps to locate them, are found using the "Contact" tab above.
Five County News
|TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MEETING SCHEDULED|
Click HERE to view the meeting agenda and previous meeting's draft minutes as posted on the Utah Public Meeting Notice website.
|CIB CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT LIST PRIORITIZATION MEETINGS|
We will be holding a meeting in each county during March to prioritize the 1-Year CIB Project lists by consensus of the attendees from that respective county. Representatives of entities in a particular county should only attend the meeting for your county.
They will be held on the following dates and times: March 2, 11:00 a.m. in Beaver County at the Beaver County Administration Building (Commission Chambers), Beaver, Utah; March 2, 2:00 p.m. in Garfield County at the Garfield County Courthouse, Upstairs Conference Room, Panguitch, Utah; March 3, 9:00 a.m. in Iron County at the Cedar City & Brian Head Visitors Center (Conference Room); Mar. 3, 1:30 p.m. in Washington County at the Five County AOG office Bldg. in the Tonaquint Center hi-tech Business Park in St. George (in the Conference Room), 1070 West 1600 South, Bldg. B, St. George, Utah. The final meeting will be March 12, 10:30 a.m. in Kane County at the Kane County Courthouse (Commission Chambers), 76 North Main, Kanab, Utah. Notice of these meetings was mailed to all eligible entities in the Five County AOG region.
|SPECIAL CIB FUNDING WORKSHOP SCHEDULED MARCH 24th|
This is a tutorial/training specifically for any county, city, town or special service district that planning to apply for funding of community development projects through Utah's Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (PCIFB). For more general information on the CIB follow this link.
While not mandatory, attendance at this workshop is strongly encouraged for any entity planning to apply in one of the three CIB application opportunities during the coming year. Engineering and/or architectural firms who will be working with "CIB" applicants are also strongly encouraged to send a representative. This workshop will be conducted by staff of the CIB with assistance of the Five County AOG's CIB Regional Planner, Gary Zabriskie.
To view/print info for this "CIB 101 workshop" click on this link. (This is a PDF file).
|ASSOCIATION'S LATEST AGENCY NEWSLETTER EDITION AVAILABLE|
Click HERE to go to the Association's newsletter page to view and/or download the latest edition of the newsletter. (You can also view all past editions of the Association's newsletters on that same page).
|ASSOCIATION'S LATEST HOUSING NEWSLETTER|
Click HERE to view and/or download the latest edition of the "The Housing Newsletter". (The link is to a PDF file)
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
|FIVE COUNTY 2014 REGIONAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN AVAILABLE|
|CITY OF ST. GEORGE DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM|
The City of St. George Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) was established to provide eligible homebuyers with a loan of up to $6,000 to be applied to the down payment/closing costs of purchasing a home within the limits of St. George City. The DPAP loans are non-interest bearing; payable in full ONLY if the home is sold or transferred within ten years of purchase. There are no payments made on the loan during those ten years. If the home is not sold or otherwise transferred, and remains the primary residence of the purchaser for 10 years, the loan becomes a grant and the loan is forgiven.
The Five County Association has administered this program for the City for a number of years. We have not been notified by St. George City of a continuation of the DPAP program. Until we post additional information here, we will have no further information on the program.
| THE ASSOCIATION
HAS A BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM
The Microloan Program focuses on loans of $25,000 or less. The importance of these loans lies in their ability to offset the difficulty that businesses experience in receiving traditional bank financing. If a candidate needs more than $25,000 they are encouraged to apply through the regular Five County Revolving Loan Fund which can provide gap financing in conjuction with a primary commercial lender. We can fund up to 50% of a project with up to $200,000 of RLF participation.
Shown above are only the most recent announcements and/or news. To view all of the other news and happenings, please click HERE or on the 'News/Events' link found on this or any of our web pages. You can also use the link provided directly below:
Click Here for more info on other news and happenings at the Five County AOG.