The Five County Association of Governments Proudly Serves the Citizens of Southwestern Utah
Telephone: (435) 673-3548 --- Fax: (435) 673-3540
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 2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of the formal establishment of the Association, 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. 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
John S. Williams
July 16, 1946 - March 1, 2014
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, John S. Williams, former Executive Director of the Five County Association of Governments, passed away. We express our deepest condolences to John's wife Jamie and their entire family.
In September of 1978, John was appointed as Executive Director of the Five County Association of Governments. John was only the third person to serve in that capacity. John worked tirelessly throughout the 27½ years he was at the helm directing this multi-purpose organization. He ensured that the we as staff properly fulfilled the overall purpose of the Association which is to provide a forum to identify, discuss, and study area-wide problems of common interest and resolve area-wide planning and development concerns, as well as carrying out planning and developing programs with respect to the physical, economic, and human services within southwestern Utah. The key to the ever changing direction of the Association is, of course, driven by the needs, goals, and objectives of the local elected officials and the residents they represent in this region. John led in the development of professional staff at the Association to provide technical expertise to local elected and appointed officials for the purpose of aiding in the development and implementation of an effective local and regional decision-making process.
The Association tackled many complex and challenging issues under John's leadership here as Executive Director. This region of Utah is a much better place because of him and John will be sorely missed. Funeral services for John were held on Friday, March 7th in Santa Clara with many family and friends in attendance. John was then laid to rest at the Tonaquint Cemetery in St. George. Here is John's obituary: (CLICK HERE TO VIEW OBITUARY)
|FIVE COUNTY STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING|
|SPECIAL CIB FUNDING WORKSHOP SCHEDULED MARCH 27th|
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 NEWSLETTER EDITION AVAILABLE ON-LINE|
|FIVE COUNTY 2014 DRAFT REGIONAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN AVAILABLE|
This regional Consolidated Plan is updated and amended annually by the Community & Economic Development and Human Services staff at the Association. The plan is currently in rough draft form and may be viewed in its current draft form by using the link below.
|CITY OF ST. GEORGE DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM|
For more information on this program as well as to print out an application and instructions, please go to: http://www.southernutahhousing.com
Also, for additional information, please contact Gary Zabriskie at e-mail: email@example.com or call him at the Five County Association of Governments, (435) 673-3548.
| 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.
|ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2012|
Click HERE to go directly to our Annual Report page where you can view and/or download the new 2012 Annual Report document.
For historical purposes, Annual Reports from 2001 through 2011 are also available online on that same web page. Earlier reports are archived at the Association office.
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