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.
This year, 2019, marks the 47th anniversary of the formal establishment of the Five County Association of Governments. While the Five County AOG was officially created in 1972, informal cooperation amongst the five member counties, along with the municipalities within them, as a group, has take place since the 1950's.
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
PLAN ACTION PLAN - PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
A thirty-day public comment period commenced on February 1, 2019 and will end on March 1, 2019. Anyone desiring to review the draft updated plan may do so online or in person at the FCAOG office located at 1070 W. 1600 S., Bldg. B, St. George, UT, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
The Plan can be viewed conveniently, as a PDF file, on this web site using this link: /www.fivecounty.utah.gov/programs/community/consolidated.php
Also, please note that a duly advertised public hearing on the draft Consolidated Plan document was held in conjunction with the FCAOG Steering Committee meeting on February 13, 2019 in Kanab, UT.
ZONES DESIGNATED IN UTAH
The hope is that development creates jobs, reduces poverty and sets the groundwork for further economic growth in areas largely being left behind by the state's overall job growth. This region, including even fast-growing Washington County, still ranks overall as a distressed regional economy, based on federal guidelines, thanks to low wages and a limited mix of businesses.
Click 604-247-4616 to go to view a PDF map of this region's Opportunity Zone areas. Click HERE to go to a web page with an interactive map of the nation that you can view all Opportunity Zones.
|LATEST EDITION OF OUR ASSOCIATION'S NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE|
The latest edition, the SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2018 EDITION, has been mailed out to county, city and town leaders and other individuals in our five county region, as well as to other regional, state and federal agencies. You can also conveniently view the newsletter on this web site as a printable PDF file.
ASSOCIATION'S FY2018 AUDIT REPORT RELEASED
The FY2018 Audit Report is available for public review as a PDF scanned copy of by clicking on THIS LINK.
MITIGATION PLAN APPROVED BY FEMA
FEMA completed a review of the Plan and has approved the Plan, placing it in what is called "Approved Pending Adoption" status. What is now needed is for all of the jurisdictions, who participated in the development of the Plan, to formally adopt the Plan by resolution. Association staff has sent out information on the Plan to all participating jurisdictions including how to adopt it. If there are any questions on the Plan and its adoption by your jurisdiction, contact Nate Wiberg, Five County Community Planner, at (435) 673-3548 ext. 105, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on this link: 807-749-2944 to go to the special web site developed to present the Plan to the cities, towns, counties and the public.
SERVICES DIRECTORY AVAILABLE
To view the Directory, please visit the H.E.A.T. and Community Action website at this link: /fivecountycap.wordpress.com
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
| THE ASSOCIATION
HAS A BUSINESS LOAN PROGRAM
The Five County Microloan Program focuses on loans of $50,000 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 business loan candidate needs more than $50,000 they are encouraged to apply through the regular Five County Revolving Loan Fund which can provide gap financing in conjunction with a primary commercial lender. In most circumstances we can fund up to 50% of an eligible business capital need with up to approximately $200,000 of RLF fund participation.
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