UERPC Financial Report

June 30, 2016

UERPC Financial Report

UERPC has become recognized as an ideal vehicle for addressing issues that require a regional perspective, obtaining over $241 million in grant funds since its establishment in November of 1972.  More specifically, this fiscal year UERPC obtained over $5.0 million from grant funds for our various counties and communities.

At the time that this financial statement was prepared and audited, there have been several known and unknown factors that have significantly affected or can affect the financial health of the Commission in the future: Federal and State budgets continue to waiver and provide stability to the UERPC budget; the financial department has seen some major changes with staff and programming this past fiscal year. The Commission did purchase Sage 50 to assist with the financial process. Sage 50 will provide better efficiencies, better management on a real time basis. Portions of the Region’s manufacturing sectors are noting a downturn causing large amounts of layoffs. However, other counties are experiencing high levels of expansions and job creation. The Commission does operate six revolving loan funds. At this time, the Commission is noting a few borrowers requesting an alternative payment schedule. The Commission is positioned to assist with those alternative payments schedule if RLF Board approved. However, most borrowers are still at the normal payment conditions. The economy of Northeast Iowa will impact the borrowers’ ability to repay the loan.

Diversity will be the key for UERPC’s success in the upcoming years.  UERPC management team sought out several new projects that were new to the Council of Government (COG) world and to UERPC.   The diversity of the new projects has allowed UERPC to increase financial security and independence from state and federal program inconsistencies.

UERPC has two locations to better serve their clients.  In the Postville office, Northeast Iowa Community Action has joined the partnership and holds an office.  UERPC continues its’ partnerships within the Decorah location with IowaWorks, Hawkeye Community College, Goodwill, and ISU Extension. Within the IowaWorks center, UERPC is just one partner in the one-stop shop for residents within the region with workforce needs.

News Headlines

UERPC March Newsletter

Posted: Mon, March 19, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • ICOG Legislative Breakfast
  • Upcoming Events
  • Healthy kids and families live 5-2-1-0
  • IowaWORKS to host "Real Colors" workshop
  • Iowa Association of Councils of Governements Staff Training
  • Winter Marathon Challenge Receives Positive Feedback from Participants
  • Luther College Job Fair a success
  • NEIRHTF has funding available
  • UERPC offices will be closed Friday, March 30th for Good Friday
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UERPC February Newsletter

Posted: Mon, February 19, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission is Accepting Housing Rehabilitation Applications
  • Employee Spotlight Aaron Detter
  • Iowa Walking College Application Open Until March 1st
  • 2018 Northeast Iowa Job Fair being held March 1st
  • Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival
  • Leadership Impact Award
  • Complete the Clayton County online survey and have your voice heard!
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Clayton County Comprehensive Plan Survey

Posted: Fri, February 23, 2018

Take a few moments to share your thoughts on the future of Clayton County!

Clayton County is updating its goals for housing, economic development, transportation, agriculture, natural resources, public facilities, land use and more, to be incorporated in the Clayton County Comprehensive Plan.

Public input is essential to gauging what has worked so far, and where the county can go from here. Complete a brief online survey and have your voice heard! Thank you!

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UERPC January Newsletter

Posted: Mon, January 15, 2018

Some of the headlines you can read about this month include:

  • Discussing Legislative Priorities
  • Board Spotlight Amy Bouska
  • Winneshiek County Housing Study Completed
  • Winter Marathon
  • WSB Volunteer Recognizedf by West Union
  • Let's Get WISE on Workforce Recruitment
  • Iowa Trasportation Commission Approves Statewide Iowa's Transportation Alternatives Funding
  • Community Job Fair
  • NICC Small Business Development Center partners with WCDI to provide consulting services for businesses in NE Iowa
  • Green Iowa Americorps Home Assessment
  • EDA Notice of Investment Award
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