UERPC Financial Report

June 30, 2020

UERPC Financial Report

Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC) has played an important role in the quality of life of Northeast Iowa residents since 1972. UERPC specializes in areas of transportation, planning, energy, housing and economic and community development, just to name a few. In their pursuit for quality growth and prudent development, the communities and counties of Northeast Iowa are working with UERPC, a public organization with over 48 years of experience, on issues related to economic development, community planning, housing, workforce and transportation needs.

Fiscal Year 2020 has come to an end, but the challenges we faced continue. The pandemic, political division, the widening of economic inequality, infrastructure needs, and the need for a skilled workforce are all major issues. But some good things did come out of 2020:

  1. Improved internet and fiber – UERPC has seen this first hand with four (4) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) awarded fiber projects;
  2. A change in work habits, while employees are learning to work from home, it could be a savings to families and businesses;
  3. Focusing on essential workers, Northeast Iowa Business Network (NIBN and UERPC) are hosting a variety of essential worker trainings along with 70 other business training offerings;
  4. A reduction in carbon emissions, decreasing by 8% in 2020; and
  5. A high support of community groups and family importance.

In FY 2019-2020, UERPC could not have predicted the pandemic or the aftermath of the economy. UERPC did bring in investments of over $7.1 million to the region for various projects that align with our mission. Due to many factors, but primarily the pandemic, revenues of the Commission’s governmental activities decreased 26.39% or approximately $834,000 from fiscal year 2019 to fiscal year 2020. UERPC program expenses were 23.89% or approximately $730,000 less in fiscal year 2020 than in fiscal year 2019. Grants/programs expenses decreased approximately $777,000. However, the Commission’s net position has not changed from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

UERPC continues to host two locations and 19 employees to serve our clients. These employees live, work and play within Northeast Iowa and have great pride in their work and where they reside. We encourage you to utilize our one-stop shop services to better assist your community or your county.

News Headlines

Job Opening-Community Housing Coordinator

Posted: Mon, October 11, 2021

Upper Explorerland Regional Housing Authority is hiring a Community Housing Coordinator. This position will work under the direction of the Housing Department Head and Community Housing team to facilitate administration of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Section 8 program under contract with Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission and HUD Housing. This candidate should have good organizational and communication skills. The candidate must have strong attention to detail, ability to organize work, determine priorities and meet deadlines, manage, and work harmoniously with employees and interact with the general public in a tactful and courteous manner, good verbal and written communication skills and maintain a valid driver’s license. Upper Explorerland offers a full benefit package including health insurance, dental, vision, retirement, short term and long-term disability. 

A full job description and application may be found at www.uerpc.org.  Email a resume and three references to rhowe@uerpc.org   EEO/EEP employer.

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RPA-1 Policy Board to consider two TIP amendments at Oct. 20 meeting

Posted: Thu, September 30, 2021

For details on the propsed TIP amendments and information on how to submit comments, visit the following weblink.

http://www.uerpc.org/public-comment.html

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The UERPC September 2021 Newsletter is Here!

Posted: Mon, September 20, 2021
 
Highlights include:
  • Back-to-School Transportation Safety: It's the responsibility of each of us
  • Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Funding Available for COVID-19 Recovery
  • Walking and Biking School Bus Season has arrived!
  • Join us on October 6th to 'Walk More. Connect More.'
  • NOTICE: Early Office Closures on Fridays
  • UERPC is Open
  • Board Member Spotlight: Shirley Vermace
  • SRTS Monthly Motivators
  • September 5-2-1-0 Feature
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Next public meeting for Lansing Black Hawk Bridge Sept. 27th and online

Posted: Wed, September 8, 2021

The Iowa and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation are holding a public information meeting to discuss the proposed replacement of the Iowa 9 / Wisconsin 82 (Black Hawk) bridge in Lansing over the Mississippi River, in Allamakee, IA and Crawford, WI Counties.

The Iowa DOT is providing two meeting formats for the public meeting: in person and an at your own pace virtual meeting.

IN-PERSON PUBLIC MEETING:

Date/Time:Sept. 27, 2021, between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Location: Kee High School, 569 Center St., Lansing, IA

AT YOUR OWN PACE:

Date/Time: Anytime between Sept. 27 – Oct. 11, 2021

For more information, including how to participate in the "at your own pace" online meeting, click here to visit Iowa DOT's public involvement site for the project.

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