Winneshiek County

Winneshiek County

A blend of old and new, visitor and resident, tradition and modern, recreation and nature - all of this and more describes Winneshiek County.

The beautiful bluff country near Bluffton offers scenic views of the Upper Iowa River. Visit area trout streams and Siewer's Spring Trout Rearing station near Decorah. Winneshiek County offers tourists hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, and winter sports in addition to museums, festivals and other attractions.

Visit Winneshiek County and discover the timeless beauty of nature, and the blend of tradition and culture. Northeast Iowa Community College at Calmar and Luther College of Decorah demonstrate the cultural diversity of the area as well as offer excellent educational opportunities.

Towns include Burr Oak, Calmar, Castalia, Decorah (the county seat), Ft. Atkinson, Jackson Junction, Ossian, Ridgeway, and Spillville.

Winneshiek County Development, Inc.

Winneshiek County Development, Inc. is here to assist all types of businesses and to help support communities within Winneshiek County. Whether working with large expansions or new start-ups, Winneshiek County Development has the tools needed for all business types. Located in Decorah, Iowa, in the heart of Winneshiek County, Winneshiek County Development seeks to be the leaders in creating an environment for collaborative success, supporting new and existing businesses for long-term resiliency, community vitality, and providing a higher quality of life for all.

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News Headlines

The UERPC June 2021 Newsletter is Here!

Posted: Mon, June 21, 2021

The UERPC June 2021 Newsletter is here! https://mailchi.mp/51a344055bc6/uerpc-june-2021-newsletter-5551673

 

Highlights include:

  • Bike Helmets Provided to over 500 Students
  • ICOG Legislative Update- June 9, 2021
  • Winneshiek County Trail Safety Campaign
  • UERPC Mental Health Day Staff Highlights
  • UERPC is Opem
  • NOTICE:  UERPC offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th for Independence Day
  • Board Member Spotlight:  Barbara Collins
  • June SRTS Monthly Motivator:  Active Families Together!
  • June 5-2-1-0 Feature:  Encourage Families to be Healthy this Summer!

 

 

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Job Opening-Community Housing Associate

Posted: Fri, May 28, 2021
Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission is looking for a Community Housing Associate. The Community Housing Associate is a full-time position that works under the general direction of the Housing Department Head. Responsibilities include providing community development administrative and technical assistance to UERPC and its individual member cities and counties. This positions works primarily with federally funded programs designed to assist low income homeowners and first-time homebuyers with housing rehabilitation projects within the five-county region served by Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC). The Community Housing Associate assists with all aspects of administering grant programs within the Housing Department, including, but not limited to, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program, Northeast Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund (NEIRHTF) and Federal Home Loan Bank.
 
For a full job description, go to www.uerpc.org/job-opportunities.
 
Upper Explorerland is an EEO/EEP employer. Please summit resume and cover letter to: Executive Director, Rachell Howe, at 325 Washington Street, Decorah, IA 52101 or email to rhowe@uerpc.org.
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The UERPC May 2021 Newsletter is Here!

Posted: Fri, May 14, 2021

The UERPC May 2021 Newsletter is here! https://mailchi.mp/6d89c0365ad0/uerpc-may-2021-newsletter-5525705 

Highlights include:

  • All-In Allamakee! County Adopts Comprehensive Plan Developed in Partnership with UERPC
  • CDBG Grant Provides Affordable Work Transportation to Employees of Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs
  • Regional Transportation Planning Update
  • Emergency Broadband Benefit Program- Helping Families Connect During the Pandemic
  • UERPC Participates in Pick-Up Iowa
  • UERPC Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month
  • UERPC is Open
  • Notice:  UERPC offices will be closed on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day
  • Board Member Spotlight:  Larry Schellhammer
  • Senator Grassley Visits Northeast Iowa
  • New Tax Credits Support On-the-Clock Vaccination
  • NICC Virtual Training Opportunities
  • Winneshiek County Trail Safety Campaign
  • May SRTS Monthly Motivators:  May is Bike Month and Bike to School Day!
  • May 5-2-1-0 Feature:  May is Mental Health Month


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Transportation Policy Board to meet May 19th

Posted: Wed, May 12, 2021

The next RPA-1 Transportation Policy Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The Enhancement and Technical Committees will meet beforehand at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., respectively.

These meetings will take place via electronic means pursuant to the provisions of the Iowa Open Meetings Law, Section 21.8, Code of Iowa. For information on accessing the meeting, contact Aaron Detter at adetter@uerpc.org or (563) 419-6126.

AGENDA

1. Call to Order
2. Approval of the agenda
3. Approval of the March 17th, 2021 meeting minutes
4. Public Hearing: RPA-1 Transportation Planning Work Program (TPWP)
5. Consideration and possible board action: Adoption of RPA-1 TPWP
6. RPA-1 Staff Updates
7. NEICAC/EARL Transit Updates
8. Iowa DOT Updates
9. Floor Items
10. Set next meeting date
11. Adjournment

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