Mid-Iowa Development Association (MIDAS) 
Council of Governments


The region that constitutes Mid-Iowa Development Association (MIDAS) consists of all of Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster and Wright Counties, as well as the local governments within this area.

MIDAS Council of Governments is an intergovernmental agency (28E and 28H) that was created in response to common interests of governments and the need for cooperative approaches to solve area-wide issues. This cooperative venture is intended to help local governments improve their capacity to implement services by defining regional issues, problems, and opportunities; setting priorities and formulating policies, plans and programs to deal with them; and achieving efficient and effective action on area wide matters through communications, coordination, and cooperation.

Programs are voluntary as MIDAS does not have authority to bind its members, nor can it force adherence to any given plan or policy.

MIDAS Mission Statement:

The MIDAS cooperative venture is intended to help local governments improve their capacity to implement services by defining regional issues, problems, and opportunities; 
setting priorities and formulating policies, plans, and programs to deal with them; 
and achieving efficient and effective action on area wide matters through communications, coordination and cooperation. 
         The mission statement was developed in 1971 and has not been changed since.


 FOR LOCAL DART BUS SERVICE, CALL: 515-573-8145

FEATURED

  • September MIDAS Board Meeting Please follow this link to download Board Packets for the September Executive Board Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m. at the Northwest ...
    Posted Sep 26, 2016, 4:52 PM by Shirley Helgevold
  • AmeriCorps Job Description Program Overview: The AmeriCorps Member will provide assistance with community engagement, outreach, and program coordination activities within several economic development, transportation planning and public transit service provision operations within a ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 9:26 AM by Shirley Helgevold
  • MARSHALL COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTION PLAN
    Posted Sep 2, 2016, 1:11 PM by Shirley Helgevold
  • Housing Inspection Workshop on May 23rd! The availability of quality, affordable housing continues to be one of the largest challenges faced by communities in the MIDAS region. Many of the region’s communities are not able ...
    Posted May 18, 2016, 2:15 PM by Shirley Helgevold
  • Region V STP/TA Application The Region V STP/TA Application is now available.  Applications are due by noon, March 18, 2016.For more information please contact Shirley Helgevold at shelgevold@midascog.net.
    Posted Feb 12, 2016, 10:02 AM by Shirley Helgevold
  • The December 2015 Edition of The MIDAS Touch is Now Available! December news and updates can be found by viewing this month's edition of The MIDAS Touch.Be sure to take a look at the grant funding opportunities on pages ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2015, 9:38 AM by Stacy Lentsch
  • Iowa's Medicaid Program Updates & Transition Presentation On September 25, 2015, MIDAS coordinated a meeting with a representative from IME to discuss Iowa’s Medicaid Initiative. This initiative will impact every service provider who is reimbursed for ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2015, 6:54 AM by Stacy Lentsch
  • Title VI Plan, Title VI Public Notice, and Title VI Complaint Form To view the Title VI Plan, Title VI Public Notice, and the Title VI Complaint Form, download the documents below. For questions pertaining to these documents, please contact Cliff Weldon ...
    Posted May 2, 2014, 8:27 AM by Maggie Carlin
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