Region V Long Range Transportation Plan - Planning Process Section

posted Jul 26, 2017, 2:10 PM by Shirley Helgevold

The Planning Process section of the Region V Long Range Transportation Plan is available below for review.  Any comments on the Planning Process section should be sent to Shirley Helgevold, Local Assistance Manager, at shelgevold@midascog.net.

Entry Level Planning Position Open

posted Jul 25, 2017, 2:32 PM by Shirley Helgevold

MIDAS Council of Governments, a six-county regional planning agency in northwest Iowa seeks qualified applicants for an entry-level Planner position.  This position is responsible for grant writing and administration, compliance reports, plan development, technical assistance and administrative services to member cities and counties.


Applicants must be able to work with multiple task assignments and meet established deadlines. Applicants should have a working knowledge of ArcGIS as well as familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel. The position requires travel and night meetings. 


Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Community and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a similar field of study.  A valid Iowa driver’s license is required.  Beginning salary is $37,868.  Applicants are encouraged to apply by 12:00 PM on August 18, 2017 but the position will be opened until filled.  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume and references to: Shirley Helgevold, MIDAS Council of Governments, shelgevold@midascog.net.  MIDAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)



posted Jul 21, 2017, 10:54 AM by Shirley Helgevold   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 11:01 AM ]

The July 2017 MIDAS Executive Board Meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26th at the Northwest Bank Building in downtown Fort Dodge.  

The Finance and Management Committee will meet at 4:30 pm at MIDAS Council of Governments (602 1st Ave S). The Planning and Transit Committees will meet at 4:30 pm at the Northwest Bank Building (723 1st Ave S).

Download the files below to view the Board Packet for the Board Meeting.


posted Jun 21, 2017, 1:58 PM by Shirley Helgevold   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 2:06 PM ]

The June 2017 MIDAS Executive Board Meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28th at Rustix, 716 Sumner Avenue South, Humboldt, Iowa.  

There will be no subcommittee meetings this month.

Download the files below to view the Board Packet for the December Executive Board meeting, which includes meeting minutes from the August Executive Board Meeting.

Region V Amended Transportation Improvement Program Public Meeting

posted Jun 9, 2017, 5:45 PM by Shirley Helgevold   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 1:33 PM ]



 The Region V Regional Planning Affiliation (RPA) will hold a public input meeting on the amended FY 2018-2021 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (2018-2021 RTIP). 


The RTIP is a document produced annually that  identifies all transportation projects member governments of the Region V RPA plan to implement using federal funds over the next four years.  Region V includes the following counties: Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster and Wright and the cities within these counties.

 The amended FY 2018-2021 RTIP is available on the MIDAS website http://www.midascog.net or by contacting Shirley Helgevold at MIDAS Council of Governments, (515) 576-7183 ext. 212 or e-mail at shelgevold@midascog.net.

Written comments should be received by July 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM.  Please submit all written comments to: Region V Regional Planning Affiliation, 602 1st Avenue South, Fort Dodge, IA  50501, or e-mail to shelgevold@midascog.net.


July 20, 2017

2:00 PM

MIDAS Building

602 1st Avenue South

Fort Dodge, IA  50501

 If you have any special needs pertaining to this meeting, or have any questions, please contact Shirley Helgevold, MIDAS Council of Governments, (515) 576-7183 ext. 212.

The December 2015 Edition of The MIDAS Touch is Now Available!

posted Dec 28, 2015, 9:28 AM by Stacy Lentsch   [ updated Dec 28, 2015, 9:38 AM ]

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 2 & 3 and the Planning and Zoning Workshops on page 5!

Iowa's Medicaid Program Updates & Transition Presentation

posted Oct 1, 2015, 6:54 AM by Stacy Lentsch

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 services from Iowa Medicaid, and there have been many unanswered questions about those impacts. 

A copy of the Medicaid presentation from the meeting is attached for your reference.

Title VI Plan, Title VI Public Notice, and Title VI Complaint Form

posted May 2, 2014, 8:26 AM by Maggie Carlin   [ updated May 2, 2014, 8:27 AM ]

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 at (515) 576-7183, ext. 211. 

MIDAS Personnel Policies

posted Apr 18, 2013, 6:46 AM by cmiller@midascog.net

The MIDAS Personnel Policies can be viewed by clicking the document below.  This documentation is for the use of the IDOT to ensure our RPA meets the Title VI Documentation Requirements.

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