The Iowa Association of Regional Councils is the trade association for the 17 Councils of Governments (COGs) in Iowa. Since 1988, IARC has brought leaders and communities together to promote economic growth, improve public sector services, and solve regional issues for the future of Iowa.

IARC and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) have collaborated to develop a Toolkit that provides a virtual resource for state associations of regional councils:
Organizational Toolkit for State Associations of Regional Councils

Contact Us
Carl Lingen, Executive Director
521 E. Locust Street, Suite 202
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 868-0133

Legislative Liaison: Avenson, Oakley, & Cope
8532 Newbury Court
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone (515) 278-7074

Doug Elliott (ECICOG), Chair
Kevin Blanshan (INRCOG), Vice-Chair
Marty Wymore (Region 6), Secretary
John McCurdy (SWIPCO), Treasurer