Serving Northwest Iowa for Over 35 years
Providing Planning and Development Services to Lyon, Sioux, Osceola, O'Brien, Dickinson, Clay, Buena Vista, Emmet and Palo Alto Counties
Counties Buena Vista Lyon Sioux Palo Alto Clay OBrien Osceola Dickinson Emmet

The Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission is a regional governmental organization whose mission is to provide community and economic development and job training services for a nine county area. The agency's full time, professional staff assists the member counties and municipalities in such areas as community planning and zoning, federal and state grant preparation and administration, economic development planning activities, general governmental technical assistance, Workforce Investment Act/Workforce Development, school to work, and PROMISE JOBS administration. In effect, the NWIPDC staff functions as an extension of member governments' staffs, providing the specialized services and technical assistance that would not be financially feasible for each governmental entity to provide on its own.

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Regional Planner Job Advertisement
March 3, 2016 10:03 AM



The Northwest Iowa Planning & Development Commission (NWIPDC), a Regional Planning Agency/Council of Governments for a nine (9) county region in northwest Iowa is looking to hire a professional individual for a Planner position. This position will specialize in Hazard Mitigation planning, GIS, and Community Development. Minimum requirements are a degree in Urban/Regional Planning, Public Administration or related field. Job duties include: technical and advisory work, grant writing, administration for federal and state grants, hazard mitigation planning and project administration, community development and zoning, and working with city councils, Boards of Supervisors, and the general public. Written and oral communication skills are a must. Starting salary is $45,532. For more information about NWIPDC, go to NWIPDC is an equal opportunity employer. Submit resume and cover letter by March 31, 2016, to: Ted Kourousis, Executive Director; NWIPDC; P.O. Box 1493; Spencer, Iowa; 51301 or at

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Recent Projects
Annual CEDS Update

The NWIPDC 2012-2013 Annual CEDS and Progress Report.

Arnold's Park Zoning Map

The zoning map for Arnold's Park.

Arnold's Park Zoning Ordinace

Arnold's Park zoning ordinance adopted in 2009.