Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Regional Response to Local Needs--ECIA

Do you know what ECIA is? That's the East Central Intergovernmental Association. You may not be familiar with that organization because they work mostly behind the scenes. Three representatives from their Dubuque office appeared recently at the weekly Jackson County Board of Supervisors meeting. The number of projects this entity is involved in is amazing!

RTA rides? Yes. Economic stimulus package? Yes. Rental assistance? Yes. Downtown revitalization? Yes. Sidewalks, trails, safety issues? Yes. Business loans? Grants? Yes.
Check out their website at http://www.ecia.org .

If you want to know what's going on in county government, attending the weekly supervisor's meetings (Tuesdays at 9 a.m. in the courthouse) or watching them on cable is a great way to start.

Jean, the Political Junkie