Mid-Iowa Development Association (MIDAS) Council of Governments
The Mid-Iowa Development Association (MIDAS) region includes Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster and Wright Counties, and the local governments therein.
MIDAS Council of Governments, organized in 1972, is an intergovernmental agreement (28E and 28H) 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."
MIDAS Council of Governments
Title VI Notice of the Public
The MIDAS Council of Governments hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of MIDAS Council of Governments to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related statutes and regulation provide that no person shall on the ground of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 amended Title VI to specify that entire institutions receiving federal funds, whether schools, colleges, government entities, or private employers, must comply with Federal civil rights laws, rather than just the particular programs or activities that receive federal funds.
We are also concerned about the impacts of our programs, projects and activities on low income and minority populations (“Environmental Justice”) under Title VI. Any person who believes that they are being denied participation in a project, being denied benefits of a program, or otherwise being discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, may contact:
MIDAS Council of Governments
(515)-576-7183 ext. 211
Civil Rights Coordinator - Iowa DOT
Office of Employee Services - Civil Rights
(800)-262-0003 or (515)-262-1921
YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE ABOVE INDIVIDUAL OR MIDAS OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BUT NO LATER THAN 180 DAYS AFTER THE ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION OCCURRED, OR IF THERE HAS BEEN A CONTINUING COURSE OF CONDUCT, NO LATER THAN 180 DAYS AFTER THE ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION WAS DISCONTINUED. CONTACT THE CIVIL RIGHTS COORDINATOR TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON MIDAS’ TITLE VI PROGRAM.
Servicios de traducción
MIDAS offers translation services for non-English speaking members of the public who which to participate in any public meeting or planning and transit activity hosted by MIDAS. To request translation services pleasecontact:
Jay Kammerer - Transit (515)-576-7183 ext. 217
Shirley Helgevold - Planning (515)-576-7183 ext. 212
MIDAS ofrece servicios de traducción para miembros del público que no hablan inglés y que participan en cualquier reunión pública o actividad de planificación y tránsito organizada por MIDAS. Para solicitar servicios de traducción, póngase en contacto con:
Jay Kammerer - Tránsito (515)-576-7183 ext. 217
Shirley Helgevold - Planificación (515)-576-7183 ext. 212