UERPC Financial Report

June 30, 2013

UERPC Financial Report

UERPC has become recognized as an ideal vehicle for addressing issues that require a regional perspective, obtaining over $225 million in grant funds since its establishment in November of 1972.  More specifically, this fiscal year UERPC obtained over $8.2 million from grant funds for our various counties and communities.  UERPC continues to focus on its customer service approach. The goal is for all communities and counties to see UERPC as a resource for their housing, transportation, workforce, economic development and community needs.  To accomplish that goal, the agency continues with their all-inclusive marketing campaign to include:  Facebook, Twitter, e-newsletter, success stories, and more. 

During FY 2013, UERPC management set a priority to train and educate our 24 member board so they can promote our agency in a uniformed fashion.  UERPC also reflected upon the staff to match job descriptions with skill sets in a more efficient way.  To build a workplace with more staff camaraderie, greater productivity, and less absenteeism, an organization-wide wellness initiative was implemented.    

Management continues to strive for financial stability of UERPC.  This proved more challenging during this fiscal year as compared to preceding years.  As a publicly funded organization, UERPC has had to face significant budgetary shortfalls.  A combination of issues such as the recession; the recent sequestration of major program funds including Department of Labor (DOL) and Housing & Urban Development funds (HUD); changes in administrative funding levels; and grant requirements related to UERPC have all resulted in the need to re-evaluate practices and processes and to be able to change these practices quickly.  This included a concentrated review of staffing levels to meet the ever changing financial resources which were available and will be available to UERPC in the upcoming fiscal year.


News Headlines

UERPC October Newsletter

Posted: Mon, October 20, 2014

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Skilled Iowa Initiative Update
  • Employee Spotlight - Ashley Goltz
  • Decorah Named 2014 All-Star Community
  • IowaWorks Did You Know....
  • Christensen represents UERPC in Pittsburgh
  • Iowa Food Hub Benefits from USDA Grant for Local Foods Promotion
  • All Board!
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UERPC September Newsletter

Posted: Mon, September 15, 2014

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • NE IA Rural Development Awards
  • Employee Spotlight-Jenna Siebrecht
  • NE IA City Clerk Association Meeting
  • Revolving Loan Funds Available to Businesses
  • Have You Seen EARL?
  • IowaWorks Did You Know....
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UERPC August Newsletter

Posted: Mon, August 18, 2014

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Updated LMI Figures
  • Employee Spotlight-Steven Benne
  • IowaWorks-Did You Know?
  • ALICE Training
  • Finance 101 Training
  • YCC Training Held in Washington D.C.
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Pavement Data Collection Vans

Posted: Wed, July 23, 2014
Last spring, the Iowa DOT expanded its pavement data collection activities to include all paved roads in the state.  Previously, data was collected only on Federal-aid routes.  The Iowa DOT is paying for this data collection as part of its efforts to promote asset management among all jurisdictions responsible for roads.  

As a result of the increased scope of data collection, we've received calls and questions from several communities about the data collection vans.  The purpose of this note is to alert you that you may observe these vans in your community.  The vans are white with an  ARAN (Automatic Road Analyzer) logo on the side.

If you would like more information about pavement data collection, the Iowa Pavement Management Program (IPMP) web site is a good resource.  The page below, which is advertising a free workshop on pavement data collection and uses, shows a picture of what the ARAN vans look like, as well as the areas of the state where pavement data collection is currently in-progress.
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