One of the 12 Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission’s recommendations for long-term recovery in its 120-Day Report called on the state to provide greater support for local and regional planning, producing greater economic opportunity, improved resiliency to natural disasters, and enhanced quality of life. In response, the Iowa Legislature passed SF2389 in 2010, establishing the Iowa Smart Planning Task Force. The Task Force is charged with making recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly regarding local and regional planning in Iowa. Recommendations will center on the following:
- Integrating the Iowa Smart Planning Principles into appropriate state policies and programs.
- Determining an effective and efficient coordination and information sharing system to support local and regional planning.
- Suggesting appropriate technical and financial incentives to support local and regional planning.
- Developing a framework for regional planning.
The Task Force will sunset in December 2012. Its first report is due to the Governor and General Assembly by Nov. 15, 2010. In order to address each of the requirements listed in SF2389, committees/workgroups were created.
Task Force Meeting Information
Click here for more information about Task Force and committee/work group meetings.
Task Force Membership
Click here to view the Task Force membership list.
Task Force Leadership
The Task Force is co-chaired by:
Director, Iowa Department of Transportation
Mayor, City of Carlisle
Task Force Coordination
The Iowa Department of Management is coordinating the work of the Task Force, with assistance from the Rebuild Iowa Office and the Iowa Association of Regional Councils. Contact information:
Rebuild Iowa Office
Iowa Association of Regional Councils
Iowa Department of Management
Click here to view the official repository of the Iowa Smart Planning Task Force's documents on the Iowa Governor's Boards & Commissions Web site.