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Jackson County Comprehensive Plan

Jackson County, Iowa is creating its first comprehensive plan. The plan will chart a course for the future of the county. This website will be used to share project information and progress updates, collect public input from the county, and list meeting notices. Check back often to track progress of the plan.

Jackson County is collecting ideas for the comprehensive plan through a survey. Click below to take the survey.
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What is a Comprehensive Plan?
  • The comprehensive plan is an important document that is used to guide the future growth and development of the county.
  • The comprehensive plan presents a vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives for all activities that affect growth and development of the county.
  • The plan is comprehensive because it covers a wide range of issues.
  • The process of creating the plan gives the entire community a chance to be involved in shaping the future of the county.
  • The plan is a policy guide, not regulations.
  • Policies recommended in the plan are shaped by public participation.

For More Information
The East Central Intergovernmental Association (ECIA) is helping the County with the plan. ECIA is a regional council of governments that serves 5 counties in Northeast Iowa in 6 broad categories:  Community Development, Economic Development, Housing Assistance,  Special  Programs, Transit, and Transportation and Planning. Learn more at www.ecia.org.

Please send questions or comments on the comprehensive plan to ECIA Senior Planner Laura Carstens at lcarstens@ecia.org.