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The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (Isothermal Regional Commission/The Commission) is the council of governments for the Isothermal Region which includes Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in Western North Carolina. The membership of the Commission consists of the local governments within the Isothermal Region.

The Commission serves its members and their citizens by fostering regional collaboration and providing professional and technical expertise. The Commission houses the region’s Area Agency on AgingHousing Programs, Rural Planning Organization, Workforce Development Board and provides services through its Economic, Community and Workforce Development programs and Local Government and Technical Assistance program.  For more information, check out our About page!


The Proposed FY 19-20 Budget for the Isothermal Regional Commission was presented to the Executive Board of the Commission at the May 16th Executive Committee Meeting.   The Budget Message can be found by clicking here. A Public Hearing on the proposed budget will be held at 12 noon on June 4, 2019 at 111 West Court Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.  A copy of the budget may be viewed at this same location.


Job Opening: Housing Management Director. Check out our Employment Opportunities page to learn more!

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