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The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (Isothermal Regional Commission/The Commission) is the regional Council of Governments for Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in Western North Carolina and the municipalities therein.  The membership of the Commission consists of the 28 county and municipal governments that make up the Isothermal Region which include the member governments of Polk, Cleveland, Rutherford and McDowell Counties.

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

Inaugural Isothermal Legislative Gathering 1.22

Public Hearing Notice and Budget Details

A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held at:
12:00 noon on June 8, 2018 at the Commission office at 111 West Court Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina.

The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission budget for Fiscal Year 2018 – 2019 is available for public inspection at 111 West Court Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or at the links below:

FY 18-19 Budget Message

IPDC Proposed Budget FY19

Board Resolution – Membership Dues


Board of Directors Meeting

Our Board of Directors will meet in the Auditorium at the Rutherford County Administrative Office (289 N Main St Rutherfordton, NC) on June 12 at 12:00 p.m.


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