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!

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Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 requires the Board of Directors of the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission to conduct a public hearing to discuss and invite public comment regarding the 2019 Annual Plan.  The hearing is to be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the main office of the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission, 111 W Court Street, Rutherfordton, NC.

The proposed Annual Plan (FY beginning 07/01/2019) and information relevant to the public hearing to be conducted can be viewed by clicking here and is also available for public inspection at IPDC, 111 W Court Street, Rutherfordton, NC, during normal business hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Questions or comments may be directed to Sonja Bristol, Director of Housing, at (828) 351-2342.