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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 Aging, Housing 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!
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