Board of Directors

The IPDC Board of Directors recently developed a list of 2018 Regional Legislative Issues for the Isothermal Region.  The list was presented to members and elected officials at the Inaugural Isothermal Legislative Gathering on January 22nd at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.  Click here to view the list and our message to our State and Federal elected officials.

Building Space Needs, Utilization, & Space Reuse Study. Throughout the Fall of 2017, IPDC conducted a study of its space needs at its headquarters in Rutherfordton.  The results were finalized in December, 2017 and were discussed at the January 9th, 2018 meeting of the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors will continue the building needs discussion at future meetings.

IPDC Board of Directors Information

 IPDC Board Actions and Background:

  1. Revisions to the IPDC Budget; IPDC Received monies from WIOA to finish work on the advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Programs
  2. Approved the Slate of Officers and Executive Committee of IPDC
  3. Resolution in Support of Cleveland County becoming an ARC County
  4. Resolution in Support of several legislative actions regarding Technical Assistance Funds for COGS in the areas of Water Resource Planning, Broadband Planning and Housing Authorities.
  5. Resolution in Support of the preservation of and monies to several Federal Government Programs that assist and have assisted the membership governments of the IPDC in the areas of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Economic Development Administration, WIOA which include monies for dislocated workers and workforce training, the USDA’s Rural Development Division, and Community Development Block Grants which include investments in utilities, housing, downtown redevelopment and industrial development for our membership governments.

Nominating Committee Report

IPDC Board Support Resolution Cleveland County

IPDC Resolution for Federal Program Support

IPDC Support Resolution for Legislative Matter

NADO Legislative Priorities

Cleveland County Demographics

NC ARCOG 2017 Legislative Priorities & Federal Agenda

NC Rural Center Presentation

NC Rural Center 10 Strategies for Rural NC’s Future


Final Programmatic CE Agreement 2-9-17


RPO Attendance Bill

NADO Legislative Conference 2017

Congressional Briefing 2017 PPT.

NC RCOG Final 2017 Congressional Briefing Agenda

Economic Development Legislation

ED Incentives Senate Commerce S660v1

Aging Issues 2017

Aging Committee H441v1

Aging Committee H539v1

Aging Committee H543v1

Reduction2018 AAA County $969549 Funding Allocations

Impediments to Fair Housing



Workforce Presentations and Documents June 2017

Labor Market Infomation WDB Presentation-2 Nov 2016

Workforce-WDB System Presentation

Letters to US Representatives Regarding CDBG funding

The Honorable Mark Meadows

The Honorable Patrick McHenry