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IPDC 2020 Regional Legislative Agenda – Draft

During the Mayors and Chairs Legislative Agenda on October 13, the region’s political representatives gathered together, virtually, to discuss the region’s needs. With input from representatives, Mayor Carol Pritchett of Lake Lure and Mayor Scott Neisler of Kings Mountain drafted the following agenda. Please review the draft and submit any comments to Scott Dadson at


Recent Board Meetings

Mayors and Chairs Legislative Agenda Luncheon – October 13, 2020

IPDC Full Board Meeting and Regional Economic Development Day – September 15, 2020

IPDC Executive Board Meeting – August 13, 2020

IPDC Public Hearing FY 20-21 Budget – June 2, 2020

Please click here to see a copy of the presentation slides.

IPDC Executive Commission – May 14, 2020

The regularly scheduled meeting of the IPDC Executive Commission was held on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 11:30 am via an electronic meeting. IPDC, under North Carolina General Statue 143-318.13 hosted an electronic meeting.

The Executive Committee of the Isothermal Commissions Board of Directors occurred on May 14, 2020 at 11:30 am. Click on the Agenda to review the full packet. Click below to view a recording of the meeting.

Agenda (Click Here) – Full Board Meeting – 3/12/2019 – Agriculture in the Isothermal Region.

Click here to view a recap of the 2/21/2019 meeting of the Executive Committee.

Agenda (Click Here) – Executive Committee Board of Directors – 11/15/18

Memo – Recap from the 11/15/18 Executive Committee Meeting

Current Board Member Name and Organization

Board Actions and Background:

  1. Revisions to the Commission 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.

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.  Building Space Needs, Utilization, & Space Reuse Study.

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