Yes! Please contact our staff and we will discuss the project or study need with you. This information will be used in forming future work programs or grant applications. If the requested study/project is not something that NEFCO is able to do, we will inform you of that and explain why.
No, but NEFCO does use collaboration to demonstrate the shared positive impact that our recommendations can have on affected counties and/or local governments.
NEFCO recognizes the significance of this problem in the region and discusses this challenge in all of our water quality reports. Staff has urged continued stormwater education of all parties involved in the development process; the goal being to increase awareness of methods for reducing stormwater runoff from development projects, including the use of natural … Continued
When NEFCO prepares watershed studies or plans, we document the locations of both types of pollution if possible, or we emphasize the potential distribution of the pollution believed to be there. The types and extent of this pollution are key to the potential steps for reducing or eliminating the problems identified in the study.
Any discernable conveyance, including but not limited to any pipe, ditch, or conduit, from which pollutants are or can be discharged.
NEFCO’s General Policy Board is the governing body of the organization. Representation on the Board is set by the agency’s Bylaws, which contains a formula to determine the number of representatives per county based on the most recent decennial census. Every local government within NEFCO’s four counties is eligible for membership in the organization, as … Continued
NEFCO has no power over its counties or local governments. NEFCO’s planning activities and staff use the ‘power of persuasion” to convince its members to follow its policies and recommendations.
NEFCO as an example of a regional council of governments (COG) has no state or federal requirements for membership. NEFCO’s current members are those described in the organization’s bylaws. Provisions for additional members are included in the bylaws and would require action by the NEFCO General Policy Board.
No. NEFCO coordinates its services and work programs with those of area regional planning agencies to ensure there is no duplication and that the agencies’ activities are supportive of each agency’s goals. NEFCO’s Bylaws prohibit it from performing reviews or related activity for land subdivisions or zoning. These are typically functions of a municipal or … Continued
NEFCO is organized as a four-county regional council of governments. Its Bylaws are written to allow for membership by the largest city within each member county. Dues are established by formula for each member of NEFCO. The staff reports to the agency’s Executive Director and the Executive Director reports to the General Policy Board. Regional … Continued