MIDAS Council of Governments

Contact Information


Stacy Lentsch


(515) 576-7183




602 1st Avenue S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
United States


Mid Iowa Development Association (MIDAS) COG is an intergovernmental agency whose purpose is to help local governments improve their capability to implement service programs such as the following: grantmanship, housing needs assessments, tax funding programs, assistance programs, ordinance preparation and codification, public transportation planning, economic development administration, etc.

Primary Service

Public Planning/Grant Writing

Service Directory Resources


This publication is designed to assist cities begin their annual budget process. Learn about revenues, expenditures, legislation and other budget issues.

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The Iowa League of Cities has focused on the topic of local option sales and service tax (LOSST), the mechanics of how it works and the importance to the communities.

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Property taxes play a significant role in municipal government as the primary funding source for city budgets. Check out a variety of special reports regarding this topic.

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