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


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