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Foothills Regional Commission

Fostering REgional Collaboration

For Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in Western North Carolina

Area Agency
on Aging

Community & Economic
Development

Workforce
Development

Housing
Program

Rural Planning
Organization

OUR
MISSION

Foothills Regional Commission is the council of governments for the Isothermal Region which includes Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in Western North Carolina. The membership of the Commission consists of the local governments within the Isothermal Region.

The Commission serves its members and their citizens by fostering regional collaboration and providing professional and technical expertise. The Commission houses the region’s Area Agency on AgingHousing ProgramsRural Planning OrganizationWorkforce Development Board and provides services through its Economic, Community and Workforce Development programs and Technical  Assistance programs. For more information, check out our About page!

Latest News & Information

FRC Newsletter, Sept. 13, 2021

Foothills Regional Commission receives a $210K grant, how to get your U.S. Census questions answered, interesting N.C. reports, and upcoming opportunities to learn — all

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FRC Newsletter, Sept. 6, 2021

Find out about UNC School of Government office hours for ARP questions, the upcoming Livable Appalachia Summit, and more in Foothills Regional Commission’s weekly newsletter,

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FRC Newsletter, Aug. 30, 2021

Notice of the rescheduled executive board meeting, registration information about the Appalachian Regional Commission’s upcoming virtual conference, and more local data from the 2020 U.S.

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