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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 Development and Workforce Development programs and Technical Assistance programs. For more information, check out our About page!

Latest News & Information

FRC Newsletter, Aug. 11, 2022

Two postponed events, this week’s wins, a new “Employee Spotlight” section and several resources—catch up on all of this and more in Foothills Regional Commission’s

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FRC Newsletter, Aug. 4, 2022

An introduction to Foothills Regional Commission’s new Finance Director, “save the dates” for public review of a draft Consolidated Housing Plan for the region, good

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FRC Newsletter, July 21, 2022

The General Assembly extends the deadline for small municipalities to adopt comprehensive land use plans, NCDOR requests additional info from local governments, the American Farmland

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FRC Newsletter, July 14, 2022

An upcoming broadband and digital inclusion planning session in McDowell County, a new outdoor-driven community economic development initiative in WNC, good reads and wins for

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FRC Newsletter, July 7, 2022

The Appalachian Regional Commission’s FY23 Economic Status Designations, funding opportunities on the horizon, Foothills wins and upcoming events—read up on all of this and more

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