Isothermal Planning & Development Commission


About IPDC

Documents for Public Review are at the bottom of the page

Serving Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties

The Isothermal Planning & Development Commission is a regional council for Region C in western North Carolina.  Region C consists of Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties and the municipalities of each county.  IPDC seeks to serve its members, and their citizens by fostering regional collaboration and by providing professional and technical expertise.  The Commission houses the region's Area Agency on Aging, Workforce Development programs, housing programs and also provides planning and technical services.

IPDC is a local government agency created by, and serving the municipal and county governments in Region C.  IPDC depends on a variety of funding sources, including membership dues, state, federal and other grants, state and federal funding and service fees.

The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission was created in 1966 as a Local Development District serving McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties under the Appalachian Regional Development Act.  The State of North Carolina enacted legislation in 1969 creating 16 regional councils, adding Cleveland County to Region C.

Documents for Public Review/Public Notices:

Year in Review--FY15

2015 CDBG Handbook-- CDBG Handbook_copyright.pdf

For RPO/Transportation documents: 

IPDC is one of 16 regional agencies in North Carolina.  For more information about the other regional agencies (or Councils of Governments), visit

Updated: 08/02/2016

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October 22, 2016

IPDC Contact Information
(828) 287-2281
Fax: (828) 287-2735

IPDC Programs