Title VI

 

Nearly 50 years ago, the 1964 Civil Rights Act was enacted. There continues to be an on-going need for awareness and implementation of this and new regulations related to civil rights. Gena McCullough, Planning Director, reviewed the Bi-State Title VI Program and Non-Discrimination Policy provided to the Commissioners.

The document is a consolidation of the various parts of the agency’s policies and procedures formalized collectively into one format.

Title VI states “No person in the United States shall, on the
ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal
financial assistance.” Additional non-discrimination requirements
include Executive Orders (EO) to address environmental justice in
minority and low-income populations (EO 12898), to improve access to services for persons with limited English proficiency (EO 13166) and to ensure consistent and effective implementation of Title VI (EO 12250) administered through the Department of Justice. There are other statutes that address protected classes related to age, sex, marital status, disability, etc.

The document identifies the Executive Director as the Title VI Coordinator, outlines roles and responsibilities and related documents, such as the public involvement process, language assistance, and handling of complaints. The Bi-State Regional Commission Title VI Program and Non-Discrimination Policy applies to agencywide programs and planning. It provides the framework for open and inclusive planning processes, outreach to low-income and minority populations, eliminating barriers to participation, providing broad representation on planning and advisory bodies where possible, knowing the socio-economic makeup of the Bi-State Region to address, and being proactive in agency programs and planning. Commissioners approved the policy for submission to the respective federal agencies. 

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Career Opportunities.  Employment opportunities are available from time to time with Bi-State Regional Commission.

pdf 2016_employment-application.pdf (173 KB)
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Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity.  The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In accordance with Federal Law and policy, Bi-State Regional Commission is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex and familial status.  (Note all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  Bi-State Regional Commission has a Title VI  Program and Non-Discrimination Policy (2012).  Refer to the document below.  A complaint form follows the document to process complaints and must be filed within 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination.
 
pdf 2015-10-BSRC Title VI for Planning Agencies.pdf (2.86 MB)
Title VI Program and Non-Discrimination Policy (2015)

pdf  title-vi-complaint-form-en.pdf (64.32 kB)
Title VI Complaint Form [English Version]

pdf  title-vi-complaint-form-sp.pdf (52.83 kB)
Title VI Complaint Form [Spanish Version]

pdf  aff-act-pla-2011-2012.pdf (642.61 kB)
EOE - Affirmative Action Plan
 
Careers in Planning and GIS.  Bi-State Regional Commission encourages those looking for jobs in the field of planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  to visit several resources - city or county planning departments, regional planning agencies, economic development, transportation planning organizations, and local, state, and federal government offices.   Our staff provides outreach to local colleges/universities, high schools and elementary schools on an appointment basis to speak on career aspects of planning, GIS/mapping and data analysis.  Contact our office for more information on our speakers' bureau.
 
Other contacts include our local governments and associations, such as:
Iowa Association of Regional  Councils (IARC) - http://iarcog.com
Illinois Association of Regional Councils (ILARC) - http://ilarconline.org
American Planning Association (APA) - http://www.planning.org
Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA) - http://www.ilgisa.org
Illinois Geographical Society (IGS) - http://illinoisgeography.org
Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC) - http://www.iowagic.org
Association of American Geographers (AAG) - http://www.aag.org
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) - http://www.asprs.org/Students/Career-Brochure.html
Esri - http://www.esri.com/what-is-gis/careers-in-gis
GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) - http://gisci.org
National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) - http://www.ncge.org
The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) - http://www.scgis.org
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) - http://www.urisa.org

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greaterqcregion.org

http://www.greaterqcregion.org/ is the single site for up-to-date demographic and economic data about the Greater Quad Cities Region.  Here you'll find statistical information about our five-county region as a whole, or learn about individual cities or counties within our Region.  Located in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, approximately 165 miles west of Chicago, the Greater Quad Cities Region surrounds the intersection of Interstate 80 and the Mississippi River. Enter the QCRegion ReportBuilder below to start finding data about the Greater Quad Cities Region.

2010 Census Demographic Profiles

The 2010 Census Demographic Profile Summary (DP-1) contains information on topics such as sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship, household type, group quarters population, housing occupancy, and housing tenure. Below are the demographic profiles for the U.S., Illinois, Iowa, MSA, all counties, places, and townships within the Bi-State region.

Henry County | Henry County (Townships) | Mercer County | Mercer County (Townships) | Muscatine County | Muscatine County (Townships) | Rock Island County | Rock Island County (Townships) | Scott County | Scott County (Townships)

National / State / MSA Profiles

Henry County

Henry County (Townships)

Mercer County (Townships)

Muscatine County

*Muscatine County (Townships)

Rock Island County

Rock Island County (Townships)

Scott County

*Scott County (Townships)