About Two Rivers Regional Council
What is TRRC ?
Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials is a unit of local government established by intergovernmental agreements between Adams, Brown, Pike, and Schuyler Counties in Illinois. Its activities are funded by membership dues, state, federal, private grants and administrative fees received for providing services. The Governing Board includes county and municipal representatives and members representing various citizen’s interests. It has an affiliated 501 (c) (3) called the Two Rivers Council Foundation.
What is our Objective?
The mission of Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials is to provide Leadership and planning for units of local governments to promote economic development.
A brief overview and history of TRRC.
Two Rivers was established in 1974 as a way to assist local units of government within the counties of Adams, Brown, Pike and Schuyler with professional planning assistance. The Community Development Department is involved in research and planning for the physical, social and economic development needs of their member counties. The Community Services Department provides services to the low income of the area.
The council began administering the first services targeted to low income families in 1976 with the Weatherization program. In 1982 the Council was formally recognized as a Community Action Program (CAP) agency by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and now provides a wide range of direct services to low and moderate income families in the counties of Adams, Brown, Pike and Schuyler. Those services include emergency shelter and meals, rent, utilities, food, furniture, clothing, scholarships, a variety of youth services, housing rehabilitation, weatherization, small business loan program, and much more.
The agency administers the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program for Adams, Brown, Pike and Schuyler counties. WIA works with low income and untrained individuals, displaced workers and displaced farmers, low income youth, business expansion and retention.