News & Events


Five County Association of Governments invites all landlords in Iron County to attend a special landlord outreach lunch. It will be an opportunity to learn about community resources for clients and to provide feedback on how homelessness impacts landlords. Lunch will be provided by Sonny Boy’s!

Iron County Landlord Luncheon 5-11-16


Please complete a community needs assessment survey to voice your opinion about issues you care about in Southwest Utah. Also, please forward this onto anyone and everyone you know! Let’s get a lot of input from our communities!!!


Changes to the Court Ordered Community Service program:

Please note that on and effective April 4, 2016, Five County Community Action’s Court Ordered Community Service program will be changing its Walk-in hours and administrative fees.

Walk-in Hours will be:  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Administrative fees of one dollar per hour up to fifty hours of service will be assessed at signup.

Any questions can be directed to Bob at (435) 674- 5757  x103


Five County 2014 VITA Season Outcomes

Five County VITA volunteers filed 3,327 tax returns, 8% above our estimated goal

  • Surpassing goal led to an increase $49,800.00tax preparation savings for working families
  • Does not include on-going back taxes
  • Highest per-capita filing in the entire state
  • 8% of Utah VITA returns, yet only 7.4% of Utah population

Dixie State University filed more returns than any other site in the state of Utah (1,830)

New volunteer participation increase by 19% this season, with all but 6 out of 144 volunteer tax prepares certifying to advanced level

New site opened up at State Bank of Southern Utah in Cedar City

Five County utilized more marketing outlets for advertising – including radio, websites, and newspapers

  • Spectrum in St. George wrote two articles on VITA sites offering free tax assistance at Dixie State and Southern Utah Universities

We are looking forward to continuing success and development of the VITA program in Five County region.

Thank you so much for your support of VITA!