East Central Intergovernmental Association

A regional response to local needs

7600 Commerce Park
Dubuque, IA 52002
800-942-4648 (Iowa Only)
563-556-4166


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Employee Wellness Program


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ECIA recognizes that the success of the organization depends very heavily on the productivity and work performance of its employees. ECIA’s wellness program focuses on the physical wellbeing of our employees, preventive health measures, and ensuring that personal health is a priority. Results of a successful wellness program are beneficial for both the employee and ECIA as a whole.


Through ECIA’s wellness program the following are encouraged: healthy eating patterns, increased physical activities, preventive health care, full physical and mental growth, and lifelong health and wellbeing. Through an established ECIA Wellness Committee comprised of volunteer ECIA staff, ECIA organizes and provides voluntary opportunities fully or partially funded by ECIA and the employee, for employees to participate in the following: exercise and fitness programs; nutrition programs; and a personal wellness profile program thru MercyOne and/or an organization of ECIA’s choice. ECIA, in cooperation with RTA and the EIRHA, provides an on-site fitness center for employee use.




FISH! Philosophy


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The FISH! Philosophy is a set of simple, practical tools that helps ECIA create a team-focused work culture through building stronger relationships that equip employees to face their challenges more effectively.

  • Be There: Be emotionally present for people. It’s a powerful message of respect that improves communication and strengthens relationships.

  • Play:Tap into your natural way of being creative, enthusiastic and having fun. Play is the spirit that drives the curious mind, as in “Let’s play with that idea!” You can bring this mindset to everything you do.

  • Make Their Day:Find simple ways to serve or delight people in a meaningful, memorable way. It’s about contributing to someone else’s life—not because you want something, but because that’s the person you want to be.

  • Choose Your Attitude:Take responsibility for how you respond to what life throws at you. Your choice affects others. Ask yourself: “Is my attitude helping my team or my customers? Is it helping me to be the person I want to be?”.