National County Government Month

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April is National County Government Month and is an opportunity to raise public awareness about county services, programs and responsibilities. National County Government Month is sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Why Counties Matter

County governments provide essential services to create healthy, vibrant and safe communities. Counties build infrastructure, maintain roads and bridges, provide public health and social services, administer justice, keep communities safe, run elections, keep vital records, build and maintain parks and recreational areas, and so much more.

Please take some time to learn about the services Linn County provides and how these services benefit you and your loved ones.


Linn County Working for You



Linn County government plays an important role in the lives of your family and community members. Learn more about how Linn County works for you.

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State of the County Address



​Wednesday, April 19
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center

Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson gave the main address at the 12th annual State of the County luncheon at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids on April 19 hosted by the League of Women Voters of Linn County. His theme was “The Power of One, The Power of Many.” Supervisor Oleson was joined by three other Linn County leaders who gave supporting presentations. 

The presentations and video of the event are available online.


​Linn County at Work - Feature Stories



"Linn County at Work" is a feature on our website that highlights various ways Linn County employees work for residents every day and the vital role county services play in creating a healthy, vibrant and safe community. Read about the ways we are improving resident quality of life.


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The Linn County Board of Supervisors proclaim April as National County Government Month.
L-R: Supervisors John Harris, Ben Rogers, Brent Oleson, Stacey Walker and Jim Houser
National County Government Month Proclamation April 2017