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).

This year's theme is "Safe and Secure Counties.”

Why Counties Matter

County resources are the core building blocks for healthy, vibrant and safe communities. Nationwide, counties invest more than $100 billion annually in transportation, broadband services, water systems, and public facilities.


People depend on counties to provide services that build, maintain and protect their homes, schools and neighborhoods. Counties build infrastructure, maintain roads and bridges, provide public health 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.
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​Resources



Linn County Working For You

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

State of the County Address



​Wednesday, April 20 – State of the County

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW, Cedar Rapids. Linn County elected officials will present Linn County’s accomplishments and challenges over the past year and discuss future county initiatives. This event is open to the public and hosted by the League of Women Voters Linn County. Tickets may be ordered through the League of Women Voters Linn County website or by contacting the League of Women Voters at (319) 329-0409. Free seating is provided for individuals who want to attend only for the program

​Linn County at Work - Feature Stories



During National County Government Month, Linn County is launching a new feature on its website homepage to highlight the work of county departments and employees, called “Linn County at Work.” The featured story will change regularly and will showcase the various ways that county government works for residents every day and the vital role county services play in creating a healthy, vibrant and safe community. Visit linncounty.org regularly to read our featured service stories.