Amy Johnson

Supervisor for 6 Months

Supervisor Amy Johnson shares her experiences during her six-month appointment to the Linn County Board of Supervisors.

Sep 20

A Historic Day for Linn County

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 11:20 AM by Amy Johnson

On Sept. 12, the Linn County Board of Supervisors approved raising the minimum wage in Linn County by a $1 a year for three years, effective Jan. 1, 2017. That means that by Jan. 1 of 2019, the minimum wage in the Linn County will rise to $10.25. The ordinance will apply within the unincorporated areas of the county and within any city or portion of any city within the county that does not enact a conflicting ordinance. 

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Aug 17

8 days in the life of a county Supervisor

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 9:25 AM by Amy Johnson

The responsibilities of the Board of Supervisors are incredibly wide ranging. Each workday brings new opportunities and challenges. I realize it’s one thing to say that, but quite another to live it. So I’ve chronicled many of the meetings and issues that have filled a recent eight-day stretch on the job to give a very brief glimpse into the wide and wonderful world of being a county supervisor.


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Jul 21

What does the Board of Supervisors do?

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 9:04 AM by Amy Johnson

At the conclusion of a recent Linn County Board of Supervisors meeting, a gentleman approached me and asked me a question.

“What do you do?” he said. “I mean, what does a supervisor actually do?”

I paused for a moment and was reminded that’s probably a very common question. With that in mind, here’s a broad overview. 


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