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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Linn County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, most Linn County governmental offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23. Regular business hours resume on Monday, Nov. 26.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Di...
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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Linn County Offices Closed for Veterans Day

Most Linn County governmental offices will be closed Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Diversion Services
  • Linn County LIFTS will be running reduced routes in Cedar Rapid...
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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 23rd Consecutive Year

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Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 23rd consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Ketels Named Linn County Engineer

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors has named Brad Ketels to be the next Linn County Engineer. The eight-member County Engineer interview committee unanimously recommended Ketels for the role. Ketels has served as Interim Engineer since April 2018. Ketel...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Task Force Begins Next Phase

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The City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, and the Cedar Rapids Community School District announce a partnership with the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation to establish a fund to address inter-relational factors that lead to youth violence in Cedar Ra...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Mental Health, Obesity, and Safety Identified as Top Health Issues in Linn County

The Together! Healthy Linn Steering Committee, which oversees and guides the Linn County Community Health Improvement Plan, has identified Mental Health, Obesity, and Safety as the top three health related issues to focus on from 2019 through 2021. The se...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

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At a joint meeting on Friday, October 12, Linn County Board of Health Chair Mark Taylor and Linn County Board of Supervisor Chair John Harris jointly released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY18 Annual Report.

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

More than 100 People Helped During Linn County’s Expungement and Employment Barriers Resource Clinic

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Linn County hosted the largest Expungement Clinic ever in the state of Iowa on September 22, 2018. A total of 166 people pre-registered for the clinic, which was co-sponsored by Linn County, the City of Cedar Rapids and Iowa Legal Aid and aimed to help pe...

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Linn County Public Health Launches Iowa’s First Wood-Burning Appliance Change-Out Program

On September 4, Linn County Public Health (LCPH) will open enrollment for the Wood-Burning Change-Out Program – a voluntary program to improve air quality by providing vouchers to eligible homeowners to remove and replace old, non-certified wood...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Linn County Launches New Brand and Logo System

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Linn County is getting a new look! The County recently developed a new brand in an effort to create greater consistency among County departments and committees and to better serve its customers.

The new brand system includes a fresh new logo that is bold a...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Plans Advance for Hiawatha Dog Park

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Linn County and the City of Hiawatha are progressing on plans for Hiawatha’s first dog park. The proposed park will be located south of Boyson Road and just east of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail in Hiawatha.

On August 20, 2018, the Linn County Board of Sup...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Linn County Treasurer’s Office Now Shows Wait Times Online

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The Linn County Treasurer’s Office has launched a new tool to help customers who access services from the Treasurer’s Office. Customers can now find the current average wait time in the Treasurer’s Office by visiting...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Linn County Board of Supervisors Awards $140,000 in Economic Development Funding

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors last week awarded $140,000 in economic development funding to 11 Linn County organizations.Twenty-six organizations applied for funding with total requests exceeding $545,000.The Linn County Economic Development Fund w...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

1,000 Miles of Green Infrastructure to Be Added to Linn County Roads

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Miles and miles of secondary roadsides in Linn County will be blooming with native flowers and milkweed in the coming years. A new public-private partnership between Linn County and the Monarch Research Project (MRP) will add pollinator habitat to 1,000 m...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Supervisor John Harris Delivers State of the County Address

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Linn County Supervisor Chair John Harris delivered the 13th annual State of the County address on May 30, 2018 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. The State of the County luncheon was open to the public and hosted by the League of Women Voter...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Linn County Breaks Ground for Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building

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More than 100 people joined Linn County officials and Harris family members on May 18 at the groundbreaking ceremony for Linn County’s Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building.

Upon completion, which is expected in late 2019, the Harris Building will...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

PAFR and CAFR Awards for FY17

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting f...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Linn County Board of Supervisors Adopts Inclusive Hiring Resolution

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today adopted an inclusive hiring practices resolution for Linn County positions. The resolution demonstrates Linn County’s commitment to equal employment opportunity for otherwise qualified individuals with ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Local High School Students Participate in Future Leaders of Linn County Event

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On April 25, Linn County hosted 26 area high school students for Future Leaders of Linn County. This one-day event during National County Government Month engaged high school students in the government process by providing a hands-on, comprehensive learni...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Linn County Certifies Fiscal Year 2019 Budget With Decrease in Levy Rate

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors approved Linn County's fiscal year 2019 budget on March 14, 2018, following the final public hearing for the FY19 budget, which runs July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Linn County’s total budget for FY19 is $117,980,000 and...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Linn County Board of Health Approves the Creation of a Steering Committee to Address Opioids

Linn County, IA – The Linn County Board of Health approved the formation of a steering committee to address the public health crisis associated with opioid use disorder locally at their meeting last week. For the last two years, Linn County Public Health ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Linn County Issues FY17 Annual Report

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Linn County has released its fiscal year 2017 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent and is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep residents...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

Linn County Conservation’s Pinicon Ridge County Park awarded $400,000 in Iowa Great Places funding

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Linn County Conservation’s Pinicon Ridge County Park awarded $400,000 in Iowa Great Places funding

LINN COUNTY, IA –December 20, 2017- Linn County Conservation is pleased to announce that is has been awarded $400,000 in Iowa Great Places grant funds for Pi...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County Bulk Solar Purchase Program Announced

Cedar Rapids, IA – June 5, 2017. Cedar Rapids, IA – June 5, 2017. The sun is shining for homeowners and commercial property owners across Linn County, as the Solarize Cedar Rapids & Linn County program commences this June. The program allows individua...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Native plantings benefit Linn County roadways

Linn County plants approximately 100-150 acres of native prairie plantings annually along public road rights-of-way through its roadside vegetation program. Many of the projects are part of and funded in part by the Iowa Living Roadways program.

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