Donald Tyne

Veterans Affairs
Title: Director of Veterans Affairs
Phone: 319-892-5162


Donald Tyne has been the director of Linn County Veteran Affairs (VA) since October 2002. Don is a former board member of the Willis Dady Shelter. Don is a former president of the Iowa Association of County Commissioners of Veteran Affairs and he is nationally certified as a veteran service officer.

Don has worked in the social work field for 35 years. He has served 34 years in the military with three years on active duty as an enlisted soldier and two years active duty as an officer. Don served as a captain during Desert Storm. In June of 2006, Don was selected as one of five "Freedom Festival Heroes." In 2007, the Veteran Memorial Commission voted Don as veteran of the year for Linn County. In 2008, East Central Iowa Brain Injury Association named Don "Professional of The Year." In 2013, he was awarded the Don W. Maniccia HACAP award for his years of community service. In 2015, Don was selected honorary Kirkwood alumni graduate.

Don is on numerous committees, including Community Resources Committee, Linn County Aging Advocacy Council, Freedom From Hunger, Local Homeless Coordinating Board, Continuum of Care, Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program Elderly Consortium, and the Heritage Agency of Aging.

In fiscal year 2015, Linn County VA brought in $35 million in federal VA benefits through compensation and pension claims and $46 million in federal funding for VA medical care.  

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