FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2011
Linn County Dedicates Building in Honor of Governor Culver
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA The Linn County Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to dedicate the Community Services Building of Linn County in honor of Governor Chet Culver for his assistance in securing I-JOBS funding to help construct the building.
This is a way for Linn County to show our gratitude and to recognize Governor Culver for his commitment to help Linn County rebuild after the flood, said Ben Rogers, chairman of the Linn County Board of Supervisors.
The Community Services Building of Linn County is one of five Linn County buildings currently under construction as Linn County rebuilds following the 2008 flood. Several County departments that were previously located in four different buildings will be in this single location on 26th Ave. Ct. SW in Cedar Rapids, including:
Linn County Community Services Core Services
The Aging and Disability Resource Center
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Options of Linn County
The $16.3 million project is funded by $9 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, $5 million from I-JOBS and approximately $2.3 million in disaster recovery bonds issued by Linn County.
The building will meet Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification standards, an internationally recognized green building certification program.
The Community Services Building of Linn County is scheduled to open this fall.