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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Linn County Hires Access Center Director

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Linn County has hired Erin Foster as director for the new Mental Health Access Center that is expected to open next year in Linn County. Foster began her new role December 2, 2019.

As Access Center Director, Foster will provide leadership in the implementa...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Linn County Seeks Voluntary Board and Commission Members

Board and Commission Opening

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill a number of voluntary appointments on boards and commissions within the Planning & Development Department starting January 1, 2020. One vacancy is available for each group listed b...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Board of Supervisors Signs Climate Crisis Resolution

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors today signed a resolution (PDF) declaring a climate crisis. The resolution commits to accelerated action to address the crisis in collaboration with other governments and community organizations.

The Intergovernmental P...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Kelly Rae Geater Sworn in as Deputy Linn County Treasurer

Kelly Rae Geater

Kelly Rae Geater was sworn in as Deputy Linn County Treasurer on December 2. She is one of four deputies in the Linn County Treasurer’s Office.

“I am so excited to begin a new role with the Linn County Treasurer’s Office and to serve the people of Linn Cou...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

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At a joint meeting on Friday, November 15, Linn County Board of Health Chair Mark Taylor and Linn County Board of Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker jointly released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY19 Annual Report.

“The annual report highlights the sig...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building Officially Opens with Ribbon Cutting

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More than 200 people attended today’s ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion and opening of Linn County’s new Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building on November 22.

This state-of-the-art building houses Linn County Public Health and Linn County ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Jordan’s Grove Road to Close for Bridge Replacement

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Jordan’s Grove Road is scheduled to close Monday December 2, 2019 at the Wapsipinicon River for a bridge replacement project. The closure will last 7-9 months depending on weather. The project was awarded to A.M. Cohron & Sons, Inc. of Atlantic, Iowa ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 24th 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 24th consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Emergency Winter Overflow Shelter Now Open in Linn County

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Linn County, the City of Cedar Rapids, and Willis Dady Homeless Services are pleased to announce the emergency winter overflow shelter will open Friday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in Linn County.

“This is a big step in helping to serve those in our community wh...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Planning Underway for Linn County’s FY21 Budget

Budget Forum November 19 2019 with County logo

Planning is underway for Linn County’s fiscal year 2021 budget. The budget will be developed over the next two and a half months during a series of more than 20 public meetings between the Linn County Board of Supervisors, other Linn County elected offici...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Linn County Now Accepting Witwer Trust Grant Applications

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting grant applications for the fiscal year 2020 Witwer Trust Grant Program. Eligible non-profit organizations in Linn County may apply for grant funding for projects that benefit Linn County residents...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Bill of Sale Required for Transferring Vehicle Titles Beginning January 1, 2020

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Effective January 1, 2020, the Linn County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a bill of sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties. A bill of sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purcha...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Linn County Launches Mobile App

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Linn County recently launched a new mobile app for its redesigned website LinnCounty.org. The app provides residents and visitors with convenient access to County news, events, public meetings, job openings, road construction, and much more. 

The ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services Achieves PREA Certification

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Linn County Juvenile Detention & Diversion Services was certified on October 17, 2019 to be 100% compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The Linn County Juvenile Detention Center is only the second detention center in the state of Iowa ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) launches Wings2Water

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 LINN COUNTY, IA  October 16- Wings2Water, a fundraising platform for water quality projects in Linn and Johnson Counties, has officially launched providing a way for anyone to help contribute to regional water quality improvement projec...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Linn County Wins Five National Communication Awards

Savvy Award trophies

The Linn County Communications Department earned five national communication and marketing awards at the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Annual Conference September 5 in Denver, CO.

The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CM...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Linn County Opioid Steering Committee Releases 2019 Linn County Opioid Action Plan

Three Linn County Public Health employees holding the Opioid Action Plan document

The opioid epidemic is a public health concern and county specific data has indicated opioid misuse to have a negative health impact within Linn County. Pramod Dwivedi, Health Director at Linn County Public Health, notes that “in 2017 alone, Linn County w...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Linn County Conservation presented with 2019 Excellence in Action award from ISAC

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The Linn County 1,000 Acres Pollinator Initiative is a recipient of the 2019 Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Excellence in Action Award. The Excellence in Action Award Program is a competitive awards program that seeks to recognize innovative co...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Bearrows Named Linn County Budget Director

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Linn County Finance Director Dawn Jindrich has named Sara Bearrows as the County’s new Budget Director, effective July 29, 2019. Most recently, Bearrows served as Chief Deputy Treasurer in the Linn County Treasurer’s Office.

“Sara’s skills and experience i...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Board of Supervisors Adopts New Fireworks Resolution

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The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week approved a new resolution (PDF) to replace the existing resolution governing the use of consumer fireworks in unincorporated Linn County.

Under the newly passed resolution, which is effective only in unincorpo...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

New Collaboration in Linn County Aims to Improve Health Outcomes

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Linn County Public Health, in partnership with 19 area agencies, today announced a new collaboration aimed at enhancing communications among independent health and social service organizations to provide better care and measurable improvements in health o...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Linn County Certifies Fiscal Year 2020 Budget With No Change in Levy Rate

Calculator and pen with text Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Certified With No Change in Levy Rate

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2020 budget which runs July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The FY20 budget of $157.3 million maintains the countywide levy rate of $5.84 per $1,000 of taxable value.

The rural levy ra...

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View the FY 2020 Budget Presentation (PDF)... Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

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Linn County is excited to announce that we have launched our newly redesigned website!

The new LinnCounty.org offers more user-friendly features with a variety of enhancements to elevate your online experience and make doing business online with the County...

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