Board of Supervisors


Members

The Board of Supervisors is Linn County's governing body. The five members of the Board of Supervisors are elected by district and serve staggered four-year terms.

Want to know which Supervisor represents you? See the district map links above or find out using our Lookup Tool. Please note that Supervisor districts changed in January 2019 due to the public vote to reduce the number of Supervisors from five to three. 

Responsibilities

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is the legislative, policy-making and administrative branch of county government. The Board is responsible for enforcing ordinances, setting the annual county levy rate, certifying the annual budget, overseeing Linn County’s $118 million budget, guiding the strategic direction of the County and other matters related to the health and welfare of Linn County and its residents. These responsibilities include:

  • Setting fiscal policy
  • Establishing tax rate to support County programs and services
  • Budget appropriations for all areas of County government
  • Health and social service needs for Linn County
  • Land use planning and development within unincorporated Linn County
  • Secondary roads

The Board of Supervisors reviews and sets the annual budgets for all County departments including the offices of other County elected officials: Auditor, County Attorney, Recorder, Sheriff, and Treasurer.

Directors of the following County departments report to the Board of Supervisors: Finance and Budget, Facilities, Human Resources, Engineering and Secondary Roads, Information Technology, Linn County Community Services, LIFTS, Planning and Development, Purchasing, Risk Management, Soil Conservation, and Veteran Affairs. The County has more than 700 employees.

Meetings

  • Mondays at 10 a.m. Work Session
  • Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Department Head Updates
  • Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Formal Session
  • Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center
    935 Second Street SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Check the County website or call our office at 319-892-5000 for any exceptions to the regularly scheduled times.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available 24 hours prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Sign up to receive agendas via email. You can watch time-stamped video archives of the meetings from the comfort of your home.

Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes

Committee & Liaison Assignments

To better serve the people of Linn County, individual members of the Board of Supervisors serve as liaison to specific city councils within their districts, organizations, and Linn County departments. View a list of the Board's committee and liaison assignments (PDF).

Members of the Board of Supervisors also appoint citizens to various county boards, commissions, and committees.