Board of Supervisors

  • Mondays and Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
  • Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  • Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center
    935 Second St. 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 prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The Board of Supervisors are the executive and legislative branch of county government. The five members of the Board of Supervisors are elected by district and serve overlapping four-year terms.

The Board of Supervisors oversees:
  • Budget appropriations for all areas of county government
  • Fiscal policy
  • Health and social service needs for Linn County
  • Land use planning
  • Roads
  • Zoning
The Board of Supervisors oversees the county’s $105 million budget and nearly 800 employees. Managers of the following county departments report directly to the board members: finance and budget, human resources, information technology, risk management, Child Support Recovery Unit (CSRU), engineer, LIFTS, soil conservation, medical examiner, the weed commissioner, and historic preservation.

Committee & Liaison Assignments
To better serve the people of Linn County, the 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 committee and liaison assignments.

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

On July 24, 2007, the voters of Linn County voted on a measure to change the form of government of the county from supervisors at-large to supervisors by district. Linn County is now divided into five supervisor districts effective January 1, 2009.

Mission Statement
To be leaders of goodwill, working and governing for the common good of the people in Linn County.