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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Supervisor John Harris to Deliver State of the County Address on May 30

2018 State of the County

Linn County Supervisor Chair John Harris will present Linn County’s accomplishments and future priorities during Linn County’s 13th annual State of the County address on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 77...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Linn County Breaks Ground for Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building

Group photo of Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building Groundbreaking

More than 100 people joined Linn County officials and Harris family members on May 18 at the groundbreaking ceremony for Linn County’s Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building.

Upon completion, which is expected in late 2019, the Harris Building will...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Linn County Offices Closed May 28 for Memorial Day

Linn County governmental offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

The following services will continue to operate:

  • Juvenile Detention and Diversion Services
  • The Sheriff’s Office will be closed; however, continuous operations wi...
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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Linn County Board of Supervisors Adopts Inclusive Hiring Resolution

Photo of a job application and pen

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today adopted an inclusive hiring practices resolution for Linn County positions. The resolution demonstrates Linn County’s commitment to equal employment opportunity for otherwise qualified individuals with a prior cr...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Linn County Accepting Applications for Economic Development Funds

Sign with arrow that says Economic Development

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications from organizations seeking economic development funding from Linn County. The economic development fund is used to enhance the quality of life throughout Linn County by fostering and suppo...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Linn County Earns Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Linn County Board of Supervisors and staff with awards

Linn County was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting f...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Local High School Students Participate in Future Leaders of Linn County Event

Future Leaders Day group proclamation

On April 25, Linn County hosted 26 area high school students for Future Leaders of Linn County. This one-day event during National County Government Month engaged high school students in the government process by providing a hands-on, comprehensive learni...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Linn County Designated “SolSmart Gold” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

SolSmart Gold Award

Linn County received a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar.

SolSmart is a national organization funded by the U.S. Department of Energy that helps local ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Linn County Announces Mental Health and Disability Services Fund Recipients

$2.1 Million for mental health and disability services funding

The Linn County Board of Supervisors announces 15 organizations will receive funds totaling $2.1 million from the Mental Health and Disability Services fund. Non-profit organizations must be located in Linn County and provide mental health and disability ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Linn County Certifies Fiscal Year 2019 Budget With Decrease in Levy Rate

Levy rate comparison chart showing Iowa's 6 largest urban counties

The Linn County Board of Supervisors approved Linn County's fiscal year 2019 budget on March 14, 2018, following the final public hearing for the FY19 budget, which runs July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

Linn County’s total budget for FY19 is $117,980,000 and...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

Linn County Issues FY17 Annual Report

Report cover for Linn County FY17 annual report

Linn County has released its fiscal year 2017 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent and is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep residents informed ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers Appointed to Iowa Council on Homelessness

Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers was appointed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to serve on the Iowa Council on Homelessness. His term runs through June 30, 2018.

“I am truly honored to be selected to serve on the Iowa Council on Homelessness. I am passionat...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Linn County Receives Financial Reporting Award for 19th Consecutive Year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to Linn County for its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for the fiscal year ended...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Linn County Adopts Fiscal Year 2018 Budget With No Increase in Countywide Levy Rate

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2018 budget of $111,366,720 with no increase in the countywide levy rate and a decrease in the rural services levy rate.  The unanimous vote follo...

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