Ben Rogers  
Board of Supervisors
Title: Linn County Supervisor District 3
Phone: 319-892-5000
Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers


Biography
Ben Rogers was first elected to the Linn County Board of Supervisors in November 2008 at the age of 28. He was re-elected in 2012 and represents District 3, which includes the Northeast side of Cedar Rapids.

In his role as Supervisor, Ben has become actively involved in and passionate about issues related to mental health and disabilities, and he currently serves on the regional Mental Health/Developmental Disability board. He is also a member of the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency Board of Directors, the Emergency 9-1-1 Service Board, the Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the East Central Iowa Council of Governments Board of Directors.

Ben is involved with many other community organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of the Arc of East Central Iowa and the advisory board of the University of Iowa Community Credit Union. He is also an active volunteer for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and was a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the Mount Vernon Fire Department from 2003-2010. On the national level, Ben is active in the National Association of Counties (NACo) and currently serves as Vice Chair of its Next Generation Network. He is also a 2012 graduate of NACo’s County Leadership Institute.

In 2008, Ben was named one of the Corridor Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” and also participated in the Leadership for Five Seasons program. In 2010, Governor Chet Culver appointed Rogers to the Generation Iowa Commission to help Iowa attract and retain the now and next generation. In 2011, Ben was selected as one of 10 elected officials in the United States to participate in an international exchange program in Pakistan.

Ben previously worked as a Product Manager for the AdTrack Corporation, where he helped develop a web-based political software system called “SmartVote”. He also served as a Youth Care Worker at Four Oaks and has worked on numerous local, statewide and national political campaigns. Ben is a 2002 graduate of the University of Iowa. 

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