Advisory Boards & Commissions

Opportunities Available
Many opportunities exist for Linn County residents to serve the community on commissions or advisory committees.

View a current listing of all Linn County boards and commissions, responsibilities, and members.

Meeting Schedule
Each board, commission, or advisory committee has its own meeting schedule and location. View a listing of the meeting times and locations.

How to Apply
If you wish to be considered for appointment, please complete the Linn County Advisory Board Application and mail to:
Linn County Board of Supervisors
935 Second St. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

If you would like additional information, please contact the Board of Supervisors Office at 319-892-5000.

Commission & Advisory Board Functions
The function and special requirements for appointment to each commission or advisory board are explained on its respective page. Current appointments are also shown on the appropriate page.

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has certain expectations of members of its commissions and advisory boards. These guidelines should be considered by individuals before seeking appointment:
  • As a commission / advisory board member, you have a role in guiding your respective organization in the accomplishment of its purpose, goals, and objectives. To accomplish this task, a commission / advisory board should operate with a list of objectives to guide its work each year. This list might be developed at yearly planning sessions. An objective is a brief statement of the results you wish to accomplish by a definite time period. This listing of results gives a sense of direction to the body.
  • Members shall become familiar with the budget of the respective commission / advisory board under consideration (if applicable) and its relationship to the overall county budget.
  • Members shall be sensitive to potential conflicts of interest.
  • Members shall make every attempt to follow the rules of fairness and objectivity in all activities concerning the commission or advisory board.
  • Members shall adhere to the open meetings law.
  • Members shall make every effort to attend commission or advisory board meetings (have at least 90% attendance at meetings), be punctual, be considerate of everyone’s point of view, and be prepared to take an active role in board / commission or advisory committee activities.
  • Members shall, if eligible for reappointment, notify the Board of Supervisors of continuing interest to serve.
  • If it becomes necessary to resign from a commission or advisory board, the member shall notify, in writing, the Board of Supervisors.