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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Sheriff's Office Acquires New BearCat Armored Rescue Vehicle

Bear Cat Armored rescue Vehicle

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office recently took delivery of a BearCat® G2 armored rescue vehicle. The BearCat was purchased from Lenco Armored Vehicles, Pittsfield, MA.

Lenco is considered the most experienced and well-respected producer o...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Property Tax Statements to be Mailed Week of August 12

House and driveway

The semiannual installment of property and mobile home tax statements will be mailed the week of August 12. The first half of property taxes are due September 1. A penalty of one and one half percent will attach to each late payment beginning October 1, 2...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Bearrows Named Linn County Budget Director

Sara Bearrows head shot

Linn County Finance Director Dawn Jindrich has named Sara Bearrows as the County’s new Budget Director, effective July 29, 2019. Most recently, Bearrows served as Chief Deputy Treasurer in the Linn County Treasurer’s Office.

“Sara’s skills and experience i...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Members

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill two voluntary appointments on its Historic Preservation Commission.

The Historic Preservation Commission’s primary function is to help identify, preserve and protect historic ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Grow Solar Linn County Returns in 2019

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Grow Solar Linn County, an education and group purchasing program for solar photovoltaic systems, returns for a second year in the communities of Linn County. This program helps local property owners add solar technology to their properties through commun...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Linn County Public Health Expands Iowa’s First Wood-Burning Appliance Change-Out Program

Linn County Public Health logo

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is expanding the Wood-Burning Change-Out Program – a voluntary program to improve air quality by providing vouchers to eligible homeowners to remove and replace old, non-certified wood appliances with cleaner bur...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Board of Supervisors Adopts New Fireworks Resolution

Fireworks in night sky

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week approved a new resolution (PDF) to replace the existing resolution governing the use of consumer fireworks in unincorporated Linn County.

Under the newly passed resolution, which is effective only in unincorpo...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Linn County Welcomes Summer Interns

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Linn County has hired 17 interns this summer who will gain valuable hands-on experience in various career fields. This year’s interns are working alongside County staff in Human Resources, Planning and Development, Public Health, the Secondary R...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Secondary Road Department to use Native Grass and Wildflower Seeds to Improve Roadway Function

Roadway Planting

Linn County has received native grass and flowering broadleaf species seed for roadway plantings that will help improve roadway safety and habitats. 

Thanks to partnerships with the Federal Highway Administration Transportation Alternatives Progra...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Linn County Supports Local Preservation Efforts by Awarding Grants to 10 Local Non-Profits

Trees along river with Linn County logo

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $28,800 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to 10 non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

The Linn County Historic Pr...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Supervisor Walker Delivers State of the County Address

Supervisor Stacey Walker speaking at the State of the County

Linn County Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker presented Linn County’s accomplishments and future priorities during Linn County’s State of the County address on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

During his presentation, Supervisor Walker...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Jindrich Named Linn County Finance Director

Dawn Jindrich

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has named Dawn Jindrich to be the next Linn County Finance Director. The 8-member interview committee unanimously recommended Jindrich for the role. Jindrich is currently the Linn County Budget Director, a position she...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Pinicon Ridge Park featured on State of Iowa's "99 Counties, 99 Parks" list

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Pinicon Ridge Park is one of 99 county parks featured in a new effort announced by the State of Iowa today to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore Iowa’s outdoors. The “99 Counties, 99 Parks” initiative highlight...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

New Collaboration in Linn County Aims to Improve Health Outcomes

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Linn County Public Health, in partnership with 19 area agencies, today announced a new collaboration aimed at enhancing communications among independent health and social service organizations to provide better care and measurable improvements in health o...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Voting Rights Restoration Process Letters Mailed to Eligible Linn County Residents

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On March 12, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced a simplified process for felons to apply to have their voting rights restored. Linn County Election Services mailed a letter today to approximately 3,000 Linn County residents who have completed thei...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Linn County Certifies Fiscal Year 2020 Budget With No Change in Levy Rate

Calculator and pen with text Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Certified With No Change in Levy Rate

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2020 budget which runs July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The FY20 budget of $157.3 million maintains the countywide levy rate of $5.84 per $1,000 of taxable value.

The rural levy ra...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

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Welcome to the newly redesigned Linn County website!

The new LinnCounty.org offers more user-friendly features with a variety of enhancements to elevate your online experience and make doing business online with the County faster and easier.

Throughout the ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 23rd Consecutive Year

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 23rd consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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Posted on: February 2, 2019

Linn County Issues FY18 Annual Report

2018 Linn County Popular Annual Financial Report Cover

Linn County has released its fiscal year 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report (PDF) (PAFR). The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Linn County Launches New Brand and Logo System

Linn County Logo

Linn County is getting a new look! The County recently developed a new brand in an effort to create greater consistency among County departments and committees and to better serve its customers.

The new brand system includes a fresh new logo that is bold a...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Linn County Treasurer’s Office Now Shows Wait Times Online

Treasurer's Lobby Area

The Linn County Treasurer’s Office has launched a new tool to help customers who access services from the Treasurer’s Office. Customers can now find the current average wait time in the Treasurer’s Office by visiting Linn County’s website. The li...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Linn County Welcomes Summer Interns

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Linn County has hired 17 interns this summer who will gain valuable hands-on experience in various career fields. This year’s interns are working alongside County staff in Human Resources, Planning and Development, Public Health, the Secondary R...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Supervisor Walker Delivers State of the County Address

Supervisor Stacey Walker speaking at the State of the County

Linn County Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker presented Linn County’s accomplishments and future priorities during Linn County’s State of the County address on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

During his presentation, Supervisor Walker...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: February 2, 2019

Linn County Issues FY18 Annual Report

Cover page for the FY18 annual report with Linn County logo

Linn County has released its fiscal year 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s ongoi...

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Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 23rd Consecutive Year

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Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 23rd consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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View the Budget Documents... Linn County Board of Supervisors
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Linn County Launches New Brand and Logo System

New Linn County Logo

Linn County is getting a new look! The County recently developed a new brand in an effort to create greater consistency among County departments and committees and to better serve its customers.

The new brand system includes a fresh new logo that is bold a...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

County Attorney's Office get Tougher on Criminals

The first initiative involves new efforts to aggressively prosecute those who violate probation and includes a policy of recommending that serious offenders be held without bond pending their hearing. Those who violate the terms and conditions of their pr...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Teens and Social Media

We are committed to educating the public about the potential perils of online sexting, bullying and harassment among minors and illegal online behavior of adults that may put our minors in danger. If you’d like to request us to appear and discus...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Pinicon Ridge Park featured on State of Iowa's "99 Counties, 99 Parks" list

LINN COUNTY, IA  April 22, 2019  Pinicon Ridge Park is one of 99 county parks featured in a new effort announced by the State of Iowa today to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore Iowa’s outdoors. The “99...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Secondary Road Department to use Native Grass and Wildflower Seeds to Improve Roadway Function

Roadway Planting

Linn County has received native grass and flowering broadleaf species seed for roadway plantings that will help improve roadway safety and habitats. 

Thanks to partnerships with the Federal Highway Administration Transportation Alternatives Progra...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Bearrows Named Linn County Budget Director

Sara Bearrows head shot

Linn County Finance Director Dawn Jindrich has named Sara Bearrows as the County’s new Budget Director, effective July 29, 2019. Most recently, Bearrows served as Chief Deputy Treasurer in the Linn County Treasurer’s Office.

“Sara’s skills and experience i...

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Finance & Budget - Linn County
Posted on: February 2, 2019

Linn County Issues FY18 Annual Report

Cover page for the FY18 annual report with Linn County logo

Linn County has released its fiscal year 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s ongoi...

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Finance & Budget - Linn County
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Linn County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for 23rd Consecutive Year

GFOA logo

Linn County has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 23rd consecutive year. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budget...

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View the Budget Documents... Finance & Budget - Linn County

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Risk Manager Steve Estenson Led Linn County’s Flood Efforts

Steve Estenson standing near May's Island

One of the first decisions made by the Linn County Board of Supervisors in the days before the 2016 flood was to appoint Linn County Risk Manager Steve Estenson as the Incident Commander. That’s a formal way of saying that Steve was in charge of coordinat...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Geographic Information Services Department Played a Crucial Role in the County’s Flood Efforts

Image of a GIS map of the Cedar River through Cedar Rapids

The Geographic Information Services Department (GIS) played a crucial role in Linn County’s efforts to battle the rising water from the September 2016 flood and help residents in need.

The GIS Team began by creating a predictive flood map that helped i...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Multiple County Departments Pitch in to Brace for Flood Water

County crews installing HESCO barriers at the Linn County Sheriff's Office

One day after flood waters crested in downtown Cedar Rapids, Linn County Secondary Road Superintendent Ben Merta proudly showed off some of the work his department did to prepare for the flood.

“This is called skid loader ballet,” said Merta, smiling. ...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Lessons Learned from the Flood of 2008

Photo of Linn County Public Service Center

Linn County Facilities Director Garth Fagerbakke said one of the defining moments of the 2016 flood had to do with a sanitary sewer line.

Fagerbakke said in the wake of the 2008 flood, a valve was installed at the Public Service Center (PSC) to shut of...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Treasurer’s Office Gave Flood-Affected Residents an Extension to Pay Property Taxes

DOT mobile unit at the Community Services Building

Linn County Treasurer Sharon Gonzalez leveraged an important contact to significantly help county taxpayers as the flood water started to rise.

During a September 24th meeting with former county treasurer and Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, Sha...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Linn County Conservation Employees Were Right on the Mark

Heron Playground at Pinicon Ridge Park under water due to flood

My name is Aaron Batchelder and I’m the Wapsipinicon District Park Manager. On behalf of the Linn County Conservation Department, I want to share our flood story.

When people hear "Flood-Linn County", most people think about the Cedar River a...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Auditor’s Office Makes Seamless Transition

Auditor's Office employees at their temporary location during the 2016 flood

“The transition was seamless!”

That’s how Linn County Deputy Auditor Becky Shoop described the functions of the Auditor’s Office before, during and after the flood.

With only days to spare before the start of early voting on September 29, employees ...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Innovative Solutions to Flood Problems

Jig to remove HESCO barrier pins

Linn County Secondary Road Mechanic Dennis Kriegel knows first-hand that necessity is truly the mother of invention.

In the wake of the flood, Kriegel created a “jig” (pictured at right) that made it safer, faster and less damaging to take the HESCO b...Read on...

Flood 2016: Success Stories

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Members

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill two voluntary appointments on its Historic Preservation Commission.

The Historic Preservation Commission’s primary function is to help identify, preserve and protect historic ...

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Historic Preservation
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Linn County Supports Local Preservation Efforts by Awarding Grants to 10 Local Non-Profits

Trees along river with Linn County logo

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $28,800 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to 10 non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

The Linn County Historic Pr...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

The Cost of Homelessness in Linn County

A new study by Linn County and Willis Dady Homeless Services takes a look at the cost of homelessness locally. While Linn County has been tracking the number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness for years, this is the first study that loo...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Thielen Appointed to NACo Steering Committee

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David Thielen, Executive Director of Linn County Community Services (LCCS), was recently appointed to the National Association of Counties Human Services and Education (HSE) Policy Steering Committee for the upcoming 2018/2019 year. The HSE Policy Steerin...

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Linn County Community Services - Core Services

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Sheriff's Office Acquires New BearCat Armored Rescue Vehicle

Bear Cat Armored rescue Vehicle

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office recently took delivery of a BearCat® G2 armored rescue vehicle. The BearCat was purchased from Lenco Armored Vehicles, Pittsfield, MA.

Lenco is considered the most experienced and well-respected producer of tactical armored...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Property Tax Statements to be Mailed Next Week

House and driveway

The semiannual installment of property and mobile home tax statements will be mailed the week of August 12. The first half of property taxes are due September 1. A penalty of one and one half percent will attach to each late payment beginning October 1, 2...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 23, 2019

Bearrows Named Linn County Budget Director

Sara Bearrows head shot

Linn County Finance Director Dawn Jindrich has named Sara Bearrows as the County’s new Budget Director, effective July 29, 2019. Most recently, Bearrows served as Chief Deputy Treasurer in the Linn County Treasurer’s Office.

“Sara’s skills and experience i...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Members

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill two voluntary appointments on its Historic Preservation Commission.

The Historic Preservation Commission’s primary function is to help identify, preserve and protect historic ...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Linn County Welcomes Summer Interns

Group photo of interns

Linn County has hired 17 interns this summer who will gain valuable hands-on experience in various career fields. This year’s interns are working alongside County staff in Human Resources, Planning and Development, Public Health, the Secondary R...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Grow Solar Linn County Returns in 2019

Person installing solar energy panels

Grow Solar Linn County, an education and group purchasing program for solar photovoltaic systems, returns for a second year in the communities of Linn County. This program helps local property owners add solar systems to their properties through community...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Secondary Road Department to use Native Grass and Wildflower Seeds to Improve Roadway Function

Roadway Planting

Linn County has received native grass and flowering broadleaf species seed for roadway plantings that will help improve roadway safety and habitats. 

Thanks to partnerships with the Federal Highway Administration Transportation Alternatives Progra...

Read on...

Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Linn County Supports Local Preservation Efforts by Awarding Grants to 10 Local Non-Profits

Trees along river with Linn County logo

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has awarded $28,800 from the Linn County Historic Preservation Grant Program to 10 non-profit organizations in Linn County. The recipients were selected through an annual competitive process.

The Linn County Historic Pr...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Board of Supervisors Adopts New Fireworks Resolution

Fireworks in night sky

The Linn County Board of Supervisors this week approved a new resolution (PDF) to replace the existing resolution governing the use of consumer fireworks in unincorporated Linn County.

Under the newly passed resolution, which is effective only in unincorpo...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Supervisor Walker Delivers State of the County Address

Supervisor Stacey Walker speaking at the State of the County

Linn County Supervisor Chair Stacey Walker presented Linn County’s accomplishments and future priorities during Linn County’s State of the County address on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.

During his presentatio...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Jindrich Named Linn County Finance Director

Dawn Jindrich

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has named Dawn Jindrich to be the next Linn County Finance Director. The 8-member interview committee unanimously recommended Jindrich for the role. Jindrich is currently the Linn County Budget Director, a position she...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Pinicon Ridge Park featured on State of Iowa's "99 Counties, 99 Parks" list

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Pinicon Ridge Park is one of 99 county parks featured in a new effort announced by the State of Iowa today to encourage residents and visitors alike to explore Iowa’s outdoors. The “99 Counties, 99 Parks” initiative highlights the wide array of recreation...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

New Collaboration in Linn County Aims to Improve Health Outcomes

My Care Community logo

Linn County Public Health, in partnership with 19 area agencies, today announced a new collaboration aimed at enhancing communications among independent health and social service organizations to provide better care and measurable improvements in health o...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Linn County Certifies Fiscal Year 2020 Budget With No Change in Levy Rate

Calculator and pen with text Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Certified With No Change in Levy Rate

The Linn County Board of Supervisors today approved Linn County’s fiscal year 2020 budget which runs July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The FY20 budget of $157.3 million maintains the countywide levy rate of $5.84 per $1,000 of taxable value.

The rural levy ra...

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View the FY 2020 Budget Presentation (PDF)... Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Linn County Front Page News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Linn County Unveils Redesigned Website

Linn County Website on a computer monitor

Linn County is excited to announce that we have launched our newly redesigned website!

The new LinnCounty.org offers more user-friendly features with a variety of enhancements to elevate your online experience and make doing business online with the County...

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Linn County Front Page News

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Posted on: February 13, 2015

2015 Winter Issue of Healthy Linn News is Available

The winter issue of Healthy Linn News focuses on the importance of radon, its connection to health, what you can do to prevent falling victim to the effects of radon, and the radon initiatives that are occurring at Linn County Public Health.

Healthy Linn News - Winter Issue Linn County Public Health Newsletter
Posted on: July 22, 2014

2014 Fall Issue of Healthy Linn News is Available

Welcome to the first issue of the Linn County Public Health Newsletter. This newsletter will be published quarterly, and serves as a source of information for health information in Linn County.

Healthy Linn News - Fall Edition Linn County Public Health Newsletter

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Members

Linn County Seeks Historic Preservation Commission Member

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill two voluntary appointments on its Historic Preservation Commission.

The Historic Preservation Commission’s primary function is to help identify, preserve and protect historic structures...

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Planning & Development
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Planning & Development

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

Take Health Precautions During Hot Weather

Heat Relief

LINN COUNTY, IA – With the anticipation of high heat and humidity over the next few days, Linn County Public Health would like to remind our residents to drink plenty of fluids and keep cool to protect their health.  All residents, even...

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Public Health
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Linn County Public Health Expands Iowa’s First Wood-Burning Appliance Change-Out Program

Public Health

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health (LCPH) is expanding the Wood-Burning Change-Out Program – a voluntary program to improve air quality by providing vouchers to eligible homeowners to remove and replace old, non-certified wood...

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Public Health
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Grow Solar Linn County Returns in 2019

City of Cedar Rapids and Linn County logos

LINN COUNTY, IA – Grow Solar Linn County, an education and group purchasing program for solar photovoltaic systems, returns for a second year in the communities of Linn County. This program helps local property owners add solar systems to their ...

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Public Health
Posted on: April 18, 2019

New Collaboration in Linn County Aims to Improve Health Outcomes

My Care Community logo, Partners for better care.

LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health, in partnership with 19 area agencies, today announced a new collaboration aimed at enhancing communications among independent health and social service organizations to provide better care and measurable improv...

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Public Health
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Linn County Featured in Business View Magazine for Best Sustainable Practices by Governments

Trees along river with Linn County logo

Linn County has taken significant steps to support sustainability practices and environmentally friendly goals. Recently, Business View Magazine spoke with three Linn County officials: Les Beck, Director of Planning & Development; Jim Hodina, Environm...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

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Linn County, IA – At a joint meeting on Friday, October 12, Linn County Board of Health Chair Mark Taylor and Linn County Board of Supervisor Chair John Harris jointly released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY18 Annual Report.

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Public Health
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Together! Healthy Linn Conducting New Community Health Assessment

Together! Healthy Linn Conducting New Community Health Assessment

We Want Your Opinion on the Health of Linn County – Community Members are Invited to Participate in Short Survey

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA –Together! Healthy Linn is working on com...

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Public Health
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Linn County Public Health Employee Julie Stephens Receives Iowa Public Health Heroes Award

Julie Stephens 2017 Iowa Public Health Hero

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Julie Stephens, Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Specialist at Linn County Public Health, was honored on November 29th by the University of Iowa College of Public Health in a ceremony recognizing he...

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Public Health
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

Cedar Rapids, IA – At a joint meeting on Friday, October 13, Linn County Board of Health Chair Mark Taylor and Linn County Board of Supervisor Vice-Chair John Harris jointly released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY17 Annual Report.

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Public Health
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Linn County Public Health Implements New “Air Quality Alert” System

Linn County Public Health would like to announce the availability of a new notification system for air quality alerts. Linn County Residents may sign up to receive an “Air Quality Alert” notification via e-mail or text message when the air quality in Linn...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Pool and Spa Inspections Now Available on Linn County Public Health Website

Linn County Public Health is pleased to announce the availability of all Linn County swimming pool and spa inspections online now. The online database of swimming pool and spa inspection results was launched this week and can be accessed at: https://publi...Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

Together! Healthy Linn Releases Community Health Improvement Plan

Every three years, a group of stakeholders and residents entitled Together! Healthy Linn conduct a community-wide discussion about the community’s health needs. After identifying needs in the community, the next step is to identify objectives and strategi...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Linn County Public Health Releases Annual Report

This week, the Linn County Board of Health and the Linn County Board of Supervisors released the Linn County Public Health (LCPH) FY15 Annual Report. The release was part of the joint meeting between the Linn County Board of Health and Linn County Board ...Read on...

Read the full report here... Public Health
Posted on: August 5, 2015

Linn County Public Health Responds to Remnants of Taco Bell Meth Lab

Linn County Public Health has been notified that remnants of methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) were found in a fast food restaurant in Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to a call on Au...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: July 2, 2015

CPSC Chairman Reminds Families to Follow 10 Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Week

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – News Release

Release Date: July 1, 2015 Media ContactRelease Number: 15-175 ...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: June 29, 2015

Linn County Public Health Reminds Residents to Celebrate Safely this Fourth of July

With the Fourth of July just around the corner it is essential to remember the importance of celebrating safely – especially when fireworks are involved. Fireworks, which may seem like harmless fun, can be dangerous and even deadly. The Consumer Product S...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: June 22, 2015

NACCHO Elects Pramod Dwivedi To Its Board of Directors

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has elected Pramod Dwivedi DrPH (c), Health Director, Linn County Public Health to its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. NACCHO is governed by a 27-member board that comprises local and tri...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Shigella Reported in Linn County -- Public Health Encourages Those with Symptoms to Stay Home

Linn County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) are investigating a cluster Shigellosis cases. Shigellosis is a disease caused by the bacterium, Shigella, which causes watery and sometimes bloody diarrhea. Symptoms of Shigellosis...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Linn County Public Health Joins World No Tobacco Day Recognition

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Linn County Public Health joins the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in recognizing World No Tobacco Day. As part of the event, which is held every May 31, Quitline Iowa is offering eight w...Read on...

Quitline Iowa Public Health
Posted on: May 8, 2015

Marking a State First in Public Health

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This column by Pramod Dwivedi, Health Director, Linn County Public Health and Member of NACCHO Board of Directors, was published in the Corridor Business Journal in their May 4-10, 2015 newspaper:

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) recently became the fi...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Iowa Senate Gives Iowans More Options for Physical Activity through Community Use Legislation

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate approved legislation 48-0 that will open more schoolhouse doors for exercise and recreational activities. HF 570 removes barriers to use of school property by clarifying liability protection for schools.

Studies show ...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Linn County, Iowa Receives Grant Funding from the American Planning Association

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - The Planning Healthy Iowa Communities Coalition has received a $130,000 grant from the American Planning Association through its Plan4Health program to combat two determinants of chronic disease—lack of physical activity and lack of acc...Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Accreditation

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Below is a news release that was issued on March 6, 2015 from the Public Health Accreditation Board:

Nearly 113 Million U.S. Residents Now Reaping Benefits of National Public Health Department Accreditation

Accreditation Recognizes Health Departmen...Read on...

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Posted on: March 5, 2015

Linn County Public Health First in Iowa to be Awarded National Accreditation by PHAB

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Linn County Public Health announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by adva...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: December 16, 2014

Influenza Currently Circulating in Linn County

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says all three viruses covered by this year’s influenza vaccine, including Influenza A (H3N2), A (H1N1), and B are currently circulating in Iowa. An additional drifted strain of Influenza A (H3N2) is also in cir...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: November 13, 2014

Linn County First Community in Iowa to Achieve All Gold Medals through Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and

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The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized Linn County Supervisor Linda Langston for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). Linn County is the first community in Iowa to achieve a...Read on...

Let's Move! Linn County Website Public Health
Posted on: October 30, 2014

Linn County Public Health Releases FY14 Annual Report

Linn County Public Health's (LCPH) Annual Report for FY14 was released earlier this week. Click on the link below to see what services and initiatives LCPH worked on this past year.

FY14 Annual Report Public Health
Posted on: October 8, 2014

Green Bike Lane Installation on 3rd Street

Iowa’s first permanent green bike lanes will be installed in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, September 25 at approximately 9:00 a.m. The lanes will be installed on 3rd Street SE, at the intersection of 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue. Cedar Rapids was the first to de...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: October 6, 2014

Linn County Statement on Ebola

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2014

Contact: Heather MeadorPhone: 319.892.6061
Email: heather.meador@linncounty.org

Linn County Statement on Ebola

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - We understand many Iowans are concerned a case of Ebola could occur in Eas...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: July 30, 2014

Linn County Public Health Releases The Health of Linn County Report

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Today, Linn County Board of Supervisors and Board of Health release The Health of Linn County, IA: A County-wide Assessment of Health Status and Health Risks. This comprehensive report is the first of its kind for the county and unique ...Read on...

Click here to read the full report. Public Health
Posted on: July 3, 2014

Linn County Public Health urges residents to respond quickly to flooded homes

Date: July 3, 2014

Contact: Ruby Perin,
Healthy Homes Branch Supervisor, Linn County Public Health ruby.perin@linncounty.org (319) 892-6000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Linn County Public Health urges re...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: November 20, 2014

Don’t Get Sick This Thanksgiving!: Cooking & Storing Turkey and Leftovers

LINN COUNTY, IA – As Thanksgiving approaches, it is important to keep some basic food safety facts in mind. One of the most important things to remember when handling and preparing raw poultry and food is to continually wash hands, surfaces, and utensils ...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: April 30, 2014

Born from 1945 through 1965? You Should Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Do you know your Hepatitis C status? Most people with Hepatitis C don’t know they are infected. If you were born between 1945 through 1965, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you get tested. Linn County Public Health (LCP...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: April 3, 2014

Certified Food Protection Manager Courses

Linn County Public Health and other organizations are offering Certified Food Protection Manager courses. Course offerings are available in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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Posted on: December 23, 2013

E-cigarettes deliver public health concerns

By Pramod Dwivedi

It is very encouraging to see that some of our top elected officials in the state are interested in regulating electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes.

Last month, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller declared his in...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: December 20, 2013

New Food Safety Rules Take Effect January 1, 2014

DES MOINES, IA (December 18, 2013) – Restaurants, grocery stores, and other food establishments operating in Iowa will be subject to updated food safety standards effective January 1, 2014, under rules recently adopted by the Iowa Department of Inspection...Read on...

Public Health
Posted on: November 15, 2013

Some Linn County Schools Go Idle Free

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LINN COUNTY, IA - As school starts, parents and visitors to the Mt. Vernon Community School District (MVCSD) may notice something a little different this fall. Based on the assessment recommendations from Linn County Public Health (LCPH), Mt. Vernon’s ...Read on...

Public Health

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: August 15, 2019

Sheriff's Office Acquires New BearCat Armored Rescue Vehicle

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The Linn County Sheriff’s Office recently took delivery of a BearCat® G2 armored rescue vehicle. The BearCat was purchased from Lenco Armored Vehicles, Pittsfield, MA.

Lenco is considered the most experienced and well-respected producer of tactical armored...

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Sheriff's Office - Linn County, IA

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: August 8, 2019

Property Tax Statements to be Mailed Next Week

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The semiannual installment of property and mobile home tax statements will be mailed the week of August 12. The first half of property taxes are due September 1. A penalty of one and one half percent will attach to each late payment beginning October 1, 2...

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Treasurer's Office

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

The Five Seasons Vet Stand Down Plans 14th Annual Event for Those in Need

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The 14th Annual Five Seasons Vet Stand Down will take place Friday September 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium: 950 Rockford Rd SW Cedar Rapids. This free event provides veterans and non-veterans, who are homeless or nearly homel...

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Veteran Affairs