Board of Supervisors

Members

The Board of Supervisors is Linn County’s governing body. The three members of the Board of Supervisors are elected by district and serve staggered four-year terms.

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New supervisor districts will be in effect for the 2022 election due to the required redistricting after every decennial census.

What We Do

The Linn County Board of Supervisors is the legislative, policy-making, and administrative branch of county government. The Board is responsible for enforcing ordinances, setting the annual county levy rate, certifying the annual budget, overseeing Linn County’s $132.6 million budget, guiding the strategic direction of the County, and other matters related to the health and welfare of Linn County and its residents. Responsibilities include:

  • Setting fiscal policy
  • Establishing tax rate to support County programs and services
  • Budget appropriations for all areas of County government, including the offices of other County elected officials: AuditorCounty AttorneyRecorderSheriff, and Treasurer
  • Health and social service needs for Linn County
  • Land use planning and development within unincorporated Linn County
  • Secondary roads
  • Developing annual state legislative priorities (PDF)

Directors of the following County departments report to the Board of Supervisors: Communications, Community Services, Engineering and Secondary Roads, Facilities, Finance & Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology, LIFTS, Planning & Development, Policy & Administration, Purchasing, Risk Management, Soil Conservation, Sustainability, and Veteran Affairs. The County has more than 700 employees.

The video on this page was created when Linn County was governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors; while voters reduced the number of supervisors from five to three, the duties remain the same.

Meetings

  • Mondays at 11 a.m. Work Session
  • Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Department Head Updates
  • Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Formal Session
  • Jean Oxley Linn County Public Service Center
    935 Second Street 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.

Board of Supervisors meetings are live streamed on Linn County’s Facebook page and indexed videos are available on the County’s website after the meeting.

For questions about meeting accessibility or to request accommodations to attend or to participate in a meeting due to a disability, please contact the Board of Supervisors office by phone at 319-892-5000 or by email

Agendas, Minutes & Videos

Agendas are available 24 hours prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. You can watch time-stamped video archives of the meetings from the comfort of your home.

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Committee & Liaison Assignments

To better serve the people of Linn County, 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 the Board's committee and liaison assignments (PDF).

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

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