Board Information

The Linn County ECI Board has responsibility for setting the policies and conducting the business of the local ECI area per legislative intent. At a minimum the Board shall include membership from Education, Health, Human Services, Business and Faith interests and at least one Parent, Grandparent or Guardian of a child prenatal through age five. No persons with a financial relationship to Linn County ECI can be offered membership. The Board seeks to be gender balanced and reflect the diversity of the local ECI area. Interested persons are invited to submit a Board Member application for consideration.

ECI Board Member Application (PDF)

Linn County Early Childhood Iowa Governance Board

Name Affiliation
Dr. Richard Barrett Mt. Mercy University
Linda Bigley, Secretary Community Volunteer
Karey Chase United Way of East Central Iowa
Julie Hanlin St. Paul's Early Learning Center
Karen Lewis Convention Data Services
Dan Louzek Abbe Mental Health Center
Patrick Munyakazi, Chair-Elect Pastor
Andrea Rogers, Board Member At-Large ACCEL Group
Ben Rogers Elected, Board of Supervisors
Nancy Scheumann Community Volunteer
Megan Waterman E.A.S.Y. (Enrichment of All Students and Youth)
Drew Westberg, Chair Coe College
Jasmine Wu Community Volunteer


The Linn County Early Childhood Iowa Governance Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month except in July and December. All Board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held via Zoom until further notice. Call the ECI office at (319) 892-5721 for further details.

ECI Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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