Linn County Supervisor Chair John Harris delivered the 13th annual State of the County address on May 30, 2018 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. The State of the County luncheon was open to the public and hosted by the League of Women Voters Linn County.
Supervisor Harris covered three key topics in his remarks:
- A look back over the past 10 years as part of the 2008 Flood anniversary and also the length of time that the five-member Board of Supervisors has been in place
- A look at the current work and successes of Linn County
- A look forward as the Board of Supervisors is set to transition from five members to three in January due to the public vote to reduce the number of Supervisors from five to three.
Among the topics highlighted were Linn County’s ongoing work to enhance its Customer-Centered Culture and Linn County’s commitment to advancing its strategic goals of customer satisfaction, high quality of life, and financial health.
In his closing remarks, Supervisor Harris said, “While we take time to reflect on all that we have accomplished, we must continue to look forward, to see the vision of where we want to go and how we plan to get there, because there remains much work and opportunity before us. We are all in this room today because Linn County matters to us. Let us all work together to make Linn County even stronger, and an even better version of the wonderful place it already is.”
Supervisor Harris’ presentation and remarks are available on Linn County’s website at www.linncounty.org. You can also watch the video from the event.