Linn County Supervisor Linda Langston was recently recognized for her work on disaster recovery and resiliency initiatives with an induction into the International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame. She was one of eight inductees during a ceremony in San Antonio, Tex. in November.
“I am honored to be recognized for working on behalf of counties, particularly my home of Linn County,” said Langston. “Resiliency is a theme I am very passionate about. Resilient communities recover faster and better and ultimately even if you never experience a disaster, fostering resilience makes for a better community and a thriving county.”
Langston is a member of the Resilient America Roundtable for the National Academies of Science and the National Advisory Council for FEMA. She is also Past-President of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and is the first woman from Iowa to serve as NACo president. Langston has served on NACo committees and leadership board since 2003. During her year as NACo President, Langston led and implemented her presidential initiative, “Ready and Resilient Counties” that focused on helping counties prepare for, respond to, and even thrive following disasters. Langston has been a member of the Linn County Board of Supervisors since 2003.