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Posted on: December 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Linn County Seeks Voluntary Board and Commission Members


The Linn County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications to fill a number of voluntary appointments on boards and commissions within the Planning & Development Department starting January 1, 2021. One vacancy is available for each group listed below.

Board of Adjustment - five-year term

Hears and decides on variances and special exceptions, conditional use permits, and appeals of determinations of the Zoning Administrator. Iowa Code mandates all members must reside in the unincorporated area of Linn County. The Board of Adjustment is a five-member board. 

Planning and Zoning Commission - five-year term

Considers requests for rezoning, subdivision plats, and conditional use permits, making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and Board of Adjustment. The commission also makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for amendments, supplements, changes, or modifications to the Unified Development Code and Comprehensive Plan. 

Historic Preservation Commission - three-year term 

Provide for the recognition and promotion of historic sites and historic preservation. Members possess interest or expertise in architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, planning, building rehabilitation, conservation in general, or real estate. This commission also promotes and conducts an educational and interpretive program on historic properties within its jurisdiction. 

Two vacancies are available for the group listed below.

Marion Municipal Airport Board of Adjustment - one two-year term and one four-year term

Hears and decides on variances and appeals pertaining to the Marion Municipal Airport Land Use and Height Overlay Zoning regulations The Marion Municipal Airport Board of Adjustment is a five-member board with two members appointed by the Board of Supervisors filled by rural residents. 

Applicants must be residents of Linn County and may submit an online application available on the Linn County website at or call 319-892-5130 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to receive one via email or mail. Linn County is committed to gender balance on all boards, commissions, and advisory committees. Women, minorities, and qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact the Linn County Planning & Development Department at 319-892-5130.

Meeting times for each board and commission are available on the Linn County website.

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