County officials and employees from across the state including Linn County officials are in Des Moines today, March 9, for the 8th Annual County Day at the Capitol hosted by the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC). The event will give county officials and employees the opportunity to be involved in the legislative process by promoting legislation that is of importance to counties.
Governor Terry Branstad will be the featured speaker at the event. ISAC President and Linn County Recorder Joan McCalmant will welcome ISAC members, and ISAC staff will update members on the status of ISAC’s legislative priorities, objectives, issues that will impact counties and other related hot topics at the Capitol. The time at the Statehouse will give county officials and employees the opportunity to participate in the lobbying process by meeting with their respective legislators.
County officials will focus their discussions with their legislators on ISAC’s top priorities – delinquent court debt, distracted driving, E-911 funding, food safety, and mental health and disability services funding. Each of these issues will have significant fiscal impacts on counties of which county officials will be sharing with their Senators and Representatives.
The Capitol Rotunda will be filled with ISAC affiliate member organization displays. This will give the different county officials the opportunity to introduce legislators and the public to the important services counties provide and their role in the effective administration of county services.
County Day at the Capitol will give ISAC members an opportunity to work towards improving county government.
The Iowa State Association of Counties is a private, nonprofit corporation whose members are county officials from the 99 counties in Iowa. ISAC’s mission is to promote effective and responsible county government for the people of Iowa. For more information, visit www.iowacounties.org.