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Linn County Board of Supervisors

Posted on: April 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Linn County Celebrates National County Government Month in April

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Each year, Linn County joins the National Association of Counties (NACo) in celebrating April as National County Government Month. This year’s theme is “Safe and Secure Counties.” It is an opportunity to raise awareness of county services and programs and to showcase the county’s role in providing the core building blocks for a healthy, vibrant and safe community.

“Linn County is proud to play a part in raising awareness about important services counties provide,” said Ben Rogers, Chair of the Linn County Board of Supervisors. “Our efforts, combined with efforts of counties across the country, help keep American cities safe and secure. I encourage all county residents to learn about the services Linn County provides and how the county works to assist you and your loved ones.”

To learn more about National County Government Month in Linn County, visit and follow Linn County on Twitter @LinnCounty for updates throughout the month.

Programs & services Linn County is highlighting during National County Government Month include:

• State of the County luncheon, April 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW, Cedar Rapids. Linn County elected officials will present Linn County’s accomplishments and challenges over the past year and discuss future county initiatives. This event is open to the public and hosted by the League of Women Voters. Tickets for the lunch may be ordered by contacting the League of Women Voters at (319) 329-0409. Free seating is provided for individuals who want to attend only for the program.

• Linn County at Work – Feature Stories on website
During National County Government Month, Linn County is launching a new feature on its website to highlight the work of county departments and employees, called “Linn County at Work.” The featured story will change regularly and will showcase the various ways that county government works for residents every day and the vital role county services play in creating a healthy, vibrant, and safe community. See for the feature stories.

• The NACo Prescription Discount Program
Linn County participates in the National Association of Counties (NACo) “Live Healthy” Prescription Discount Program which allows all county residents the opportunity to save money with discounts on prescription medicine costs that are not covered by insurance.

The Live Healthy Prescription Discount Card is free and may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. There are no annual limits placed on use, no waiting periods, no age or income requirements and no medical condition restrictions. The card can be used on all prescriptions not covered by insurance, as well as on pet medications at participating pharmacies.

The savings range from 15 to 75 percent with an average savings of 24 percent on thousands of medications. Linn County residents have saved more than $645,000 since Linn County joined the program in 2006. The Live Healthy Discounts Program is not health insurance.

Residents can print a discount card at Cards are also available at the Linn County Public Service Center, the Linn County Community Services Building, and Linn County Public Health. County residents can call toll-free 1-877-321-2652 or visit for assistance with the program.

National County Government Month is sponsored by the National Association of Counties to help raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of the nation’s counties.

About NACo
The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. For more information, visit

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