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July 2018

Linn County Launches New Brand and Logo System

Linn County has a new look!

Linn County recently developed a new brand and logo system in an effort to create greater consistency among County departments and committees and to better serve customers.
Creating consistency across County services through a unified Linn County brand is an extension of Linn County’s Customer-Centered Culture and countywide efforts to increase customer satisfaction. The new County brand will help Linn County customers more easily identify official Linn County products, programs and services.
The new brand system includes a fresh new logo that is bold and modernized. The multicolored logo signifies Linn County’s diversity in livelihoods including farms, businesses (large and small), agribusiness, education and nonprofit organizations. Each color represents an important sector of Linn County: Green represents the land; Blue for water resources; Orange for quality of life; and Red for the excitement and energy you naturally sense or feel in Linn County. The letters are stacked to mirror the actual shape of Linn County on a map. The leaf is a symbol of growth and vitality.
Full implementation of the new logo and brand will be gradual as the new images and brand elements are integrated on official documents, County vehicles and digital uses. Linn County is also in the process of redesigning its website. When the new website launches in late 2018 or early 2019, it will include the new logo and brand elements.
For more information about the new Linn County brand, visit the Linn County brand strategy webpage.

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Lobby at the Treasurers Office

Linn County Treasurer’s Office Now Shows Wait Times Online

The Linn County Treasurer’s Office has launched a new tool to help customers who access services from the Treasurer’s Office. Customers can now find the current average wait time in the Treasurer’s Office by visiting Linn County’s website.

The link to the wait time shows the number of customers waiting in the lobby, the average current wait time and the maximum wait time.

The link to the wait time is available on the Treasurer’s Office webpage and on Linn County’s homepage.

Linn County Public Health Receives the 2018 “Local Health Department of the Year" Award

Linn County Public Health (LCPH) was honored at the 2018 annual conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) with the “Local Health Department of the Year Award – Medium Category”.  The award recognizes and honors the outstanding accomplishments local health departments for their innovation, creativity and impact on their community.
The award specifically recognized the State Innovation Model (SIM) community care coordination (C3) project in which partners created a standardized cross-sector referral system to improve health outcomes. Visit our website for the full story.

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‘Tis the Season for Construction 

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Linn County Community Services Took Part in CR PrideFest

The Linn County Community Services Ryan White Program participated in CR PrideFest again this year! Staff educated visitors on the case management services provided to people living with HIV and encouraged everyone to get tested and know their status. The Ryan White Program worked in cooperation with Linn County Public Health and directed attendees to visit their booth for free HIV testing where the results were available within minutes.

The event held on Saturday, July 7 at NewBo had record-breaking attendance and Linn County staff is already excited for the 2019 event.

Ryan White Program Staff at PrideFest

Make Plans to Attend  the 32nd Annual Roadside Conference 

Join the Linn County Secondary Road Department's Roadside Vegetation Management Program, and other local organizations, for the 32nd Annual Roadside Conference being held September 12 – 14, 2018.
The conference is open to anyone interested in native vegetation in road rights-of-way, those who enjoy networking and practitioners interested in the latest trends, products and equipment on the market for Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management.
Tickets for the full conference are $75 and tickets to the banquet are $25. To see the full schedule, pricing options and to register, visit the Tallgrass Prairie Center website. Registration deadline is August 31, 2018. 

Roadside Conference Information

28th Anniversary Celebration of the ADA 

The Linn County Board of Supervisors signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, July 28 as The 28th Celebration of the ADA in Linn County, Iowa. The proclamation reaffirms our commitment to work toward the full inclusion of people with disabilities in community life.

A community celebration of the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is planned for Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The event will feature a pre-game picnic at 3:30 p.m. with entertainment provided by magician, David Casas. 

Following the picnic, proclamations will be read by local leaders and dignitaries will be recognized on the field, prior to the Kernels baseball game, which begins at 6:35 p.m. Fireworks follow the game.

Tickets are available through the Cedar Rapids Kernels box office.

28th Anniversary Celebration of the ADA
Tall Crops Warning

Caution Urged at Rural Intersections and Railroad Crossings Due to Tall Crops

The Linn County Secondary Road Department reminds drivers to use extra caution on rural roads now that corn crops have grown to heights that can reduce visibility and obstruct views. This is especially important at intersections, drives, near active farm operations and railroad crossings.

Drivers should obey stop signs and use caution when entering intersections. Drivers should treat uncontrolled intersections as if a stop or yield sign is posted. Motorists should not enter an intersection or cross railroad tracks until they are certain no vehicles are approaching, and then proceed with caution. Take the extra time to look for vehicles and trains.

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