Linn County supervisors make year's assignments

Harris to serve as 2013 board chairman; Barron will be vice-chairman

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John Harris will chair the Linn County Board of Supervisors this year, board members decided Wednesday.

Harris, a Palo Republican starting his second term, rotated into the position Wednesday morning at the supervisors' first meeting of the year. Brent Oleson, R-Marion, was last year's chairman.

Lu Barron, D-Cedar Rapids, is 2013's vice chair,  running meetings and signing official corresp0ndence in Harris' absence.

Supervisors also approved appointments to agency boards and liaison assignments:

Term appointments

  • Cedar Rapids-Linn County Solid Waste Agency: Ben Rogers, Oleson
  • Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance: Rogers
  • 6th Judicial District Corrections: Barron
  • Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization: Barron, Rogers
  • East Central Iowa Council of Governments: Barron, Rogers
  • Marion Economic Development Company: Oleson
  • Area Ambulance: Harris
  • Conservation: Barron (ends 2013)
  • E911 Service Board: Rogers
  • Public Health: Linda Langston
  • Regional Workforce board (appointed by governor): Barron
  • Workforce Development CEO Board: Barron, Langston, Harris

Liaison assignments

  • Area Substance Abuse Council: Oleson, Harris
  • Decat: Barron, Rogers
  • Emergency Management Association: Langston, Harris
  • Heritage Area Agency on Aging: Barron, Langston
  • State legislative: Rogers, Harris
  • Local homeless coordinating board: Rogers, Harris

Department liaisons

  • Assessor: Langston, Oleson
  • Child and youth development services: Rogers, Oleson
  • Conservation: Oleson, Harris
  • General assistance advisory: Langston, Oleson
  • Home Health: Langston, Harris
  • Juvenile detention/youth services: Oleson, Harris
  • LIFTS: Langston, Rogers
  • MHDD advisory: Langston, Rogers
  • Options: Rogers
  • Planning & development: all supervisors
  • Secondary roads/roadside management: Oleson, Harris
  • Veterans Affairs: Barron, Harris

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