Culver to be honored by Linn County

Officials in Linn County plan to honor former Gov. Chet Culver in a new administrative building partly funded by Culver’s I-JOBS program.

The county isn’t naming its new $16.3 million community services facility after Culver. But Ben Rogers, the chairman of the Linn County Board of Supervisors, says officials plan to dedicate the building in Culver’s honor and also have a plaque for the former governor.

Culver launched the I-JOBS initiative to help local governments recover from flooding in June 2008 flood. Linn County’s new building was allocated $5 million in I-JOBS funding.

The new building is set to open later this year and will house county services displaced by the flood.

Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazetteonline.com/