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The Livable Community for Successful Aging Policy Board was created to support the vision of Johnson County a Livable Community for Successful Aging. The Policy Board grew out of a grassroots movement, the Johnson County Consortium for Successful Aging. Click HERE to link to more information about the Consortium and link to the reports. The purpose of the Policy Board is to 1.) Prepare Johnson County to address the needs of an aging population 2.) Serve as a unifying structure that brings together common interests and collective resources to foster effective collaboration, cooperation, communication, education and direction of efforts that will build and sustain a livable community for successful aging. The policy board serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors.

The Policy Board consists of 9- 16 members that are appointed by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Policy Board members are appointed for three year terms based on the following criteria:

  • At least two and up to three representatives of Johnson County government, persons, including one member of the Board of Supervisors
  • At least four and up to seven representatives are individuals that are associated with organizations or other governmental bodies working on issues of aging or livable communities in Johnson County
  • At least three and up to six members that are residents of Johnson County and serve in an at-large capacity, with at least two members residing outside of the urbanized area

Policy Board meetings are open to the public and are held bimonthly, on the second Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4:00pm (February, April, June, August, October, December) in the Johnson County Health & Human Services Building located at 855 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, second floor conference room.

The Policy Board provides financial oversight, monitoring, and program planning to support the vision of Johnson County a livable community for successful aging. The Policy Board encourages and supports the efforts of governmental units, businesses and private and non-profit organizations to help Johnson County, with its urban–rural mix, be a model livable community where persons can age successfully.

With any questions, contact; Lynette Jacoby, Social Services Coordinator. Phone: (319) 356-6090, or e-mail: ljacoby@co.johnson.ia.us.