Linda Laylin

Board of Supervisors
Title: Board Member
Phone: 319-833-3076

Professional Summary
Worked to promote economic growth in Black Hawk County for over 25 years. Primarily responsible for assisting new and existing businesses with facility and employment expansions. Additional areas of interest are:
  • Capitalization of a community development fund
  • Labor-Management
  • Workforce development
  • Cedar Valley Growth Fund I, Inc. April 2012 - present
    Waterloo, IA
Executive Director
Business assistance and consulting, in addition working to capitalize a 501 (c)3 community/economic development fund that will be used to provide loans, near equity capital, and technical assistance to small businesses.
  • Greater Cedar Valley Alliance December 1986 - March 2012
    Waterloo, IA
Director of Business Services (1994 - 2012)
Responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of the Business Expansion and Retention Program for Black Hawk County - Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA MSA. Also responsible for oversight of workforce/talent development plan for the seven-county Cedar Valley Region.

Business Services Specialist (1991 - 1994)
Provided follow-up with clients and local and state government.

Assistant/Research (1986 - 1991)

Provided support services to Cedar Valley Partnership and Cedar Valley Lakes.


  • Bachelor of Science, Political Science/Public Administration, 1991
  • Completed 1 year in the Public Policy graduate program , 1992
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls IA
Professional Affiliations
  • Cedar Valley Manufacturers Association
  • Cedar Valley Regional Partnership
  • Cedar Valley Society of Human Resource Managers
  • Discovered Resources Job Fair
  • Employers Council of Iowa
  • Hawkeye Community College Foundation Board
  • Institute of Social and Economic Development Advisory Board
  • Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments Technical Committee
  • International Economic Development Council
  • Professional Developers of Iowa
  • Region 7 Workforce Investment Board
  • Waterloo Downtown Rotary Board
County Boards/Commissions/Committees
  • Budget
  • Building space
  • Conservation Board
  • First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance - Health
  • Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments Technical Committee
  • Land Usage - Planning and Zoning
  • Property and Liability
  • Region 7 Workforce Investment Board
  • Solid Waste Management Commission
  • Veteran Affairs Commission


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