From the President

Put the Noon, March 12th meeting on your calendar now, this is going to be a good one. Magistrate Lorraine Machacek will be the speaker this month. She will outline some of the common mistakes that Landlords make in small claims and this usually leads to some great discussion surrounding the eviction and small claims process that we all need to be aware of. This is one of the largest attended meetings so it is very important that we know how many people will be attending so the Clarion can set up accordingly. It is so important that you email [email protected] no later than Tuesday, March 10th, if you will be attending.

The Marion Civil Rights Commission will be hosting a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, March 4th at Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center, 4500 N 10th Street, Marion, IA 52302. They will have their meeting at 6:30 PM and then a meet & greet social following the meeting. The newly created Marion Civil Rights Commission invites the community to attend to learn about the role of the organization and visit with commissioners. RSVP requested at by February 27th, 2015. Or Contact Bret Nilles at [email protected] for more information.

Just want to remind everyone about Iowa Housing Search a free safe and secure website that owners can list their available properties on. I have learned that Linn County has some of the highest usage between unit’s listed and new people looking for housing. The usage number has increased each month and the average time that a person is looking at this sight is just under 5 minutes. So for those of us that are not IT or Webmaster people this means that there are a lot of new people looking at the website and spending time searching it. So don’t miss out. is where you need to go to set up properties. You can also call them at 1-877-428-8844 and they can assist you in setting up as well if you are not comfortable doing it.

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