Office of the County Executive
Steve Summers, County Executive


The County Executive, with the advice and consent of the County Board makes appointments to certain governmental bodies.

Please See Individual Press Release for Specific Date of Application Deadline. The County Executive reserves the right to change the application deadline, if deemed necessary.

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To receive a paper application or further information regarding County Executive Appointments please contact the County Executive's Office at (217) 384-3776 or by email at [email protected]

Posted information includes Appointees, Terms of Office, Contact Information, Qualifications for Appointment and Statutory Reference.

Additional Information

All appointments to boards, commissions, committees and councils of the State created by the laws of this State and after the effective date of this Act shall be gender balanced to the extent possible and to the extent that appointees are qualified to serve on those boards, commissions, committees and councils. If gender balance is not possible, then appointments shall provide for significant representation of both sexes to boards, commissions, committees and councils governed by this Act and Section 5 510 of the Departments of State Government Law (20 ILCS 5/5 510). If there are multiple appointing authorities for a board, commission, committee, or council, they shall each strive to achieve gender balance in their appointments.

Appointments made in accordance with this Act should be made in a manner that makes a good faith attempt to seek gender balance based on the numbers of each gender belonging to the group from which appointments are made.

The Statutory Reference for the Gender Balanced Appointments Act is 5 ILCS 310/

Appointed Bodies