I am putting this up again because I noticed that there is no deadline for submitting applications.
Asking why, Deputy County Administrator John Labaj wrote the following:
Since the County has had difficulties in the past receiving applications for the Ethics Commission, the current solicitation does not have a final end date.
When we receive at least two candidates we will schedule interviews with the Management Services Committee.
Depending on the Committee’s evaluation of the candidates we will then either close the solicitation or seek other candidates.
Thus far, no one has applied.
So, if you want to see honest government in McHenry County, why don’t you apply?
The original story follows:
Actually, the press release below from the McHenry County Board doesn’t indicate that the Board members are “looking for people who know the difference between right and wrong.”
That would be nice though, wouldn’t it?
Maybe someone who still believes what they were taught in civics class.
Or what that line in the Jaycees Creed says,
“Government should be of laws and not of men.”
It reminds me of what my legislative seatmate Tom Johnson used to tell me:
“Skinner, your problem is that you still believe things are on the up and up.”
Here’s the press release:
The McHenry County Board is accepting applications from persons interested in appointment to the McHENRY COUNTY ETHICS COMMISSION.
One vacant position is available for a term ending February 1, 2016.
Application forms are available at the County Board Office, Room 209, McHenry County Government Center, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock, IL 60098 (815-334-4221) or at the County’s website athttp://www.co.mchenry.il.us/home/showdocument?id=12290.
Applications should be returned to the County Board office located at 667 Ware Road, Woodstock, IL 60098.
If mailing your application, certified or registered mail is recommended. Mailed applications should be sent to the following address: McHenry County Board, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098.
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If you do deliver it in person, get a receipt. I know of at least one application for another commission that got lost.
Melissa Hernandez, one of the two commissioners to vote to send Zane Seipler’s complaint about Andy Zinke’s use of the Sheriff’s Office to the State’s Attorney’s Office for further investigation, is retiring.
Potential applicants might want to read the following stories: