The last article on McHenry County Board Committee assignments by newly-elected Chairman Joe Gottemoller focused on what those who supported his opponent Jim Heisler ended up.
This will look at how the winners were rewarded. Again requests that were granted will be put in bold face type.
Comparing Michele Aavang’s choices–Law & Justice, Legislative, Natural & Environmental Resources, Planing & Development–with her assignments–Building Projects, Law & Justice, Management Services and NERC–shows she got half of her choices. Aavang was named Chairman of NERC.
Sue Draffkorn requested Human Resources, Law & Justice, Liquor & License, Planning & Development.
She was made Chairman of Law & Justice, Vice Chairman of Human Resources and put on Planning & Development.
Former Board Chairman Ken Koehler remains as Chairman of Liquor & License. He requested to be on Law & Justice, Liquor & License, Transportation. He was also made Vice Chairman of Law & Justice. He was also put on the Transportation Committee, so he went three for three.
John Jung wanted to be on Human Resources, Law & Justice, Legislative. He was named Chairman of Human Resources, plus was named to Law & Justice and Legislative.
Jung also got all of his preferences.
Freshman Don Kopsell asked for Law & Justice, Liquor & License, Transportation. He was put on Human Resources, Liquor & License, Public Health and Transportation.
Second-termer Bob Martens wanted to be on Building Projects, Legislative and Natural & Environmental Resources. Martens was slotted for the Vice Chairmanship of Building Projects, Legislative and NERC, scoring three for three. As a bonus he was put on Management Services.
Mary McCann requested Finance, Management Services, Natural & Environmental Resources and Public Health. She got Finance, Vice Chairman of Planning & Development and Chairman of Public Health.
Anna May Miller had three requests: Law & Justice, Public Health and Transportation. She remained as Chairman of Transportation and got her wish to be on Law & Justice and Public Health, where she will be Vice Chairman. She also will serve on Management Services.
Nick Provenzano asked for four committees: Finance, Law & Justice, Legislative and Transportation. He was placed on Building Projects, Finance and Transportation.
Newcomer Michael Rein put in for Human Resources, Legislative, Natural & Environmental Resources and Public Health. He was awarded Human Resources, Liquor & License, NERC and Public Health.
Carolyn Schofield, a 2012 supporter of Gottemoller aske for Human Resources, Legislative, Natural & Environmental Resources and Planning & Development. She was named Chairman of P & D, as well as put on Legislative and NERC.
Mike Skala, who led the putsch against Tine Hill and supported Gotemoller in 2012, was rewarded with the Chairmanship of the Finance Committee, was made Vice Chairman of Management Services and put on Planning & Development. He got all three of his choices.
First-termer Larry Smith offered no preferences. He wrote that he would serve “where needed.” His support of Gottemoller was rewarded with four committees: Finance, Legislative and Planning & Development and Public Health.