MyMcHenryGov.com is a serious effort by former Hebron Village Trustee Andrew Georgi to put in one place the names and officials of elected officials in all governments covering McHenry County.
This information used to appear in the McHenry County Clerk’s Yearbook, but Mary McClellan removed it.
In addition to names and offices, Georgi does his best to identify party affiliation of officials, if any, even when they are elected on non-partisan ballots.
It’s not perfect, but it is a good effort.
He has a way to send a message, so I am sure that misidentified official, including Republicans and Democrats.
In introducing his web site, Georgi writes:
Today I published MyMcHenryGov.com.
There you will find the contact info for the 123 taxing bodies and over 800 elected officials in this county.
It is paid for by me and only me.
Has no advertising or party bias.
I am offering free posting of meeting schedules, agendas, minutes, budgets, audits, other documents, free job and event listings for all government bodies and community groups.
It is a very cheap cost to help educate the people about what government bodies and who their elected officials are.
I hope this will be the model for the other counties and get more people involved with their local government by letting them know who their elected officials are and when and where they meet.
I have a lot of missing info I can use help in getting since not everyone has that info on their website, or a website at all.
I am more than willing to work with any of the government bodies to post and keep their section up to date.
I have a contact form I made up and am trying to get volunteers to help fill in what info we already have and highlight what we still need. I will be sending them to the different government bodies as they get filled out.
Please pass the site along to your readers and my request for helpers.