MCC Board Selects Dennis Adams as New Trustee

McHenry County College has sent out the following press release about its Board having selected Dennis Adams to fill the vacancy created when Donna Kurtz resigned after being elected to the McHenry County Board.

Adams has long been active in the Republican Party and the former McHenry Alderman once ran for Mayor of McHenry.

MCC Trustees Select New Board Member

McHenry County College's northeaster entrance.

At a special Board meeting on November 15, 2010, the McHenry County College Board of Trustees voted to appoint Dennis Adams to fill the position vacated by Donna Kurtz, who resigned earlier in the month after being elected to serve on the McHenry County Board.

As a lifetime resident of McHenry County, a local business owner, former McHenry Alderman, and having been involved for many years in a number of civic organizations, including Crystal Lake, Harvard and Huntley Chambers of Commerce, McHenry Police Commission, and the Zoning Board, Adams will bring a unique perspective to the group as he works closely with other trustees to help move the College forward.

“I’m really looking forward to serving on this Board,” Adams stated. “My interest in this position wasn’t due to any one factor. But I have two children approaching college age, and college selection is a hot topic in our household right now. I think I have a good sense of how this age group makes decisions,” he said.

Adams currently owns Adams Collision Center, with locations in Lake in the Hills and Harvard.

As a small business owner, he has personally taken advantage of MCC’s many corporate training and development opportunities, as well as sent his employees through a variety of the College’s training programs.

“I have been a student at MCC and have experienced the great education that the College provides,” Adams said.

“But I can also see the College’s value from a taxpayer perspective, which provides a good balance when looking at the issues.”After Adams’ appointment, MCC Board of Trustees chairperson, Mary Miller, stated,

“On behalf of the Board, we are very excited that Trustee Adams will be working with us. He is genuinely proud of MCC’s quality programs and the value the College provides in these challenging economic times, especially through our professional training opportunities. His input will be very beneficial as we continue to set the vision for the College,” Miller added.

Adams earned his Baccalaureate Degree (B.A.) in political science and economics from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. He lives in McHenry with his wife and two sons, and enjoys playing golf and riding motorcycles.

He will take his formal oath on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the regular Board Meeting, and he plans to run in the April 2011 election to keep his position as MCC trustee.

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