Block Grant Committee Members Sought

A press release from the McHenry County Board:

The McHenry County Board is accepting applications from individuals interested in appointment to the McHENRY COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE (CDBG). All terms are for 2, 3 or 4 years.

The following appointments are available:

This restricted membership pool reminds me of the book Milton Rakow wrote - "We Don't Want Nobody Nobody Sent."

Representatives from County Board Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 which may include representation from among the following professions, associations or organizations:

  • banking industry,
  • McHenry County Association of Realtors,
  • McHenry County Homebuilder Association,
  • McHenry County Bar Association,
  • carpenters,
  • electricians,
  • plumbers,
  • building inspectors,
  • architects and
  • engineers.

All interested persons are encouraged to apply regardless of affiliation with any group.

Representatives from township supervisors, township road commissioners, and/or municipalities within McHenry County limited to mayors (presidents), aldermen/councilmen (trustees) or administrators (managers).

One (1) appointment for a non-voting (ex-officio) member which shall consist of a representative from a McHenry County service agency.

One (1) appointment for a non-voting (ex-officio) member which shall consist of a representative from the McHenry County Housing Authority.

All applicants shall be residents of and/or employed in McHenry County, Illinois.

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.

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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It does appear that the County Board has so narrowed the requirements some like me, with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, need not apply. I wonder why? No one without a job, say an educated stay-at-home Mom, would be welcomed either.


Block Grant Committee Members Sought — 4 Comments

  1. I’m a little bit suspicious of any organization whose boards are so strictly contrived.

    What is the “mission” of this block grant agency?

    Will taxpayer monies be steered to connected people, or their associates, relatives??

  2. “No one without a job, say an educated stay-at-home Mom, wouldn’t be welcomed either.”

    Cal, why not read this one aloud? You may look in the mirror and move your lips if you must.

    Do you detect – with that Master’s in PA – a double negative in this sentence?

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