Candidate Sought for County Building Commission Slot

The courthouse was re-named the “Government Center” by the McHenry County Board.

A press release from the McHenry County Board:

“The McHenry County Board is accepting applications from individuals interested in appointment to the McHENRY COUNTY PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION.

“Incumbents may apply for reappointment.

“A strong financial background is preferred with engineering and/or architectural experience desirable. One vacant position is available for a 5-year term to expire on September 1, 2017.

“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‚Äôs website at

“Completed applications should be returned to the County Board office no later than 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

“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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This reminds me of my most serious policy disagreement with my father, when he served on the McHenry County Board.

He told me over a weekend meal that the County was going to add onto the Courthouse using the non-referendum power of the County Building Commission.

I reminded him that one of the issues that got him interested in County politics was the County Board’s decision to build the new courthouse without referendum approval.

And, lest anyone be misinformed, the odds are very, very good that those making the appointments want someone who will do what the County Board wants.

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