Champaign County Board

C. Pius Weibel, Chair
Giraldo Rosales, Vice-Chair

Appointments

The County Board Chair, with the advice and consent of the County Board makes appointments to certain governmental bodies.

The closing date for accepting applications is the third Friday of the month prior to the Committee of the Whole meeting of the month in which the appointment is to take place.

For instance: If the Committee of the Whole meeting is in June, then the deadline for applications would be the third Friday in May.

Please See Individual Press Release for Specific Date of Application Deadline

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The County Board Chair reserves the right to change the application deadline, if deemed necessary.

Please return completed applications to:

Champaign County Administrative Services
Attn: County Board Appointment Request
Brookens Administrative Center
1776 E. Washington St.
Urbana, IL 61802-4581
Follow this link for map and directions to Brookens

For further information regarding County Board Appointments please contact the County Board Office at (217) 384-3772 or by email at CountyBoardAppointments@co.champaign.il.us

Posted information includes Appointees, Terms of Office, Contact Information, Qualifications for Appointment, Statutory Reference and Application for Appointment.

Additional Information

WHEREAS, the Chair of the Board of the County of Champaign must make certain appointments to boards, committees and commissions with regard to political affiliation of the person seeking such appointment; and

WHEREAS, the laws of the State of Illinois do not provide adequate guidance to determine the political affiliation of such applicants.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the County Board suggests that the Chair of the Board use the following definition and criteria for determining the political affiliation of such applicants:

Whenever the Chair of the Champaign County Board is required to make an appointment where a political affiliation of the applicant is a requirement of such office, the Chair shall determine the political affiliation of such applicant by examining the appointee’s voting records and satisfaction of two (2) of the five (5) following criteria:

  • A letter of reference from any elected official of the prospective appointee’s party (for example: precinct committeeman, State Senator)
  • Partisan office held by prospective appointee (for example: election judge, precinct committeeman)
  • Monetary or in-kind contribution made by appointee to the prospective appointee’s party or candidate of that party in the previous eighteen (18) months but not within six (6) months prior to appointment.
  • Attendance at partisan meeting of prospective appointee’s party in previous twelve (12) months.
  • Active volunteer for partisan candidate or prospective appointee’s party in the previous two (2) years.

Adopted by the County Board May 24, 1994

Follow this link for a printable version of the Resolution

All appointments to boards, commissions, committees and councils of the State created by the laws of this State and after the effective date of this Act shall be gender balanced to the extent possible and to the extent that appointees are qualified to serve on those boards, commissions, committees and councils. If gender balance is not possible, then appointments shall provide for significant representation of both sexes to boards, commissions, committees and councils governed by this Act and Section 5 510 of the Departments of State Government Law (20 ILCS 5/5 510). If there are multiple appointing authorities for a board, commission, committee, or council, they shall each strive to achieve gender balance in their appointments.

Appointments made in accordance with this Act should be made in a manner that makes a good faith attempt to seek gender balance based on the numbers of each gender belonging to the group from which appointments are made.

The Statutory Reference for the Gender Balanced Appointments Act is 5 ILCS 310/

Appointed Bodies

COMPOSITION: 3 Members

Term of Office: 2 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • No person may serve on the Board of Review who is not qualified by virtue of experience and training in the field of property appraisal and property tax administration.
  • No person may serve on the Board of Review who has not passed an examination prepared and administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue to determine his or her competence to hold such office.
  • The Board of Review shall at all times consist of two members with the political party polling the highest vote for any County office in the County, and one member of the party polling the second highest vote for the same County office in the County at the last General Election in the County prior to the time any appointment is made.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

In counties under township organization containing less than 1,000,000 inhabitants, members of the County Board may, but are not required to, be appointed to the Board of Review

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 35 ILCS 200/6-5
35 ILCS 200/6-25 – Additional Member

Follow this link for an application

Click here for a list of members

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CEMETERY BOARDS AND ASSOCIATIONS

COMPOSITION: 6-10 Members

Term of Office: 6 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Each appointee must be a suitable person.
  • At least two-thirds of the trustees must reside within 15 miles of the cemetery or some part thereof. The other third must be interested in said cemetery association through family interments or otherwise.
  • Trustees must be residents of the State of Illinois.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

Cemeteries may be organized under another provision known as the County Cemetery Act. 55 ILCS 65/0.01 et seq. This Act refers to private cemeteries, not organized as Associations, conveyed to and accepted by the County. Three trustees are to be appointed by the County Board Chair for this type of cemetery

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 805 ILCS 320/4

Follow this link for an application

Follow this link to see listing of current Cemetery Association Trustees

COMPOSITION: 7 Members

Term of Office: 5 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • No person may serve on the Board of Trustees who is an elected official of the County.
  • Members must be residents of the County and of the Mass Transit District.
  • The Mass Transit District Board shall consist of members not more than four of whom shall be affiliated with the same political party.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

No member or employee of the Mass Transit District Board shall acquire or have any interest, direct or indirect, in any contract or proposed contract for materials or services to be furnished or used in connection with the operations of the District.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 70 ILCS 3610/3.1 and 70 ILCS 3610/4

Follow this link for an application

Click here for a list of members

Click here for Resolution 3043 Increasing the Number of Members of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Board of Trustees from Five to Seven

Click here for CUMTD's Website

COMPOSITION: 15 Members

Term of Office: 3 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five (5) are Government members, two (2) appointed by the County Board
  • Five (5) are Client Representatives. (1 developmentally disabled); three (3) or four (4) appointed by the County Board
  • Five (5) are Business/Private Representatives; four (4) or five (5) appointed by the County Board

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

None

Follow this link for an application

For more information on the Community Action Board visit the RPC website

COMPOSITION: 8 Members

Term of Office: 3 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Eight members are appointed by the Champaign County Board, of which 2 must be Illinois licensed practicing physicians, one must be an Illinois licensed dentist, and one must be a County Board member.
  • Whenever possible, one  member should have experience in the field of mental health.
  • All members must be residents of Champaign County, except that a member who is required to be a physician or dentist may reside outside the county if no physician or dentist as applicable, who resides in Champaign County is willing and able to serve.
  • All members are chosen for their special fitness for membership on the Board.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

None

STATUTORY REFERENCE:

55 ILCS 5/5-25012

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COMPOSITION: 3 Members

Term of Office: 6 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Appointed by the Sheriff with the approval of the County Board.
  • No member may hold a statutory partisan political office.
  • No more than two members may be affiliated with the same political party.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

Should the Sheriff fail to appoint replacements within 30 days, the Chair of the County Board shall make the appointment.

Statutory partisan political office may be defined as a position of control or authority in the management of elections and campaigns which is created by state law. This would include offices created and recognized in the Election Code within political parties, such as the precinct committeemen and County Chair. This would not, therefore, refer to elected state or local public officials whose party affiliation appears on the ballot.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 55 ILCS 5/3-8003

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Click here for a list of members

Click here for Merit Commission Meeting Information

COMPOSITION: 5 Members

Term of Office: 3 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Members of the Board shall be residents of Champaign County.
  • Members must, as nearly as possible, be representative of interested groups of the community concerned with developmental disabilities as well as the general public.
  • Members may be representative of local health departments, medical societies, local comprehensive health planning agencies, hospital boards and lay associations.
  • No member of the Champaign County Developmental Disabilities Board may be a full-time or part-time employee of the Office of Developmental Disabilities (DHS/ODD) or a Board member or employee of any facility or service operating under contract to the Champaign County Developmental Disabilities Board.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

None

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 55 ILCS 105/3

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(Some Drainage Districts elect Commissioners, please contact the Circuit Clerk at (217) 384-3725 to find out which Drainage Districts elect commissioners)

COMPOSITION: 3 Members

Term of Office: 3 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Each appointee must be an adult resident of the State of Illinois.
  • Each appointee must own land in the district, unless:
    • The County Board finds it to be in the best interests of the district that the requirement be waived; or
    • A majority of the adult landowners owning a majority of the area in the district have duly petitioned the County Board to allow such appointment.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

An oath and a bond are required before each commissioner enters upon his or her duties.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 70 ILCS 605/4-1 et seq.

Follow this link for an application

Follow this link for a listing of the current Drainage Districts & Commissioners

COMPOSITION: 14 Total Members - 1 Member appointed by Champaign County Board

Term of Office: 6 Years

DESCRIPTION

The Eastern Illinois Economic Development Authority (EIEDA) was created by action of the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor. EIEDA is a general development agency for the counties of Ford, Iroquois, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Douglas, Moultrie, Shelby, Coles, and Edgar.

The Authority's financial and supportive powers enable it, with the written approval of the Governor of the State of Illinois to Issue Taxable or Tax-Exempt Bonds for the purpose of developing, constructing, acquiring or improving properties or facilities for business entities locating in or expanding within the territorial jurisdiction of the Authority.

On July 13, 2005, Public Act 94-203 was signed into law to create EIEDA which has a fourteen member body of which three are appointed by the Governor with consent of the Senate, ten are appointed by each of the County Board Chairmen of EIEDA and one member of the Director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

EIEDA has not issued any bonds to date, but is authorized to issue up to $250,000,000 in bond financing.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Resides in Champaign County.
  • Person of recognized ability and experience in one or more of the following areas: economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, state or local government, commercial agriculture, small business management, real estate development, community development, venture finance, organized labor, or civic or community organization.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

None

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 70 ILCS 506/

Follow this link for an application

Click here for a list of members appointed by Champaign County
Click here for a listing of the Board of Directors

Click here to go to the EIEDA Website

COMPOSITION: 7 Members

Term of Office: 2 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four members of this Board must be appointed by the Director of the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Services. Two must be men and two must be women.
  • Three other members are appointed by the Chair of the County Board, with the advice and consent of the County Board.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

The members appointed by the County Board Chair may be members of the County Board.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 505 ILCS 45/1 et seq.

Follow this link for an application

Click here to learn more about the Extension Services Board

Follow this link to learn more about Champaign County Extension Services

COMPOSITION: 5 Members

Term of Office: 4 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two members are established by statute:
    • The chief county assessment official OR a designee by the official; AND
    • The Chair of the County Board of Review OR another member of the Board appointed by the Chair.
  • The other three members must be farmers appointed by the Chair of the County Board.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

None

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 35 ILCS 200/10-120

Follow this link for an application

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Some Fire Protection Districts elect Trustees, to find out which Fire Protection Districts elect Trustees contact the County Clerk's Office at (217) 384-3724.

In addition, some Fire Protection District Trustees are appointed by Homeowners' Associations.

COMPOSITION: 3 Members

Term of Office: 3 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Each trustee must be a resident of the County.
  • Each trustee must also be an elector in the district.
  • There shall be no more than one trustee from any one city or village or incorporated town in a district unless such city, village or town has more than 50% of the population of the district according to the last preceding federal census.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

Boards may be increased to five members by County Board ordinance.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 70 ILCS 705/4

Follow this link for an application

Click here for a list of Fire Protection District Trustees appointed by the Champaign County Board.

COMPOSITION: 5 Members

Term of Office: 5 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Each commissioner shall be a legal voter in the Forest Preserve District.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

Each member shall take the oath prescribed by the Constitution.

Limitation of two consecutive terms.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 70 ILCS 805/3a

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Click here for a list of Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners.

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COMPOSITION: 7 Members

Term of Office: 5 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Champaign County appoints one Commissioner and one Resident Commissioner
  • Each member must be approved by the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs of the State of Illinois.
  • Each member must be a resident of the County.
  • No member may be a member of the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs of the State of Illinois.
  • No more than two public officers may be commissioners of the same Authority Board at the same time

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

Public officers may serve on Board under provisions in statute. Public Officer is defined by statute as a person holding a state or local government office required to be filled by vote of the electors and for which provisions is made by law for the payment of annual compensation from public funds.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 310 ILCS 5/42 and 310 ILCS 10/3

Follow this link for an application

Housing Authority Intergovernmental Agreement and Amendment

Housing Authority Commissioner Appointed by Champaign County

Housing Authority of Champaign County Board of Commissioners

COMPOSITION: 6 Members

Term of Office: 3 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Each Resident must be a resident of the County.
  • Three members shall be appointed Chair of the County Board with the advice and consent of the County Board.
  • One member shall be a County Board representative
    (ex-Officio).
  • Three members shall be appointed by the Forest Preserve District.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

None

Follow this link for an application

Lincoln Legacy Committee Members

COMPOSITION: 9 Members

Term of Office: 4 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Members of the Board shall be residents of Champaign County.
  • As nearly as possible, members should be representative of interested groups of the community such as local health departments; medical societies; local comprehensive health planning agencies; hospital boards; lay associations concerned with mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse; as well as the general public.
  • No member may be a full-time or part-time employee of the Illinois Department of Human Services or a board member, employee or any other individual receiving compensation from any facility or service operating under contract to the board.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

The statutory title of this Board is The Community Mental Health Board.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 405 ILCS 20/0.1 et seq.

Follow this link for an application

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COMPOSITION: 7 Members

Term of Office: 2 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Board members shall be Champaign County residents or individuals who maintain full-time employment in Champaign County who possess the ability to participate effectively in the discharge of the Board of Directors' responsibilities. The Board of Directors shall have at least one (1) member who has expertise in each of the following areas: health care, finance/banking, accounting, social services, personnel, and marketing/sales. At least two Directors shall be members of the Champaign County Board.
  • Applicants must complete the Questionnaire Regarding Possible Conflicts of Interest

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

Directors are limited to a maximum tenure of three (3) two (2) year terms; Directors may return to the Governing Body after an absence of one (1) year.

Follow this link for an application and conflict of interest questionnaire.

Follow this link for the Board of Directors' Bylaws

Follow this link for the Board of Directors' Policy Book

Nursing Home Board of Directors Contact Information

COMPOSITION: 5 Members

Term of Office: 2 Years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The Chair of the County Board is a member.
  • Four additional members and one or more alternates are appointed by the County Board Chair who must be Township Supervisors of General Assistance with the advice and consent of the County Board.
  • Not more than three of the five members shall be members of the same political party, unless the political composition of the Supervisors of General Assistance precludes such a limitation.
  • At least one member of the committee shall be a person knowledgeable in the area of General Assistance and the regulations of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

One or more alternate members shall be appointed who must also be Supervisors of General Assistance.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 305 ILCS 5/11-8

Follow this link for an application.

Public Aid Appeals Committee Members

The Champaign County Board seeks to take positive steps to address the issue of racial disparity in the jail population and in the criminal justice system more broadly. The Racial Justice Task Force will report its findings, including a list of recommended actions and means for implementation, as well as further research to address the issues of racial disparity, to the Champaign County Board.

COMPOSITION: 21 Members

Term of Office: 18 months February 2016 - July 2017

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Members must be residents of the County.
  • All members are appointed by the County Board Chair.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

None

Follow this link for an application.

Racial Justice Task Force Information

COMPOSITION: 12 Members

Term of Office: Undefined

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three members are appointed from the Champaign County Board.
  • Other members are appointed by other governmental bodies: two from Urbana, two from Champaign, one from Rantoul, one from Savoy, one from Mahomet and one from St. Joseph.
  • The twelfth member is appointed by the other eleven members to represent low income and minority perspective.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

County Board members may be on this Board.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 55 ILCS 5/5-14001 et seq.

Follow this link for an application.

For more information on the Regional Planning Commission Board visit the Regional Planning Commission website

COMPOSITION: 7 Members

Term of Office: 2 years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Members shall be representatives of agencies serving Champaign County residents who possess the ability to participate effectively in the discharge of the RTAG responsibilities. The RTAG shall strive to have at least one (1) member who represents each of the following areas: seniors, individuals with disabilities, low income persons, medical, education, employment, and the Champaign County Board.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

None

Follow this link for an application.

Follow this link for a listing of RTAG Appointees

Follow this link for RTAG Meeting Information

COMPOSITION: 13 Members

Term of Office: 3 years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Each member must be a resident of Champaign County.
  • Each member must be interested in senior citizens.
  • More than 50% of the Committee must be composed of persons over the age of 60.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

The committee as a whole should be culturally representative of the community.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 42 USCA Sec. 3026 (a)(6)(D)
Illinois Administrative Code Title 89, Chapter II, Section 230.150 (b)(6) and (c)

Follow this link for an application.

Click here for the Senior Services Advisory Board Bylaws

For further information visit http://www.ccrpc.org/community-services/programs-services/senior-services/

COMPOSITION: 3 Members

Term of Office: 3 years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Each appointee must be a resident of the sanitary district.
  • The Sanitary District Board of Trustees shall consist of members not more than two of whom shall be affiliated with the same political party.
  • Not more than two members may be from one incorporated city, town or village in districts in which are included two or more incorporated cities, towns or villages.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

Five member boards shall be created in any sanitary district which includes one or more municipalities with a population of over 100,000, but less than 500,000, according to the most recent Federal census .70 ILCS 2405/3

Each of the trustees shall enter into a bond in an amount as the County Board may determine. No trustee shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract, work or business of the district or sale of any article which is sold to the district; nor in the purchase of real estate or property belonging to the district. This does not include paying taxes to the district.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 70 ILCS 2405/0.1 et seq.

Follow this link for an application.

Click here for a listing of Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District Board Members

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COMPOSITION: 7 Members

Term of Office: 5 years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Each trustee must be a resident of the County.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

A bond is required and no trustee shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract, work or business of the district.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 70 ILCS 3705/4

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Follow this link for a listing of the Water Districts & Trustees

COMPOSITION: 5 Members

Term of Office: 5 years

QUALIFICATIONS

  • All members of the Board shall be residents of separate townships at the time of their appointments.
  • Members cannot reside in an incorporated village or municipality.

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

An additional two members may be appointed by the County Board Chair with the advice and consent of the County Board.

STATUTORY REFERENCE: 55 ILCS 5/5-12010

Follow this link for an application.

Click here for a list of Zoning Board of Appeals members and meeting information