Champaign County, Illinois
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Champaign County Board

Pattsi Petrie, Chair
Jeff Kibler, Vice-Chair

About the Board

Champaign County was incorporated on February 20, 1833. Township form of government was adopted in 1859.  The County Board currently has 11 Districts, with two members representing each District for a total of 22 Board members.  The County Board Chair is elected from the Board members.  The County currently has an Administrator hired by the County Board to oversee the day-to-day operations of the County. 

Champaign County Board Strategic Plan

Quality of Life
Responsibility to the Public


Our vision is to be a recognized leader in local government where every official and employee has a personal devotion to excellence in public service and embraces the highest standards of ethics and integrity, which enables us to provide the best customer services to the citizens of Champaign County.


Champaign County is committed to its citizens by offering a wide range of services in a cost-effective and responsible manner.


  • Hiring practices to promote a workforce reflective of the community
  • Recognition and appreciation of diversity of the community
  • Equal and inclusive access to services and programs
  • Value broad range of quality education
  • Manage and encourage delivery of quality and effective health care services
  • Effectively manage real estate tax system
  • Support of local business community
  • Promote effective economic development
  • Equal access to civil and criminal justice services
  • Place value on public safety and individuals' rights
  • Encourage effective communication among public safety/criminal justice system providers
  • Prevention of recidivism
  • Manage safe and secure detention facilities
  • Intra-governmental cooperation
  • Inter-governmental cooperation
  • Collaboration to achieve goals
  • Civility and cooperation among the County Board
  • Fiscal solvency
  • Transparency
  • Responsiveness
  • Efficient and friendly delivery of services
  • Ethical acts
  • Critical thinking


GOAL 1 - Champaign County is a High Performing Local Government Organization Committed to Open, Transparent Governance

County Board Initiatives:

  • Upgrade and maintain technology systems
    • Financial management and accounting
    • Technology communications
    • Real estate tax cycle
    • Integrated justice information
  • Make intergovernmental cooperation a goal in projects (e.g. - Mahomet Aquifer)
  • County Board contracts - allow for timely review by Board members; ensure that contracts are enforceable and written to protect and benefit the County
  • Succession planning for County Administration

GOAL 2 - Champaign County Maintains High Quality Public Facilities

County Board Initiatives:

  • Development of comprehensive plan for county facilities and campuses, establishing goals and objectives; documenting maintenance repair and replacement with an emphasis on sustainable solutions and "orgreenic" concepts; developing annual appropriation for implementation of plan
  • Study and plan to document long-term solutions for county jail facilities and operations through:
    • Assistance and planning from the criminal justice system officials
    • Potential establishment of Citizens Advisory Committee

GOAL 3 - Champaign County Promotes a Safe and Healthy Community

County Board Initiatives:

  • Financial solvency of the Nursing Home to ensure ongoing deliver of service
  • Ongoing commitment to improving health insurance - through education, evaluation of benefits, and management of cost
  • Delinquency prevention through funding of programming and appropriate services

GOAL 4 - Champaign County is a County that Supports Balanced Growth

County Board Initiatives:

  • Ongoing monitoring and review of County Economic Development Policy
  • County-wide referendum to offer the opportunity of electricity aggregation for residential and small businesses

Click here for a printable version of the Champaign County Strategic Plan