The Illinois Association of County Board Members (IACBM) is a not-for-profit organization that assist the state's 102 counties in providing effective county governance to the people of Illinois. With its office conveniently located near the State Capitol in Springfield, IACBM provides county officials a means to congregate, educate and adovcate their interests before the state government.
The non-partisan association is governed by a Board of Directors composed of one representative from each county in good standing. An Executive Board elected by the membership performs the duties of the Board of Directors between meetings. The day-to-day operations are carried out by the executive director and staff.
All Illinois counties qualify for membership by the payment of annual dues. IACBM provides the opportunity for county board members to take leadership roles by serving on steering committees, task forces and a standing legislative committee. The organization's strength remains with the dedicated elected official.
Over the years, IACBM has evolved into a highly respected organization that offers the full spectrum of association services – education programs, legislative representation, leadership and networking opportunities, research assistance, insurance coverage, purchasing programs, and publications that keep counties well informed about local government issues.
Illinois county officials working together to provide effective government for citizens – that's what the Illinois Association of County Board Members is all about.