President's Introduction

Welcome to Illinois Association of County Board Members and Commissioners (IACBM) website.

Founded in 1960, the IACBM is the largest and one of the most respected organizations in the state of Illinois representing county governments. Providing an environment condusive to effective advocacy and education is a key part of our mission.

This website is designed to be a resource, not only for members, but any individual interested in learning more about the role county government plays in our lives. As you nagivate these pages, we hope you gain a better understanding of Illinois county government, the laws we're governed by and the public officials that serve.

Communication and professional development are also a vital aspects of this organization. As members, we hope that you find valuable content and resources that will assist you in providing leadership to your county. Participation in our various service programs is a great way to start and at the same time, save taxpayer dollars. The highlight being the Counties of Illinois Risk Management Agency (CIRMA), which in its sixteenth year continues to provide counties with the most comprehensive insurance coverage at the best price.

It is an honor and privilege to be chosen to serve a President of the IACBMC. I pledge to continue the esteemed work and fine traditions set by my predecessors. As we continue to expand this website, we hope to connect with our colleagues at every level of government. Even better, we hope to encourage a new generation of leaders.


Jim Soeldner, President
McLean County