IACBMC provides a variety of other services that are beneficial
to local government officials and employees.
On a daily basis, county officials can receive crucial assistance in the performance of their many duties. The staff annually answer hundreds of inquiries ranging from simple requests for sample ordinances to complex questions requiring considerable research. IACBMC's library, research files, and information systems help the staff promptly respond to requests for information and assistance. Inquiries are answered by telephone, e-mail, memorandum, referral, special survey or, when appropriate, on-site consultation.
Governmental Agency Liaison
IACBMC is devoted to intergovernmental relations. The role of the Association as a representative for counties in dealing with the agencies of municipal, township, state and federal government has become increasingly significant in recent years.
Technical Assistance and Research
An extensive research library that contains information about topics of relevance to county officials, state statute interpretation, information about how other local governments handle business and many years of experience with Illinois county government are available to IACBMC members. The Association maintains an extensive file of sample ordinance that are available upon request.
Associate Members and Endorsed Programs
The business Associate Member program promotes county government through information exchange and cooperation with companies, organizations and individuals. Our business partners provide special assistance to county governments and expert information for county officials. IACBMC also has endorsed programs and services.
In court cases or administrative proceedings where the fundamental interests of counties are at issue, IACBMC periodically files briefs on behalf of its membership. The Board uses a strict screening process to ensure that it intervenes only in cases of major concern to all county governments.
Surveys and Fact Sheets
The staff surveys on a periodic basis and studies various facts of local government. The most recent survey published is the 2007 Salary and Benefits Survey. The staff also develops technical fact sheets and research bulletins.
IACBMC's Website offers information to both members and and the general public.