County Board:

Rock Island County Board

County Board Chairman: Ken "Moose" Maranda
Vice-Chairman: Nick Camlin

County Board Meetings
The County Board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the Month (unless otherwise indicated) in the County Board Room on the third floor of the County Office Building, which is located at 1504 - Third Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois. All meetings are open to the public, but may be closed to the public in the event of discussion of certain items as defined in the Open Meetings Act.

To address the Board
Any citizen or representative of a group wanting to address the Board shall put their request in writing and submit to the Chairperson of the Board at least two working days prior to the regularly scheduled Board meeting; this to exclude discussion of matters which have had a previous public hearing conducted according to law. No person has the right to the floor if outside the railing, but persons wishing to speak on a subject may be invited by the County Board Chairperson to enter upon the Board floor to speak to the Board or by public microphones provided. The County Board Chairman is empowered to set a time limit on any such person.

Public Comment
Each regular meeting of the Rock Island County Board and its various committees (both standing and special) includes a public comment period in which any citizen of Rock Island County may make a statement regarding an item on that days agenda for the committee’s action.  A total of 10 speakers will be allowed at each session for a period not to exceed 30 minutes in length.  The complete policy and a sample form are available here.  The forms are available beginning 20 minutes prior to the meeting’s posted starting time and must be completed and turned in no later than 5 minutes before the posted start of the meeting to which comment is to be made.

Committees
The County Board operates on the committee system. Items concerning county government are discussed in depth by standing and special committees which then refer the items to the Board with recommendations for passage or denial. The Committees are appointed by the County Board Chairman.


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Lobbying

Rock Island County does not contract with anyone or any firm for direct lobbying services and has not for at least the past five years.  Various department heads and elected officials belong to organizations and associations where a portion of their membership dues may be used for lobbying purposes.  A listing of the organizations is being compiled, please check back here for updates. 



County Board Office Click to send e-mail
Rock Island County Office Building (map ExternalLink.gif)
Second Floor - 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL, 61201-8624

Phone: (309) 558-3605     Fax: (309) 786-4473     Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday