Our Mission

The Illinois Association of County Officials, a statewide organization of affiliate county official groups, is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of county government through education.

The IACO membership promotes responsible public policy, ethical service and high standards of performance in single and multi-county units of government. Efficient and effective government service is enhanced through the cooperative efforts of the IACO membership, staff, volunteers and associate members.

In order to promote professionalism in county government service, IACO conducts annual meetings, seminars and in-service training sessions. Additionally, IACO facilitates professional networking and publishes professional materials. These efforts are designed to maintain and enhance public confidence in county government.