The County Official of the Year Award recognizes a county government official or employee who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in county government both within his or her own community and on a regional or statewide level. This distinction will be made each year to one person representative of the high ideals embraced by the Illinois Association of County Officials, (IACO).

Since the conferences for 2020 have been cancelled, we had a dilemma about how to handle the County Official of the Year Award.  It is suggested that we award two County Official of the Year awards in 2021.  We will award this year’s award in the Spring, and then be back on our regular schedule for Fall next year.  

So, you have a bit more time to get a nomination together, but we do want nominations! 

2020 County Official of the Year Application