United Counties Council of Illinois
The United Counties Council of Illinois is a 501(c)(4) organization.It's main priority is legislative advocacy, and it is concerned with legislation dealing with all aspects of county government including the court system, sheriff, highway, zoning, and tax levies.
- See also: Illinois government sector lobbying
The council was formed for the purpose of gathering and disseminating information, as a legislative advocate, and as a forum for the identification and discussion of issues relating to, and for the benefit of, county governments in the state of Illinois.
Income and Expenses
|Year||Total Expenses||Total Income|| Membership dues |
(included in Total Income)
Note: Tax years begin January 1 and end December 31.
The United Counties Council represents Illinois counties throughout the state ranging in size from Lake in the north, to Carroll in the west, to Jackson in the south. Membership dues are based on population.
|20,000 - 40,000||$1,500|
|40,000 - 60,000||$2,200|
|60,000 - 80,000||$3,000|
|80,000 - 100,000||$3,500|
|100,000 - 120,000||$3,800|
|120,000 - 140,000||$4,000|
|140,000 - 160,000||$4,200|
|160,000 - 180,000||$4,400|
|180,000 - 200,000||$4,700|
The UCCI has developed several programs to benefit its members. One program is a risk management pool called the Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust Pool IPMG. Additionally, the council formed an information pool for sharing innovative ideas.
Another program sponsored by the United Counties Council is "Legislative Day," which acquaints county board members with the legislative process and to lobby their representatives on priority bills for counties. It hosts an annual "County Government Conference" and publishes the annual "Salary and Fringe Benefits Survey."
During the association's meetings, it schedules a half-hour devoted for discussing new and old county issues so that counties can communicate past problems and successes, helping counties approach their current situations. It also keeps counties aware of issues across the state, such as UCCI directors being informed on a lawsuit in Peoria County concerning the size of the county board in which the Illinois Supreme Court decided on the side of the County Board. This decision could have a far-reaching impact on representation on the county board floor, so it is important for all counties to be aware of such developments.
The association collaborates with the University of Illinois's Institute of Government and Public Affairs to run the UCCI Leadership Academy, 10 days of educational programming for county officials.