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Illinois County Treasurers Association

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The Illinois County Treasurer's Association is a government sector lobbying association in Illinois. The organization is a member of the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers[1] and members can choose to belong to the Illinois Association of County Officials.[2]

The organization works in close conjunction with the Illinois Treasurer's office.[3], helping publish the Illinois County Treasurers' Manual.[4]

Taxpayer-funded lobbying

See also: Illinois government sector lobbying

The Illinois County Treasurers Association has a registered lobbyist with Illinois.[5] Local governments like Piat County, Illinois pay membership dues to belong to the association.

Income and Expenses

Illinois County Treasurers Association
Year Total Expenses Total Income Membership dues
(included in Total Income)
2008[6] $43,388.91 $45,651.77 $33,640
2007[7] $54,287.87 $53,637.77 $38,230
2006[8] $53,942.02 $50,488.21 $34,140

Purpose

The association provides county treasurers education on state laws, policies, and practices that affect local governments.[9] The association runs training sessions on financial issues,[10] and helps county treasurers network with each other in order to facilitate communication between counties and foster problem solving.[10]

Structural organization

Officials with decision making roles in the organization are elected to those positions, such as chairman.[11][9]

Committees

Members of the association serve on committees, discussing pertinent issues to Illinois counties and treasurers.[12]

Zones

The organization is divided into "zones" that comprise different geographical areas.[9]
Zone 1: Zone 1 is comprised of treasurers of 33 counties throughout Southern and Central Illinois.[9]
Zone 4: Zone 4 includes Cook County and collar counties.[11]

Issues

Illinois treasurers are concerned about Illinois state's late payments in income tax receipts.[12] The officials discuss these concerns through the association's legislative committees.

The association also allows county treasurers to see issues as the develop from local problems to statewide issues. For example, the association was able to note that most Illinois counties lack a fiscal policy.[13]

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