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McHenry County Accepting Applications for County Auditor Vacancy

Post Date:01/08/2018 8:38 AM

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks, D-Marengo, is seeking qualified residents to apply to succeed county Auditor Pam Palmer, who retired from office effective Jan. 5.

State law provides that the McHenry County Board Chairman shall fill the vacancy with the County Board’s advice and consent. Candidates must be age 18 or older, registered to vote in McHenry County, and a Republican. The appointee will serve until the November 2018 election that will decide who serves the remaining two years of Palmer’s unexpired term.

The Auditor’s Office is responsible for financial reporting, record keeping and auditing, and provides the County Board, other countywide elected officials, and department heads with accurate and meaningful information concerning financial condition, policies, procedures, controls and performance.

To apply, qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter detailing their interest to Franks’ office by Feb. 5. Applicants will then be asked to fill out a detailed questionnaire, as well as McHenry County’s statement of economic interests and conflict of interest form.

Submissions can be emailed to, or sent to:

Jack D. Franks

Chairman, McHenry County Board

2200 N. Seminary Ave.

Woodstock, IL 60098