Effective May 20th, Samuel L. Newton of Freeport will serve as a member of the Executive Committee of United Counties Council of Illinois (UCCI). The announcement and membership approval took place during the monthly membership meeting of UCCI held in Springfield recently.
Mr. Newton currently serves as Vice Chair of the Stephenson County Board and has been an active member in UCCI for several years.
UCCI, as a statewide organization of county boards, provides numerous services to Illinois counties and county officials. These services include tracking proposed legislation, providing legislative input on specific issues that impact county government, and the legal ramifications of newly amended statutes. Also, a major focus of UCCI is providing educational opportunities to county officials, through its Leadership Academy developed in partnership with the University of Illinois as well as various educational programs presented throughout the year by Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust, state agency directors, practicing attorneys and other elected officials.
Mr. Newton’s appointment to the UCCI Executive Committee filled the vacancy created by the recent passing of David Parish (Cass County), who served as Treasurer at the time of his death. Other members of the UCCI Executive Committee are David Meyer, President (Washington County); David Zimmerman, Vice President (Tazewell County); P.E. Cross, Treasurer (Hamilton County); Joseph Payette, Secretary (Carroll County); Matthew Prochaska, Member (Kendall County) and Mark Kern, Member (St. Clair County).