Training & Education Programs

United Counties Council of Illinois (UCCI) strives to provide its members with informative and educational opportunities throughout the year. These opportunities take the form of membership meetings and educational seminars. During membership meetings, members are able to engage in exchanges of information with fellow members about topics currently confronting county governance or share stories of success in overcoming such challenges faced by their respective counties. Similarly, during educational seminars UCCI arranges for various organizations, experts, regulators, and officials to come and present to the membership on current topics of interest to county board members and officials. The presenters range from attorneys to state officials, and the topics they discuss span from appropriations to zoning.


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May 26 (Friday-12PM CT)
Broadband Outreach and Engagement for Counties & Communities in Illinois
 Illini Science Policy Extension Fellows Webinar
County outreach professionals are invited to a presentation covering their experiences in working in the field of broadband development, available resources in Illinois, and considerations for local outreach.
Participants can interact with speakers following the presentation.

May 31 (Wednesday-12PM CT)
County Government ARPA Investments Around Illinois 
Illinois county governments have invested their ARPA funds in various ways to support their residents and communities. Learn about four different county governments (Jackson, Fulton, McLean & McHenry) and how they used ARPA funds in interesting ways to meet the needs of their citizens.

June 13 (Tuesday-12PM CT) Part 2 - (Part 1 was held on May 16)
Downtown Restoration (Part 1 & 2) Properties and
Co-hosted by Illinois Extension & Rural Partners
A two-part webinar series on historic properties and projects. 
Part 1/Learn about listing properties on the National Register, creating a National Register Historic District, what being on the National Register means for redevelopment and what restrictions exist/do not exist from designation. Part 2/Next steps after National Register listing, case examples of implementation, what successful projects look like, as well as what challenges to be ready for. The project-oriented session will include a discussion of financial aspects of the project and how this process can be manageable for smaller communities.


NACo Knowledge Network link to upcoming events  

May - Resources Available for Mental Health Awareness Month
See what resources and tools are available to help counties improve the mental health of their residents.


May 24-25 (Wednesday-Thursday) 
Annual Member Conference 
Crowne Plaza Convention Center, Springfield
Visit the ICRMT website for information and online registration 

List of ICRMT scheduled events are available at this link


No Regional Training Seminars are currently scheduled for 2023.

UCCI/ICRMT 2023 Schedule (TBD)

As part of our goal to serve our members, and in response to many requests, UCCI in partnership with Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust (ICRMT) offers additional educational seminars to our members and all other counties and units of government who will benefit from these programs.

The past practice of making these programs available at no charge to attendees, be they member or non-member, continues.

Past practice will be followed for any 2023 schedule, with each of the topics being presented on three different dates and locations, giving you the opportunity to attend on a day or location that works best with your schedule.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Jake Peterson at 630-203-5234 or or Derek Madeira at 888-377-5845 or

The 2023 UCCI/ICRMT Seminar Schedule will be posted when dates and locations have been finalized.