Civic Education

Committees: the Key to County Government

Committees: the Key to County Government

There's a little secret to government that I want to tell you.  It is not very well known, yet it exists in plain sight (some say it isn't a secret at all!).  

The secret is the key to how our government operates, it emphasizes an aspect of its basic structure and shows where power flows.  It gives us a peak behind the curtain of county government.

People ask me all the time, "how do I get involved?"  And the real answer is not the Hollywood version of activism (which some say distracts us from the REAL politics) with people gathering in the streets and "fighting the man."

I tell people to start paying attention to the committees.

Week 1: DONE! Here we go.

Week 1: DONE!  Here we go.

Tuesday, the 13th, was my first day on the job.  We were sworn in at 8:30am, just before the first meeting of the day (Forest Preserve District).  It was just enough pomp and circumstance to feel official but it didn't go too long.  In fact, the whole morning went by extremely quickly.