McHenry County Board seeking applicants for ethics commission

Four seats are available, including three full three-year terms and one vacancy

The McHenry County Board is seeking applicants who are willing to serve on the McHenry County Ethics Commission.

Four seats are available, including three terms up Feb. 1 that will run three years and a vacant seat for a term that expires Feb. 1, 2023.

The five-member commission is tasked with investigating allegations of violations of the McHenry County Ethics Ordinance, which forbids county officers and employees from performing prohibited political activities during compensated time, misusing county property or resources to perform said activities, or soliciting or accepting gifts from prohibited sources.

To apply, go to the county website at, hover over the “County Government” tab on the top of the page, and scroll down to “County Appointments.”

Interested people are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The County Board Administrative Services Committee will be interviewing candidates at its Feb. 3 meeting, with the full County Board expected to vote on the committee’s recommendations at its Feb. 16 meeting.