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Board Committees and Subcommittees (2010 - 2014)


2010 Redistricting Committee is a standing committee of the whole where all seventeen commissioners are members.

Audit Committee is a standing committee comprised of seven commissioners and two ex officio members, the County Auditor and Chief Financial Officer. The committee reviews management audit reports prepared by the County Auditor and external auditors on all county departments and the independently elected officials offices.

Capital Improvements Committee is a standing committee comprised of nine commissioners and is responsible for reviewing all capital improvement projects, change orders, intergovernmental agreements as to the transfer of funds to capital projects and construction claims.

Contract Compliance Committee is a standing committee comprised of nine commissioners and is responsible for monitoring the county’s MBE/WBE Ordinance.

Criminal Justice Committee is a standing committee of the whole, where all seventeen commissioners are members. The committee reviews matters that relate to public safety, criminal justice and the county corrections facilities.

Environmental Control Committee is a standing committee comprised of seven commissioners and is responsible for reviewing matters that relate to the inspection, assessment and enforcement of air quality and other environmental matters in suburban Cook County.

Finance Committee is a standing committee of the whole where all seventeen commissioners are members. The committee is a legislative body of the Cook County Board that is responsible for reviewing all financial matters and has jurisdiction over all personnel, tax, revenue, bond and financing matters.  It considers items such as attorney fees for all court, capital & non-capital cases; bills and claims of vendors; worker's compensation and risk management claims; and all other claims against the County of Cook.  It also considers miscellaneous items such as fees and licenses, as well as substantive matters such as ordinances and resolutions submitted by County Commissioners, Elected Officials, various County Bureaus and departments, and the Office of the President.

Labor Committee is a subcommittee of the Finance Committee and is comprised of seven commissioners. The committee is responsible for all labor matters involving the county.

Litigation Committee is a subcommittee of the Finance Committee and is comprised of seven commissioners. The subcommittee is responsible for reviewing all litigation matters involving the county.

Pension Committee is a subcommittee of the Finance Committee and is comprised of seven commissioners.

Real Estate and Business & Economic Development Committee is a subcommittee of the Finance Committee and is comprised of nine commissioners. The subcommittee is responsible for reviewing all lease agreements, licenses and real estate acquisitions and dispositions as well as reviewing issues involving economic development and public/private partnerships so as to promote the creation of jobs and investment in Cook County.

Tax Delinquency Committee is a subcommittee of the Finance Committee and is comprised of seven commissioners. The subcommittee is responsible for reviewing all requests for No Cash Bid status from municipalities and other not-for-profit agencies and organizations as recommended by the county’s Department of Planning and Development.

Worker's Compensation Committee is a subcommittee of the Finance Committee and is comprised of five commissioners. The committee is responsible for reviewing recommendations of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission regarding medical claims made by county employees. Meetings are held in executive session because of the confidential nature of the matters referred to the subcommittee.

Health and Hospitals Committee is a standing committee of the whole and is comprised of all seventeen commissioners. The committee is responsible for reviewing all matters that relate to the quality and availability of health care services for county residents as recommended by the Bureau of Health Services. The Bureau is organized as a health system, providing a range of health services from prevention and primary care to emergency, inpatient and long-term care. These services are provided through a countywide network of three hospitals, a public health department and ambulatory clinics.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management is a standing committee of the whole where all seventeen commissioners are members.

Human Relations Committee is a standing committee and is comprised of seven commissioners.  The committee is responsible for reviewing ethics and human rights issues.

Law Enforcement Committee is a standing committee comprised of nine commissioners. The committee reviews matters that relate to public safety, criminal justice and the county corrections facilities.

Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is a standing committee of the whole that is comprised of all seventeen commissioners. The committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending positions on state and federal legislation impacting Cook County and reviewing appointments to the county’s boards and commissions. The committee also deals with issues relating to the statutory benefits and services provided to veterans and their families, including recommendations for County ordinances to assist veterans working for the Cook County government and living in the County of Cook.

Roads and Bridges Committee is a standing committee of the whole that is comprised of all seventeen commissioners. The committee reviews all matters that involving the design and construction of all county highways. The committee also reviews matters involving the maintenance of county highways, purchase of equipment and operation of the county’s five maintenance facilities.

Rules & Administration Committee is a standing committee comprised of nine commissioners and is responsible for the County Board’s rules of organization and related matters. The committee also works with the Secretary to the Board to ensure that necessary services are provided to the members of the Board of Commissioners including recommendations for the board’s annual budget appropriations.

Technology Committee is a standing committee and is comprised of nine commissioners. The committee is responsible for reviewing requests for computer hardware, software and systems as requested by various county departments, agencies and elected officials. The committee is working closely with the Chief Information Officer in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a county-wide systems plan.

Veterans Committee is a standing committee and is comprised of five commissioners.  The committee is responsible for

Workforce, Job Development & Training Opportunities is a standing committee comprised of five Commissioners and is responsible for oversight of the County’s’ workforce development systems including federal and state funded programs such as the Workforce Investment Act.  The committee will act to ensure the accountability of the County’s workforce programs and to make certain that their services are responsive to the local area on behalf of the President. The committees’ responsibilities include evaluation of the integrity of proposed service delivery systems and service providers to ensure fiscal and programmatic accountability.  The committee shall meet quarterly to consider all funding and contract related activities pertaining to the Cook County President’s Office of Employment Training.

Zoning & Building Committee is a standing committee of the whole and is comprised of all seventeen commissioners. The committee is responsible for reviewing all requests for zoning variances within the unincorporated areas of Cook County and monitoring the development of a comprehensive zoning ordinance.

 

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