About this project
The Kane County Connected initiative is building a Junior Kane County Board (JKCB). Participants will learn about county government systems and structure, and develop a county public service video. The program is scheduled to start on January 23rd and the last scheduled meeting date of April 24, 2014. JKCB members will meet at least 4 times at the county board office.
The JKCB is a group of students who have the opportunity to practice - at a young age - American self-governance and develop a community/county project. The junior board will have a real (but donated) budget to use in their public service video promoting Kane County as the premier place to live, work and invest.
Goals of JKCB:
- Identify the organizational structures and duties of local government, including the names and functions of local officials
- Develop a community/county public service video – why Kane County, Illinois
- Describe the types of services different levels of local government provide
- Examine how the decision-making process in a democracy is used to allocate scarce resources across diverse communities
- Familiarize with “Robert’s Rules of Order”
About Kane County:
Kane County is located west of Chicago and is the 5th largest county in the state. It has a population in excess of 515,000 people and is home to Aurora, the 2nd largest city in the state, and Elgin, the 8th largest city. Geographically it is a perfect mix of urban as well as rural life, bringing many different backgrounds and interests to the table of government.
Contact: Cheryl Maraffio, Community Outreach Coordinator, Kane County Connected 719 S. Batavia Avenue Building A, 3rd Floor Geneva, IL 60134 630-208-5133 firstname.lastname@example.org
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