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Priorities For Local Govs Dealing With The Current Fiscal ClimateU of I Extension Service News – March 16, 2016


The University of Illinois Extension Local Government Information and Education Network (LGIEN) will host a free webinar on Thurs., March 17 from noon to 1 p.m.  – Strategic Priorities for Local Governments Dealing with the Current Fiscal Climate. 

County administrators from Champaign County and Peoria County will discuss strategies their counties are implementing to make local government more efficient and cost effective. Presenters Deb Busey and Scott Sorrel will discuss collaborative committees; joint ventures; county board restructuring; improved financial reporting systems; and other cost- saving measures local governments can implement now to conserve resources while still providing quality government services.

Deb Busey is the County Administrator of Champaign County and began working for Champaign County Government in August 1975. She has worked directly with the County Board – first as a County Co-Administrator (1998 to 2009) charged with Finance and HR Management, and then as County Administrator.

Scott Sorrel was named the Peoria County Administrator in May 2015. Prior to that, he spent more than 22 years with Peoria County. Sorrel started his career in the Planning and Zoning Department, and has been in the County Administrator's office since 2002. 

There is no cost to attend the webinars, however pre-registration is required. Register online at or for more information contact Pam Schallhorn, Community and Economic Development Educator for University of Illinois Extension at 618-327-8881or

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the extension office at (618)327-8881

Priorities For Local Govs Dealing With The Current Fiscal Climate