The Will County Board consists of 26 members, 2 each from 13 districts. Will County operates under the County Executive form of government, whereby the County Executive is elected at large and is responsible for day to day administration and the County Board is the legislative body responsible for establishing policy. It represents unincorporated areas of Will County.
As the policy-making body of county government, the Will County Board does touch the lives of residents in important ways. The budgets we establish distribute your hard earned tax dollars to fund county agencies providing roads, community health programs, courts, police protection, jails, workforce training, victim-witness programs and veterans assistance to name a few. We set the budgets for all county agencies and play a key role in transportation issues (including road building and airports), most notably the airport proposed for eastern Will County. We plan for commercial and residential development by planning for transportation, land use and zoning, while maintaining modern building codes for the protection of the public.