Angie Johnson
County Administrator  

309 West Mar­ket Street, Room 110
Jones­boro, Illi­nois 62952

Phone: 618–833-8276
Fax: 618-(618) 551‑8650

Office Hours: Mon­day-Fri­day, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Duties & Responsibilities

The Coun­ty Admin­is­tra­tor super­vis­es the day to day oper­a­tions of the Coun­ty Gov­ern­ment and reports to the Coun­ty Board of Com­mis­sion­ers.   The Admin­is­tra­tor directs the bud­get devel­op­ment, mon­i­tors and advis­es the Coun­ty Board of Com­mis­sion­ers in the respon­si­bil­i­ties relat­ed to finances, pur­chas­ing, per­son­nel, col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing, infor­ma­tion ser­vices, build­ing oper­a­tion & main­te­nance and pro­vides oth­er gen­er­al information.


The Admin­is­tra­tor over­sees imple­men­ta­tion of the County’s poli­cies, rules, and reg­u­la­tions as estab­lished by the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers and rec­om­mends improve­ments and adjust­ments as need­ed.  The Admin­is­tra­tor ana­lyzes and eval­u­ates the effec­tive­ness of Coun­ty oper­a­tions and ser­vices, briefs the board on per­ti­nent issues and ensures the board­’s deci­sions are enacted.

The Admin­is­tra­tor attends and par­tic­i­pates in Coun­ty Board meet­ings and numer­ous oth­er com­mit­tee meet­ings, advis­ing and pro­vid­ing nec­es­sary information.


Some of the pri­ma­ry respon­si­bil­i­ties of the Coun­ty Admin­is­tra­tor include:

  • Man­ages and directs Board pri­or­i­ties and initiatives
  • Ana­lyzes finan­cial infor­ma­tion and pre­pares annu­al bud­gets for 73 funds
  • Mon­i­tors and approves depart­ment expens­es to ensure elect­ed officials/department heads stay with­in annu­al bud­get allocations
  • Pre­pares annu­al tax levy and prop­er­ty tax abate­ment resolutions
  • Ensures all dis­clo­sures required to be filed with the Munic­i­pal Secu­ri­ties Rule­mak­ing Board are compiled
  • Assist audi­tors with annu­al audits includ­ing address­ing and cor­rect­ing findings
  • Assists with estab­lish­ing poli­cies and pro­ce­dures and works with elect­ed offi­cials and depart­ment heads to ensure com­pli­ance with exist­ing laws, reg­u­la­tions, direc­tives, stan­dards depart­ment rules and policies
  • Plans, orga­nizes and directs cap­i­tal improve­ment pro­grams and ana­lyzes needs for future purchases
  • Over­sees the bid­ding process on pur­chas­es and makes recommendations
  • Con­fers with Coun­ty elect­ed and appoint­ed offi­cials to dis­cuss, iden­ti­fy and assess their orga­ni­za­tion­al, man­age­ment, admin­is­tra­tive, bud­get, and finan­cial prob­lems and solu­tions as needed
  • Pre­pares bi-month­ly board pack­ets includ­ing draft­ing res­o­lu­tions, ordi­nances and agree­ments and pro­vides sup­port and rec­om­men­da­tions to the Board dur­ing board meetings
  • Coor­di­nates and assists with labor nego­ti­a­tions for 4 bar­gain­ing units


The Union Coun­ty Board of Com­mis­sion­ers, with the assis­tance of the Coun­ty Admin­is­tra­tor, strives to pro­vide the best pos­si­ble, most fis­cal­ly respon­si­ble ser­vices to Union Coun­ty res­i­dents and taxpayers.