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File #: 14-5298    Version: 1 Name: Patrick M. Blanchard IIG Reappointment
Type: Reappointment Status: Approved
File created: 9/9/2014 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/10/2014 Final action: 10/8/2014
Title: PROPOSED REAPPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Patrick M. Blanchard Position: Independent Inspector General Department/Board/Commission: Office of the Cook County Independent Inspector General Effective date: 10/15/2014 Expiration date: 10/14/2018 10/14/2020 Summary: In 2007, the Cook County Board of Commissioners through enactment of a Cook County Ordinance created the first Office of Independent Inspector General for Cook County. Following the enactment of the Ordinance, the Cook County Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association agreed to convene a nominating committee tasked with the responsibility to recommend qualified candidates. Thereafter, secondary interviews of the recommended candidates were conducted by a bipartisan selection committee that was comprised of four Cook County Commissioners, the Director of Ethics and the Cook County State's Attorney. Upon completion of this process, the current Independent Inspector General, Patrick M. Blanchard was n...
Indexes: TONI PRECKWINKLE, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners
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PROPOSED REAPPOINTMENT
 
Appointee(s):  Patrick M. Blanchard
 
Position:  Independent Inspector General
 
Department/Board/Commission:  Office of the Cook County Independent Inspector General
 
Effective date:  10/15/2014
 
Expiration date:  10/14/2018   10/14/2020
 
Summary:  In 2007, the Cook County Board of Commissioners through enactment of a Cook County Ordinance created the first Office of Independent Inspector General for Cook County. Following the enactment of the Ordinance, the Cook County Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association agreed to convene a nominating committee tasked with the responsibility to recommend qualified candidates.  Thereafter, secondary interviews of the recommended candidates were conducted by a bipartisan selection committee that was comprised of four Cook County Commissioners, the Director of Ethics and the Cook County State's Attorney.   Upon completion of this process, the current Independent Inspector General, Patrick M. Blanchard was nominated for appointment and in October of 2008, Mr. Blanchard was appointed Cook County's first Independent Inspector General.  Mr. Blanchard's appointment expires on 10/14/2014  10/14/2020.
 
In accordance with Section 2-282 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances, authorization is hereby requested to reappoint Patrick M. Blanchard to a subsequent four year term.  Under the leadership of Mr. Blanchard, the Office of the Cook County Independent Inspector General has proven to be an independent office in which employees, vendors, and residents have opportunity to voice concerns and remain confident that their complaints will be independently and thoroughly investigated.   
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