Advocating for Our Community’s Needs and Interests

Join the Effort to Address Local Issues Impacting Fulton County!

Our Mission

The Local Affairs Committee of the Fulton County Farm Bureau® is committed to actively engaging with and addressing issues that directly impact our members and the broader community. We recognize the importance of local initiatives and their effects on our lives, and we strive to be a proactive voice in these matters.

FCFB has members serving on boards and committees that impact Fulton County residents.  These include the Fulton County Emergency Telephone System Board (911 Board), the Fulton County Ambulance Board, the Graham Hospital Board of Trustees, the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development, the Fulton County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, and the Illinois Waterway  Ports Commission.

Areas of Focus

Our committee is involved in a wide range of local affairs, including but not limited to:

  • Taxes: Monitoring and responding to tax-related issues that affect our members.
  • Roads and Infrastructure: Advocating for the maintenance and improvement of local transportation networks.
  • Broadband Connectivity: Ensuring access to reliable and fast internet, crucial for modern agriculture and community well-being.
  • Zoning and Planning: Participating in discussions and decisions regarding land use, development, and community planning.
  • Landfills and Environmental Concerns: Addressing issues related to landfills, waste management, and environmental sustainability.
  • Emerging Local Concerns: Staying vigilant and responsive to any new local issues that may arise.

Our Approach

The Local Affairs Committee works diligently to:

  • Monitor Local Issues: Keeping a close watch on local developments and potential challenges.
  • Facilitate Dialogue: Encouraging open discussions among members, local authorities, and the community.
  • Advocate for Members: Representing the interests of our members in local government and public forums.
  • Inform and Educate: Providing timely updates and information to our members about local issues and their implications.

Get Involved

We welcome the participation of all Fulton County Farm Bureau® members who wish to contribute to the well-being of our community. Your insights, experiences, and perspectives are valuable in tackling the local issues we face.

Stay Informed

Keep up with the latest discussions and initiatives by joining our committee meetings and following our updates. Together, we can make a significant impact on the quality of life in Fulton County.

For more information on how to get involved, please contact us at fultonfb@att.net or 309-547-3011.

Fulton County Farm Bureau® – Farm. Family. Food.

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