Concepte County

Concepte County was established in 1853 and is nestled in central Illinois between St. Louis and Chicago. These metropolitan areas allow for access to many of life’s pleasures while Concepte County remains relatively unspoiled by urban sprawl.  The county’s rural atmosphere evokes family farms and gentle country living. The towns of Concepte County are a mix, ranging from the historical Silversmith to the rural Fremont, to the railroad boom-town  of Rail City and the proud county seat of Sunny.

Concepte County is a progressive county, rich in history, agriculture, natural resources, green spaces, beautiful waterways and strong community values, which possesses exceptional educational, cultural, recreational and health care resources that are well balanced with high quality and strategically located job opportunities in a safe and harmonious environment supported by infrastructure where diverse people, business and government thrive together to excel.

Our Vision – is to be a great place to live, learn, work, worship, play and raise a family.

Our Mission – Concepte County facilitates its vision by being a safe community with responsible growth and economic opportunity and the county’s government is to continuously strive to provide progressive quality public services in a timely fashion and in cost effective manner.

The services provided by our Boards and Commissions are essential to the well being of the county.  County residents who are interested in serving on a board or commission may obtain an application from the Clerk to Council or go to the link at left to submit your application online.  Listed below are the many dedicated citizens who work for the County of  Concepte.

All board meetings are open to the public. 


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