MEET RYAN

COMMON SENSE LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY

 I want to give back.  I am a direct result of what makes this community great. I was born here, I grew up here, I run my businesses here, I’m raising my family here, and I’m probably going to die here.  Our community has helped to make me who I am and I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help this great community provides.  I would like the opportunity to try and repay part of that debt by earning your vote as your representive on the Mclean County Board.  I love this community with all my heart.  I am exactly the type of person that our community needs to represent District 7, as it is this very community who made me who I am and I would like to try and give back as much as I can to our wonderful community.

Every person that runs for office gives back to their community in some form.   While I had been busy running my businesses for the last 15 years, about 6 years ago  I realized that I would not be where I am today without the help and support of my family, friends, and all of the people who have helped me over the years.  I decided I needed to try and repay what this community has done for me, as without their support I wouldn't have my business, my family or my friends.  This is what lead me to start looking for new ways to serve. 

MEET RYAN

COMMON SENSE LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY

 I want to give back.  I am a direct result of what makes this community great. I was born here, I grew up here, I run my businesses here, I’m raising my family here, and I’m probably going to die here.  Our community has helped to make me who I am and I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help this great community provides.  I would like the opportunity to try and repay part of that debt by earning your vote as your representive on the Mclean County Board.  I love this community with all my heart.  I am exactly the type of person that our community needs to represent District 7, as it is this very community who made me who I am and I would like to try and give back as much as I can to our wonderful community.

Every person that runs for office gives back to their community in some form.   While I had been busy running my businesses for the last 15 years, about 6 years ago  I realized that I would not be where I am today without the help and support of my family, friends, and all of the people who have helped me over the years.  I decided I needed to try and repay what this community has done for me, as without their support I wouldn't have my business, my family or my friends.  This is what lead me to start looking for new ways to serve. 

Meet John D. McIntyre

John McIntyre

COMMON SENSE LEADERSHIP = RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY

I want to continue my efforts to represent all of the citizens of McLean County and my constituents in Normal District 5 and to provide good, cost-efficient and cost-effective services.  I am proud of our County Board and what we have been able to accomplish during my tenure as Chairman. 

We still have much to do to complete our Mental Health Action Plan, especially in the areas of providing services to help the homeless and much-needed psychiatric and counseling services for our youth and at-risk students in our schools.

I want to continue to work with both Democrat and Republican Board Members, with all of our employees, countywide department heads, elected officials and our County Administrative staff in finding ways to improve transparency and communication and to consolidate efforts to achieve our goals.

I believe in good governance and finding common ground.  Our future in good local government should be not about politics, but about good legislation to make the best decisions to serve all of the residents of this county.

COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN

McLean County Board Chairman John D. McIntyre has announced his plan to seek re-election to the Board in 2020.  McIntyre was originally elected Chairman in January 2016 after serving eight years as a board member. He had served the previous four years (2012-2015) as Vice Chair.  During his tenure on the County Board, McIntyre has previously served as Chairman of the Health Committee and Rules Committee, Vice Chairman of the Justice Committee and on

Finance and Transportation Committees.

 

     McIntyre has had many successes during his time as Chairman but sites the overall financial health of the county as most important.  The County has been able to keep its tax rate portion of all taxes paid in McLean County at the same level since 2012.  Despite the challenges of unfunded mandates, very little increase in Equalized Assessed Valuation and increased costs in services, the County Board has continued to provide excellent services and has had a balanced budget.   McLean County is a “tax capped” county, yet under McIntyre’s leadership, has continued to maintain strong fund balances moving into the future.

Mental Health

Other successes by McIntyre during his tenure have been the chairing of a Mental Health advisory committee which included the involvement of over 70 leaders of social service agencies and community organizations to assist in the assessment of the overall needs of the citizens of the County in the area of behavioral health.  His co-writing of the McLean County Mental Health Action Plan has resulted in the construction of the Law and Justice Center’s new jail additionThe new jail has received national recognition for being specifically designed to help greatly improve housing and psychiatric services for the large percentage of mental health inmates and for providing important designated healthcare treatment facilities and services for female inmates.   

  “The building of the new jail addition was a result of our quest to find out just what was needed to help improve our mental health services to the citizens of our county and inmates in our jail; then writing a plan to follow to provide necessary services.  It was not only the building of the jail, but even much more which has been accomplished as a result of this plan Along with other key members of our staff and community, I have been committed to seeing this plan through. We weren’t going to just throw it on the shelf!”  said McIntyre. He stressed that a key factor in all of this has been the support of both our Town of Normal and Bloomington City Councils who helped by dedicating one-fourth of one cent of annual sales tax money to mental health services. I can’t express enough the importance of working together with the municipalities to achieve common goals.” 

  McIntyre also serves as Chairman of the County Behavioral Health Coordinating Council.

“We have accomplished a lot, but still have work to do to completely follow-through.  I would like to be re-elected to the Board and Chairmanship to see our mental health project be completely carried out and actively be providing all of the necessary services.  Our combined efforts have become gradually successful, but we still need improved cooperation from and collaboration among all of our providers.

ISU Rotary World Polio Night 

Brandt Opening Welcoming Speech

Economic Development - D.C.

Community 

 In addition to his duties as Chairman of the County Board,  McIntyre serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chairman of the Rules Sub-committee, Chairman of the Behavioral Health Coordinating Council which consists of leaders from twenty different health care provider organizations and corporations, Chairman of the Public Aid Commission, Chairman of the County Liquor Control Commission, a member of the LWIA #15 8-County Career Link and Jobs Training Consortium Governing Board, the Mclean County Museum of History Board, McLean County Economic Development Council Board of Directors and Board Member for The Friends of the Constitution Trail.

MAKING THE DIFFERENCE 

“I want to continue my efforts to represent all of the citizens of McLean County and my constituents in Normal District 5 and to provide good, cost-efficient and cost-effective services.  I am proud of our County Board and what we have been able to accomplish during my tenure as Chairman. 

We still have much to do to complete our Mental Health Action Plan, especially in the areas of providing services to help the homeless and much-needed psychiatric and counseling services for our youth and at-risk students in our schools.

I want to continue to work with both Democrat and Republican Board Members, with all of our employees, countywide department heads, elected officials and our County Administrative staff in finding ways to improve transparency and communication and to consolidate efforts to achieve our goals.

I believe in good governance and finding common ground.  Our future in good local government should be not about politics, but about good legislation to make the best decisions to serve all of the residents of this county.

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