JONESBORO, IL (KFVS) - On Friday, May 24, the Union County Board of Commissioners announced an initiative to find ways to pool its technology resources into a single Communications Department.
By combining the county’s technology spending wherever possible, the Board believes that resources will be better utilized and that future spending will be more focused. To oversee this process, local consultant Rollie Hawk was appointed as the County’s Chief Information Officer.
“Even though on paper they are creating a new department and giving me a title, it’s really a reorganization more than anything else,” Hawk said. “This is money that’s already being spent by the County and work that’s already being done. But by consolidating those resources, we can better use them and really focus on providing better services to the public.”