Hanover Township scores a 100% for website transparency
Yesterday, the Institute presented a certificate of achievement to the Hanover Township board of trustees in recognition of their efforts on website transparency.
?Hanover Township is the first township government to score a 100 percent as part of the Illinois Policy Institute?s Local Transparency Project. Hanover Township joins the village of Orland Park, the village of
Lombard and Kane County as one of only four government entities in the state to score a 100 percent on the Institute?s 10-Point Transparency Checklist.
On Jan. 16, the Institute presented a certificate of achievement to the Hanover Township board of trustees in recognition of their efforts on website transparency.
???From the beginning, the township board has worked to not only be the most transparent township in the state, but to also be one of the most transparent units of local government in Illinois,? said Hanover Township Supervisor Brian P. McGuire. ?This accomplishment validates our commitment to honest and open government to our residents.?
We enthusiastically applaud the efforts of the elected officials, administration and staff of the Hanover Township for being open and accountable to taxpayers. Hanover Township is the most transparent township entity in the state we?’ve seen so far.
The Institute?s Local Transparency Project grades local governments on how much public data is readily available on public websites, basing scores on the availability of vital community information, such as public meeting schedules, government employee salaries and tax rates, to the public. Proactive government transparency is one of the most important tools we have to help prevent, expose and put an end to government corruption.
Since the project launched in February 2010, the Institute has graded more than 300 government entities.