Boone County COTW - Administrative Incident - December 7, 2020
Boone County Government
1212 LOGAN AVE, SUITE 102 BELVIDERE, IL 61008
PHONE: 815-547-4770 FAX: 815-547-3579
P R E S S R E L E A S E
For Immediate Release December 8, 2020
FROM THE COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN
STATEMENT ON COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE VIRTUAL MEETING INCIDENT
The County’s Monday, December 7, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting was disrupted by individuals
using offensive and profane language under multiple aliases. The County has reported the incident
to Zoom Video Communications, Inc. as well as Law Enforcement. In addition, the County has
initiated a thorough review of our video, teleconferencing, and social media strategies to prevent
this from reoccurring. Boone County Government rejects and condemns racism, discrimination, and any
hate‐based speech or conduct. We will continue to value the County’s diversity as our strength as
we encourage respect, support, and concern for each member of the community.
The Committee of the Whole meeting was recessed and will be reconvened on Wednesday, December 9,
2020. Instructions regarding public participation for future meetings will be posted on BoardDocs.
Please direct any questions to the Boone County Administration Office at (815) 547‐4770.