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Press Release: Effingham County YouTube Channel

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On January 18, 2024

Effingham Co., Ill. (ECWd) –

Press Release:  January 18, 2024

Effingham County YouTube channel

Effingham, IL, January 18, 2024 –

This year, we see a new face of Effingham County with the launch of their new website.  Along with this new, improved website, the County Board has also initiated a YouTube channel.

The initiation of this channel is to assist county residents in the viewing of all County Board Meetings of the Whole with continued efforts of the County to keep local residents informed and aware of their local governing actions.

It is the end goal to have County Board Meetings of the Whole livestreamed to allow local residents the opportunity to be a part of these public meetings real time.  In order to live stream through YouTube, Effingham County will need local residents to subscribe to the channel.  The minimum subscribers for livestream are fifty (50) subscribers.

“A fundamental part of a fair and effective government is transparency.  This option to provide our meetings directly to members of the public will foster the trust placed in each elected member of the board.  I encourage the public’s participation and subscription to our YouTube channel,” stated Josh Douthit, Effingham County Board Chairman.

The Effingham County YouTube channel can be found at

The Effingham County YouTube channel can also be accessed through select meetings in the events calendar on the new Effingham County website at

About Effingham County Board

The Effingham County Board is the legislative body of County Government comprised of nine elected members, each representing a geographic district within the County.  The Board participates an open meeting monthly on the third Monday of the month, with the exception of Holidays in which the meeting date is moved to Tuesday.  The Board also encompasses various committees that report and recommend to the board. To learn more about committee meetings or county board meetings, please visit our website.

Media Contact:

Angie Thompson
County Board Administrator

[email protected]



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1 Comment
  • Judy
    Posted at 18:43h, 18 January Reply

    WOW, it will be a Cold day in Hell before Sangamon County does the same for it’s taxpayers. Congratulations Effingham county, always leading the way!

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