This part of your county web page is for the purpose of helping our citizens have a more complete knowledge of how county government works to serve them. Recently, the question of reforming county government was discussed in a special commission co-chaired by Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard and past Governor Joe Kernan. The work of that committee was presented to the Indiana General Assembly. The debate of what should or should not be changed will continually be a part of our political conversations. Although there are many differing positions, one thing is apparent --- most citizens have a fairly minimal understanding of the process involved in how their county government works. This page is an attempt to broaden that understanding. Admittedly the intent is to more readily fulfill the mission that James Madison so ably identified in the quote below.
Here you will find an increasing number of these articles and essays. You may desire to return to this page often.
popular government, without popular information or the means of acquiring
it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance,
and a people who mean to be their own governors
must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
James Madison, August 4, 1822 (the year that Morgan County was established)