In the City of DeKalb, municipal matters are approached with transparency and accountability. Elected officials and staff are dedicated to openness, ethics and fiscal responsibility. Critical components of transparent government operations are included below. 

Elected & Administrative Personnel

Contact information for elected officials, the City Manager and department heads can be found in the links below.

Meeting Information

City Council agendas and minutes for public meetings are available in advance of the meeting date. The City Calendar includes dates of regular City Council meetings.

Note: Meeting dates may be changed and meetings may be canceled subject to the requirements of the Open Meetings Act.

Public Records
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law is used to ensure that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government, and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials. To submit a FOIA request, click here

Below are links to the City's FOIA requests, sorted by month. Each month's record will be posted after all FOIA requests for that month have been processed. 

2015 FOIA Request Records 
Index of 2015 FOIA Requests

2016 FOIA Request Records
January 2016 FOIA Request Index           May 2016 FOIA Request Index      
February 2016 FOIA Request Index         June 2016 FOIA Request Index
March 2016 FOIA Request Index             July 2016 FOIA Request Index
April 2016 FOIA Request Index              August 2016 FOIA Request Index

Finance Records 

Budgets and Audits 
DeKalb's budget for the current year, along with the detailed budgets for the prior four years, can be obtain by clicking through to the Finance Department. The financial audits (also called Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports) are also available in the Finance Department

Treasurer's Reports
Pursuant to Illinois State Statute (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-65), the City publishes an annual Treasurer's Report in a local newspaper.  The Report details the amount paid to all individual vendors whom the City paid more than $2,500 during the year and a listing of employee salaries grouped into categories. These reports are available in the Finance Department section of the City website. 

Collective Bargaining Agreements

The City of DeKalb maintains a number of agreements, pay plans and compensation reports within its Human Resources Division. These documents can be accessed here


The City of DeKalb holds membership with the following organizations:
International City/County Management Association
Illinois City/County Management Association
MetroWest Council of Government
Illinois Municipal League
Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association
National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
American Planning Association
Government Finance Officers Association
Illinois Government Finance Officers Association
DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study
Illinois Fire Chiefs Association
Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
International Association of Chiefs of Police
FBI National Academy Associates
FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association  
American Water Works Association
American Public Works Association
Intergovernmental Personnel Benefits Cooperative 

Please note: The City of DeKalb does not employ the services of a professional lobbyist, however, many of the above organizations may engage in lobbying activities or engage the services of a professional lobbyist. Please visit the organizations' websites (links available above) to learn more about their lobbying practices.