Peter Austin

County Administrator, McHenry County, Ill.

Peter Austin currently serves as the County Administrator in McHenry County, IL.  In that capacity, Mr. Austin is responsible for the enforcement of County Board ordinances, policies, regulations, and resolutions; recommends and oversees an annual budget of approximately $250,000,000; represents County’s legislative interests to State and Federal Government; coordinates work of nearly 1,400 employees, from 27 Offices and Departments, with the appropriate County Board Committees, other local governments, and state and federal agencies.

Peter Austin has been in his current position as McHenry County Administrator since 2005.  Prior to his service in McHenry County, Mr. Austin was the Assistant County Administrator in Lake County, IL; County Administrator in Kendall County, IL; and Assistant to the Village Manager in Western Springs, IL.        

Mr. Austin received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Iowa in 1992, and Masters in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University in 1994