Rick J. Faccin Biography
Rick Faccin is a life-long resident of Alton, Illinois and Madison County. He is a graduate of Alton High School and also holds degrees from Lewis and Clark Community College (Associates), Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville (Bachelor of Social Work) and St. Louis University (Master of Social Work).
Rick’s entire professional career has been dedicated to public service. As the director of Catholic Charities, he was responsible for the placement, safety and welfare of over 1,000 children who were abused or neglected. These children were of all ethnicities and religious denomination. He was also responsible for the fiscal well-being of the local agency.
In recognition of Rick’s work with the agency spanning over 22 years, Rick received the distinguished service award from Catholic Charities in 2001. He also received the prestigious Father M. J. Quilligan Humanitarian Award in 2009, along with numerous other awards for his service to the agency.
Rick Faccin was elected to and served on the Madison County Board from December 1994 until November 2000. During his tenure on the County Board, Rick facilitated funding for numerous road and street projects for his County Board district.
In November of 2002, Rick was elected to serve as Madison County Auditor. In each fiscal year since elected, Rick has been recognized with the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting”. This is a national award that is bestowed only on government officials who achieve the highest standards in government and financial reporting.
In 2009 and again in 2014, Rick was elected by his peers as President of the Illinois Association of County Auditors. In 2010 Rick was elected Auditor of the Year by the bi-partisan Illinois Association of County Auditors. This was in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the Association.
Rick and his staff have implemented many modernizations in computer software and technology utilized to perform the official duties of office and maintain accounting and financial reporting standards in compliance with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and generally accepted accounting principles.
His dedication to his community and county is witnessed by his present and past involvement in the following organizations.
- Knights of Columbus (4th degree member)
- Board of Directors St. Louis University Athletics
- President’s Circle St. Louis University
- Board of Directors Age Smart
- Board of Directors Catholic Charities
- SIU-E Alumni Association (lifetime member)
- President Illinois Association of County Auditors
- Director of Catholic Charities
- Member of Madison County Finance Committee
- Member of St. Mary’s School Board
- Chairman of the 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System Board
- Chairman of United Way Social Services Division
- Member of Senior Services Plus Board
- Member of Committee to Support Laclede Steelworkers
- Member of 1999 Friend of Labor Local 21