In the 1950s, McCandless' population was growing. As a result, a vote was held and McCandless moved from a Second Class Township to a First Class Township. On January 1, 1975, McCandless became the Town of McCandless, a home rule municipality, operating under a charter.
The Town is proud of its rich culture and status as a home rule charter. The Town government puts forth a great effort to rule the Town with continuous pragmatism and fairness.