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Title:Arts Council, Illinois
Website:http://www.arts.illinois.gov/
Contact Name:Pam Thomas
Contact Title:Illinois Arts Council
Contact Phone:312.814.6794
Contact E-Mail:Pam.thomas@illinois.gov
Function:The council provides public exposure to and an awareness of the importance of the arts; supports local development of the arts through monetary grants to individuals, artists, and associations.
Term:4 years. 
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:One member must be over 60 and members should be interested in the Arts.
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:21 members, all appointed by the Governor, one must be over 60.
Chair:Designated by the Governor
Authority:20 ILCS 3915/1

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Arena, Jill7/1/20171/8/2013GovernorMemberCook
Boosalis Davis, Beth7/1/20179/4/2009GovernorMemberCook
Clifford, Joan9/24/20239/24/2019GovernorMemberCook
Daniels, Richard7/1/20155/3/2013GovernorMemberCook
Flesner, Lisa Dent7/1/20155/1/2009GovernorMemberKane
Gidwitz, Christina7/1/20191/1/2016GovernorMemberCook
Godinez, Henry7/1/20176/17/2010GovernorMemberCook
Grode, Desiree 7/1/20184/27/2010GovernorMemberCook
Kavensky, Jodie7/1/20176/1/2004GovernorMemberRock Island
King, Valerie7/1/20179/4/2009GovernorMemberCook
Levine, Jennifer7/1/20176/1/2004GovernorMemberCook
Madigan, Shirley7/1/20216/1/2004GovernorChairCook
Matts, Gary7/1/20175/3/2013GovernorMemberDuPage
Montes, Peggy7/1/20196/1/2004GovernorMemberCook
O'Brien, Sheila Marie7/1/20176/1/2004GovernorMemberCook
Pierce, Rhoda7/1/20156/1/2004GovernorVice ChairLake
Rodhe, Cecilia7/1/20191/11/2015GovernorMemberLake
Steelman, Christina7/1/20174/15/2016GovernorMemberMcDonough
Touhy, Tim7/1/20191/1/2016GovernorMemberCook
VACANT7/1/2019GovernorMemberNone
Wiener, Donald T. 7/1/20184/27/2010GovernorMemberCook