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Title:Aging, Council on
Website:Illinois Council on Aging
Contact Name:Lisa Zuurbier
Contact Title:Division Manager, Illinois Department on Aging
Contact Phone:217-785-3371
Function:The Council reviews reports of Department on Aging to Governor and General Assembly; prepares annual reports for department director, Governor, and General Assembly; evaluates level and quality of programs, services, and facilities provided for the aging by state agencies; reviews and comments on department’s comprehensive plan and upon disbursements of public funds to private agencies; recommends candidates to Governor for appointment as department director.
Term:Public members, 3 years.
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:No more than 12 of the Governor’s appointments from the same political party
Qualifications:Public members to represent different geographical sections of state
Composition:23 public members (16 senior citizens) appointed by Governor: - 2 from Senate appointed by President - 2 from Senate appointed by Minority Leader - 2 from House appointed by Speaker - 2 from House appointed by Minority Leader
Chair:Selected by board
Authority:20 ILCS 105/7, 7.09, 8.01

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Ali-Mirjat, Mubarek1/1/20192/7/2014GovernorMemberCook
Angelis, Mary Jane1/1/201910/12/2012GovernorMemberJackson
Bobitt, Julie1/1/20247/17/2020Governor; SecretaryMemberMacon
Chen, Nancy S.1/1/20247/17/2020GovernorMemberDuPage
Fine, Sen. Laura1/11/20235/24/2022Senate PresidentMemberState SenatorNone
Frazier, Anthany1/1/202010/25/2000GovernorMemberCook
Goleman, Christie1/1/20215/11/2018GovernorMember; ChairSt. Clair
Grimes, Melvin1/1/20239/8/2021GovernorMemberNone
Hamlin, Paulette1/1/20154/11/2008GovernorMemberPerry
Hunt, Kim L. 1/1/20228/28/2020GovernorMember; Vice-ChairCook
Hunter, Sen. Mattie1/11/20239/23/2011Senate PresidentMemberState SenatorNone
Khan, Talat1/1/20198/30/2013GovernorMemberDuPage
Larson, Britta1/1/20237/27/2020GovernorMemberCook
Lawler, Susan1/1/20215/11/2018GovernorMemberNone
Mahle, Sylvia1/1/20249/20/2021GovernorMemberBlank
Marton, Patricia1/1/20215/11/2018GovernorMemberMclean
Mayfield, Rep. Rita7/20/20197/20/2017Speaker of the HouseMemberState RepresentativeNone
Mitzen, Phyllis1/1/20196/3/2008GovernorMemberCook
Moeller, Rep. Anna7/20/20197/20/2017Speaker of the HouseMemberState RepresentativeNone
Mueller, Robert1/1/20239/8/2021GovernorMemberBlank
Stewart, Brian4/21/2021Senate Minority LeaderMemberState Senator None
Syverson, Dave4/15/2021Senate Minority LeaderMemberState SenatorNone
VACANTHouse Minority LeaderMemberState RepresentativeNone
VACANTHouse Minority LeaderMemberState RepresentativeNone
Vega, Susan1/1/20249/28/2021GovernorMemberBlank