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Title:Route 66 Centennial Commission, Illinois
Meeting Information:

​The Commission shall meet at least quarterly at the times and places in the State that the Commission designates. 

Contact Name:Office of Tourism
Function:The Commission shall be responsoble for planning and sponsoring official Route 66 centennial events, programs, and activities for the greater citizens of Illinois.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:The Commission shall be composed of 20 members who reflect the interests, history, and importance of the communities along Route 66 in Illinois. The members shall be appointed as follows: (1) two public members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; (2) two public members appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives; (3) two public members appointed by the President of the Senate; (4) two public members appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; (5) three public members appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall serve as chairperson; (6) the President of the Route 66 Association of Illinois; or his or her designee; (7) the Executive Director of the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway, or his or her designee; and (8) seven ex officio members as follows: (A) the Governor, or his or her designee; (B) the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, or his or her designee; (C) the Director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency; or his or her designee; (D) the Director of the Department of Natural Resources, or his or her designee; (E) the Director of the Office of Tourism, or his or her designee; (F) the Director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her designee; and (G) the Director of the State Archives, or his or her designee
Authority:20 ILCS 5125

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Andrew Manar8/13/2021GovernorEx-OfficioGovernor's Designee
Butler, Rep. Tim1/23/2019Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesPublic Member
Callahan, Colleen1/5/2021Director of the Department of Natural ResourcesEx-Officio
Cory, Jobe 7/21/2021GovernorPublic MemberChairMadison
DiCenso, Kristin1/5/2021Director of the Illinois Historic Preservation AgencyEx-OfficioDirector's Designee
Dougherty, Steve7/21/2021GovernorPublic MemberMontgomery
Flannery, Karla Director of the Office of TourismEx-OfficioDirector's Designee
Garcia, Sylvia Director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Ex-Officio
Gleason, Tim2/13/2020President of the SenatePublic Member
House, Doug2/3/2021Secretary of Department of TransportationEx-OfficioSecretary's Designee
Joens, David 1/4/2021Director of the State ArchivesEx-Officio
McDonald, Bonnie9/9/2019Minority Leader of the House of RepresentativesPublic Member
Moylan, Rep. Martin 8/9/2019Speaker of the HousePublic Member
Navarro, Robert7/21/2021GovernorPublic MemberWill
Sees, Milton10/23/2018Minority Leader of the SenatePublic MemberSangamon
VACANTPresident of the SenatePublic Member
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenatePublic Member
VACANTPresident of the Route 66 Association of Illinois
Walsh Jr., Rep. Laurence8/9/2019Speaker of the House Public Member
Wichmann, CaseyExecutive Director of the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway