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Title:Illinois Muslim American Advisory Council
Meeting Information:

The Council shall meet at least once per month. In addition, the Council may hold up to 2 public hearings annually to assist in the development of policy recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly. 


Function:The purpose of the Council is to advise the Governor and the General Assembly on policy issues impacting Muslim Americans and immigrants; to advance the role and civic participation of Muslim Americans in this State; to enhance trade and cooperation between Muslim-majority countries and this State; and to build relationships with and disseminate information to, in cooperation with State agencies, boards, and commissions, Muslim American and immigrant communities across this State.
Term:Members of the Council shall serve 2-year terms.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:None
Composition:The Council shall consist of 21 members. The Governor shall appoint one member to be the representative of the Office of the Governor. The Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall also each appoint 4 public members to the Council. The Governor shall select the chairperson of the Council from among the members. The following officials shall serve as ex-officio members: the Deputy Director of the Office of Trade and Investment within the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her designee, and the Chief of the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services within the Department of Human Services, or his or her designee. In addition, the Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Central Management Services, the Board of Education, the Board of Higher Education, and the Community College Board shall each appoint a liaison to serve as an ex-officio member of the Council.
Chair:Designated by Governor
Authority:20 ILCS 5110/

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
VACANTGovernorPublic Member
VACANTGovernorPublic Member
VACANTGovernorPublic Member
VACANTGovernorPublic Member
VACANTPresident of the SenatePublic Member
VACANTPresident of the SenatePublic Member
VACANTPresident of the SenatePublic Member
VACANTPresident of the SenatePublic Member
VACANTSpeaker of the HousePublic Member
VACANTSpeaker of the HousePublic Member
VACANTSpeaker of the HousePublic Member
VACANTSpeaker of the HousePublic Member
VACANTSenate Minority LeaderPublic Member
VACANTSenate Minority LeaderPublic Member
VACANTSenate Minority LeaderPublic Member
VACANTSenate Minority LeaderPublic Member
VACANTMinority Leader of the HousePublic Member
VACANTMinority Leader of the HousePublic Member
VACANTMinority Leader of the HousePublic Member
VACANTMinority Leader of the HousePublic Member
VACANTGovernorGovernor's Office Representative
VACANTStatuteChief of the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services, DHS
VACANTStatuteDeputy Director of the Office of Trade and Investment, DCEO
VACANTStatuteDepartment on Aging Liaison
VACANTStatuteDepartment of Children and Family Services Liaison
VACANTStatuteDepartment of Healthcare and Family Services Liaison
VACANTStatuteDepartment of Public Health Liaison
VACANTStatuteDepartment of Central Management Services Liaison
VACANTStatuteBoard of Education Liaison
VACANTStatuteBoard of Higher Education Liaison
VACANTStatuteCommunity College Board Liaison