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Title:Access and Function Needs Advisory Committee
Meeting Information:

​The Advisory Committee shall coordinate meetings occurring, at a minimum, 6 times each year, in addition to emergency meetings called by the chairperson of the Advisory Committee.

Function:The Advisory Committee shall: (1) Research and provide recommendations for identifying and effectively responding to the needs of persons with access and functional needs before, during, and after a disaster using an intersectional lens for equity. (2) Provide recommendations to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency regarding how to ensure that persons with a disability are included in disaster strategies and emergency management plans, including updates and implementation of disaster strategies and emergency management plans. (3) Review and provide recommendations for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and all relevant State agencies that are involved in drafting and implementing the Illinois Emergency Operation Plan, to integrate access and functional needs into State and local emergency plans.
Term:Of those members appointed by the Governor, the
initial appointments of 6 members shall be for terms of 2 years
and the initial appointments of 5 members shall be for terms of
4 years. Thereafter, members shall be appointed for terms of 4
years. A member shall serve until his or her successor is
appointed and qualified. If a vacancy occurs in the Advisory
Committee membership, the vacancy shall be filled in the same
manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the
unexpired term.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:None.
Composition:The Advisory Committee shall be composed of the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency or his or her designee, the Attorney General or his or her designee, the Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee, the Director on Aging or his or her designee, and the Director of Public Health or his or her designee, together with the following members appointed by the Governor on or before January 1, 2022: (1) Two members, either from a municipal or county-level emergency agency or a local emergency management coordinator. (2) Nine members from the community of persons with a disability who represent persons with different types of disabilities, including, but not limited to, individuals with mobility and physical disabilities, hearing and visual disabilities, deafness or who are hard of hearing, blindness or who have low vision, mental health disabilities, and intellectual or developmental disabilities. Members appointed under this paragraph shall reflect a diversity of age, gender, race, and ethnic background. (3) Four members who represent first responders from different geographical regions around the State.
Chair:After all the members are appointed, and annually thereafter, they shall elect a chairperson from among the members appointed by the Governor.
Authority:5 ILCS 415/1

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
VACANTDirector of IEMA; his or her designeeMember
VACANTAttorney General; his or her designeeMember
VACANTSecretary of Human Services; his or her designee
VACANTDirector of Public Health; his or her designeeMember
VACANTGovernorMember, either from a municipal or county-level emergency agency or a local emergency management coordinatorMember
VACANTGovernorMember, either from a municipal or county-level emergency agency or a local emergency management coordinatorMember
VACANTGovernorMember from community of persons with a disabilityMember
VACANTGovernorMember from community of persons with a disabilityMember
VACANTGovernorMember from community of persons with a disabilityMember
VACANTGovernorMember from community of persons with a disability
VACANTGovernorMember from community of persons with a disabilityMember
VACANTGovernorMember from community of persons with a disabilityMember
VACANTGovernorMember from community of persons with a disabilityMember
VACANTGovernorMember from community of persons with a disabilityMember
VACANTGovernorMember from community of persons with a disabilityMember
VACANTGovernorFirst ResponderMember
VACANTGovernorFirst ResponderMember
VACANTGovernorFirst ResponderMember
VACANTGovernorFirst ResponderMember