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Title:Illinois America 250 Commission
Contact Comments:
Function:
The Commission shall develop, encourage, and execute
an inclusive commemoration and observance of the founding of the United States of America, and Illinois' imperative role in the nation's history.
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:
Composition:
        (1) One member appointed by the Lieutenant Governor.
        (2) One member appointed by the President of the Senate and one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
        (3) One member appointed by the Senate Minority Leader and one member appointed by the House Minority Leader.
        (4) The Director of the Illinois State Museum.
        (5) The Harold Washington Library Archivist.
        (6) A Black historian reflecting the experiences and contributions of American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS), appointed by the Governor.
        (7) A historian reflecting the experiences and contributions of Asian and Latina/o/x communities, appointed by the Governor.
        (8) The following members appointed by the Governor:
        (A) Three representatives of tribal Nations and communities including the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi,  Shawnee, Osage, Peoria, Miami, Sac and Fox, Mesquaki,  Kickapoo, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and additional tribal members living in Illinois today.
            (B) A representative of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
            (C) A representative from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
            (D) A representative of Illinois humanities.
            (E) A representative of the Illinois Municipal League.
            (F) Three members of the public with related or  relevant backgrounds, expertise, or interests. Knowledge in the following shall be prioritized in making an appointment under this item: the culture, traditions, and history of American Indians/Native Americans; Black Americans; Latinos/Latinas/Hispanic Americans; Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; the LGBTQAI+ community; immigrants and refugees; veterans' organizations; women's history; the history of Illinois' agriculture, architecture, armed forces, arts, civics, cultural geography, ecology, education, faith-based communities, folklore, government, industry, labor, law, medicine, and transportation; anthropology; archeology; cultural exhibits and museums; heritage tourism; historic preservation; and social justice.
Authority:Public Act 102-0965

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Gonzalez, Jr., EdgarSpeaker of the House of RepresentativesMemberMember appointed by Speaker of the House of Representatives
VacantLieutenant GovernorMemberMember appointed by Lieutenant Governor
VacantSenate PresidentMemberMember appointed by Senate President
VacantSenate Minority LeaderMemberMember appointed by Senate Minority Leader
VacantHouse Minority LeaderMemberMember appointed by the House Minority Leader
VacantStatuteMemberDirector of the Illinois State Museum
VacantStatueMemberHarold Washington Library Archivist
VacantGovernorMemberBlack historian reflecting the experiences and contributions of American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS)
VacantGovernor MemberHistorian reflecting the experiences and contributions of Asian and Latina/o/x communitie
VacantGovernorMemberRepresentatives of tribal Nations and communities including the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, Shawnee, Osage, Peoria, Miami, Sac and Fox, Mesquaki, Kickapoo, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and additional tribal members living in Illinois today
VacantGovernorMemberRepresentatives of tribal Nations and communities including the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, Shawnee, Osage, Peoria, Miami, Sac and Fox, Mesquaki, Kickapoo, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and additional tribal members living in Illinois today
VacantGovernorMemberRepresentatives of tribal Nations and communities including the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, Shawnee, Osage, Peoria, Miami, Sac and Fox, Mesquaki, Kickapoo, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and additional tribal members living in Illinois today
Vacant GovernorMemberRepresentative of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
VacantGovernorMemberRepresentative from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
VacantGovernorMemberRepresentative of Illinois Humanities
VacantGovernorMemberRepresentative of the Illinois Municipal League
VacantGovernorMemberMember of the public with related or relevant backgrounds, expertise, or interests
Vacant GovernorMemberMember of the public with related or relevant backgrounds, expertise, or interests
Vacant GovernorMemberMember of the public with related or relevant backgrounds, expertise, or interests