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Title:Climate Jobs Advisory Council
Meeting Information:

The Climate Jobs Institute's Executive Director shall serve as Chairperson of the Council, and the Council shall meet at the call of the Executive Director.

Contact Comments:
Function:
(1) Evaluate how workforce opportunities in the clean-energy industry can provide just transitions for displaced energy workers in the State.
(2) Identify opportunities to maximize job creation and workforce development in the State's clean-energy industry, being particularly mindful of the job creation and workforce development in historically underrepresented populations and environmental justice communities.
(3) Recommend policies that will create high-quality family and community-sustaining jobs in the clean-energy economy.
(4) Develop strategies to address current and future supply chain vulnerabilities and challenges in the clean-energy manufacturing industry.
(5) Identify how to expand access to high-quality clean-energy jobs for environmental justice communities and other frontline communities that have faced historical inequities.
(6) Assess the types of support that local governments will need to help communities develop their own community energy, climate, and job plans.
(7) Evaluate initiatives, including the Public Schools Carbon-Free Assessment programs, to retrofit schools for energy efficiencies to create a safe, healthy, cost-effective school environment, while contributing to an environmentally sustainable State.
Term:Members appointed to the Council shall serve 2 year terms and may be reapointed. If a seat becomes vacant in the middle of a term, the Governor shall appoint a replacement, who shall serve for the remainder of that term.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:Statute
Qualifications:
Shall consist of stakeholders in the clean-energy economy.
Compensation:Members of the Council shall serve without compensation.
Composition:
(1) Four members representing statewide labor organizations, Appointed by the Governor. (2) Three Members representing environmental advocacy organizations, appointed by the Governor. (3) Three members representing the renewable energy industry, appointed by the Governor. (4) Two members from University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations faculty, appointed by the Chancellor in consultation with the Dean of the School of Labor Employment Relations. (5) Two members appointed by the President of the Senate, who may or may not be elected officials. (6) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who may or may not be elected officials. (7) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate, who may or may not be an elected official. (8) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, who may or may not be an elected official. (9) One member of the Illinois Senate Latino Caucus, appointed by the President of the Senate. (10) One member of the Illinois Senate Black Caucus, appointed by the President of the Senate. (11) One member of the Illinois House Latino Caucus, appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Chair:The Climate Jobs Institute's Executive Director shall serve as Chairperson of the Council.
Authority:PA 102-699 (110 ILCS 305/165)

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Delgado, Rep. Dina7/15/20247/15/2022Speaker of the HouseMemberIllinois House Latino Caucus
Evans, Jr., Rep. Marcus7/15/20247/15/2022Speaker of the HouseMemberIllinois House Black Caucus
Gabel, Rep. Robyn7/15/20247/15/2022Speaker of the HouseMember
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresenting Statewide Labor Organizations
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresenting Environmental Advocacy Organizations
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresenting Renewable Energy Industry
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VACANT
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresenting Statewide Labor Organizations
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresenting Statewide Labor Organizations
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresenting Statewide Labor Organizations
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresenting Renewable Energy Industry
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresenting Renewable Energy Industry
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresenting Environmental Advocacy Organizations
VACANT
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresenting Environmental Advocacy Organizations
VACANTChancellor & the Dean of the School of Labor and Employment RelationsMember
VACANTChancellor & the Dean of the School of Labor and Employment RelationsMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMemberSenate Black Caucus
VACANTSpeaker of the HouseMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMemberSenate Latino Caucus
VACANTMinority Leader of the House of RepresentativesMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember