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Title:21st Century Workforce Development Fund Advisory Committee
Contact Name:Dan Lyonsmith
Contact E-Mail:dan@cjc.net
Function:-The 21st Century Workforce Development Fund is created as a special fund in the State Treasury. The Fund shall be administered by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity , in consultation with other appropriate State agencies, and overseen by the 21st Century Workforce Development Fund Advisory Committee; -The purpose of the 21st Century Workforce Development Fund is to promote the State's interest in the creation and maintenance of a diverse and skilled workforce for the economic development of the State. The Fund is intended to support integrated, innovative, and emergency workforce development strategies that promote local economic development and a continuum of workforce and education strategies, including workforce development activities to prepare individuals for occupations in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, as well as other occupations that are created or transformed by the implementation of policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to prevent and remediate pollution, and to promote energy-efficient, healthy, and lead-safe homes in Illinois;
Term:shall serve a 2-year term and are eligible to be re-appointed one time.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:N/A
Composition:-Membership: The Committee shall consist of 21 persons. Co-chairs shall be appointed by the Governor with the requirement that one come from the public and one from the private sector: -Eleven members shall be appointed by the Governor, and any of the 11 members appointed by the Governor may fill more than one of the following required categories: - Four must be from communities outside of the City of Chicago; -At least one must be a member of a local workforce investment board (LWIB) in his or her community; - At least one must represent organized labor; - At least one must represent business or industry; - At least one must represent a non-profit organization that provides workforce development or job training services; - At least one must represent a non-profit organization involved in workforce development policy, analysis, or research; - At least one must represent a non-profit organization involved in environmental policy, advocacy, or research; - At least one must represent a group that advocates for individuals with barriers to employment, including at-risk youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, and individuals living in poverty; -The other 10 members shall be the following: - The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her designee who oversees workforce development services; - The Secretary of Human Services, or his or her designee who oversees human capital services; - The Director of Corrections, or his or her designee who oversees prisoner re-entry services; - The Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, or his or her designee who oversees contractor compliance; - The Chairman of the Illinois Community College Board, or his or her designee who oversees technical and career education; - A representative of the Illinois Community College Board involved in energy education and sustainable practices, designated by the Board; - Four State legislators, one designated by the President of the Senate, one designated by the Speaker of the House, one designated by the Senate Minority Leader, and one designated by the House Minority Leader;
Chair:Co-Chairs Appointed by the Governor
Authority:20 ILCS 630/11(a) to (f)

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Althoff, Pamela2/14/2012Senate Minority LeaderMemberState SenatorMcHenry
Bellock, PattiHouse Minority LeaderMemberNone
Davis, Shelley5/3/20185/3/2016GovernorMemberNone
Guthrie, ErinStatuteChairDepartment of Commerce and Economic OpportunityNone
Henning, Joseph5/4/20145/3/2012GovernorMember, business or industryWill
Hou, GraceStatuteMemberSecretary of Human ServicesNone
Hunter, Mattie11/23/2009Senate PresidentMemberSangamon
Kim, JohnStatuteMemberEnvironmental Protection AgencyNone
Kim, Maria5/3/20175/27/2015GovernorMember, Member, non-profit organization that provides workforce development or job training servicesCook
Lopez, LazaroStatuteMember, Chairman of the Illinois Community College BoardNone
Podemski, Mark5/3/20145/3/2012GovernorMember, local workforce investment boardWinnebago
Pollack, Wendy5/3/20145/3/2012GovernorMember, group that advocates for individuals with barriers to employment, including at-risk youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, and individuals living in povertyCook
Prendergast, Raymond5/3/20145/3/2012GovernorMember, non-profit organization that provides workforce development or job training servicesCook
Smith, Whitney5/3/20145/3/2012GovernorMemberCook
Stoecklin, David5/3/20145/3/2012GovernorMember, local workforce investment boardMadison
Tartaglione, Barbara5/3/20145/3/2012GovernorMember, local workforce investment boardDuPage
Taylor, GladyseStatuteMember, Assistant Director, Department of CorrectionsNone
Thomas, Carrie5/3/20145/3/2012GovernorChair, Member, non-profit organization that provides workforce development policy, analysis, and researchCook
VACANTSpeaker of the HouseMemberState RepresentativeNone
VACANTGovernorMember, non-profit organization involved in environmental policy, advocacy, or researchNone
VACANTIllinois Community College BoardMemberNone