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Title:African American Employment Plan Advisory Council
Contact Name:Lisa G. Williams
Contact Title:CMS-Deputy Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Contact Phone:312-814-8213
Function:The African American Employment Plan Advisory Council shall examine: (1) the prevalence and impact of African Americans employed by State government; (2) the barriers faced by African Americans who seek employment or promotional opportunities in State government; (3) possible incentives that could be offered to foster the employment of and the promotion of African Americans in State government.

The Council shall meet quarterly to provide consultation to State agencies and the African American Employment Coordinator;

The African American Employment Plan Advisory Council shall receive administrative support from the Department of Central Management Services and shall issue an annual report of its activities each year on or before February 1, beginning with February 1, 2012.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:All members of the African American Employment Plan Advisory Council shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary expenses from funds appropriated for that purpose.
Composition:The African American Employment Plan Advisory Council is created, consisting of 11 members, each of whom shall be an African American subject matter expert, appointed by the Governor.
Authority:20 ILCS 30/25

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Burch, William2/22/2011GovernorMemberCook
Coleman, Arlene Y.2/22/2011GovernorMemberCook
Coverson, Marrice5/8/2013GovernorMemberCook
Dunbar, Sharryon4/9/2013GovernorMemberSangamon
Ford, Kevin Anthony12/12/2014GovernorMemberNone
Rice, Harold10/5/2015GovernorMemberLake
Sulamoyo, Dalitso Samson10/5/2015GovernorMemberSangamon