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Title:End Hunger, Commission to
Website:https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/endhunger/Pages/default.aspx
Contact Name:Rudi Hancock
Contact Title:Advocacy Engagement and Communications Associate Manager, Greater Chicago Food Depository
Function:The purpose of the Commission to End Hunger shall be to develop an action plan every 2 years, review the progress of this plan, and ensure cross-collaboration among government entities and community partners toward the goal of ending hunger in Illinois.
Term:N/A
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:The appointed members shall reflect the racial, gender, and geographic diversity of the State and shall include representation from regions of the State.
Compensation:Members shall serve without compensation and are responsible for the cost of all reasonable and necessary travel expenses connected to Commission business, as the State of Illinois will not reimburse Commission members for these costs.
Composition:The Commission to End Hunger shall be composed of no more than 21 voting members including:
2 - members of the Illinois House of Representatives: 1 - appointed by the Speaker of the House 1 - appointed by the House Minority Leader
2 - members of the Illinois Senate, 1 - appointed by the Senate President 1 - appointed by the Senate Minority Leader;
1 - representative of the Office of the Governor appointed by the Governor;
1 - representative of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor appointed by the Lieutenant Governor; and
15 public members, who shall be appointed by the Governor. The public members shall include: 2 - representatives of food banks; 2 - representatives from other community food assistance programs; a representative of a statewide organization focused on responding to hunger; a representative from an anti-poverty organization; a representative of an organization that serves or advocates for children and youth; a representative of an organization that serves or advocates for older adults; a representative of an organization that advocates for people who are homeless; a representative of an organization that serves or advocates for persons with disabilities; a representative of an organization that advocates for immigrants; a representative of a municipal or county government; and; 3 at-large members.
The following officials shall serve as ex-officio members:
- Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee; - State Superintendent of Education or his or her designee; - Director of Healthcare and Family Services or his or her designee; - Director of Children and Family Services or his or her designee; - Director of Aging or his or her designee; - Director of Natural Resources or his or her designee - Director of Agriculture or his or her designee.
The African-American Family Commission, the Latino Family Commission, and the Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council shall each designate a liaison to serve ex-officio on the Commission.
Chair:The representative of the Office of the Governor and a representative of a food bank shall serve as co-chairs of the Commission.
Authority:20 ILCS 5015/10

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bellock, Rep. Patricia9/16/2010House Minority LeaderMemberState RepresentativeSangamon
Colgan, BrianLt. GovernorMemberNone
Dolan, LeannStatuteEx-Officio, Director of Aging or his or her designeeNone
Egan, JohnStatuteEx-Officio, Director of Children and Family Services or his or her designeeNone
Glenn, JaniceGovernorMember, Governor's Office RepresentativeCook
Gonzalez, Esperanza3/2/2011GovernorMember, representative of an organization that advocates for the homelessLake
Grigsby Jackson, DianeStatuteEx-Officio, Secretary of Human Services or his or her designeeNone
Gutierrez, Angel5/17/2013GovernorMember, At LargeCook
Haller, Mark StatuteEx-Officio, State Superintendent of Education or his or her designeeNone
Harmon, DonSenate PresidentMemberState SenatorCook
Hernandez, Lisa9/14/2010Speaker of the HouseMemberState RepresentativeSangamon
Jbara, Ahlam3/2/2011GovernorMember, representative of an organization that advocates for immigrantsCook
Johnson, JayStatuteEx-Officio, Director of Natural Resources or designeeNone
Karacic, Barbara3/2/2011GovernorMember, representative of a community food assistance programLake
Kolli, Bhagya3/30/2018GovernorMember, representative of a municipal or county governmentSt Clair
Lesser, Dan3/2/2011GovernorMember, representative of an organization that serves/advocates for older adultsCook
Maehr, Katherine3/2/2011GovernorChair, representative of a food bankCook
Michael Miller6/26/2015GovernorMember, representative of a food bankNone
Moffitt, DonStatuteEx-Officio, Director of Agriculture or his or her designeeNone
Rauner, DianeGovernorMember, representative of an organization that serves/advocates for children & youthNone
Rezin, Sen. SueSenate Minority LeaderMemberState SenatorNone
Rynell, Amy3/2/2011GovernorMember, representative from an anti-poverty organizationCook
Tamley, Karen3/23/2018GovernorMember, representative of an organization that serves/advocates for persons with disabilitiesCook
VACANTThe African-American Family CommissionEx-OfficioNone
VACANTStatuteEx-Officio, Director of Healthcare and Family Services or his or her designeeNone
VACANTThe Latino Family CommissionEx-OfficioNone
VACANTLocal Food, Farms, and Jobs CounciEx-OfficioNone
VACANTGovernorMember, representative of a community food assistance programNone
Warren, Mary Ellen3/2/2011GovernorMember, representative of a statewide organization focused on responding to hungerWilliamson
Wiliams, LarryGovernorMember, at-largeNone
Yurko, Julie1/29/2016GovernorMember, at-largeDuPage