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Title:Weatherization Initiative Board
Website:Weatherization Initiative Board
Contact Name:Carmen Colvin
Contact Phone:(312) 814-2346
Contact Comments:Senior Public Service Administrator, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Function:The Board must approve or deny all grants from the Build Illinois Bond Fund. A quorum of the Board is at least 3 voting members, and the affirmative vote of at least 3 voting members is required for Board decisions and adoption of rules. DCEO shall provide staff and administrative assistance to the Board. By December 31 of each year, the Board shall file an annual report with the Governor and the General Assembly concerning the Initiative, grants awarded, and grantees and making recommendations for any changes needed to enhance the effectiveness of the Initiative.
Term:5-year terms after initial appointments.  Initial Appointments: 1-one year term, 1-two year term, 1-three year term, 1-four year term and 1-five year term.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Composition:The Board shall consist of 5 voting members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The initial members shall have terms as follows as designated by the Governor: one for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years, and one for 5 years, or until a successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter, members shall serve 5-year terms or until a successor is appointed and qualified. The Board shall also have 4 non-voting ex officio members appointed as follows: one Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House, one Representative appointed by the House Minority Leader, one Senator appointed by the President of the Senate, and one Senator appointed by the Senate Minority Leader,
Chair:The voting members shall elect a voting member to serve as chair for a one-year term.
Authority:30 ILCS 738/40‑40

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bailey, Darren4/6/2021Senate Minority LeaderEx-OfficioState SenatorNone
Harrington, Deborah2/19/20143/5/2010GovernorMemberCook
Harris, Percy2/19/20163/5/2010GovernorChair, MemberSt. Clair
Perez, Jorge2/19/20175/25/2015GovernorMemberCook
VACANTPresident of the SenateEx-OfficioState SenatorNone
VACANTSpeaker of the HouseEx-OfficioState RepresentativeNone
VACANTHouse Minority LeaderEx-OfficioState RepresentativeNone
Wordlaw, Robert2/19/20185/25/2015GovernorMemberCook