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Title:Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority
Website:Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority
Contact Name:Andrew Hamilton
Contact Title:Executive Director, Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority
Contact Phone:217.899.7525
Contact Comments:Executive Director, Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority Fax: 217/546-7569
Function:The Authority creates and promotes industrial and commercial development, transportation services, and recreational activities in geographic areas of Will and Kankakee counties; constructs, leases, or operates terminal and port facilities; establishes and maintains public airports.
Term:3 years, beginning 3rd Monday in January of staggered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified.  Executive Director not specified.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Residents of counties’ area experienced in economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, small business management, real estate or community development, venture finance, organized labor, civic, community or neighborhood organization.
Compensation:Reimbursed for expenses
Composition:10 members - 3 appointed by Governor - 3 appointed by Will County board chairperson - 3 appointed by Kankakee County board chairperson Director, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or designee Board may nominate by majority vote up to 4 non-voting members for appointment by Governor
Chair:Elected by the board
Authority:70 ILCS 535/4

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Argylen, Alice1/19/2015Kankakee CountyVice ChairKankakee
Collins, Nelson1/21/2013Will CountyChairWill
Crawford, Montele1/18/20215/3/2019GovernorMemberNone
Lucas, Debbie1/20/2014Kankakee CountySecretaryKankakee
Parsons, Chuck1/18/2016Kankakee CountyMemberKankakee
Peterson, Barbara1/20/20038/1/1997GovernorMemberWill
VACANTStatuteMemberDCEO Director or DesigneeNone
VACANT1/19/2015Will CountyMemberWill
Williams, Phillip1/1/2011Will CountyTreasurerWill