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Title:Water Supply Operator's Advisory Board
Contact Name:Bridget Drea
Contact Title:Assistant to the Director, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Function:The Board provides Environmental Protection Agency with technical advice and assistance in certification of public water supply operators; reviews agency rules and policies. The advisory board shall select one of its members to serve as Chairman. (Any 3 members shall constitute a quorum).
Term:Five years, beginning September 1, and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Members shall be persons having an active interest and with wide background in water supply management and operation from a practical and technical standpoint.
Composition:6 members: 5 appointed by Governor; 1 chief executive officer of municipality operating its own water plant; Director, Environmental Protection Agency, or designee (nonvoting member)
Chair:Elected by the board
Authority:415 ILCS 45/11

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Callahan, ColleenStatuteSecretary, Ex-OfficioDirector of Illinois EPANone
Johnson, Chris9/1/20158/30/2010GovernorMember, CEO of municipalityKendall
Koepsel, William D.9/1/20166/1/1998GovernorChair, Water Supply ManagementLake
Munger, Cynthia M.9/1/20141/1/2002GovernorMember, Water Supply ManagementWill
Nelson, Allen9/1/201510/12/2012GovernorMember, Water Supply ManagementCass
Ross, Dennis9/1/20175/17/2013GovernorMember, Water Supply ManagementSangamon