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Title:Volunteerism And Community Service, Illinois Commission on
Website:Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
Contact Name:Noelle Ayoka Mota Samuels
Contact Title:Executive Director
Contact Phone:800-592-9896
Contact Comments:535 W. Jefferson, 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702 Fax: 217-557-0515
Function:Service Illinois promotes and supports community service in public and private programs to meet needs of Illinois citizens; stimulates new volunteerism and community service initiatives and partnerships; serves as a resource and advocate within the Dept of Public Health for community service agencies, volunteers, and programs which utilize state and private volunteers.
Term:Voting members serve 3 year terms.
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:No more than 50% from same political party
Qualifications:None specified.
Compensation:Members: expenses; Director: shall receive such compensation as is determined by the Governor
Composition:40 members At least 25% of the members must be from the city of Chicago 15-25 voting members appointed by the Governor -expert in education, training and development needs of youth - an expert in philanthropy - a representative of labor organizations - a representative of business - a representative of Community based organizations - State Superintendent of Education - a Youth between 16 and 25 years of age who is a participant or supervisor in a community service program -an expert in older adult volunteerism -a representative of persons with disabilities -a representative of local government -a representative of a national service program 15 Bipartisan non-voting members appointed by the Governor & serves at the pleasure of Governor -1 at least, Federal Corporation for National Service (John Hosteny)(NON-VOTING MEMBER) Director, of Commission appointed by Governor, serves at the pleasure of Governor.
Authority:20 ILCS 710

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Angelis, Jane10/17/2012GovernorMember, Non-votingJackson
Ayala, Dr. CarmenDemocratGovernorMember, State Superintendent of EducationSangamon
Benanti, Jennifer11/3/202011/3/2017IndependentGovernorMember, Community Based OrganizationSangamon
Brown, Julian9/14/2018OtherGovernorMember, Non-votingWill
Chavkin, Nisan5/1/20205/21/2018DemocratGovernorMemberWill
Clarke, Scott5/1/20208/24/2018GovernorMemberSangamon
Copeland, Ami5/1/20209/14/2018OtherGovernorMemberNone
Davis, Laura5/1/20219/21/2018OtherGovernorMemberNone
Dee, Merri5/1/201710/8/2009DemocratGovernorMemberCook
Dietkus, Rachael5/1/20215/14/2018DemocratGovernorMemberChampaign
Dixon, James5/1/20165/19/2011DemocratGovernorMember, Labor OrganizationSangamon
Foss-Eggemann, Charlene5/1/20219/14/2018GovernorMemberNone
Furlett, Natalie5/1/202011/9/2017DemocratGovernorMemberCook
Geenen, David8/24/2018GovernorMember, Non-votingRock Island
Gremer, John8/31/2018GovernorMember, Non-votingCook
Guinn, Amanda8/15/20178/15/2014GovernorMemberSt. Clair
Healy, Shawn11/3/202011/3/2017DemocratGovernorMember, expert in educationCook
Holland, Megan9/14/2018GovernorMember, Non-voting
Holmes, Tiffany9/21/2018GovernorMember, Non-votingWarren
Hosteny, John9/11/2007RepublicanGovernorMember, Non-voting; Corporation for National and Community ServiceCook
Lathan, Howard10/17/2012GovernorMember, Non-votingCook
Leonis, Catherine8/24/2018GovernorMember, Non-votingCook
Long, Shelley5/1/20205/18/2018IndependentGovernorMemberCook
Marton, Debra5/1/20131/31/2013IndependentGovernorMember, Business Rep.Cook
Mathis, Tiffany8/15/202011/3/2017GovernorMemberSangamon
McCaughan, Ann 9/5/20207/5/2018GovernorMember, Representative of persons with disabilitiesCook
Myers, Jenne5/1/201710/17/2012DemocratGovernorMemberCook
Nelson, Katherine5/1/20209/8/2017OtherGovernorMember, Youth Rep (16-25)
North, Jennifer8/24/2018GovernorMember, Non-votingCook
Rives, Joseph5/1/201610/17/2012DemocratGovernorMemberMcDonough
Rosales, Giraldo5/1/201710/8/2009DemocratGovernorMember, Local GovernmentChampaign
Schuman, Anne10/17/2012GovernorMember, Non-votingCook
Sims, Cynthia 10/8/2009IndependentGovernorMember, Non-votingJackson
Solomon, Steve8/24/2018GovernorMember, Non-votingDuPage
Tubekis, Barbara5/1/201610/17/2012DemocratGovernorMemberCook
Turnbull, Jeff5/1/201510/17/2012RepublicanGovernorMember, Expert in Older Adult VolunteerismTazewell
VACANTGovernorMember, Non-votingBlank
VACANTGovernorMember, Non-votingNone
Weinheimer, Eric5/1/202011/9/2017IndependentGovernorMember, Expert in PhilanthropyCook
Witzel, Jennifer5/1/20178/15/2014DemocratGovernorMember, National Service Program RepresentativeJefferson