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Title:Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority
Website:Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority
Contact Name:Andrew Hamilton
Contact Title:Executive Director, Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority
Contact Phone:217-899-7525
Contact Comments:Fax: 217-546-7569
Function:The board administers the Authority created to promote industrial, commercial and residential development, and transportation and recreational services in Grundy, LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam, Kendall, and Marshall Counties; may acquire and operate or lease port facilities, terminals, and bridges, and establish and maintain public airports; required to report to the Governor and General Assembly annually.
Term:3 years, beginning 3rd Monday in January of staggered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Public members must reside in Authority territory and be experienced in economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, small business management, real estate development, community development, venture finance, organized labor, or civic, community or neighborhood organization.
Composition:21 members -10 appointed by Governor with advice and consent of the Senate -1 each appointed by board chairman of Grundy, LaSalle, Lake, Bureau, Putnam, Kendall, Kane, McHenry, and Marshall counties -Director, Dept. of Commerce & Community Affairs, or designee -Director, Dept. of Central Management Services, or designee
Chair:Elected by board members appointed by county chairs
Authority:70 ILCS 530/4

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bakewell, Robert1/18/20211/19/2009Marshall CountyMemberMarshall
Considine, Kevin1/18/2021Lake CountyMemberLake
Cumpata, Pam1/17/2022Kane CountyMemberKane
Dee, Terrence1/18/202110/7/2019GovernorMemberLake
Guilfoyle, Michael1/18/202112/3/1998LaSalle CountyMemberLaSalle
Hernandez, Melissa1/21/202211/25/2019GovernorMemberKane
Koeppel, Scott1/18/2021Kendall CountyMemberKendall
Ladgenski, Deb1/18/2021Bureau CountyVice ChairBureau
Olson, Kevin1/18/20213/14/2000Grundy CountyChairGrundy
Olson, Peter1/21/202212/16/2019GovernorMemberLake
Pittman, Michael10/20/2021StatuteEx-Officio, CMS Director or designeeNone
Rodrgiuez, YairStatuteEx-Officio, DCEO Director or designeeNone
Schneider, Kurt1/18/20212/7/2012McHenry CountyMemberMcHenry
Spiros, John1/21/202212/16/2019GovernorMemberLake
Van Weelden, Susan 1/21/202211/25/2019GovernorMemberKane
Walgreen, Estelle1/21/202212/16/2019GovernorTreasurerLake
Wilson, Reed1/18/2021Putnam CountyMemberPutnam