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Title:Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority
Website:http://www.qcreda.com/
Contact Name:Andrew Hamilton
Contact Title:Executive Director, Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority
Contact Phone:866-325-7525
Contact E-Mail:andrewjhamilton@qcreda.com
Contact Comments:Executive Director, Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority
Function:The Authority promotes industrial, commercial and residential development, social services, transportation, and recreational activities and facilities in area within Rock Island, Henry & Mercer Counties. (5 members shall constitute a quorum).
Term:3 years and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Residents of territorial jurisdiction who have experience in economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, small business management, real estate or community development, venture finance, organized labor or civic, community or neighborhood organization. Executive Director to have experience in finance (including issuing bonds), real estate or economic development, and administration.
Compensation:Members: Expenses. Executive Director: Set by Authority.
Composition:11 members: 6 public members appointed by Governor; ---2 public members with business or finance experience; ---1 public member from city with population of 25,000 or more; ---2 public members with one or more of the following areas: economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, small business management, real estate development, community development, venture finance, organized labor or civic, community or neighborhood organization; 1 public member appointed by Rock Island County Board Chairperson; 1 public member appointed by Knox County Board Chairperson; 1 public member appointed by Henry County Board Chairperson; 1 public member appointed by Mercer County Board Chairperson; 1 public member appointed by JoDaviess County Board Chairperson; 1 public member appointed by Carroll County Board Chairperson; 1 public member appointed by Whiteside County Board Chairperson; 1 public member appointed by Stephenson County Board Chairperson; 1 public member appointed by Lee County Board Chairperson; 1 Ex Officio member: Director of DCEO or designee.
Chair:Public member elected by board
Authority:70 ILCA 510/4

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Anderson, Robert1/19/200411/1/2002GovernorMember, Public Member/ At-LargeRock Island
Appleton, Mark A.1/20/200310/1/1997GovernorTreasurer, Public MemberMercer
Bruner, Kurt1/16/2012Carroll County Board ChairMemberCarroll
Coin, Harry1/20/2014Rock Island County Board ChairMemberRock Island
DeSmith, Ann1/19/2015Henry County Board ChairpersonVice Chair, MemberHenry
Dion, Leo1/14/2013Knox County Board ChairpersonMemberKnox
Jacobs, J.P.1/17/20051/1/2002GovernorChair, Public Member/Business or FinanceRock Island
Jacobs, Randall A.1/14/20133/18/2011GovernorMemberRock Island
McWhorter, Jeff1/18/20161/14/2013Mercer County Board ChairpersonMemberMercer
Steinert, Betty9/20/2016Whiteside County Board ChairMemberWhiteside
Thompson, John9/19/2017Lee County Board ChairMemberLee
Tonne, William1/19/2015JoDaviess County Board ChairMemberJo Daviess
Verschoore, Scott1/21/20081/1/2000GovernorSecretary, Public Member/LaborRock Island
Westover, BobStatuteEx-Officio, Director of DCEO or DesigneeNone
Wittenauer, Theresa1/20/20141/23/2013GovernorMemberLee
Young, David 9/14/2016Stephenson County Board ChairMemberStephenson