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Title:State Fair Advisory Board
Website:DOA Advisory Boards
Contact Name:Jeremy Flynn
Contact Title:Chief of Staff, Department of Agriculture
Contact E-Mail:jeremy.flynn@illinois.gov
Function:The Board advises the Department of Agriculture on matters concerning operation of each state fair and state fairgrounds.
Term:2 years, beginning 3rd Monday in January of odd-numbered years.
Senate Confirmation:No
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Interest in State Fair and Illinois. No more than 3 members from any one county.
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:20 members: 15 appointed by Governor; Director, Department of Agriculture, or designee, as chairperson; Chairperson and Minority Spokesperson, House Agriculture Committee; Chairperson and Minority Spokesperson, Senate Agriculture and Conservation Committee.
Chair:IDOA Director
Authority:20 ILCS 210/8

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bennett, Sen. ScottDemocratStatuteMember, Senate Ag chairState Senator
Cole, Amanda1/16/20236/16/2021GovernorMemberFayette
Costello II, JerryStatuteChair, Department of AgricultureDirectorSt Clair
Curtin, Ben1/16/20235/14/2021GovernorMemberChristian
Grant, Darrell1/16/20235/14/2021GovernorMemberVermilion
Hadden, Gary1/21/20191/23/2018GovernorMemberMorgan
Harper, Rep. SonyaDemocratStatuteMember, House Ag ChairState RepresentativeNone
Hook, William1/16/20235/14/2021GovernorMemberWill
Johnson, Gary1/16/20237/30/2021GovernorMemberJasper
Martz, Mike1/21/20194/22/2015GovernorMemberState Fair Advisory BoardDeKalb
Meier, Rep. CharlesRepublicanStatuteMember, House Ag MinorityState RepresentativeNone
Obernagel, George1/16/20237/1/2003GovernorMemberMonroe
Reinhardt, Larry1/21/202210/4/2019GovernorMemberJackson
Rice, Nakesha1/16/20235/14/2021GovernorMemberSangamon
Scates, Tim1/16/20235/14/2021GovernorMemberWhite
Schafer, Sue1/21/20194/22/2015GovernorMemberChristian
Schilling, Tami Craig1/21/20194/22/2015GovernorMemberWashington
Shaffer, Marie1/16/20236/2/2021GovernorMemberCook
Slayton, John1/16/20234/22/2015GovernorMemberSangamon
Wilcox, Sen. CraigRepublicanStatuteMember, Senate Ag Minority ChairState SenatorNone