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Title:Southwestern Illinois Development Authority
Website:http://www.swida.org/
Contact Name:Mike Lundy
Contact Title:Executive Director, Southwestern Illinois Development Authority
Contact Phone:618.345.3400
Contact E-Mail:mlundy@swida.org
Contact Comments:Executive Director, Southwestern Illinois Development Authority
Function:The Authority promotes industrial, commercial, and residential development, services, transportation, and recreational activities and facilities in Bond, Clinton, Madison and St. Clair counties; authorized to issue bonds, enter into loans, contracts, agreements, and mortgages.
Term:3 years, beginning 3rd Monday in January, and until successor is appointed and qualified. Non-voting members serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Residents of authority’s jurisdiction who have experience 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. Executive Director to have experience in finance, including requirements of issuing bonds, real estate or economic development, and administration.
Compensation:Reimbursed for expenses
Composition:14 members - 6 appointed by Governor - 2 appointed by Madison County Board chairperson - 2 appointed by St. Clair County Board chairperson - 1 appointed by Clinton County Board chairperson - 1 appointed by Bond County Board chairperson - Secretary, Department of Transportation, or designee - Director, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or designee
Chair:Elected by the Board from the 4 members appointed by the County chairmen
Authority:70 ILCS 520/4

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Jemison, KevinStatuteEx-Officio, Member, IDOT DesigneeNone
Kaufhold, Kevin C.1/21/20135/9/2011GovernorMember, TreasurerSt. Clair
Kennett, ErikaStatuteEx-Officio, Member, DCEO DesigneeNone
Kuehnel, Gregory1/20/20142/25/2013GovernorMember, 2nd Asst. SecretaryMadison
Miller, David A.1/15/20076/1/2006GovernorMember, 1st Asst. TreasurerSt. Clair
Nations, James1/1/20178/10/2000St. Clair County Board chairpersonMember, ChairSt. Clair
Rabe, Mark Madison County Board ChairpersonMember, 3rd Asst. SecretaryNone
Sparks, Reggie1/15/20121/15/1997Madison County Board chairpersonMember, Vice-ChairMadison
Sullivan, Jim1/15/201411/20/2003Clinton County Board chairpersonMember, Asst. TreasurerClinton
Thomas, RickieSt. Clair County Board ChairpersonMember, 1st Asst. SecretarySt Clair
Tucker, Kennard1/20/20145/9/2011GovernorMember, 3rd Asst. TreasurerSt. Clair
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMember
Willey, David1/15/20116/1/2007Bond County Board chairpersonMember, 2nd Asst. TreasurerBond