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Title:Southern Illinois Economic Development Authority
Contact Comments:Executive Director, Southern Illinois Economic Development Authority
Function:The Authority promotes industrial, commercial, and residential development, services, transportation, and recreational activities and facilities in Franklin, Perry, Randolph, Jackson, Williamson, Hardin, Alexander, Saline, Gallatin, Union, Johnson, Pope, Pulaski, and Massac counties and any navigable waters and air space located therein; authorized to issue bonds, enter into loans, contracts, agreements, and mortgages.
Term:6 year terms, beginning 3rd Monday in January and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N/A
Qualifications:Members must have ability and experience in one of the following: economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, state or local government, real estate development, community development, venture finance, organized labor, and civic or community organization. Executive Director to have experience in finance, including requirements of issuing bonds, real estate or economic development, and administration.
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:21 members -6 public members appointed by Governor -1 representative appointed by Franklin County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Perry County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Randolph County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Jackson County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Williamson County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Hardin County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Alexander County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Saline County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Gallatin County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Union County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Johnson County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Pope County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Pulaski County Chairman -1 representative appointed by Massac County Chairman -Director of DCEO, Ex-Officio
Chair:Elected annually by Board
Authority:70 ILCS 519-5-20

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Crowder, Charles1/18/20168/10/2015GovernorMemberClay
Dwyer, Darren1/16/20178/10/2015GovernorMemberMarion
Gansauer, Brian1/16/20178/10/2015GovernorMemberMarion
Kramer, Larry1/18/20168/10/2015GovernorMemberClay
Schultz, JimStatuteEx-Officio, DCEONone
Stuessel, Gary1/20/20144/16/2012GovernorMemberCrawford
VACANTPulaski County ChairmanChairPulaski
VACANTJohnson County ChairmanMemberJohnson
VACANTPope County ChairmanMemberPope
VACANTRandolph County ChairmanMemberRandolph
VACANTUnion County ChairmanMemberUnion
VACANTMassac County ChairmanMemberNone
VACANTPerry County ChairmanMemberPerry
VACANTJackson County ChairmanMemberJackson
VACANTWilliamson County ChairmanMemberWilliamson
VACANTHardin County ChairmanMemberHardin
VACANTAlexander County ChairmanMemberAlexander
VACANTGallatin County ChairmanMemberGallatin
Weigand, Nicole1/21/20134/16/2012GovernorMemberWilliamson
Williams, J.D.7/26/2012Saline County ChairmanMemberSaline
Witkewiz, Pete11/19/2013Franklin County ChairmanMemberFranklin