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Title:Illinois River Coordinating Council
Contact Name:Dartesia Pitts
Contact Title:Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Contact Comments:
Function:The council reviews activities and programs by state and federal agencies that directly impact the Illinois River Watershed; works with communities and organizations to enhance awareness and capabilities to address watershed and water resource.
Term:2 years. 
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:Members representing local communities, not-for-profit organizations working to protect the Illinois River Watershed, business, agriculture, recreation, conservation and the environment.
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:13 voting members 6 Statutory members: - Lieutenant Governor, who shall be chairperson - Director of Agriculture or designee - Director of Commerce & Economic Opportunity or designee - Director of EPA or designee - Director of DNR or designee - Secretary of Transportation or designee 1 member representing Soil and Water Conservation Districts 6 members representing local communities or not-for-profit organizations
Chair:Lt. Governor
Authority:20 ILCS 3967/15

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Albright, Lee StatuteEx-OfficioUS Fish and Wildlife ServiceNone
Bhowmik, Nani StatuteEx-OfficioScience Advisory CommitteeChampaign
Blodgett, Kevin Douglas3/10/20171/28/2010GovernorMemberFulton
Bunting, Lee3/10/20153/10/1998GovernorMemberLivingston
Callahan, ColleenStatuteMemberDirector, Dept. of Natural ResourcesNone
Callahan, Colleen StatuteEx-OfficioUSDA Rural DevelopmentChampaign
Costello II, JerryStatuteMemberDirector, Dept. of AgricultureNone
Easter, Dean Robert Ex-OfficioUniversity of Illinois, College of ACESNone
Giamanco, Scherrie V. StatuteEx-OfficioUSDA Farm Service AgencySangamon
Gradle, William StatuteEx-OfficioUSDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceChampaign
Guthrie, ErinStatuteMemberDirector of DCEONone
Henry, Tim StatuteEx-OfficioUS Environmental Protection AgencyCook
Kim, JohnStatuteMemberDirector, IEPANone
LaPointe, Allen3/10/20179/28/2015GovernorMemberCook
Marquis, Jason3/10/20179/28/2015GovernorMemberPutnam
McGinley, Col. Shawn Ex-OfficioUS Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island DistrictNone
Mehler, Commander PaulEx-OfficioUS Coast GuardNone
O'Hara, Col. Thomas Ex-OfficioUS Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis DistrictNone
Osman, OmerStatuteMemberSecretary of TransportationNone
Quarles, Col Vincent Ex-OfficioUS Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago DistrictNone
Sandoval, Louis3/10/20179/28/2015GovernorMemberCook
St. Pierre, David3/10/20179/28/2015GovernorMemberCook
Stratton, JulianaStatuteChairLieutenant GovernorNone
Sutfin, Michael3/10/20179/28/2015GovernorMemberLaSalle
VACANTUS Fish and Wildlife ServiceEx-OfficioNone
Yeskis, Doug N/AEx-OfficioUS Department of Interior - US Geological SurveyChampaign