Location and Time
422 S 5th St, 4th Floor
160 N LaSalle St, 7th Floor – N-703
Dial: 888-494-4032; Access Code: 4037150212#
9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Jane Angelis, Nisan Chavkin, Laura Davis, Chris Errera, Beth Ford, John Hosteny, Debra Marton, Matt McCabe, Adam McGriffin, Jenne Myers, Frederick Nettles, Anne Schuman, Cynthia Sims, Heather Way-Kitzes, Kathy Engleken, Barbara Tubekis, Barb Byrne, Sarah Mackay, Giraldo Rosales, James Dixon, Donald Baden, Julian Brown, Amanda Guinn, Al Riddley, Steve Silberman, Jennifer Witzel, Jennifer Phillips
Scott McFarland, Sue Zellers, Karla Kunzeman, Mike Stehlin, Courtney Abbott, Jacob Nudelman
Sarah Stapleton, Corporation for National and Community Service
Call to Order
Nettles called the meeting to order at 9:15am
Approval of the October 9, 2014 Meeting Minutes
Hosteny motioned to approve. McCabe seconded. Motion approved via voice vote.
Executive Director Report
Budgeting update-Increase funds, IDPH support, carry over, Staffing
Extensive talk of advocacy on getting a line item for Serve Illinois
McFarland announced that Kunzeman would be retiring later this Spring. He is working with IDPH to hire more staff.
Corporation for National and Community Service Report
Hoteny gave report on Wendy Spencer visit, an update on Mayor's initiative, and on employers of national service.
Commission Chair Report
- Executive Committee
- Volunteer Recognition Committee
Tubekis gave an update on the volunteer recognition awards
- Outreach Committee
Ford motioned to create a PSA with a budget of $0. Martel seconded. Unanimously approved
- Strategic Planning Committee
- Resource Development Committee
Sims talked about the AmeriCorps grading process and proposed numerous changes. Asked for participation in the selection process. Marton wanted to add several commissioners from the corporate sector. She spoke of Comcast helping the commission. Marton spoke about the foundation and fundraising for that.
- Regional Commissioners
Riddley spoke about the mission statement of the regional committee.
Zellers spoke of the monitoring schedule. Zellers spoke of the RFA and the applications we have received. McFarland told commissioners the process we followed on competitive applications. McFarland briefed Operation AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps week.
Stehlin briefed on the regional conferences.
Paper report was given to the Commissioners.
- Year of the Volunteer
Angelis gave an update.
No old business
- Election of Chair
Dixon nominated Nettles for chair. Rosales seconded. Motion approved via voice vote.
- Election of Vice Chair
Schuman nominated Baden for vice chair. McCabe seconded. Motion approved via voice vote.
Nettles adjourned the meeting at 12pm.