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Title Elimination of Poverty, Commission on the  
Website http://www2.illinois.gov/poverty/Pages/default.aspx 
Contact Name Tyler Anthony 
Contact Email  
Function The goal of the commission is to address Illinois poverty in regards to international human rights standards. They are to develop a poverty elimination strategic plan that will reduce extreme poverty in Illinois by 50% or more by 2015. That plan will include fiscal recommendations and a timeline for each stage of implementation for the each recommendation. After the plan is adopted by Congress they are to continue to meet to analyze the implementation of the plan 
Term N/A 
Senate Confirmation No 
Compensation Members will serve without compenstion but subject to the availability of funds, may be reimbursed for travel expenses related to commission activities 
Composition No more than 26 voting members including:

- 2 members from the Illinois House of Representatives, one appointed by the Speaker of the House and one appointed by the House Minority Leader
- 2 members from the Illinois Senate, one appointed by the Senate President and one appointed by the Senate Minority Leader.
- 1 representative from the Office of the Governor appointed by the Governor, who will also serve as co chair
- 1 representative from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor appointed by the Lieutenant Governor 20 public members shall also be appointed:

- 4 appointed by the Governor
- 4 appointed by the Speaker of the House
- 4 appointed by the House Minority Leader
- 4 appointed by the Senate President
- 4 appointed by the Senate Minority Leader It will be determined by lot who picks who for public commission. Options include:

- 1 representative of a service-based human rights organization, who will also serve as co-chair
- 2 representatives from anti-poverty organizations, including one that focuses on rural poverty
- 2 induviduals who have experienced extreme poverty
- 1 representative of an organization that advocates for persons with mental illness
- 1 representative of an organization that advocates for children and youth
- 1 representative of an organization that advocates for quality and equality in education
- 1 representative of an organization that advocates for people who are homeless
- 1 representative of a statewide anti-hunger organization
- 1 person with a disability
- 1 representative of an organization that advocates for persons with disabilities
- 1 representative of an organization that advocates for immigrants
- 1 representative of a statewide faith-based organization that provides direct social service in Illinois
- 1 representative of an organization that advocates for economic security for women
- 1 representative of an organization that advocates for older adults
- 1 representative of a labor organization that represents primarily low and middle-income wage earners
- 1 representative of a municipal or county government
- 1 representative of a township government The appointed memebers shall reflect the racial, gender, and geographic diversity of the State and shall include representation from regions of the State experiencing the highest rates of extreme poverty The following officials shall serve as ex-officio members:

- the Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee
- the Director of Corrections or his or her designee
- the Director of Healthcare and Family Services or his or her designee
- the Director of Human Rights or his or her designee
- the Director of Children and Family Services or his or her designee
- the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or his or her designee
- the State Superintendent of Education or his or her designee
- the Director of Aging or his or her designee
- the Director of Public Health or his or her designee
- the Director of Employment Security or his or her designee.
- The State Workforce Investment Board, the African-American Family Commission, and the Latino Family Commission shall each designate a liaison to serve ex-officio on the Commission  
Chair There will be co-chairs. The representative from the Office of the Governor and the representative of the service-based human rights organization 
Authority 20 ILCS 4080/1 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Term Expires Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position County Title
Aguilera, Mark A.    08/31/2009    Senate Minority Leader  Member  Cook   
Barbosa, Manuel    01/13/2014    House Minority Leader  Member, Public  None   
Baxton, Antonio         Statute  Ex-Officio, Director of DCEO designee  None   
Chavarria, Fernando        Statute  Ex-Officio, Director of Employment Security designee  None   
Collins, Jacqueline  01/14/2015  08/20/2013    President of the Senate  Member  Champaign  State Senator 
Ditzig, Cheri Neal    06/19/2009    Senate Minority Leader  Member  Lake   
Estrada, Ricardo    12/03/2009    Governor  Member, Public  Cook   
Fuller, Zola    09/09/2009    President of the Senate  Member  None   
Gabel, Robyn    03/16/2009    Speaker of the House  Member, Public  Cook   
Godinez, S.A.        Statute  Ex-Officio, Director, Department of Corrections  None   
Golden, Michael B.    09/17/2008    House Minority Leader  Member, Public  Cook   
Hall, Vinni    11/02/2012    Statute  Ex-Officio, ISBE  None   
Hamos, Julie        Statute  Ex-Officio, Director, Department of Healthcare and Family Services  None   
Hasbrouck, Lamar        Statute  Ex-Officio, Director of Public Health  None   
Hires, Jim    09/09/2009    President of the Senate  Member  Champaign   
Holland, Catherine    12/05/2008    House Minority Leader  Member, Public  Knox   
Holton, John        Statute  Ex-Officio, Director of Aging  None   
Irving, Toni    10/27/2009  Governor's Office Representative  Governor  Chair, Member  Cook   
Kulczycki, Andy    09/09/2009    President of the Senate  Member  Champaign   
Lucas, Dwight A.    12/05/2008    House Minority Leader  Member, Public  Vermilion   
McMenamin, Eithne    03/16/2009    Speaker of the House  Member, Public  Cook   
Mohn, Sid    09/30/2009    Governor  Member  Cook   
Nelson, Gayle    09/06/2013    Governor  Member  Cook   
Pankau, Carole    08/31/2009    Senate Minority Leader  Member  Cook  State Senator 
Perry, Jonathan    08/31/2009    Senate Minority Leader  Member  Cook   
Pihos, Sandra    04/28/2009    House Minority Leader  Member  None   
Pollack, Wendy    03/16/2009    Speaker of the House  Member, Public  Cook   
Preston, Gaye    08/31/2009    Senate Minority Leader  Member  Cook   
Riddley, Al    09/09/2009    President of the Senate  Member  Sangamon   
Rowell, Jay        Statute  Ex-Officio, Director of Employment Security  None   
Saddler, Michelle R.B.         Statute  Ex-Officio, DHS  Cook   
Schwick, Dan    03/16/2009    Speaker of the House  Member, Public  Cook   
TDB        Statute  Ex-Officio, State Workforce Investment Board  None   
TDB        Statute  Ex-Officio, African-American Family Commission  None   
TDB        Statute  Ex-Officio, Latino Family Commission  None   
Teeple, Kara         Statute  Ex-Officio, Director of DCFS  None   
Vacant        Speaker of the House  Member  None  State Representative 
Whelan, Maria    09/30/2009    Governor  Member  Cook   

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