(20 ILCS 3903/20)
The Illinois African-American Family Commission shall be comprised of 15 members who shall be appointed by the Governor. Each member shall have a working knowledge of human services, community development, and economic public policies in Illinois. The Governor shall appoint the chairperson or chairpersons.
The members shall reflect regional representation to ensure that the needs of African-American families and children throughout the State of Illinois are met. The members shall be selected from a variety of disciplines. They shall be representative of a partnership and collaborative effort between public and private agencies, the business sector, and community-based human services organizations.
Members shall serve 3-year terms, except in the case of initial appointments. One-third of initially appointed members, as determined by lot, shall be appointed to 1-year terms; 1/3 shall be appointed to 2-year terms; and 1/3 shall be appointed to 3-year terms, so that the terms are staggered. Members will serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for Commission-related expenses.
The Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Transportation shall each appoint a liaison to serve ex-officio on the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)