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Title Electric Vehicle Advisory Council 
Contact Name Kate Tomford 
Contact Title Illinois Energy Office, DCEO 
Contact Phone (312) 814-1985 
Contact Email  
Function The Council shall investigate and recommend strategies that the Governor and the General Assembly may implement to promote the use of electric vehicles, including, but not limited to, potential infrastructure improvements, State and local regulatory streamlining, and changes to electric utility rates and tariffs.  
Term N/A 
Senate Confirmation No 
Compensation n/a 
Qualifications (please see the Composition section) 
Composition The Council shall include all of the following members:


(1) The Electric Vehicle Coordinator to serve as chairperson.

(2) Four members of the General Assembly, one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the President of the Senate, and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.

(3) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or his or her designee.

(4) The Director of the Environmental Protection Agency or his or her designee.

(5) The Executive Director of the Illinois Commerce Commission or his or her designee.

(6) The Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation or his or her designee.

(7) Ten at-large members appointed by the Governor as follows:

(A) two representatives of statewide environmental organizations;

(B) two representatives of national or regional environmental organizations;

(C) one representative of a nonprofit car-sharing organization;

(D) two representatives of automobile manufacturers;

(E) one representative of the City of Chicago and
(F) two representatives of electric utilities.

The Council shall report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly by December 31, 2011.

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall provide administrative and other support to the Council. 
Chair The Electric Vehicle Coordinator (Employee of DCEO) 
Authority 20 ILCS 627/20 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Term Expires Member Since Appointed By Position County Title
Bingham, Samatha    12/01/2011  Governor  Member, City of Chicago  Cook   
Burkhart, Darwin       Statute  Director of IEPA  None   
Culler, Mary    12/01/2011  Governor  Member, automobile manufacturer  Cook   
Feigon, Sharon    12/01/2011  Governor  Member, nonprofit car-sharing organization  Cook   
Feipel, Jonathan      Statute  Executive Director of ICC  None   
Fortner, Mike    07/26/2011  House Minority Leader  Member  None   
Gabel, Daniel    12/01/2011  Governor  Member, electric utilities  Cook   
Holmes, Linda  01/24/2015  07/25/2013  Senate President  Member  None  State Senator 
Massey, Steve      Statute  Director of IDOT  None  Bureau Chief, IDOT Business Services 
Medearis, Lisa    08/08/2014  Governor  Member, national or regional environmental organization  Cook   
Mikulecky, Joseph    12/01/2011  Governor  Member, statewide environmental organizations  McLean   
Moyer, Andrew     08/09/2011  Statute  Director of DCEO  None   
Munsch, Kristin    08/08/2014  Governor  Member, statewide environmental organizations  Cook   
Rezin, Sen. Sue     08/25/2011  Senate Minority Leader  Member  None   
Thompson, Dean    08/08/2014  Governor  Member, electric utilities  Madison   
Tomford, Katherine      statute  Chair, Ex-Officio, Electric Vehicle Coordinator  None   
Volkmann, Curt    08/08/2014  Governor  Member, national or regional environmental organization  Cook   
Williams, Ann     07/14/2011  Speaker of the House  Member  None  State Representative 
Woodard, Tracy     12/01/2011  Governor  Member, automobile manufacturer  Washington   

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