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Title Digital Divide Elimination Advisory Committee 
Contact Name Irma Lopez 
Contact Title Digital Divide Grant Manager 
Contact Phone (312) 814-2672 
Contact Email  
Function The Committee advises the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in establishing criteria and procedures for identifying recipients of grants under the Digital Divide Elimination Act. The advisory committee shall obtain advice from the technology industry regarding current technological standards. The advisory committee shall seek any available federal funding. 
Term N/A 
Senate Confirmation No 
Party Affiliation N/A 
Compensation Reimbursed for expenses. 
Composition 7 members
- 1 appointed by the Governor
- 1 appointed by the Senate President
- 1 appointed by the Senate Minority Leader
- 1 appointed by the Speaker of the House
- 1 appointed by the House Minority Leader
- 2 appointed by the Director of DCEO  
Authority 30 ILCS 780/ 5-30(E) 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Term Expires Member Since Appointed By Position County Title
Frances Roehm   01/24/2015  08/24/2010  Senate President  Member  Cook   
Harris, Mark    02/28/2013  DCEO Director  Member  None   
Lane, Laura    03/07/2014  Governor  Member  None   
Mitchell, Christian    09/26/2013  Speaker of the House  Member  Cook  State Representative 
O'Neil, Daniel    02/28/2013  DCEO Director  Chair, Member  None   
Peterson, Norman D.    08/10/2010  Senate Minority Leader  Member  DuPage  Assistant to the Director, Argonne National Laboratory 
TBD      House Minority Leader  Member  Cook   

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