State Fair Advisory Board
Board and Commission Details
Chief of Staff, Department of Agriculture
The Board advises the Department of Agriculture on matters concerning operation of each state fair and state fairgrounds.
The terms of members of the State Fair Advisory Board appointed before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall expire on January 21, 2019. Initial appointments made on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall be for terms of one, 2, and 3 years staggered to provide for the selection of 5 members each year. All subsequent appointments shall be for terms of 3 years. All terms shall commence on the 3rd Monday in January. An appointed member's office becomes vacant upon his or her absence from 2 consecutive regularly scheduled meetings.
Interest in State Fair and Illinois. No more than 3 members from any one county.
20 members: 15 appointed by Governor; Director, Department of Agriculture, or designee, as chairperson; Chairperson and Minority Spokesperson, House Agriculture Committee; Chairperson and Minority Spokesperson, Senate Agriculture and Conservation Committee.
20 ILCS 210/8
|Name||Member Expiration||Member Since||Affiliation||Appointed By||Position||Title||County|
|Schilling, Tami Craig||01/18/2027||07/28/2023||Governor||Member||Washington|
|Scates, Timothy William||01/20/2025||05/14/2021||Governor||Member||White|
|Costello II, Jerry||Statute||Chair, Department of Agriculture||Director||St. Clair|
|VACANT||Democrat||Statute||Member, Senate Ag chair||State Senator|
|Meier, Rep. Charles||Republican||Statute||Member, House Ag Minority||State Representative|
|Wilcox, Sen. Craig||Republican||Statute||Member, Senate Ag Minority Chair||State Senator|
|Obernagel, George III||01/20/2025||07/01/2003||Governor||Member||Monroe|
|Harper, Rep. Sonya||Democrat||Statute||Member, House Ag Chair||State Representative|
|Bohnsack, James Edward||01/18/2027||08/11/2023||Governor||Member||State Fair Advisory Board||Rock Island|