Central Illinois Economic Development Authority

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Andrew Hamilton

Contact Title

Executive Director, Central Illinois Economic Development Authority

Contact Phone


Contact E-Mail


Contact Comments

(217) 899-7525


The Authority promotes industrial, commercial, and residential development, services, transportation, and recreational activities and facilities in Macon, Sangamon, Menard, Logan, Christian, DeWitt, Macoupin, Montgomery, Calhoun, Greene, and Jersey counties and any navigable waters and air space located therein; authorized to issue bonds, enter into loans, contracts, agreements, and mortgages.


6 years, initial terms are staggered

Senate Confirmation



Must reside within the territorial jurisdiction of the Authority. Public members shall be persons of recognized ability and experience in economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, state or local government, commercial agriculture, small business management, real estate development, community development, venture finance, organized labor, or civic or community organization.




15 members as follows: 3 appointed by the Governor; 1 each appointed by the County Board Chair the following Counties: Macon; Sangamon; Menard; Logan; Christian; DeWitt; Macoupin; Montgomery; Calhoun; Greene; Jersey; Director of DCEO or designee, ex officio.


Elected by the Board


70 ILCS 504

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
VACANT Statute Ex-Officio, DCEO
Mathis, Mike 01/19/2015 Macoupin County Board Chair Member Macoupin
Lash, Everett A. 01/20/2014 06/03/2011 Governor Member Jersey
Sancamper, Bob 01/20/2014 Jersey County Board Chair Member Jersey
Schmidt, Sandra 01/19/2015 Greene County Board Chair Member Greene
Hagen, Dale 01/19/2015 Calhoun County Board Chair Member Calhoun
Hampton-Knodle, Heather 01/20/2014 Montgomery County Board Chair Member Montgomery
Hahn, Jim 01/20/2014 Christian County Board Chair Chair, Member Christian
Martin, Bill 01/21/2013 Logan County Board Chair Member Logan
Dunn, Jay A. 01/18/2016 Macon County Board Chair Secretary, Member Macon
McCombs, Shirley 01/18/2016 Menard County Board Chair Member Menard
Goleman, Andy 01/21/2013 Sangamon County Board Chair Treasurer, Member Sangamon
Joy, Rachel 01/19/2015 06/03/2011 Governor Member Macon
Heck, Edward 01/21/2019 06/03/2011 Governor Member Montgomery
Stauffer, Ruth 01/21/2013 De Witt County Board Chair Vice Chair, Member De Witt