Energy Workforce Advisory Council

Board and Commission Details

Meeting Information

​The Council shall conduct its first meeting within 30 days after all members have been appointed. The Council shall meet quarterly after its first meeting. Additional hearings and public meetings are permitted at the discretion of the members. The Council may meet in person or through video or audio conference. Meeting times may be varied to accommodate Council member schedules.

Contact Name

Hilary Scott-Ogunrinde

Contact Title

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Contact E-Mail

Hilary.Scott-Ogunrinde@Illinois.gov

Function

The Council shall: (1) coordinate and inform on worker and contractor support priorities beyond current federal, State, local, and private programs and resources; (2) advise and produce recommendations for further federal, State, and local programs and activities; (3) fulfill other duties determined by the Council to further the success of the Workforce Hubs, Incubators, and Returning Residents Programs; (4) review program performance metrics; (5) provide recommendations to the Department on the administration of the following programs: (i) the Clean Jobs Workforce Network Program; (ii) the Illinois Climate Works Pre-apprenticeship Program; (iii) the Clean Energy Contractor Incubator Program; (iv) the Returning Residents Clean Jobs Training Program; and (v) the Clean Energy Primes Contractor Accelerator Program; (6) recommend outreach opportunities to ensure that program contracting, training, and other opportunities are widely publicized; (7) participate in independent program evaluations; and (8) assist the Department by providing insight into how relevant State, local, and federal programs are viewed by residents, businesses, and institutions within their respective communities.

Term

None

Senate Confirmation

Yes

Compensation

Expenses

Composition

The Council shall consist of the following voting members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, chosen to ensure diverse geographic representation: (1) two members representing trade associations representing companies active in the clean energy industries; (2) two members representing a labor union; (3) one member who has participated in the workforce development programs created under this Act; (4) two members representing higher education; (5) two members representing economic development organizations; (6) two members representing local workforce innovation boards; (7) two residents of environmental justice communities; (8) three members from community-based organizations in environmental justice communities and community-based organizations serving low-income persons and families; (9) two members who are policy or implementation experts on small business development, contractor incubation, or small business lending and financing needs; (10) two members who are policy or implementation experts on workforce development for populations and individuals such as low-income persons and families, environmental justice communities, BIPOC communities, formerly convicted persons, persons who are or were in the child welfare system, energy workers, gender nonconforming and transgender individuals, and youth; and (11) two representatives of clean energy businesses, nonprofit organizations, or other groups that provide clean energy. The President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall each appoint 2 nonvoting members of the Council.

Authority

20 ILCS 730/5-65


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
VACANT Governor Trade associations representing clean energy Member
McCain, Lesley 05/22/2023 Governor Trade associations representing clean energy Member
Hampton, Chynna S. 04/07/2023 Governor Labor union Member
Etchason, Shad 08/14/2023 Governor Labor union Member Macon
VACANT Governor Workforce Development programs Member
Boyd, Michael Glen 04/03/2023 Governor Higher education Member
Ryan, William 04/14/2023 Governor Higher education Member
VACANT Governor Economic Dev organization Member
VACANT Governor Economic Dev organization Member
VACANT Governor Workforce innovation board Member
VACANT Governor Workforce innovation board Member
VACANT Governor Environmental Justice Member
VACANT Governor Environmental Justice Member
Barrier-Likes, Vernis 04/14/2023 Governor Low Income Environmental Justice Member
Onque, Scott 06/02/2023 Governor Low Income Environmental Justice Member
VACANT Governor Low Income Environmental Justice Member
Carson, Jonathan 06/16/2023 Governor Small Business Policy Expert Member
VACANT Governor Small Business Policy Expert Member
VACANT Governor Workforce Development Policy Expert Member
VACANT Governor Workforce Development Policy Expert Member
Fulton, Shannon 04/03/2023 Governor Clean Energy Group Member
Freitag, John 09/08/2023 Governor Clean Energy Group Member
Stadelman, Sen. Steve 01/08/2025 09/18/2023 President of the Senate Designee Non Voting Member
VACANT President of the Senate Designee Non Voting Member
Delgado, Rep. Eva-Dina 04/06/2023 Speaker of the House of Representatives Designee Non Voting Member
Evans Jr., Rep. Marcus C. 04/06/2023 Speaker of the House of Representatives Designee Non Voting Member
VACANT Minority Leader of the Senate Designee Non Voting Member
VACANT Minority Leader of the Senate Designee Non Voting Member
VACANT Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Designee Non Voting Member
VACANT Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Designee Non Voting Member