Blind Services Planning Council
Board and Commission Details
Reviews actions of the DHS Bureau for the Blind; facilitates communication and cooperation between department and all agencies responsible for services to blind and visually impaired persons; identifies needs and problems of such persons; makes recommendations to Bureau director, Department director and the Governor.
3 years. Maximum of 2 terms.
At least 6 members must be blind and a balance maintained between males and females. No department employee shall be a member of the Council.
11 members appointed by the Governor: The Council shall elect a chairperson and a recording secretary from its members. Members may be drawn from specific organizations including: -Hadley School for the Blind -Chicago Lighthouse -Department-approved Low Vision Aides Clinics -Vending facilities operators -Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and -Visually Impaired -Blind homemakers -Outstanding competitive employers of blind people -Providers and recipients of income maintenance programs -In-home care programs -Subsidized housing -Nursing homes and homes for the blind
Elected by board
20 ILCS 2410/7
|Name||Member Expiration||Member Since||Affiliation||Appointed By||Position||Title||County|
|Hawkins, Daniel||01/01/2023||09/21/2020||Governor||Member||St. Clair|
|Howerton, Sharon||01/01/2022||03/31/2017||Governor||Chair, Member||Cook|