Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Andrew Hamilton

Contact Title

Executive Director, Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority

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Executive Director, Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority Fax: 217/546-7569


The Authority creates and promotes industrial and commercial development, transportation services, and recreational activities in geographic areas of Will and Kankakee counties; constructs, leases, or operates terminal and port facilities; establishes and maintains public airports.


3 years, beginning 3rd Monday in January of staggered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified. Executive Director not specified.

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Party Affiliation



Residents of counties’ area experienced in economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, small business management, real estate or community development, venture finance, organized labor, civic, community or neighborhood organization.


Reimbursed for expenses


10 members - 3 appointed by Governor - 3 appointed by Will County board chairperson - 3 appointed by Kankakee County board chairperson Director, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or designee Board may nominate by majority vote up to 4 non-voting members for appointment by Governor


Elected by the board


70 ILCS 535/4

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Lucas, Debbie 01/20/2014 Kankakee County Secretary Kankakee
Pryor, Doug 01/20/2025 08/18/2022 Will County Will
Blue, Janet Elizabeth 01/15/2024 07/21/2023 Governor Member Will
Argylen, Alice 01/19/2015 Kankakee County Vice Chair Kankakee
VACANT Statute Member DCEO Director or Designee
King, Victoria 01/15/2024 08/18/2022 Will County Member Will
Manzo, Hugo 01/19/2026 05/12/2023 Governor Member
Cronin, James 01/16/2023 08/18/2022 Will County Member Will
Shanahan, Brian 01/15/2024 04/03/2023 Governor Member Will
Parsons, Chuck 01/18/2016 Kankakee County Member Kankakee