Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Andrew Hamilton

Contact Title

Executive Director, Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority

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Fax: 217-546-7569


The board administers the Authority created to promote industrial, commercial and residential development, and transportation and recreational services in Grundy, LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam, Kendall, and Marshall Counties; may acquire and operate or lease port facilities, terminals, and bridges, and establish and maintain public airports; required to report to the Governor and General Assembly annually.


3 years, beginning 3rd Monday in January of staggered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified

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Party Affiliation



Public members must reside in Authority territory and be experienced in economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, small business management, real estate development, community development, venture finance, organized labor, or civic, community or neighborhood organization.




21 members -10 appointed by Governor with advice and consent of the Senate -1 each appointed by board chairman of Grundy, LaSalle, Lake, Bureau, Putnam, Kendall, Kane, McHenry, and Marshall counties -Director, Dept. of Commerce & Community Affairs, or designee -Director, Dept. of Central Management Services, or designee


Elected by board members appointed by county chairs


70 ILCS 530/4

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Spiros, John 01/21/2022 12/16/2019 Governor Member Lake
Olson, Peter 01/21/2022 12/16/2019 Governor Member Lake
VACANT Governor Member LaSalle
Koeppel, Scott 01/18/2021 Kendall County Member Kendall
Van Weelden, Susan 01/21/2022 11/25/2019 Governor Member Kane
VACANT Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member
Hernandez, Melissa 01/21/2022 11/25/2019 Governor Member Kane
Olson, Kevin 01/18/2021 03/14/2000 Grundy County Chair Grundy
Guilfoyle, Michael 01/18/2021 12/03/1998 LaSalle County Member LaSalle
Cumpata, Pam 01/17/2022 Kane County Member Kane
Bakewell, Robert 01/18/2021 01/19/2009 Marshall County Member Marshall
Schneider, Kurt 01/18/2021 02/07/2012 McHenry County Member McHenry
Walgreen, Estelle 01/21/2022 12/16/2019 Governor Treasurer Lake
Pittman, Michael 10/20/2021 Statute Ex-Officio, CMS Director or designee
Rodrgiuez, Yair Statute Ex-Officio, DCEO Director or designee
VACANT Governor Member
Wilson, Reed 01/18/2021 Putnam County Member Putnam
Ladgenski, Deb 01/18/2021 Bureau County Vice Chair Bureau
Dee, Terrence 01/18/2021 10/07/2019 Governor Member Lake
Considine, Kevin 01/18/2021 Lake County Member Lake