(20 ILCS 2330/5.1)
(was 20 ILCS 710/5.1)
The Commission is established to encourage
community service and volunteer participation as a means of community and State
problem-solving; to promote and support voluntary resident involvement in
government and private programs throughout the State; to develop a long-term,
comprehensive vision and plan of action for national volunteerism and
initiatives in Illinois; and to serve as the State's liaison to national and
State organizations that support its mission.
The Commission shall consist of 15 to 25 bipartisan voting members and
up to 15
bipartisan nonvoting members. At least 25% of the members must be from
the City of Chicago.
The Governor shall appoint up to 25 voting members and up to 15
nonvoting members. Of
those initial 25 voting members, 10 shall serve for 3 years, 8 shall serve for
2 years, and 7 shall serve for one year. Voting members appointed by the
Governor shall include at least the following: an expert
in the education, training, and development needs of youth; an expert in philanthropy; a representative of
labor organizations; a representative of business; a representative of community-based organizations; the
State Superintendent of Education; a youth between 16 and
25 years old who is a participant or supervisor in a community service program;
an expert in older adult volunteerism; a representative of persons with disabilities; a representative of local government;
and a representative of a national service program. A representative of the
federal Corporation for National Service shall be appointed as a nonvoting
Appointing authorities shall ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that
the Commission is diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, age, gender,
geography, and disability. Not more than 50% of the Commission appointed by
the Governor may be from the same political party.
Subsequent voting members of the Commission shall serve 3-year terms.
Commissioners must be allowed to serve until new commissioners are appointed
in order to maintain the federally required number of commissioners.
Each nonvoting member shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
Members of the Commission may not serve more than 3 consecutive
Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments and
any member so appointed shall serve during the remainder of the term for which
the vacancy occurred. The
members shall not receive any compensation but shall
be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)