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C.D. Davidsmeyer, Co-Chair
David Koehler, Co-Chair
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July 13, 2015 Meeting Agenda and Audio
Initial Notice Posted on June 29, 2015
Meeting Agenda July 13, 2015


Purpose: State Facility Closure Act Hearing
Illinois State Museum

July 13, 2015; 4:00 p.m.
Room 212, Illinois Capitol Building
Springfield, Illinois

  1. Call to Order:
    1. Co-Chair Senator Donne Trotter
    2. Co-Chair Representative Donald Moffitt
  2. State of Illinois Executive Branch Officials
    1. Wayne Rosenthal, Director, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
  3. Elected Officials
    1. Pat McGuire, Senator, 43rd District
    2. Emily McAsey, Representative, 85th District
    3. Jim Langfelder, Mayor, City of Springfield
    4. John R. King, Mayor, City of Lewiston
    5. Patrick O'Brien, Chairman, Economic & Tourism Committee, Fulton County Board
  4. Illinois State Museum Boards
    1. Guerry Suggs, Chairman, Illinois State Museum Board
    2. Mary Jo Potter, Board Member, Illinois State Museum Board
    3. Lorin I. Nevling, Ph.D., Secretary, Illinois State Museum Board
    4. Jessica Jagielnik, Member, Illinois State Museum Board
    5. Sandra Bauer, President, Illinois State Museum Society Board of Directors
  5. Employee Organizations, Unions and Associations
    1. Anne Irving, Director of Public Policy, AFSCME Council 31
    2. Chris Widga, Section Chair at ISM Research and Collections Center, AFSCME Local 1019 Member
    3. Christa Christensen, Curator at Dickson Mounds, AFSCME Local 51 Steward
    4. John Lustig, Museum Section Head at Lockport, AFSCME Local 2794 Member
    5. Susan Collins, Museum Technician at ISM Capitol Complex, AFSCME Local 1019 Steward
  6. Community Organizations and Other Interested Parties
    1. Erika Holst, Curator of Collections, Springfield Art Association
    2. Dr. Jodie O'Gorman, Professor and Assistant Curator, The MSU Museum
    3. Benjamin Lowder, Creative Director, Center of Spirituality & Sustainability
    4. Rochelle Lurie, Ph.D., RPA, President, Illinois Archaeological Survey
    5. Ra Joy, Executive Director, Arts Alliance Illinois
    6. Dr. Amy B. McEuen, Advocate, Save the Illinois State Museum
    7. William S. Legge, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois
    8. Amanda Woodruff, President, Fulton County Arts Council
    9. Betsy Dollar, Executive Director, Springfield Art Association
    10. Jennifer Walling, Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council
  7. Other Interested Parties
    1. Chris Vallillo, Concerned Citizen
    2. Karla Bailey-Smith, Museum Patrons
    3. Kai Bailey-Smith, Museum Patrons
    4. Karen Witter, Former Natural Resources Policy Advisor to Governor Thompson
    5. Stephen LeMau
    6. Cindy Davis, Former ISM Society Board Member and Local Business Owner
    7. Audrey Ushenko, Professor of Art, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
    8. Mary Boesdorfer, Volunteer, Illinois State Museum
    9. Doranne Jacobson, Concerned Citizen
    10. Samantha Reif, Volunteer, Save the Illinois State Museum
    11. Dannyl Dolder, Concerned Citizen
    12. Jacqueline Ferguson, Concerned Citizen
    13. Sam Cahnman, Former Alderman, City of Springfield
    14. David Morgan, Concerned Citizen
    15. Kathryn Harris, Concerned Citizen
    16. Jane E. Buikstra, President, Center for American Archeology
    17. Susan Rhoades, Retired Elementary School Principal, IL Association of Gifted Children
    18. Victoria Ringer, Executive Director, Downtown Springfield, Inc.
    19. Dana L. Smith, Marketing & Tourism Coordinator, Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development
    20. Patricia Miller, Executive Director, Illinois Heritage Association
  8. Public Comments
  9. Old Business
  10. New Business
  11. Announcements - Future Facility Closure Hearings
    1. Hardin County Work Camp, Hardin County High School in Elizabethtown, July 20th at 2:00 p.m.
    2. Commission Member Tour available at 1:00 p.m. at Hardin County Work Camp in Cave-In-Rock
  12. Adjournment

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