Governmental Relations and Advocacy

The members of this committee will work closely with the Director of Governmental Relations to monitor those legislative and otherwise political activities that may impact Illinois public schools.   The Committee shall serve as a statewide voice for excellence in education and shall work to ensure that legislative positions, public positions of IASA, and governmental communications shall accurately reflect the interests of administrators and students across Illinois.

The Committee shall meet to consider proposed legislation, House and Senate Bills, State Board of Education positions and other matters, which would affect public education and will work closely with the Director of Communications to prepare necessary and appropriate responses that may be available for all members within their school community and across the State of Illinois.

Members also serve as one of the Region’s representatives to the Governmental Strategies Delegation.

Dr. Kevin J. O'Mara, Supt.
Argo Comm #217

Associate Chair
Dr. Scott E. Doerr, Supt.
Nokomis Comm #22

Associate Chair
Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams
Hazel Crest #152-5    
Associate Chair
Cliff McClure
Paxton-Buckley-Loda CU #10  

Abe Lincoln
Adam Ehrman
Community Unit #16 
Dr. Jay Morrow, Supt.
United Twp HS #30 

Central IL Valley
Shannon Duling, Supt.
Princeville #326 

Cook North
Dr. Scott B. Thompson, Supt.
Palatine CC #15

Cook South
Dr. Darryl Taylor, Supt.
Lincoln Elem #156 

Cook West
Dr. Edward J. Condon, III, Supt.      
River Forest #90                                            

Corn Belt
Gary R. Tipsord, Supt.
LeRoy Comm #2

Du Page
Dr. Gwynne Kell, Supt.
Winfield #34

Keith J. Hagene, Supt.
Pinckneyville Comm #101

Dr. Crystal Johnson, Supt.
Rossville-Alvin #7

Jeff Strieker, Supt.
Litchfield #12

Travis McGuire, Supt.
Hinckley Big Rock #429

Dr. Brian Harris, Supt.
Barrington #220 

Thomas D. Mahoney
Oregon #220 

Dr. Steve Webb, Supt.
Goreville Comm Unit #1  

Leigh A. Lewis, Supt.
Triad Comm #2

Starved Rock
Matt Seaton, Supt.
Streator Twp HS #40

Three Rivers
Dr. Cheryl McCarthy, Supt.
Joliet Twp #204

Two Rivers
Dr. Kerry L. Cox, Supt.
Carrollton #1 

Wabash Valley
William S. Fritcher, Supt.
Teutopolis #50

Ralph E. Grimm, Supt.
Galesburg #205