Boards and Commissions Members

Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals
For More Information, Contact:
Knox County Zoning Department
121 S. Prairie St., Ste. 1, Galesburg, IL 61401
309/345-3840

John, Durfee Chairman 12/31/2020
Link, Jerry Member 12/31/2019
Erickson, Dan Member 12/31/2018
England, Nancy Member 12/31/2017
Jay, Harding Member 12/31/2019

Note:  Appointments of these 5-year positions are made by the Knox County Board in December of each year.

Knox County Fair Association
For More Information, Contact:
Knox County Fair Association
Lynn Brown, Office Manager
P.O. Box 204, Knoxville, IL 61448
309/289-2714

www.knoxfair.com   

Tom Collopy President  
Ted Innes Vice President  
Jeanne Wiskirchen Secretary  
Darcy Thorp Treasurer  
Rick Flacco Director  
Scott Erickson Director  
Missy Lindquist Director  
Ty Landon Director  
Darcy Thorp Director  
Tim Eagle Director  
  Director  
Kevin Stone Director  
Jarod Murdock Director  
Scott Anderson Director  

Note:  Appointments of new members and officers are made by the Association’s Board on the third Tuesday in October of each year.

City of Galesburg Board of Election Commissioners
For More Information, Contact:
City of Galesburg Board of Election Commissioners
Lisa Watson, Executive Director
Galesburg City Hall, 55 W. Tompkins St., Galesburg, IL 61401
309/345-3660
  

Roger Williamson Chairman 06/07/2018
Terry Hudson Vice Chairman 07/13/2017
Veronica Peoples Secretary 07/13/2017

Note:  Appointments of these 3-year terms are made by the Knox County Circuit Court, Administrative Judge.    

Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development
For More Information, Contact:
KCAP
Ken Springer, President
185 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL 61401
309/343-1194
www.knoxpartnership.com

Alcorn, Dan Member No term
Benjamin, Karen Member No term
Blackburn, Mark Member No term
Blake, Pat Member No term
Bondi, Bob Member No term
Bliss, Dave Member No term
Bragg, Dane Member No term
Conlon, Jeannie Member No term
Cooper, Don Member No term
Cooper, Kevan Member No term
Cox, Larry Member No term
Denisar, Gene Member No term
Davis, Steve Member No term
Fulton, Bob Member No term
Gavin, Chris Member No term
German, Nathan Member No term
Hutchenrider, Kenneth Member No term
Johnson, Paul Member No term
Kistler, Greg Member No term
Klinck, Jeff Member No term
Kowalski, Dick Member No term
Matson, Jay Member No term
Maus, Bob Member No term
Miri, Fred Member No term
Mustain, Doug Member No term
Parkin, Roy Member No term
Phillips, Darrell Member No term
Pickrel, Allen Member No term
Polillo, John Member No term
Pool, Terry Member No term
Pritchard, John Member No term
Ramos, Cruz Member No term
Schmidt, Tom Member No term
Simpson, David Member No term
Smith, Gary Member No term
Taylor, Roger Member No term
Teel, Dale Member No term
Vitale, Guy Member No term
Washburn, Rory Member No term
Wilcox, Kit Member No term
Widman, Al Member No term
Winston, John Member No term

Note:  Appointments of new members are made by the GREDA Board of Directors.  There are no terms; only until a resignation occurs.  The Chairman of the Knox County Board and Mayor of the City of Galesburg serve as ex-officio members.    

Knox County Board of Review
For More Information, Contact:
Knox County Supervisor of Assessments
Chris Gray, CAO
121 S. Prairie St., Ste. 1, Galesburg, IL 61401
309/345-3845

Mike Gehring Member (R); Ch. 05/31/2016
George Knapp Member (D) 05/31/2016
Harold Hawkinson Member (R) 05/31/2017

Note:  Make up on this board is 2 members from leading political party from previous county office contest and 1 member of the second leading party from same. They are 2 year terms and alternate, with one in one year and two in the next. 

Knox County Public Safety Building Committee
For More Information, Contact:
Public Safety Building Committee
55 W. Tompkins St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309/343-9151
 

Christiansen, Dave City of Galesburg
Police Chief
No term
Tom Simkins City of Galesburg
Fire Chief
No term
Rigg, Craig Public Safety Building
Maintenance
No term
Clague, David Knox County
Sheriff
No term
Thompson, Todd City of Galesburg
City Manager
No term
Pickrel, Allen Knox County Board
Committee on Public Safety
No term
Link, Jerry Knox County Board
Committee on Public Safety
No term

Note:  This committee is comprised of the City of Galesburg Police Chief, City of Galesburg Fire Chief, Knox County Sheriff, City of Galesburg City Manager, Public Safety Building Maintenance, and two members of the Knox County Board’s Committee on Public Safety  

Knox County Jury Commission
For More Information, Contact:
Knox County Jury Commission
Debbie Deforest, Coordinator
Knox County Courthouse, 200 S. Cherry St., Galesburg, IL 61401
309/345-3844

Devore, D. Hal Member 07/2009
Hotchkiss, Joan Member 07/2007
Page, Cora Member 07/2008

Note:  All members are appointed to 3-year terms by the Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit. 

Knox County Farmland Assessment Review Committee
For More Information, Contact:
Knox County Supervisor of Assessments
Chris Gray, CAO
121 S. Prairie St., Ste. 1, Galesburg, IL 61401
309/345-3845
 

Gehring, Mike Member** No term
Bliss, David Member No term
Hawkinson, Harold Member No term
Gray, Chris Member * No term
West, Jay Member No term

Note:  The Knox County Board appoints three members.  The lengths of terms are indefinite and they serve until a resignation occurs.
*=by position of Supervisor of Assessments; **=by position of Chairman of the Knox County Board of Review
 

Knox County Deputy Sheriff’s Merit Commission
For More Information, Contact:
Office of the Knox County Sheriff
David L. Clague, Sheriff
152 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL 61401
309/345-3739

John C. Browning Member 08/2019
Pat Hennenfent Member 08/2019
James H. Nelson Member 08/2021

Note:  Appointments of these 6-year positions are made by the Knox County Board in August of each year.   

Knox County Housing Authority
For More Information, Contact:
Knox County Housing Authority
Derek Antoine, Executive Director
255 W. Tompkins St., Galesburg, IL 61401
309/342-8129

 www.knoxhousing.org 

Lomac Payton Chairman 05/28/2018
Thomas Dunker Member 05/28/2020
Floyd Palmer Member 05/28/2019
Roger Peterson Member 05/28/2017
Paul Stewart Member 05/28/2016
Ben Burgland Member 05/28/2017
Wayne Allen Member 05/28/2018

Note:  Appointments of these 5-year positions are made by the Knox County Board in August of each year.  

Knox County 9-1-1 Committee
For More Information, Contact:
Tom Simkins, City of Galesburg Fire Chief
55 W. Tompkins St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309/343-9151

Christiansen, Dave City of Galesburg
Police Chief; Chairman
No term
Simkins, Tom City of Galesburg
Fire Chief
No term
Carlson, Sid Member at Large No term
Robbins, Tim Western Illinois
Firefighters Association
No term
Clague, David Knox County
Sheriff
No term
Juergens, John EMS
Coordinator
No term
Murphy, Tim General Member at Large No Term
Knapp, George Knox County Board Representative No Term

Note:  These are permanent appointments by virtue of the offices the members hold.    

Knox County Metropolitan, Exposition, Auditorium, and Office Building Authority (a/k/a Civic Center Authority)
For More Information, Contact:
Knox County Civic Center Authority
Kevin Maynard, Executive Director
Orpheum Theatre, 57 South Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL 61401
309/342-2299
www.theorpheum.org

Janet Occhi Chairman 06/2011
Chris Ashby Member 06/2017
Naomi Law Member 06/2013
Jeanette Kleine Member 06/2013
Suzanne Fike Meeker Member 06/2011
Brent Bernett Member 06/2017
Jay Bullis Member 06/2011
Mark Blackburn Member 06/2013

Note:  Appointments are staggered and appointed by the Knox County Board.  

Knox County Tourism Council
For More Information, Contact:
Galesburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bill Morris, Director
Galesburg Welcome Center, 2163 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL 61401
309/343-2485
www.visitgalesburg.com
   

Hoffman, Donna Chairman 01/31/2013
Bragg, Dane Member* No Term
Bruening, Diane Director** No Term
Hammerschmidt, Wayne Member 01/31/2012
Cochran, Ryan Member 01/31/2015
Francis, Kate Member 01/31/2010
Stewart, Paul Member*** No term
Garza, Sal Mayor**** No Term
Sensabaugh, Roger Member No Term
Swanson, Scott Member 01/31/2012
Clayton, Jim Member 01/31/2015
Knapp, Kathy Member 01/31/2015
Watts, Steve Member 01/31/2012

Note:  Only one member (***) is appointed by the Knox County Board; the remainder of the Council is appointed by the Tourism Council.  The length of terms are one year. *=by virtue of position as City of Galesburg City Manager; **=by virtue of President of the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce; ****=by virtue of position as City of Galesburg Mayor 

Knox County Board of Health
For More Information, Contact:
Knox County Health Department
Michelle Fishburn, Public Health Administrator
1361 W. Fremont St., Galesburg, IL 61401
309/344-2224
www.knoxcountyhealth.org

Dr. Samuel Fox Member 06/2016
Doug Gibb Member 06/2017
DuRae Fletcher, Sr. Member 06/2017
Carol Scotton Member 06/2017
Kimberly DeSutter Member 06/2017
Pam Davidson Member* 01/2017
Dr. Bruce Bobofchak Member 06/2015
Jacquelyne Turner Member 06/2016
Dr. Kevin Satisky Member 06/2015

Note:  These are 3-year terms appointed by the Knox County Board. Membership must include a Doctor, a Dentist, and one county board member. County Board Member appointee (*).