Downstate Illinois Chapter

The Downstate Chapter represents IGFOA members outside of the Chicago metropolitan area and reflects the diversity of Illinois from Galena to Carbondale and Quincy to Danville. The newest Downstate group is the Rock River Region, with members from the  Rockford area. This chapter hosts  regional luncheon programs, seminars and conferences.

Downstate Illinois Chapter Leadership

  1. Sandy Evans Sandy Evans, President City of O'Fallon, Director of Finance
  2. Molly  Talkington, MPA Molly Talkington, MPA, Immediate Past President Interim Controller
  3. Julie Ciesla Julie Ciesla, Vice President Peoria County, Assistant Chief Financial Officer
  4. Courtney R Kouzmanoff Courtney R Kouzmanoff, Secretary City of Champaign
  5. Elizabeth S Beaty Elizabeth S Beaty, Treasurer City of Urbana, Administrative Services Manager
  6. Bill Hannah Bill Hannah, Board Liaison Village of North Aurora, Finance Director
  7. Tracy Kennett Tracy Kennett, Regional Coordinator City of Wood River, Finance Director
  8. Diane Gillian Lantz Diane Gillian Lantz, Staff Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, IGFOA Executive Director
  9. Ruth Limpers Ruth Limpers, Staff Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, Senior Association Manager

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 Downstate Regions and Regional Coordinators

Northwest  Will R. Tolmie, City of Moline
Central  Elizabeth Beaty, City of Urbana; Courtney Kouzmanoff, City of Champaign; Barbara Ramsay, Champaign County
Southern  Keli Barrow, City of Salem; Janette Dillner, City of Sesser

Sandy Evans, City of O'Fallon; Tracy Kennett, City of Wood River; Sherry L. Thomas, City of Peoria

Rock River 

Curtis Newport, Boone County; Carla Paschal, IASBO

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