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, Regional Coordinator City of Champaign
  5. Elizabeth S Beaty Elizabeth S Beaty, Treasurer, Regional Coordinator City of Urbana, Administrative Services Manager
  6. Curtis P Newport Curtis P Newport, Member at large, Regional Coordinator Boone County, Treasurer
  7. Bill Hannah Bill Hannah, Board Liaison Village of North Aurora, Finance Director
  8. Keli R Barrow Keli R Barrow, Regional Coordinator City of Salem, Finance Director
  9. Tracy Kennett Tracy Kennett, Regional Coordinator City of Wood River, Finance Director
  10. Carla Paschal Carla Paschal, Regional Coordinator Illinois Association of School Business Officials, Chief Financial Officer
  11. Sherry Thomas Sherry Thomas, Regional Coordinator City of Peoria, Accountant
  12. Will R Tolmie Will R Tolmie, Regional Coordinator City of Moline, Accounting Technician
  13. Jeanne Wojcieszak Jeanne Wojcieszak, Regional Coordinator City of Edwardsville, Collector
  14. Diane Gillian Lantz Diane Gillian Lantz, Staff Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, IGFOA Executive Director
  15. 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, Sherry L. Thomas, City of Peoria
Southern  Keli Barrow, City of Salem; Janette Dillner, City of Sesser
Southwest 

Tracy Kennett, City of Wood River; Jeanne Wojcieszak, City of Edwardsville

Rock River 

Curtis Newport, Boone County; Carla Paschal, IASBO

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