AGENDA: Commission on Poverty Elimination and Economic Security

December 9, 2021

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Web Ex Meeting link:

https://illinois.webex.com/illinois/j.php?MTID=m54b789411ece932e99144f6499d2827c

Meeting number: 2458 086 0986

Password: 5Vm3F9HMCpu

*Members of the public are invited to attend. For those who would like to make public comment, we request that those comments be submitted in advance of the meeting to Dana Kelly by email at dana.kelly@illinois.gov or by phone at 217-836-8176. Please send all comments to Dana Kelly by 8:30am December 9, 2021.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Introduce University Partnership.
  • Inform Commission on Results of Listening Sessions.
  • Share Outline of Strategic Plan
  • Gather Input on Strategic Planning Elements and Other Stakeholder Feedback Needed
  • Set Next Steps for Strategic Plan Development

Agenda:

I. Welcome, Roll Call and Announcements (10 mins)

All

A. Welcome

Lizzy Whitehorn, First Assistant Deputy Governor

Co-Chair Amy Susan Brown, CEO, CRIS Healthy-Aging Center and Mass Transit

B. Roll Call

C. Reminders About Required DHS Trainings

Dana Kelly, Senior Advisor, Department of Human Services

II. Approval of June 7, 2021 Meeting Minutes (5 mins)

A. Roll Call Vote

III. Public Comment - Open (5 mins)

A. Subject to written comment in advance

IV. Poverty Commission Listening Session Report Out (10 mins)

Secretary Grace Hou, Illinois Department of Human Services

Dana Kelly, Senior Advisor, Illinois Department of Human Services

A. 8 Commission Listening Sessions Findings

B. Report

C. Additional Stakeholder Engagement

i. Agency Survey
ii. Business Roundtable
iii. GOMB Engagement

V. Introduction of Commission University Partner - Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) (5 mins)

Robin Fretwell Wilson, Director, Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs

A. Charge

VI. Strategic Plan Outline (10 mins)

Co-Chair Evelyn Diaz, President, Heartland Alliance

Dana Kelly, Senior Advisor, Illinois Department of Human Services

VII. Break Out Discussions - Strategic Plan Outline Feedback (45 mins)

Led by Co- Chairs Evelyn Diaz and Amy Susan Brown and Facilitated through Break Out Rooms

VIII. Strategic Planning Work Group and February Meeting (5 mins)

Co- Chairs Evelyn Diaz and Amy Susan Brown

IX. Announcements: Other Key Initiatives (5 mins)

Secretary Grace Hou, Illinois Department of Human Services

A. Reimagine Public Safety Act

B. GATA Equity Initiative

C. Illinois Housing Help

D. Other

X. Next Steps and Adjournment (5 mins)

Attachments:

  • Agenda
  • 6/7/21 Meeting Minutes
  • Commission Training Report
  • Breakout Session Discussion Tool