Purpose: It shall be the duty of the Authority to promote development within the geographic confines of Will and Kankakee counties. The Authority shall use the powers herein conferred upon it to assist in the development, construction and acquisition of industrial or commercial projects within those counties. (Source: P.A. 86-1481.)

Authority: 70 ILCS 535

Contact: Andrew Hamilton

Phone #: (866) 325-7525

Fax #:

Email: andrewjhamilton@wkrda.com

Composition: The Authority is a ten member body of which three members are appointed by the Governor with consent of the Senate. The Director of the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs serves as an ex-officio member. Six members are appointed, three each by the county board chairman of Will and Kankakee.

Meeting Date/Time: Thursday, November 17 & Thursday, December 8 - Meeting dates posted at Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority and can be found on the website- www.wkrda.com/meetings.htm Location: Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority 116 No. Chicago Street, Suite 101 in Joliet.

Compensation: none

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Notes: The Will Kankakee Regional Development Authority (WKRDA) was created by action of the Illinois General Assembly and is a general development agency for the counties of Will and Kankakee. It is one of only four active regional development authorities within the State of Illinois. Please also see: www.wkrda.com


Name  Term Ends  Position
Victoria King   1/15/24   Member
James Cronin   1/19/26   Member
Doug Pryor   1/20/25   Member