Illinois Director of Natural Resources

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Illinois Director of Natural Resources
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $251,153,300
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Article V, Section 5-20, Civil Administrative Code of Illinois
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Wayne Arthur Rosenthal
Assumed office:  January 2015
Compensation:  $133,273
Other Illinois Executive Offices
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The Illinois Director of Natural Resources is a state executive position in the Illinois state government. Its mission is to manage, conserve and protect Illinois' natural, recreational and cultural resources while furthering the public's understanding and appreciation of those resources. The department also promotes the education, science and public safety of Illinois' natural resources.[1] The director is a nonpartisan appointee of the governor and serves at his or her pleasure.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Wayne Arthur Rosenthal. He was appointed to the nonpartisan position by Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on January 14, 2015. Rosenthal served as a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 2011 until his appointment.[2][3]

Authority

The position of the Illinois Director of Natural Resources was created in Article V of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.

Article V, Section 5-20:

Each department shall have an officer as its head who shall be known as director or secretary and who shall, subject to the provisions of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, execute the powers and discharge the duties vested by law in his or her respective department. The following officers are hereby created: [...] Director of Natural Resources, for the Department of Natural Resources.

Qualifications

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Appointments

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The director is appointed by the governor and serves at the governor's pleasure.

Vacancies

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Duties

The director's office administers several key interdisciplinary functions within the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.[4]

The mission of the department is to manage, protect and sustain Illinois' natural and cultural resources, provide resource-compatible recreational opportunities, and promote public safety education related to natural resources and science.[4]

Divisions

See Energy policy in Alaska for information on the state's energy portfolio and goals.
See Fracking in Illinois for information on the state's hydraulic fracturing policies.

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State budget

See also: Illinois state budget and finances

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources budget for the 2012 fiscal year was $251,153,300.[5]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2014

In 2014, the director received a salary of $133,273, according to the Council of State Governments.[6]

2013

In 2013, the director received a salary of $133,273. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.[7]

2012

In 2012, the director was paid an estimated $133,273. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the director was paid an estimated $133,300, according to the Council of State Governments.[8]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Springfield
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
Phone: 217-782-6302


Region I Office - Northwestern Illinois
2317 E. Lincolnway, Suite A
Sterling, IL 61081
Phone: 815-625-2968


Region II Office - Northeastern Illinois
2050 West Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: 847-608-3100


Region III Office - East Central Illinois
15676 State Highway 54
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-6860


Region IV Office - West Central Illinois
4521 Alton Commerce Pkwy.
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 618-462-1181


Region V Office - Southern Illinois
11731 State Highway 37
Benton, IL 62812
Phone:618-435-8138


Illinois State Museum
502 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-7386


James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St., Suite 4-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-2070

See also

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