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House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch to Keynote CTBA Fiscal Symposium

Event Date and Time: 

November 9, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Event Location: 
Roosevelt University
425 S. Wabash Avenue - 7th Floor Rudolph Ganz Memorial Hall
Chicago , IL

“Where Do We Go From Here? Moving Toward Greater Equity in Illinois”

The last 19 months have been difficult for everyone, and finding an equitable path forward is more important than ever. CTBA welcomes House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch as the keynote presenter. Speaker Welch will outline his vision for how to move the state forward fiscally to ensure a better future for everyone, and to make suggestions for policies that could move the state forward both fiscally and from an equity/opportunity standpoint.  CTBA hopes to encourage a robust and yet practical discussion of how the fiscal situation in Illinois impacts the public policy systems that can build equity and create opportunity throughout the state, and what can be done about it.

House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch





Senator Mattie Hunter (D-3)
Majority Caucus Chair

State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) has served in the Illinois General Assembly since 2003. Mattie serves in leadership as the Majority Caucus Chair, is the chair of the Revenue Committee and is the vice-chair of the Ethics and Executive Appointments Committees. Serving the 3rd District, Mattie has sponsored over 400 bills regarding breast cancer, health care access, substance abuse treatment, youth employment, environmental issues and education.


Representative Dan Brady (R-105)
Deputy Republican Leader

Dan Brady represents the 105th Legislative District in the Illinois House of Representatives, encompassing McLean and a portion of Livingston County, including a large portion of the Bloomington/Normal metropolitan area.  Dan was named to the House Republican Leadership team in 2003 as Republican Caucus Chair and in 2008 he was named Assistant Minority Leader.  In 2017, Dan was named Deputy House Republican Leader.


Cameron Mock
Chief of Staff and Senior Fiscal Advisor to the Deputy Governor 

for Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB)
Cameron Mock currently serves in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) as Chief of Staff and Senior Fiscal Advisor to the Deputy Governor. He has played an integral role in some of Governor Pritzker’s key policy priorities, including crafting the Fair Tax legislation, consolidating local pension funds for investment scale, forecasting the COVID pandemic, and helping lead the state’s economic recovery. 


Craig Dellimore
Political Editor, WBBM Newsradio




This page will be updated as additional panelists are confirmed and details become available.

The event will be held in the Rudolph Ganz Memorial Hall on the 7th floor at Roosevelt University, 425 S. Wabash, Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Registration will begin at 8:15 am and the program will begin at 9:00 am. This will be an in-person event, implementing all necessary COVID protocols. Distinguished members of the legislature will serve on the panel. This page will be updated as more speakers are confirmed and details become available. Please check back often. In the interim, please contact CTBA Administrative Director Tracy Schonberger at (312) 332-1041 or by email at tschonberger@ctbaonline.org with any questions.