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Government relations focus of Town Hall

  • June 14, 2012

By Bob ZigmundSaint Ignatius College Prep Laura Docherty opened the meeting by welcoming the crowd and discussed her excitement with the ongoing governmental relationships IACAC is experiencing both in the state of Illinois and in Washington D.C. Dr. Lynne Haeffele…

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A Visit To Our Nation’s Capitol

  • March 13, 2012

Rifle-armed secret service perched atop buildings? Hidden underground trams between offices? Political power lunches on Capitol Hill? Although these all sound like elements of a Bourne novel in actuality they are all part of everyday life for those who work…

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You’re Invited: Advocacy Day in Springfield

  • February 4, 2012

The IACAC Annual Advocacy Day in Springfield is an event where IACAC members have the opportunity to share with legislators issues important to the organization and our ability to serve our students best interests. This year’s Advocacy Day will be…

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Advocacy Day in Springfield

  • March 26, 2011

IACAC Government Relations Committee Advocacy Day in Springfield with Governor Quinn

Members of IACAC and ISCA met with Governor Pat Quinn
to discuss the MAP Grant and counselor ratios for students in Illinois.

From left to right: Dan Stasi, Executive Director for ISCA, Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, Coalition of Illinois Counseling Organizations PAC; Robert Freitag, St. Charles North High School, IACAC Government Relations Committee Member; Governor Pat Quinn; William Morrison, Highland Park High School, IACAC Government Relations Committee Co-Chair; Sam Stover, Beloit College; Erin Mason, De Paul University, President Elect-Elect for ISCA; Laura Docherty, Fenwick High School, President-Elect for IACAC


On Thursday March 3rd, members of the Government Relations Committee (GRC) partnered with members of the Illinois School Counselors Association (ISCA) in a Springfield Advocacy Day.  This annual event has grown in size each year. This year was no exception, with approximately sixty counseling professionals and graduate students in attendance.  The agenda for the day included a brunch where participants were trained on how to speak with legislators and a visit to the hill where members of both organizations met with legislators at the capitol and in their offices.  In addition, a core group of members representing the two organizations had a meeting with Governor Quinn.  This is the second year in a row that IACAC had an opportunity to meet with the Governor, a definite sign of growing name recognition in Springfield (many thanks to President-Elect Laura Docherty for arranging the meeting!).

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