Rose recommends Burns to task force


Springfield, IL – A local non-profit leader will now have a major voice in improving how non-profit organizations work with state government. John Burns was appointed to the “Task Force on State Contracting with Private Nonprofit Human Service Providers,” after being recommended by State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet).

John Burns currently serves as the Executive Director of Human Resources Center of Edgar and Clark Counties. Burns has worked at the organization since 2008 in a variety of roles, and has been very successful at growing and improving services while often dealing with shrinking resources.

“It’s important to have local representation from here in Central Illinois to improve how our government works with local non-profits,” said Rose. “John is a quality leaders that will do a great job of serving people in need. My hope is that he will help make the state a better supporting partner for the important missions of our nonprofits.”

According to statute, the task force is tasked with studying and improving the relationship and partnership between state government and the nonprofit providers so that they can work more effectively to improve the well-being of Illinoisans.