johnson 052522WAUKEGAN – State Senator Adriane Johnson was appointed to serve on the Military Economic Development Committee by Senate President Don Harmon on Tuesday.

“To protect residents and working families, military operations in Illinois must be sound,” said Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove). “Improving the business climate, ensuring bases are fully equipped and offering assistance to service members and their families will create a strong military presence throughout the state.”

The Military Economic Development Committee organizes Illinois’ efforts to preserve, protect, expand, and attract new military missions, assets, and installations. Members also explore ways to encourage defense-related businesses to expand or relocate, identify trends and support long-term viability within the state.

“I look forward to my responsibilities as a member of the Military Economic Development Committee,” Johnson said.

The committee makes recommendations to enhance Illinois’ military presence to the governor, General Assembly, congressional delegation, and other government officials.