Mayor McNamara selected for Pritzker's transition team

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara will join a budget and innovation team as part of a transition committee for Illinois Governor-Elect J.B. Pritzker.

The team will focus on financial issues in Illinois with hopes to improve the state’s economy and business climate.

“I’m honored to join Governor-Elect Pritzker’s transition team,” said McNamara. “He has a vision for increasing our access to capital, developing our workforce and providing mentorship and opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs. That vision echoes what we need in Rockford and northern Illinois and I’m looking forward to working with the Governor-elect and his team.”

The committee consists of 17 members, chaired by former Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes. Representatives from Chicago, Springfield and Decatur and several other cities are also on the board.