John R. Corneille, a local attorney, was elected President of the Illinois Guardianship Association (IGA) at its Annual Meeting on April 24 in Springfield. Corneille is the DeKalb County Public Guardian and Administrator, a National Certified Guardian, a certified mediator as well as the Director of Gift Planning for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Visit his website to learn more.
The Illinois Guardianship Association was established in 1998:
‘To provide for the exchange of ideas, education, and communication between groups and individuals interested in providing or furthering adult guardianship services or alternative protective services to those in need of such services in Illinois.
To promote a positive image of guardianship as a profession, and to encourage the development of the highest standards for guardians and guardianship providers.
To advocate for appropriate services for persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness, persons who are elderly and have age related disabilities, and others who may be at risk and require adult guardianship services.
To promote public policies and encourage the promulgation of legislation and administrative rules that advance the highest standards of guardianship, advocacy services for persons with disabilities, and research for guardianship and related services.
To provide training and support to guardians, including but not limited to training programs that are approved by the National Guardianship Association.
To support public and private guardianship programs that are compatible with the ideals of the association, promote family participation in adult guardianship and adult guardianship programs, and to provide assistance to the court systems responsible for the administration of guardianship in Illinois.
To enter into affiliations with other associations, including the National Guardianship Association, for the purpose of better achieving mutually agreed upon goals and purposes.
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