Mike Sturino, president of the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA), has been appointed to serve on Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker’s “Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Transition Committee.” Sturino served for three years as the village administrator of Forest Park, resigning from the post in 2008 to head the IRTBA, a statewide organization that represents contractors and designers in the transportation industry. 

“Illinois’ role as a transportation hub for the nation is a critical component of our economy,” Pritzker said in a statement. “My administration will prioritize a comprehensive 21st-century capital bill to build the infrastructure we need to restore Illinois’ place as an economic leader.” 

Sturino joins representatives Dan Lipinski (3rd), Cheri Bustos (17th), Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (4th) among others on the committee. The group will meet this month to develop a report on the state’s infrastructure needs, and present their findings to Pritzker on Jan. 14, Inauguration Day. 

“State-of-the-art transportation infrastructure will make Illinois more competitive and improve its citizens’ quality of life,” Sturino said in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with the Pritzker administration to make that happen.” 

Nona Tepper