Delegate Advisory Assembly

The mission of the Delegate Advisory Assembly (DAA) is to make recommendations to the Illinois ASBO Board in regards to issues of public policy and/or legislation involving resource management of education.

A Fast Response Network for Legislative Issues

Organized in December of 2004, the Delegate Advisory Assembly meets three times a year. When not in session the Assembly provides the association with a “Fast Response Framework” to offer testimony, research and solutions to the Illinois General Assembly as fast track legislation moves through Springfield. To date the DAA has moved legislation regarding bidding and the Chief School Business Management Certification through the legislature.

The DAA not only brings legislative issues affecting school districts to the forefront of discussion amongst school business managers and superintendents, it has also brought the expertise of school business managers in front of legislators to help shape legislation.

Illinois ASBO Delegate Advisory Assembly

Have an Issue to Submit to the DAA?

Do you have an issue, concern or question about an agency, rule or report? Whether you have a legislative issue to bring to the forefront or an agency-related question, any member can bring an issue forward for discussion at a DAA Meeting. Send a completed submission form to Holly Wallace at to get your issue on the DAA agenda.

download Submission form

DAA Leadership 

Curt Saindon


Curt Saindon
Assistant Superintendent
Frankfort CUSD 157-C
T: (815) 469-5922

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Vice Chairperson

Victoria G. Cullinan
Asst. Supt./Business & Operations
Comm. Unit Sch. Dist. 95
T: (847) 540-4955


Calvin Jackson

Legislative Liaison

Calvin C. Jackson
Legislative Liaison/Prof. Dev. Consultant
Illinois ASBO
T: (309) 824-1717

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Legislative Liaison

Diane Hendren
Dir./Gov. Relations/Chief of Staff
IL Association of School Administrators (IASA)
T: (217) 753-2213

Vickie Nissen

A Voice at the Legislative Table

One of my greatest professional accomplishments is being part of the team that developed the DAA. I feel very strongly that Illinois ASBO members should have a voice at the legislative table and the DAA provides a mechanism for the organization to share member concerns and develop strategies to address these concerns.”

–  Vickie L. Nissen
Asst. Supt./Business Services, Comm. Cons. Sch. Dist. 59