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Local chamber director honored at capitol

From left to right, Louise McMinn and Dawn Mushill were honored Tuesday at the Illinois State Capitol by Rep. Charlie Meier. The event honored the contributions of emerging female leaders throughout Illinois. (Photo provided by State Representative Charlie Meier’s Office)

Times-Tribune staff

Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce Dawn Mushill was honored at the Emerging Women Leaders brunch Tuesday at the Illinois State Capitol. 

Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) recognized Mushill and Louise McMinn from the Bond/Clinton County Health Department at the event, which honored the contributions of many emerging female leaders from throughout the state, according to a news release from Meier’s office. 

“Dawn Mushill and Louise McMinn are two leaders making a positive impact in our region,” said Rep. Meier. “Dawn is working to promote job creation and expansion in our communities and Louise strives each day to keep our community safe and healthy. She served in a critical role to help guide our region during the pandemic. I appreciate their contributions to our region and appreciate their dedication as two emerging leaders in the Metro East.”

Mushill and McMinn joined 50 female leaders from across the state who are each taking bold steps to make Illinois a better place to live and work. In addition to the recognition brunch, the group participated in a discussion about what issues are important for Illinois women, and how the General Assembly can create policy that reflects their priorities.

“It was truly an honor to be recognized for this award along with a group of amazing women,” Mushill told the Times-Tribune following the recognition. “‘State Representative Charlie Meier has always been a huge supporter of the Chamber. He also does a great job making sure southern Illinois is represented.” 

The contributions of Mushill and McMinn  were further recognized by House Republican Leader Tony McCombie from the House Floor during a session on Tuesday at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield, according to the release. 



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