Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Vicki Haugen Recognized in Congressional Record

Apr 3, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing Vicki Haugen, who took over leadership of Vermilion Advantage 37 years ago.

Vermilion Advantage is the lead economic development office for Vermilion County, Illinois.

"Vicki saw early on that if the community was to survive and prosper, the political, business, education, and community leaders would need to work together," Shimkus said.

"More than simply an advocate for the community, Vicki had a comprehensive vision focused on creating the next generation of community leaders and a skilled and educated workforce, diversifying the economic base of the county, and developing a cooperative environment between labor and management, to name just a few of her initiatives."

The full entry in the congressional record can be found HERE.