Clinton J. Drury is associate director of the West Central Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents 17,000 union construction professionals across 15 building trades. In this role, he has built strong relationships with contractors and contractor associations throughout the region, working to advocate for policies that drive economic development and ensure that local businesses and union construction professionals are provided opportunities to make a living.
Drury’s leadership and project management skills were especially evident in the construction of Bass Pro Shops in East Peoria, which was built utilizing 100-percent union construction professionals. He helped spearhead a partnership among the owners, contractors, labor representatives and the city, allowing the store to open ahead of schedule and under budget.
As a member of the Peoria Area Diversity in Employment Action Team, Drury works closely with the City of Peoria, Peoria NAACP, Peoria Black Chamber of Commerce, union contractors and other building trades representatives to create awareness of apprenticeship opportunities for the minority community. He serves on the board of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, the City of Peoria OneWater Committee, and the executive board of the Illinois Prevailing Wage Council. He is also recording secretary of The Union Difference, Inc.; co-chairman of the Peoria Construction Industry Career Expo; parade marshal of the Labor Day Parade; and active volunteer for the Hearing Loss Association of America’s Walk for Hearing.
In addition, Drury is a member of PALM/TRICON, the Great River Economic Development Foundation, East Peoria Chamber of Commerce and Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as a volunteer in the United Way Day of Caring and Children’s Hospital of Illinois Telethon. He is a past board member of the FFCI Leadership Institute, Peoria County Master Facilities Planning Commission and CEO Council Scorecard Committee.
A LEED-Accredited Professional and graduate of the Harvard University Trade Union Program, Drury lives in Edwards with his wife and three children. iBi