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Title:McCormick Place Advisory Board
Function:To work with the Metropolitan Pier And Exposition Authority regarding potential means for providing increased economic opportunities to minorities and women produced indirectly or directly from the construction and operation of the Expansion Project, to minimize any potential impact on the area surrounding the McCormick Place Expansion Project including any impact on minority or female owned businesses resulting from the construction and operation of the Expansion Project, to find candidates for building trade apprenticeships, for employment in the hospitality industry, and to identify job training programs, and to implement McPier’s goal of awarding not less than 25% and 5% of the annual dollar value of contracts to minority and female owned businesses.
Term:2 years, or until a successor is appointed for public members.  Legislative members, until expiration of elected office.
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:Public members required to be residents of area surrounding McCormick Place Expansion Project and are either members of a minority group or women. Legislative members required to be residents of Chicago and are either members of a minority group or women.
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:12 members: 2 appointed by the Governor; 2 appointed by the Mayor of Chicago; 2 State Representatives (or designee) appointed by the Speaker of the House; 2 State Representatives (or designee) appointed by the Minority Leader of the House; 2 State Senators (or designee) appointed by the President of the Senate; 2 State Senators (or designee) appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate.
Chair:Elected by the Board
Authority:70 ILCS 210/23.1 f

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Althoff, Pamela2/14/2012Senate Minority LeaderMemberCook
Colvin, Marlow 1/28/2005Speaker of the HouseMemberNone
Dillard, Kirk2/14/2012Senate Minority LeaderMemberCook
McAuliffe, Michael2/13/2003House Minority LeaderMemberNone
Meyer, James2/13/2003House Minority LeaderMemberNone
Munoz, Antonio4/25/2003President of the SenateMemberCook
TBDSpeaker of the HouseNone
TBDMayor of ChicagoNone
TBDMayor of ChicagoNone
Trotter, Donne1/5/2010President of the SenateMemberState SenatorCook
VacantGovernorNone
VacantGovernorNone