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Title:Joliet Regional Port District Board
Website:Joliet Regional Port District
Contact Name:Patricia A. Neale
Contact Title:Secretary/Treasurer, Joliet Regional Port District Board
Contact Phone:815-838-9497
Function:The Board governs the port district located in the Will County townships of DuPage, Lockport, Joliet, Troy, and Channahon; promotes industrial, commercial, and transportation activities; constructs, operates or leases, and maintains port and terminal facilities; establishes and maintains public airports and airport facilities.
Term:6 years (beginning June 1 of staggered years), and until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:No more than 2 from the same political party (see composition below)
Qualifications:Residents of Will County and no more than 2 from the same political party. Members appointed by Governor must reside outside Joliet and Romeoville and those by Mayor must reside in Joliet. Those appointed by the Village of Romeoville must reside in Romeoville. No financial or property interest in District business.
Composition:10 members -3 appointed by Governor, no more than 2 from the same political party -3 appointed by Mayor of Joliet, no more than 2 from the same political party -3 members appointed by County Executive of Will County, with the advice and consent of the County Board -1 member appointed by President of the Village of Romeoville, with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities of the Village of Romeoville. Secretary, Treasure, general manager, ganeral attorney, and chief engineer, appointed by the board
Chair:Elected by the board
Authority:70 ILCS 1825/3

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bixenmann, Steve6/1/20171/20/2000DemocratMayor of JolietTreasurer, MemberWill
Cox, Jason6/1/20176/21/2011Mayor of JolietMemberWill
Hill, David6/1/20218/8/2016DemocratGovernorMember, ShorewoodWill
Joseph Strong6/1/20193/4/2013DemocratGovernorMemberWill
Kevish, Ronald6/1/20181/1/2006DemocratWill CountyMemberWill
Klick, James H. 6/1/2014RepublicanWill CountyMemberWill
Noak, John6/1/2016Village of RomeovilleMemberNone
Silverman, David6/1/201710/1/2000RepublicanGovernorMember, ChannahonWill
Vera, Dan6/1/2016DemocratWill CountyChair, MemberNone
Walden, Donald6/1/20175/16/1995RepublicanMayor of JolietSecretary, MemberWill