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Title:McCormick Place Advisory Board
Meeting Information:

​The McCormick Place Advisory Board shall meet quarterly, or as needed.

Function:The McCormick Place Advisory Board shall produce any reports it deems necessary, and shall: (1) Work with the Authority on ways to improve the area physically and economically; (2) Work with the 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; (3) Work with the Authority to minimize any potential impact on the area surrounding the McCormick Place Expansion Project, including any impact on minority-owned or women-owned businesses, resulting from the construction and operation of the Expansion Project; (4) Work with the Authority to find candidates for building trades apprenticeships, for employment in the hospitality industry, and to identify job training programs; (5) Work with the Authority to implement the provisions of subsections (a) through (e) of this Section in the construction of the Expansion Project, including the Authority's goal of awarding not less than 25% and 5% of the annual dollar value of contracts to minority-owned and women-owned businesses, the outreach program for minorities and women, and the mentor/protege program for providing assistance to minority-owned and women-owned businesses.
Term:Members of the McCormick Place Advisory Board shall serve 2-year terms and until their successors are appointed, except members who serve as a result of their elected position whose terms shall continue as long as they hold their designated elected positions. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments are made. The McCormick Place Advisory Board shall elect its own chairperson.
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:There is created a McCormick Place Advisory Board composed as follows: 2 members shall be appointed by the Mayor of Chicago; 2 members shall be appointed by the Governor; 2 members shall be State Senators appointed by the President of the Senate; 2 members shall be State Senators appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; 2 members shall be State Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and 2 members shall be State Representatives appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
Chair:Elected by the Board
Authority:70 ILCS 210/23.1

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Buckner, Rep. Kambium8/21/2019Speaker of the HouseMemberState Representative
Robinson Jr., Rep. Lamont8/21/2019Speaker of the HouseMember
VACANTMayor of ChicagoMember
VACANTMayor of ChicagoMember
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember
VACANTPresident of the SenateMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the HouseMember
VACANTMinority Leader of the HouseMember