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Title:Steering Committee for the Millenium Reserve
Function:The purpose of the Steering Committee is to serve as a central governing body that shall have leadership responsibilities for the overall execution of the Millennium Reserve Initiative.
Term:4 years
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:Members shall represent organizations that are active in the Calumet region, and shall represent one or more of the following three primary areas of expertise and involvement: 1) environmental protection and restoration, and outdoor recreation; 2) economic development; and 3) community development.
Compensation:Not paid
Composition:Director, Department of Natural Resources, acting on behalf of the State of Illinois and representing Departments of Transportation, Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; One representative each from the following landowning organizations: Chicago Park District, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois International Port Authority, and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District; One representative from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning; One representative from the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association; Three representatives from the private business sector whose companies are active in the Millennium Reserve region; Three representatives from community groups active in the Millennium Reserve region or from organizations engaged in community development initiatives in the region; Three representatives from non-profit organizations whose primary focus is environmental protection and restoration, and/or outdoor recreation; One representative from a federal agency representing the President's America's Great Outdoors initiative; Two representatives from the City of Chicago; Three representatives from foundations which have an established track record in funding successful community, environmental, and/or economic development initiatives and Additional members may be appointed as necessary.
Chair:The Governor shall appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair, who shall oversee the Steering Committee’s engagement, determining the priorities, goals and work plans of Millennium Reserve.
Authority:Executive Order 2013-3

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