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Title:Waukegan Port District Board
Website:Waukegan Port District Board
Contact Name:Cathy Smith
Contact Title:Administrative Assistant
Contact Phone:847.244.0055
Contact Comments:847-244-3813
Function:The Board governs port district which regulates navigation; constructs, leases, or operates port facilities and terminals; establishes and maintains public airports; organizes export trading companies.
Term:Members, 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 same political party.
Qualifications:Residents of county that is embraced in whole or part by district, and at least 4 district residents. No private financial interest in district business.
Compensation:Reimbursed for expenses
Composition:7 members -3 appointed by Governor -4 appointed by Mayor of Waukegan
Chair:Elected by board
Authority:70 ILCS 1865

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bach, Gene A. 5/31/20206/1/2013MayorMemberLake
Evers, Thomas C. 5/31/20276/1/2015RepublicanGovernorMemberLake
Farrell, Grant B. 5/31/20226/1/2013MayorChairman, MemberLake
Legat, Joseph J.5/31/20226/1/2010MayorSecretaryLake
McCaffrey, William F. 5/31/20246/1/2018MayorMemberLake
Petry, Greg5/31/20251/31/2020DemocratGovernorMemberLake
Veal, Ben5/31/20231/31/2020DemocratGovernorMemberLake