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Title:International Port District Board, Illinois
Website:Illinois International Port District Board
Contact Phone:(773) 646.4400
Contact Comments:
Function:The Board is the governing, administrative, and policy making body of district which embraces all the area within Chicago’s corporate limits. Develops district’s port and harbor facilities, issues construction permits, regulates district’s facilities and waterways, establishes and operates foreign trade zones.
Term:5 years, beginning June 1.  Members serve until a successor has been named, qualified, and confirmed. 
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Qualifications:Business ability and residents of county embraced in part or whole by district, at least 1 member shall be a resident of that portion of the district which is outside the corporate limits of the city of Chicago and 1 member to be a resident of DuPage County; no private financial interest in district’s business affairs
Compensation:Members are paid $20,000 per year. Chairman, elected by the Board is paid $25,000 per year. All must attend meetings to receive stipend.
Composition:9 members - 4 appointed by Governor - 5 appointed by Mayor
Chair:Elected by the Board
Authority:70 ILCS 1810/12

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bowen, Charles6/1/20192/9/2005Mayor of ChicagoMemberCook
Edwards, Averil6/1/20258/10/2020GovernorMemberCook
McClendon, Michelle6/1/202710/15/2021GovernorMemberNone
Meltzer-Cassel, Danielle6/1/202311/6/2019Mayor of ChicagoMemberCook
Rodriguez, Erika6/1/20254/28/2021Mayor of ChicagoMember
Solis, Ivan6/1/202311/6/2019Mayor of ChicagoChairCook
Sriraj, P.S.6/1/20258/10/2020GovernorMemberDuPage
Sullivan, Terrence6/1/20245/11/2015GovernorMemberCook
Wisniewski, Henry V.6/1/20237/28/2011Mayor of ChicagoMemberCook