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Title:Metropolitan Pier And Exposition Authority
Website:http://www.mpea.com/
Contact Name:Lori Healey
Contact Title:Chief Executive Officer
Contact Phone:312.791.6288
Contact E-Mail:lhealey@mpea.com
Function:The purpose of the Authority is to promote, operate, and maintain fairs, expositions, meetings, and conventions in the Chicago metropolitan area and, in connection therewith, to construct, equip and maintain buildings for such purposes. The Authority is also responsible for the recreational, cultural, and commercial development of Navy Pier.
Term:See composition
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:N.A
Qualifications: At least one member of the Board shall represent the interests of labor and at least one member of the Board shall represent the interests of the convention industry. The members of the board shall be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity. No member of the Board may be (i) an officer or employee of, or a member of a board, commission or authority of, the State, any unit of local government or any school district or (ii) a person who served on the Board prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. All members of the Board and employees of the Authority are subject to the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, in accordance with its terms.
Compensation:Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
Composition:9 Members: - 4 appointed by the Governor of the State of Illinois - 4 appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago; - 1 Chairperson appointed by a majority of the 8 members appointed by the Governor and Mayor. The Board shall be fully constituted when a quorum has been appointed. Of the initial members appointed by the Governor, one shall serve for a term expiring June 1, 2013, one shall serve for a term expiring June 1, 2014, one shall serve for a term expiring June 1, 2015, and one shall serve for a term expiring June 1, 2016, as determined by the Governor. Of the initial members appointed by the Mayor, one shall serve for a term expiring June 1, 2013, one shall serve for a term expiring June 1, 2014, one shall serve for a term expiring June 1, 2015, and one shall serve for a term expiring June 1, 2016, as determined by the Mayor. The initial chairperson appointed by the Board shall serve a term for a term expiring June 1, 2015. Successors shall be appointed to 4 year terms. No person may be appointed to more than 2 terms.
Chair:Appointed by a majority of the 8 members appointed by the Governor and Mayor
Authority:70 ILCS 210/14

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Birnecker, Dr. Sonat 6/1/20204/1/2019Mayor of ChicagoMemberNone
Hart, Brett10/25/202010/25/2016BoardChairNone
Kiley, Roger6/1/20143/5/2012Mayor of ChicagoMemberNone
McGann, Terrance6/1/20176/21/2013GovernorMemberDuPage
Ochoa, Juan6/1/20202/21/2017Mayor of ChicagoMemberNone
Powell, Ron6/1/20153/5/2012GovernorMemberLake
Ramirez, Jorge6/1/20219/6/2017Mayor of ChicagoMemberNone
Villar, Don6/1/20203/25/2019GovernorMemberNone
Wright, Sherman6/1/20224/1/2019GovernorMemberNone