(40 ILCS 5/9-185) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-185)
    Sec. 9-185. Board created.
    (a) A board of 9 members shall constitute the board of trustees authorized to carry out the provisions of this Article. The board of trustees shall be known as "The Retirement Board of the County Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of .... County". The board shall consist of 2 members appointed and 7 members elected as hereinafter prescribed.
    (b) The appointed members shall be appointed as follows: One member shall be appointed by the comptroller of such county, who may be the comptroller or some person chosen by him from among employees of the county, who are versed in the affairs of the comptroller's office; and one member shall be appointed by the treasurer of such county, who may be the treasurer or some person chosen by him from among employees of the County who are versed in the affairs of the treasurer's office.
    The member appointed by the comptroller shall hold office for a term ending on December 1st of the first year following the year of appointment. The member appointed by the county treasurer shall hold office for a term ending on December 1st of the second year following the year of appointment.
    Thereafter, each appointed member shall be appointed by the officer that appointed his predecessor for a term of 2 years.
    (c) Three county employee members of the board shall be elected as follows: within 30 days from and after the date upon which this Article comes into effect in the county, the clerk of the county shall arrange for and hold an election. One employee shall be elected for a term ending on the first day in the month of December of the first year next following the effective date; one for a term ending on December 1st of the following year; and one for a term ending December 1st of the second following year.
    (d) Beginning December 1, 1988, and every 3 years thereafter, an annuitant member of the board shall be elected as follows: the board shall arrange for and hold an election in which only those participants who are currently receiving retirement benefits under this Article shall be eligible to vote and be elected. Each such member shall be elected to a term ending on the first day in the month of December of the third following year.
    (d-1) Beginning December 1, 2001, and every 3 years thereafter, an annuitant member of the board shall be elected as follows: the board shall arrange for and hold an election in which only those participants who are currently receiving retirement benefits under this Article shall be eligible to vote and be elected. Each such member shall be elected to a term ending on the first day in the month of December of the third following year. Until December 1, 2001, the position created under this subsection (d-1) may be filled by the board as in the case of a vacancy.
    (e) Beginning December 1, 1988, if a Forest Preserve District Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund shall be in force in such county and the board of this fund is charged with administering the affairs of such annuity and benefit fund for employees of such forest preserve district, a forest preserve district member of the board shall be elected as of December 1, 1988, and every 3 years thereafter as follows: the board shall arrange for and hold an election in which only those employees of such forest preserve district who are contributors to the annuity and benefit fund for employees of such forest preserve district shall be eligible to vote and be elected. Each such member shall be elected to a term ending on the first day in the month of December of the third following year.
    (f) Beginning December 1, 2001, and every 3 years thereafter, if a Forest Preserve District Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund is in force in the county and the board of this Fund is charged with administering the affairs of that annuity and benefit fund for employees of the forest preserve district, a forest preserve district annuitant member of the board shall be elected as follows: the board shall arrange for and hold an election in which only those participants who are currently receiving retirement benefits under Article 10 shall be eligible to vote and be elected. Each such member shall be elected to a term ending on the first day in the month of December of the third following year. Until December 1, 2001, the position created under this subsection (f) may be filled by the board as in the case of a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 92-66, eff. 7-12-01.)