(70 ILCS 210/14) (from Ch. 85, par. 1234)
    Sec. 14. Board; compensation. The governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a board known as the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Board. On the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the Trustee shall assume the duties and powers of the Board for a period of 18 months or until the Board is fully constituted, whichever is later. Any action requiring Board approval shall be deemed approved by the Board if the Trustee approves the action in accordance with Section 14.5. Beginning the first Monday of the month occurring 18 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the Board shall consist of 9 members. The Governor shall appoint 4 members to the Board, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. The Mayor shall appoint 4 members to the Board. 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. A majority of the members appointed by the Governor and Mayor shall appoint a ninth member to serve as the chairperson. The Board shall be fully constituted when a quorum has been appointed. 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.
    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.
    Members of the Board shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties. All members of the Board and employees of the Authority are subject to the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, in accordance with its terms.
(Source: P.A. 96-882, eff. 2-17-10; 96-898, eff. 5-27-10.)