(505 ILCS 130/12)
(from Ch. 5, par. 562)
Any marketing program established under this Act shall provide for a
program operating board consisting of at least 24 members who are charged
with the administration of the program.
The board shall consist of one member elected from each of the districts
as established in the marketing program and 6 at large members without respect to residence district. The 6 at large members shall be nominated by a majority of the board sitting in quorum and thereafter elected by a majority of producers in attendance at the annual meeting.
The program operating board shall elect from its members a chairman,
treasurer and such other positions as may be provided for in the marketing
program. The term of office for members of the program operating board
elected from districts shall be for 3 years, except that the term of the members of the board
first taking office shall be for one, 2, or 3 years as determined by lot.
The marketing program shall establish the number of members elected from districts for each term
of office at the first board and shall provide the procedure for the
election of members in subsequent years. The term of the at large members of the board shall be for 3 years, except that the term of the at large members first taking office shall be for one, 2, or 3 years as determined by lot.
All voting members of the program operating board are entitled to actual
and necessary travel and incidental expenses while attending meetings of
the board or while engaged in the performance of official responsibilities
as determined by the board and provided for in the marketing program.
(Source: P.A. 94-61, eff. 1-1-06.)