MPEA Board of Directors

MPEA Board of Directors

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority’s (MPEA) Board is comprised of nine members. Four members are appointed by the Governor of Illinois and four members are appointed by the Mayor of Chicago. The Chairman is selected by the MPEA Board of Directors. These individuals lead MPEA in its mission to attract trade shows, conventions and public events to Chicago as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the state and city economies.

Jeffrey Bethke | Ingenuity Advising | Chairman

Don Villar | Chicago Federation of Labor | Vice Chairman

Jorge Ramirez | GCM Grosvenor | Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Sonat Birnecker Hart | KOVAL Distillery

Nina Grondin | Curioso

Terrance McGann | McGann, Ketterman & Rioux

Michelle Mills Clement | Chicago Association of REALTORS

Juan Morado, Jr. | Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Sherman Wright | Ten35

Contact MPEA

Maria E. Calderon

mpeaboard@mpea.com

312-791-6331

The board meeting of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Board of Directors has been scheduled for:

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 9:00 AM

McCormick Place West Building Roof Top Garden

(Cermak Road & Indiana Avenue)

DIRECTIONS FOR ROOFTOP GARDEN:

General Entry

Please use the McCormick Place, Gate 40 entrance (23rd and Indiana streets) and check in with the Security Desk. Guests should proceed left down the corridor toward room W178a.  Use the set of green colored elevators to go to the 5th Floor.

Ride Sharing Drop Off

Drop off is at Gate 40 (23rd and Indiana Streets).  Once inside the building, pleas check in at the Security Desk.  Guests should proceed left down the corridor toward room W178a.  Use the set of green colored elevators to go to the 5th Floor.

Parking Instructions

Guests who are parking in Lot A,  should enter the garage on Prairie Road, just south of Cermak Road.  Please find parking on level 3 of the Lot A Parking Garage.  Guests should enter the building  at level 3 and then proceed in the direction of the West Building, Skyline Ballroom (W375). This is to the left of most parking lot exits on level 3.  Proceed to the green colored elevators nearest to section W375E (located on the west side of the ballroom).  Take this elevator to level 5.

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Resolution No. MPEA 19-05 – Establishing Rules Regarding Unofficial Recording of Public Meetings, you may download a copy by clicking here.

Resolution No. MPEA 21-05 – Establishing Procedures and Guidelines for Public Comment at MPEA Public Meetings, you may download a copy by clicking here.

The agendas and minutes are in PDF format. If you do not currently have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download a FREE copy of the latest version by clicking here.

2022 Board Meetings

Monday, January 31st (Virtual)

Tuesday, February 15th

Tuesday, March 29th

Tuesday, April 26th

Tuesday, May 24th

Tuesday, June 28th

Tuesday, July 26th (Cancelled)

Tuesday, August 16th (New Date)

Tuesday, September 27th

Tuesday, October 25th

Tuesday, November 15th

Tuesday, December 13th

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Materials

Public Comment at MPEA Board and Committee Meetings

Public comments may be addressed to the Board (or Board committee) at a time specified on the agenda of the Public Meeting. Persons wishing to address the Board (or Board committee) at such a Public Meeting must complete a registration form and submit it to the MPEA Board Administrator, you may download the procedures and guidelines here. You may complete and submit the form below, download and submit the form via email to mpeaboard@mpea.com or send by fax to the MPEA Board Administrator at 312-791-6580 no later than 5:00 pm on the day prior to the meeting. The registration form will also be available at the security sign-in desk on the day of the Public Meeting.

Notice of the date and time for regularly scheduled meetings of the MPEA Board is posted in the above section. Unless otherwise specified in a duly posted meeting notice, meetings are held in the 5th Floor Board Room at MPEA’s Corporate Center, located at 301 E. Cermak Road, Chicago, Illinois 60616.

Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Public Comment Request and Information Form

Please be aware that your comments will be part of the public record of the meeting. The contact information you provide below will remain confidential although you will need to identify yourself by name and any organization you may be representing.

    Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
    301 East Cermak Road • Chicago, IL 60616 • (312) 791-7500

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