Meeting Called for Suburban Metra District #3 to fill vacancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 6, 2016

Commissioner Morrison calls meeting for Suburban Metra District #3 to fill Metra Board Vacancy

Chicago, IL – Cook County Commissioner Sean M. Morrison has called a meeting to deliberate on the board vacancy for suburban Metra District #3.  The seven Cook County Commissioners who represent suburban Metra District #3 will hear from prospective candidates who will have submitted resumes for consideration to replace the Hon. Brian Reaves of Lemont who resigned from the Metra Board effective October 14.

The meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 13 at 12:00pm in the Cook County Building, Board Room #569, 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  The Commissioners intend to have a replacement selected and in place for the next Metra Board of Directors scheduled for Wednesday, December 14. The selected candidate will serve out the remainder of the District #3 board term which will expire on June 30, 2019. The appointment process is conducted by weighted vote and includes Commissioners Sean Morrison (46.71%), Jeffrey Tobolski (30.67%), Richard Boykin (11.85%), Edward Moody (6.38%), John Daley (4.29%) and Peter Silvestri (0.11%).  

Individuals wishing to be considered must reside in one of the following townships that compose Metra District #3, which are: Berwyn, Cicero, Lemont, Lyons, Orland, Palos, Proviso, Riverside and Stickney.  All candidates wishing to be considered must submit their resume via email to:sean.morrison@cookcountyil.gov by no later than Monday, December 12.

“I’m quite confident through this open process we will come away with a fine candidate to serve on the Metra board and represent suburban District #3 with integrity and professionalism” stated Commissioner Morrison.   

The 11-member Metra Board of Directors is made up of members representing the six-county Chicago metropolitan area, generally meets once a month to discuss various matters such as Capital Oversight, Audit & Finance, Real Estate & Contract Management and Employment Practices.

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