Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
The MWRD is an independent government and taxing body that manages wastewater and stormwater, in addition to other public health and safety responsibilities related to water quality, contamination, land use, and waterways. Its 882.1 sq mi service area includes Chicago and neighboring suburbs.
The nine members of the Board of Commissioners are elected at large and serve on a salaried, part-time basis. Three Commissioners are elected every two years for six–year terms.
Grades are based on information from December 2019
The first step toward participating in a public meeting is knowing when and where it is, and getting context on the decisions it’s been making.
The Illinois Attorney General has said that all public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act must provide an opportunity for members of the public to address public officials at open meetings. Public comment periods offer an avenue for people to support or oppose policy decisions and provide information that might not otherwise be represented in a meeting.
Knowing the time and location of a meeting is one thing, but it doesn’t necessarily make getting there any easier. Varying meeting times and locations can reduce barriers for attendees.