With last week’s departure of Airport Board Chairman Bob McKenzie, Wheeling Village President Dean Argiris along with Prospect Hts. Mayor Nick Helmer have wasted no time initiating a search for the right person to serve as the new Chairman.
The right person need not be a resident of either Wheeling or Prospect Hts., but qualified candidates from either municipality are encouraged to apply. Aviation experience is helpful, but not required. The Chairman is however, prohibited from holding any other position at Chicago Executive Airport in which they have a financial interest.
The Chairman presides over all Board meetings and takes part in all discussions on airport issues. The Chairman only casts a vote in order to break a tie. The position requires a time commitment to attend all monthly Board meetings, as well as a small number of workshop events, during each calendar year. The initial appointment is four years, with the option for a second four-year run.
The final selection and appointment of the new Chairman will be a joint decision of the Wheeling Village President and the Mayor of Prospect Hts.
Details for how to apply – a letter of interest and the applicant’s qualifications – are attached here.
The deadline to apply is March 15, 2016