The Public Building Commission of Chicago is an independent agency formed in 1956 to oversee the construction and renovation of municipal buildings, facilities, and infrastructure. The PBC can manage every aspect of project development, from land acquisition through planning, design, and construction.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel serves as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Of the ten commissioners, one each is appointed by the Chicago Board of Education, the Chicago Park District, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
The Chairman, with the advice and consent of the City Council, appoints the remaining five members who represent labor, commerce, clergy and the community. Board members are appointed for a five-year term or until a successor is named.