The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors. Three of the directors are designated in the Act as ex-officio members: the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation, whom the Act also designates as the Chairman of the Corporation, the Commissioner of Health, and the Secretary of State.
The four remaining directors are appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the State Senate. The appointed directors serve staggered six-year terms. Pursuant to State law, after the expiration of a director’s term, he or she shall hold over and continue to discharge the duties of a director of the Corporation Board until a successor has been chosen and qualified.