Massac-Metropolis Port District Board

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Kim Watson

Contact Title

Southern Region, DCEO

Contact E-Mail


To issue permits for any structures or deposits within 40 feet of any navigable waters within the Port District; To prevent or remove obstructions in navigable waters; To locate and establish dock lines and shore or harbor lines; to regulate water vessels; To acquire, own, construct, lease, operate, and maintain terminals, terminal facilities, and port facilities; To locate, establish, and maintain a public airport; To police its physical property only and all waterways and to exercise police powers of any rule or regulation provided by the ordinances of the District and to employ and commission police officers and other qualified persons to enforce the same; To designate the fiscal year for the District; To build, construct, repair, and maintain levees.


initial term lengths vary, then 3 year terms apply

Senate Confirmation



All members of the Board shall be residents of the District; No member of the Board or employee of the District shall have any private financial interest, profit, or benefit in any contract, work, or business of the District nor in the sale or lease of any property to or from the District.




The Governor shall appoint 4 members of the Board, each Mayor of the municipalities of Metropolis, Joppa, and Brookport shall appoint one member of the Board.


Board elects chair


70 ILCS 1831/10

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Burnett, Nelda 06/01/2016 07/03/2014 Governor Secretary, Member Massac
Garrett, Scott 06/01/2015 01/13/2010 Mayor of Brookport Member Massac
Krueger, Richard 06/01/2015 Mayor of Metropolis Chair, Member Massac
McGinness, Chris 06/01/2019 04/29/2016 Governor Vice Chair, Member Johnson
Rushing, Randall 06/01/2014 01/27/2010 Governor Treasurer, Member Massac
Sandusky, Sue 06/01/2015 12/16/2009 Mayor of Joppa Member Massac
VACANT Governor Member