Jackson-Union Counties Regional Port District Board

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Jennifer Huson and Angie Johnson

Contact Phone



The Board governs port district embracing Jackson and Union Counties; develops and regulates port’s harbor and facilities; issues construction permits; prevents obstruction in navigable waters; establishes and maintains public airports and airport facilities


3 years, beginning June 1 of staggered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified

Senate Confirmation



Every person appointed to the Board after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1981 shall be a resident of the unit of local government which makes the appointment. Persons appointed by the Governor shall reside in the district.




3 members appointed by the Governor 2 members appointed by Union County Board 2 members appointed by Jackson County Board


Elected by the board


70 ILCS 1820/16

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Smithy, Brandon 06/30/2023 Union County Board Member Union
Beckman, Rodney 06/01/2026 04/07/2023 Governor Member Jackson
Curkin, Paulette 06/01/2024 04/07/2023 Governor Member Union
VACANT Jackson County Board Member Jackson
Pitts, Kent 06/30/2024 Union County Board Member Union
VACANT Jackson County Board Member Jackson
Cisssell, Bonnie 06/01/2024 03/20/2023 Governor Member Union