OUR BOARD MEMBERS
The Kinkaid-Reed's Creek Conservancy District was created by referendum vote in June, 1963. The District boundaries are 13 townships all within Jackson County, Illinois. The primary purpose for the creation of the Conservancy District was to build Kinkaid Lake for a municipal water supply with tourism and recreation as a side benefit for the area. Crisenberry Dam was completed in 1971 and Kinkaid Lake filled in 1972. A regional water system was constructed and public use recreational facilities were developed.
The general purpose of Kinkaid-Reed's Creek Conservancy District is to provide a multiple purpose reservoir that will meet municipal and industrial water needs and to develop public use facilities for Kinkaid Lake.
Kinkaid-Reed's Creek Conservancy District is governed by a District Board of Trustees. Four members are appointed by the Jackson County Board and the other three members are appointed by the Murphysboro City Council. According to state law, no more than two trustees from each governmental unit can belong to the same political party. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00PM in the Water Plant office. During the meeting in May of each year, the Board elects a President, Vice President, and Secretary. The District Manager is the chief operating officer of the District and is appointed by the Board of Trustees.