Natural Resources Economic Development Board


  • 5:30 pm
  • 4th Monday of every month
  • 200 S. Illinois Ave Carbondale, IL 62901


The Natural Resources Economic Development Board shall consist of seven members. The members shall be appointed by the Jackson County Board.



The Natural Resources Economic Development Board shall possess the following duties but in no circumstance shall it bind the county to any agreement or contract or expend public money:

  1. Act as a liaison between the Jackson County Board and state and federal agencies;
  2. Keep a record of the total acres of land and water accessible in Jackson County to the public;
  3. Coordinate with established economic development organizations and municipalities to develop an eco-tourism marketing plan;
  4. Identify funding opportunities related to its purpose and goals; and
  5. Collaborate with local organizations to connect manpower for improvement and maintenance projects in Jackson County.

Conditions on Membership

Every member shall have experience in the following: conservation, tourism, economic development, marketing, or a related field.


Members serve five-year, staggered terms.

Contact Us

1001 Walnut Street
Murphysboro IL 62966
Phone: 618-687-7240

Open Positions

Currently there is one available open position. For those interested in appointment, please see the information below. 

Download the Resume for County Board Appointment (DOCX) form to apply for an opening. Please send completed applications to the Jackson County Board Office, Attn: Committee Coordinator 1001 Walnut Street Murphysboro, IL 62966. Resumes are reviewed by the Executive Committee on the first Thursday of each month. Applicants are notified as to when their resumes will be reviewed, and their presence at the review is often requested.