County Board Appointed Vacancies

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The Jackson County Board is seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards to which they make appointments. Jackson County residents interested in putting their talents to work for the benefit of the County may find more information here or by calling the Jackson County Board office at 618/687-7240.

Download the Resume for County Board Appointment form to apply for an opening.  Please send completed applications to the Jackson County Board Office, attn: Committee Coordinator.  Resumes are reviewed by the Executive Committee on the first Thursday of each month.  Applicants are notified as to when their resume will be reviewed, and their presence at the review is often requested.

Download the Legislative Appointment Handbook to receive more information on a specific board or agency.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Committee Coordinator at 618-687-7245.

Jackson/Union Regional Port District

  • Type:Volunteer
  • Salary/Pay Rate:n/a
  • Posted Date:06/01/2017

Purpose:  The Port Authority District provides a public depot for receiving goods or persons for transport by water, land, or air.  Under the Jackson-Union Counties Regional Port District (70 ILCS 1820/), the Board governs the port district embracing Jackson and Union Counties, develops and regulates the port’s harbor and facilities, issues construction permits, prevents obstruction in navigable water, and establishes and maintains public airports and airport facilities.  The Jackson-Union County Port District is a political subdivision and

  • Is a municipal corporation, just as Carbondale and Anna are municipal corporations
  • Embraces the areas of Jackson and Union Counties
  • May annex territory
  • May sue and be sued in its corporate name
  • May adopt a common seal
  • May acquire, own, lease and sell land
  • Has eminent domain authority
  • May levy a property tax
  • May issue bonds
  • Has certain police powers


Members:  The Board is composed of three members appointed by the Governor, two members appointed by the Union County Board, and two members appointed by the Jackson County Board.  The members of the Board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.  However, any member of the Board who is appointed to the office or secretary or treasurer may receive compensation for his services as such officer.


Conditions on Membership:  Every person appointed to the Board shall be a resident of the unit of local government which makes the appointment.  Persons appointed by the Governor shall reside in 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.


Meetings:  Meetings are held once monthly.  The schedule is determined annually.  Meetings are held at the office on Chautauqua.


Terms:  Terms are for three years, beginning June 1 of staggered years, and run until successor is appointed and qualified.


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