County Board Members

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Chapman, Brian

  • Departments:County Board Office
  • Divisions:County Board Members
  • Title:District 1
  • Phone:(618) 687-7240
  • Email:
Brian Chapman   

Personal Life

  • Raised in Campbell Hill, Illinois
  • Married his high school sweetheart, Leslie Huth from Ava
  • Has one son, Jacob who graduated from Trico and is currently attending Southern Illinois University (SIUC)
  • He and Leslie live on a farm North of Ava where they enjoy raising Angus Beef, farming, hunting and fishing
  • Attends St. Luke Lutheran Church in Campbell Hill where his great grandfather served as pastor upon his arrival from Germany at the turn of the century


  • Graduate of Trico High School
  • PhD in Political Science/Public Administration from SIUC
  • Master's in Public Administration fro SIUC
  • His areas of research include political theory, public ethics, public corruption, American government and legislative bodies

Professional Life

  • Worked at SIUC for over 20 years in administration and instruction
  • Currently works in the President's Office as the Executive Director for Regional and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Masters of Public Administration Program
  • Chapter Adviser to the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity on Campus

"Brian is a strong advocate for public service and is active in his community where he serves on the County Board, the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee, the Masters of Public Administration Advisory Board, and the Center for Rural Health and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board.  Through the years he as served on the Trico School Board, St. Luke Lutheran Church Council, Poshard Foundation for Abused Children, Trico Area Youth League Board of Directors, Trico Area Little League Baseball Coach, Carbondale Main Street, and the Central & Southern Illinois Synod Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America."

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