Laurie Nehring

District 1 Board Member

Personal Life

  • Laurie Nehring is a Jackson County resident of 20 years and married to Murphysboro native and 4th generation farmer, Jarrett Nehring. They have two daughters, Emma and Jacey. 
  • Enjoys spending time with her family, farming with her husband, playing golf, and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. 


  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Emphasis Healthcare Administration (William Woods University)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications – Radio/Television News, Minor in Political Science (Southern Illinois University)

Professional Life

  • Communications Director, American Red Cross Biomedical Services
  • Somerset Township Clerk
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Previous television news reporter

    “I am honored to serve Jackson County taxpayers, specifically representing those in District 1. In the best interest of our county’s residents, I will work diligently to carefully consider the values, beliefs and opinions of my constituents and work collaboratively with my colleagues to help foster prosperity and an enriched quality of life. I welcome Jackson County residents to reach out to me with questions, concerns, or ideas that support moving towards a more just and gratifying future.”