About Us

Rend Lake Conservancy District:  

The Rend Lake Conservancy District is a multi-county regional government organized under the Illinois River Conservancy Act.  It is governed by a seven member board of trustees.  The district manages many utility and government functions around the lake including:

  • Water Conservation
  • Water Treatment and Distribution
  • Wastewater Collection and Treatment
  • Recreation 
  • Land Management
  • Tourism
  • Economic Development

RLCD District Boundaries Map

RLCD Taxing District Information

Management Team:

General Manager:  Keith Thomason.  Keith brings over 25 years of engineering, water resources management, and recreation management experience to the District.  He obtained a B.S. in Civil Engineering Degree from Southern Illinois University, a M.S. in Civil Engineering degree from the University of Missouri, and is certified as a Professional Engineer (P.E.).  

General Counsel: Larry Sanders.  Larry brings over 30 years of government legal experience to the District.  He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Law Degree from Southern Illinois University Law School.  Larry joined the District in January of 2005.  Previously he was a partner in the law firm of Sanders and Sanders.

Comptroller:  Michael Johnston.  Michael brings over 25 years of accounting experience to the District.  He obtained both a bachelors and masters degree in accounting and holds a certified public accountant license.


2019 Surplus Property

It’s that time of year again… Time for our annual surplus equipment auction. The items offered for bid and the bid sheet can be found here.

Water & Golf

Golf Complex

Around the Lake