About Us

Rend Lake Conservancy District:  

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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.



Water & Golf

Golf Complex

Around the Lake