About Us

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

Management Team


General Manager

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 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.



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.

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Largest Lake in Illinois

Our Conservancy District is located at the 2nd largest lake in Illinois.

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of distribution system

Our distribution system stretches 200 miles to serve 7 counties in Southern Illinois.

billion gallons

Anticipated water sales in the current year are expected to exceed 5 billion gallons.

Two people fishing out of a small boat on Rend Lake in Southern Illinois
Young man enjoying the waters of Rend Lake in Southern Illinois


Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us or call (618) 439-4321

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