Council Leadership

The Shawnee RC&D is led by a team of devoted volunteers from all over the Southern Illinois Region. As an agency committed to benefiting the greater area, council seats are not limited to a set number of members but rather to representation from across the lower 16 counties.

While many council members currently work in, or have retired from, professional conservation, there are also many at-large members from varied backgrounds who simply have an interest in what we do.

We invite anyone interested in learning more about the Shawnee RC&D to consider attending a council meeting. Meetings are open to the public, but due to space limitations we ask that you please email or call ahead to ensure adequate seating.



Dale Shumaker

Pulaski County, SWCD


Connie Beck

University of Illinois, Extension


Phyllis Mace

Gallatin/Hardin Co. SWCD