Counties
JoDaviess County
District: 2
County Engineer: Stephen R. Keeffer
Appointment Date: 3/15/1995
Address: 1 Commercial Drive, Suite 3
Hanover, IL 61041
Telephone: (815) 591-2337
Fax: (815) 591-2728
Email: skeeffer@jodaviess.org


Engineer Bio:
Steve received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1989. He worked for J.F. Gastel and Associates in Freeport and then IIW Engineers and Surveyors in Dubuque, IA. He was employed by Jo Daviess County in 1992 as the Assistant County Engineer, until appointed as County Engineer in 1995.


County Background:
Established on February 17, 1827, JoDaviess County once encompassed the entire northwest part of the State of Illinois. The County is named after Joseph Hamilton Daviess, a prominent lawyer of Kentucky, United States District Attorney, and Major of militia; killed at the battle of Tippecanoe, 1811


County Population: 22678
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 614
Assessed Valuation: 452796490
State Highway Mileage: 93
County Highway Mileage: 186
Township Highway Mileage: 717
Municipal Highway Mileage: 94
County Seat: Galena
State House District(s): 89
State Senate District(s): 45
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 16


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
George E. Schroeder12/10/19134/28/1946
Oscar G. Hiveley4/29/194612/31/1946
Charles Wattleworth1/1/19476/20/1963
Cleland H. Hickman7/15/19636/30/1981
Gregory Stauder7/1/19814/3/1987
Cleland H. Hickman4/5/19877/5/1987
Chris Isbell7/6/19875/15/1991
Richard Bussan1/1/19923/14/1995