Counties
Menard County
District: 6
County Engineer: Thomas R. Casson
Appointment Date: 9/1/1996
Address: 15620 Chautauqua Rd., P.O. Box 497
Petersburg, IL 62675
Telephone: (217) 632-2722
Fax: (217) 632-7820
Email: menardhwy1@sbcglobal.net


Engineer Bio:
Tom is the County Engineer for Menard County and has served in that capacity since September 1996. He received his B.S.C.E. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a licensed P.E. & S.E. in Illinois. Prior to working at Menard County, he worked for Casson Engineering Co. for 13 years, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. for 2 years, and the IDOT Bureau of Bridges and Structures for almost 3 years. He retired from the Illinois Air National Guard after 31 years of service.


County Background:
Established on February 15, 1839, Menard County was for many years a part of Sangamon County. The County is named after Pierre Menard, a pioneer Indian trader, Colonel of Territorial militia, and first Lieutenant Governor of the State.


County Population: 12705
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 314
Assessed Valuation: 252402623
State Highway Mileage: 49
County Highway Mileage: 95
Township Highway Mileage: 397
Municipal Highway Mileage: 56
County Seat: Petersburg
State House District(s): 87
State Senate District(s): 44
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 18


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
Cyrus M. Buckley11/13/19136/9/1920
James M. Weaver12/22/19206/19/1923
J. Colby Beekman7/18/19248/7/1950
John W. Newlon8/27/19518/10/1954
J. Colby Beekman8/11/19542/4/1961
John W. Smith1/5/19611/31/1996