Counties
White County
District: 9
County Engineer: Brian Ray
Appointment Date: 4/2/2007
Address: P.O. Box 396, 1103 E. Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
Telephone: (618) 382-4811
Fax: (618) 384-5021
Email: wcounty@frontier.com


Engineer Bio:
Brian graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001 with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Brian is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois. Brian was appointed County Engineer of White County in 2007. His prior experience includes six years with the Illinois Department of Transportation in IDOT District 9’s Carbondale Office. As County Engineer, Brian is directly responsible for the maintenance of White County’s 163 miles of roads. He works closely with 10 Township Road Commissioners to maintain the county’s 779 miles of Township roadways. Brian also serves as the County’s NBIS Program Manager, and conducts all of the structure inspections for the 167 county, township, and municipal bridges. When Brian took the position of County Engineer in 2007, White County had nearly 50 bridges classified as “structurally deficient” and 20 bridges closed to all traffic. Since then, Brian has replaced or repaired nearly 40 of the deficient structures and has restored traffic on all of the bridges located on roads essential to traffic. Brian is a member of the Illinois Association of County Engineers where he sits on the Revenue Committee and the Employment Practices & Professional Welfare Committee. He is also active with his local high school Alumni Association where he sits on the Alumni Scholarship Board, which last year awarded $90,000 to 12 graduating seniors. Brian loves being outdoors and spending time with his wife Lesley, of 13 years. They have two children, Gabby, age 6, and Mason, age 4.


County Background:
Established on December 9, 1815, White County is named after Leonard White, pioneer of Gallatin County, Major of Territorial militia, member of Constitutional Convention of 1818, State Senator in second and third General Assemblies.


County Population: 14665
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 496
Assessed Valuation: 110100697
State Highway Mileage: 109
County Highway Mileage: 163
Township Highway Mileage: 779
Municipal Highway Mileage: 88
County Seat: Carmi
State House District(s): 109
State Senate District(s): 55
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 19, 15


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
George H. Brown12/9/19131/23/1940
Leland Robinson1/24/19406/30/1952
Charles D. Kuykendall7/1/19527/21/1958
Robert A. Lathrop7/22/19586/14/1959
W.D. Morris6/15/19598/14/1990
Jack Bosaw2/1/19913/1/2007