About Board of Directors

The SEMPO Board of Directors is charged with overseeing the organization’s activities as described in the Unified Planning Work Program.  The Board consists of seven voting members.  In addition, there are several ex-officio (non-voting) members.  The Board is aided by a Technical Planning Committee, which serves in an advisory capacity on the preparation of official documents and other technical matters.  Staff support is provided by the City of Cape Girardeau.

SEMPO Board of Directors meetings are regularly scheduled for the third Wednesday of the month.  Additional meetings may be held as necessary.  Meetings are held at 2:00 p.m. at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau unless otherwise noted.

View all or most recent SEMPO Board:  Agendas  |  Minutes  |  Schedule

More information on the Board of Directors can be found in the Unified Planning Work Program.

SEMPO Board of Directors 

Voting Members

  • Cape Girardeau County*
    • Charlie Herbst, Associate Commissioner, District 2
  • City of Cape Girardeau (two (2) voting members)
    • Bob Fox, Mayor
      • Robbie Guard (Alternate)
    • Scott Meyer, City Manager
      • Molly Mehner (Alternate)
  • City of Jackson (two (2) voting members)
    • Dwain Hahs, Mayor
    • Jim Roach, City Administrator
      • Rodney Bollinger (Alternate)
  • Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission
    • Jeremy Tanz, Deputy Executive Director
      • Drew Christian (Alternate)
  • Transit**
    • Tom Mogelnicki, Executive Director – Cape Girardeau County Transit

*Cape Girardeau County representative will be alternately appointed by Cape Girardeau County Commission and Cape Special Road District every two (2) years.

**Transit representative will be alternately appointed by Southeast Missouri State University and Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority every two (2) years.

Non-Voting Members

  • Alexander County
    • Joe Griggs – County Commissioner
  • Bootheel Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission
    • Hannah Barnett, Executive Director
      • Scott Perry (Alternate)
  • Cape Girardeau County*
    • Mark Phillips, District Engineer – Cape Special Road District
  • Federal Highway Administration – Illinois
    • Betsy Tracy, Transportation Planning Specialist
  • Federal Highway Administration – Missouri
    • Brad McMahon
  • Federal Transit Administration – Region 5
    • Tony Greep
  • Federal Transit Administration – Region 7
    • Cathy Monroe, Community Planner
  • Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Jeffrey Keirn, Acting Deputy Director
      • Tom Caldwell (Alternate)
  • Missouri Department of Transportation
    • Mark Shelton, District Engineer
      • Andy Meyer (Alternate)
  • Scott County
    • Jim Glueck, Presiding Commissioner
  • Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority
    • Mandi Brink, Assistant Director
  • Transit**
    • Kathy Mangels, Vice President – Finance and Administration – Southeast Missouri State University
      • Beth Glaus (Alternate)
  • Village of East Cape Girardeau
    • Joe Aden, Mayor

*Cape Girardeau County representative will be alternately appointed by Cape Girardeau County Commission and Cape Special Road District every two (2) years.

**Transit representative will be alternately appointed by Southeast Missouri State University and Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority every two (2) years.