About The 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.

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SEMPO Board Of Directors

Cape Girardeau County*

  • Mark Phillips, District Engineer – Cape Special Road District

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**

  • Brad Sheriff, Vice President – Finance and Administration – Southeast Missouri State University
  • Beth Glaus (Alternate)

*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.

Alexander County

  • Joe Griggs – County Commissioner

Bootheel Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission

  • Kelly Mitchell, Executive Director
  • Scott Perry (Alternate)

Cape Girardeau County*

  • Charlie Herbst, Associate Commissioner, District 2

Federal Highway Administration – Illinois

  • Betsy Tracy, Transportation Planning Specialist

Federal Highway Administration – Missouri

  • Brad McMahon, Transportation Specialist

Federal Transit Administration – Region 5

  • Anthony Greep, Community Planner

Federal Transit Administration – Region 7

  • Eva Steinman, Community Planner

Illinois Department of Transportation

  • Jeffrey Keirn, Acting Deputy Director
  • Tom Caldwell (Alternate)

Missouri Department of Transportation

  • Mark Croarkin, District Engineer
  • Andy Meyer (Alternate)

Scott County

  • Jim Glueck, Presiding Commissioner

Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority

  • Cary Harbison, Director

Transit**

  • Tom Mogelnicki, Executive Director – Cape Girardeau County Transit

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.