Kelly Lockhart

Kelly Lockhart

Kelly Lockhart has been with Coles County Regional Planning & Development Commission for 23 years. Kelly is married with two children and currently lives in Effingham, IL.


Kelly is a 2000 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Geography.

Work Experience

Before coming to Coles County Regional Planning, Kelly worked for Wal-Mart in Charleston and Southeastern Container, Inc in Effingham. Kelly began as an intern for Coles County Regional Planning & Development Commission in 1998 and began full time in 2000. While at CCRPDC, Kelly worked under Steve Pamperin as a GIS Technician for several years before becoming the GIS Manager. Kelly became the Executive Director in 2012 after long time Director, Doug McDermand retired.

Professional Affiliations

Kelly is currently on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of Regional Councils and serves as the Chair of the Policy Committee on the Human Services Transportation Plan for Region 8. Kelly has also served on the Illinois GIS Association Board of Directors from 2016 to 2017 and is currently on the Membership Committee.