The St. Clair County Board approved the appointment of Terry Beach to the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners in January 2020.
Beach, a resident of O’Fallon, Illinois, is a life-long public servant whose career spans more than 40 years. The last 15 years of his career were spent as the Economic Development Director of St. Clair County, Illinois. Beach retired from that role last year.
He has also served as Executive Director of the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department. In that role, he supervised a staff of nearly 40 and managed federal and state grant programs, including the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grants (WIOA), Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), and homeless funding. Beach managed six offices located in five counties in Southwestern Illinois.
Beach received the 2018 Lifetime Public Service Award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. He remains active in local, regional, and national organizations and associations, including the International Economic Development Council. Beach is a former Board Member of the World Trade Center STL, Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois, and the YMCA of Southwest Illinois.
Beach currently operates a consulting business representing an industrial product manufacturer based in Ontario.