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Term: 2022 - 2026

James Schackmann (R)

3569 Vestige Trl
Springfield, IL  62707
C: 217-691-7231

Having worked 20 years with the Springfield Park District at various levels in the golf maintenance department, James Schackmann rose to the level of Superintendent of Bunn Golf Course in 2015. With his desire to learn and grow with The Springfield Park District, James accepted a position with Park Area Maintenance in 2019. Personally, James makes his home in Springfield and has a daughter, Sabrina. He enjoys all aspects of life including spending time at home with family, cooking, golfing with friends, and watching Cubs baseball and Packer football. James is also active with various groups in his community such as The American Business Club of Springfield, The Parent Place of Springfield, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, Springfield's Old Capitol Art Fair, The Sangamon County Republican Party and attends church at Calvary. He was a graduate of Calvary Academy in 2002, Lincoln Land Community College in 2007 and the Springfield FBI Citizens Academy in 2017. In 2012, James was awarded the Springfield Business Journal's "40 under 40," and the following year was presented with the Junior league of Springfield "Good as Gold" award for his service to Habitat.     

James Schackman was first appointed to Sangamon County Board District 11 on July 14, 2020 and was elected on November 3, 2020.

James' Current Standing Committees Assignments

  • Civil Liabilities - Vice Chair
  • Collective Bargaining - Member
  • Public Health - Chair
  • Zoning & Land Use Committee - Member