Curt Newport

Curtis P. Newport, Boone County Treasurer

Curt Newport became the Boone County Treasurer on July 1, 2008, having been appointed by the County Board to fill a vacancy in the office.  He was then elected in November 2008 and again in 2010 and 2014.

Newport served for eight years as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Rock Valley Credit Union, where he gained valuable knowledge and insights about the financial industry.  Fifteen years of service on the Boone County Zoning Board of Appeals helped provide a sound working knowledge of county government.

Previous careers include nine years as a dairy farmer, five years in agricultural sales and management, and nine years as a buyer/estimator at a small manufacturing company.

Over the years, Newport has lent his financial expertise to a number of community organizations, including the First United Methodist Church Finance Committee, Treasurer of the Belvidere Jaycees, Treasurer of the Boone County Republican Central Committee, and Treasurer of the Boone County Photography Club.  He is also a superintendent of the Boone County Fair, a member of the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce, Illinois County Treasurers’ Association, Illinois Association of County Officials and the Illinois Government Finance Officers’ Association.

In 2016, Curt was honored with the “Zone IV Treasurer of the Year” award for distinguished service to the Illinois County Treasurers’ Association (ICTA). One of four to be honored in Illinois, he was selected by his peers among county treasurers in the 23-county region covering northern Illinois.  Curt currently serves as Vice-president of the ICTA and Chairman of the ICTA Associate Membership Program.

Newport has a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the University of Illinois.  He resides in the Village of Timberlane with his wife, Becky, has one stepson and two grandsons.