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Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant  Will County Executive

I am honored to serve as your Will County Executive. As a lifelong resident of this great county, I have witnessed many changes as we have evolved from an ag-community to a major hub in the global distribution market.  I am dedicated to building upon this status but I am equally dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for the nearly 700,000 residents and thousands of businesses and organizations that call Will County home. 

Please explore our website which is filled with important information about services and departments within the County Executive office as well as connections to other county officials’ websites.

Will County is diverse, vibrant, and filled with hard-working people. We have room to grow and we look forward to a great future. 
 

 

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Bertino-Tarrant appoints local residents to Will County boards
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Bertino-Tarrant appoints local residents to Will County boards

WILL COUNTY – Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant appointed six people to County boards.

The appointments were confirmed by the Will County Board at its regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Joliet Arsenal Development Authority

Roy Strong was reappointed to a four-year term as the Wilmington representative on the Joliet Arsenal Development Authority Board. Strong is Wilmington mayor. He is a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  His term will expire Jan. 1, 2025.

9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System Board

Three people were reappointed to the 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System Board. Reappointed to four-year terms were Todd Fonfara, Michael Hennessy and Meta Mueller.

Fonfara, of Lockport, is Deputy Chief of the Northwest Homer Fire District. In addition to multiple civic activities, he is president of a pension board and a member the Homer Glen Public Safety Board. He is also a member of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, Illinois Fire Inspectors Association, Illinois Professional Firefighters Association and Illinois Tactical Officers Association.

Hennessy is Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy – Center for Disability Services in Joliet. The Joliet resident is a member of the Rotary Club.  Among his activities, he has been active in the Will County Center for Economic Development, United Way and Will County Emergency Food and Shelter. He also is a member of the Southwest Suburban Philanthropic Network and United Cerebral Palsy Administrators Council.

Meta Mueller is the County Board representative on the ETSB. Mueller is a member of the Wheatland Township Democrats and the Nature Foundation of Will County. The Aurora resident represents District 5 on the County Board.

The terms for all three will expire on Feb. 1, 2024.

Workforce Investment Board

Former County Board member Gloria Dollinger has been appointed to the Workforce Investment Board as a private sector employee. She previously served on WIB as a County Board member. She currently is Chief Development Officer for the Community Foundation of Will County.

Among her civic activities, she is on the Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center Auxiliary and a nutrition supervisor for the Joliet Park District. She has been involved with Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships, and is past president of the St. Joseph Foundation Board. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, Licensed Dietitian (IL) and National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Her term will expire Sept. 30. 2022.

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NOTICE: VIRTUAL MEETING INFORMATION FOR MARCH 3, 2021 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

In accordance with Tier 1 mitigation efforts instituted for Region 7, the March 3, 2021 Will County Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held via videoconference/telephonically through the Webex Events platform. The meeting begins at 7:00pm. While the Will County Office Building located at 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet will be open, a limited number of people will be allowed inside which includes staff, Commissioners, applicants, and the public. Applicants and the public are encouraged to participate remotely by attending the virtual meeting, submitting comments before the meeting via email, or calling in during the meeting.

ATTEND REMOTELY: Go to https://willcountyillinois.webex.com/willcountyillinois/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5f75020b4e77ccea2b062d11ac5f69a9 and click "Join Now.”

EMAIL COMMENTS: Public comments will be taken via email in advance of the meeting. Please email hpc@willcountyillinois.com with your comments. Your email will be read into the record during the March 3 meeting by Land Use Department staff.

PHONE COMMENTS: Public comments can be made during the meeting by calling (408) 418-9388 and entering access code 187 875 5392. 

The agenda is available for download here: http://willcountyil.iqm2.com/citizens/calendar.aspx?view=calendar& 

Please note that should you call into the meeting or join remotely, you will be muted upon entering by the host. You will be unmuted at the appropriate time to make a comment.

For further information regarding this notice, please contact the Will County Land Use Department, Development Review Division at (815) 740-8140.

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NOTICE: VIRTUAL MEETING INFORMATION FOR MARCH 3, 2021 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

In accordance with Tier 1 mitigation efforts instituted for Region 7, the March 3, 2021 Will County Historic Preservation Commission meeting will be held via videoconference/telephonically through the Webex Events platform. The meeting begins at 7:00pm. While the Will County Office Building located at 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet will be open, a limited number of people will be allowed inside which includes staff, Commissioners, applicants, and the public. Applicants and the public are encouraged to participate remotely by attending the virtual meeting, submitting comments before the meeting via email, or calling in during the meeting.

ATTEND REMOTELY: Go to https://willcountyillinois.webex.com/willcountyillinois/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5f75020b4e77ccea2b062d11ac5f69a9 and click "Join Now.”

EMAIL COMMENTS: Public comments will be taken via email in advance of the meeting. Please email hpc@willcountyillinois.com with your comments. Your email will be read into the record during the March 3 meeting by Land Use Department staff.

PHONE COMMENTS: Public comments can be made during the meeting by calling (408) 418-9388 and entering access code 187 875 5392. 

The agenda is available for download here: http://willcountyil.iqm2.com/citizens/calendar.aspx?view=calendar& 

Please note that should you call into the meeting or join remotely, you will be muted upon entering by the host. You will be unmuted at the appropriate time to make a comment.

For further information regarding this notice, please contact the Will County Land Use Department, Development Review Division at (815) 740-8140.

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