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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. 
 

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive

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Will County’s Aa1 rating confirmed by Moody’s Investor Service
Anastasia Tuskey
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Will County’s Aa1 rating confirmed by Moody’s Investor Service

Rating based upon county’s robust financial position and low debt burden

Will County officials announced today that Moody’s Investor Service has confirmed the county’s Aa1 credit rating. Moody’s reports that the credit position for Will County is very high quality and its Aa1 rating is slightly above the national median rating of Aa2. Notable credit factors include a robust financial position, an extensive tax base and a strong wealth and income profile. It also reflects a low debt burden and a slightly above average pension liability

“Throughout my administration, I have been committed to maintaining a cash reserve balance of 22 to 25 percent of our operating budget,” said County Executive Larry Walsh. “This has enabled the county to receive favorable rates when bonding for our capital projects which contributes to our financial health.”

Moody’s reported the county’s cash balance as a percentage of operating revenues is stronger than the United States’ median. The economy and tax bases are healthy and the median family income is higher than the national average, which are key factors in the county’s high rating. Moody’s also noted the county’s key industry sectors are retail trade, health services, and manufacturing.

“We have worked hard with our business community to keep Will County competitive in attracting new industries,” said Denise Winfrey, Will County Board Speaker. “This positive financial report is reflective of our efforts.”

“Will County’s low unemployment rate also contributes to our economic strength,” Walsh added. “I am proud Will County is able to meet its debt obligations and continue to provide excellent services for our residents.”

Will County is currently the fourth most populated county in Illinois with 692,661 residents and is expected to exceed 700,000 in the next few years.
 

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