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Three longtime County employees honored on retirements
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Three longtime County employees honored on retirements

Three Will County employees, with a combined 79 years of service, were honored with proclamations for their retirements during the regularly scheduled County Board meeting on Thursday, June 17.

Susan Flessner has been Manager of the Workforce Services Division for 18 years. She was commended in the resolution for establishing the Workforce Center of Will County, “the first center in Will County that brings numerous workforce services and agencies under one roof to provide services to job-seekers and business.”

In total she has more than 40 years in the workforce development field. While at the helm in Will County, she has been instrumental in developing innovative and creative methods of delivering services to job seekers and businesses.

Dean Olson has worked for the County for more than 24 years. Among the many accomplishments under his tenure as manager of the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division, the County’s recycling rate increased from 17 percent to 40 percent. He has twice been named a Friend of the Land winner.

Olson also “initiated discussions with the previous County Executive and the County Board for a County-owned renewable gas plant at Prairie view Landfill that is anticipated to annually generate between $12 million and $20 million in revenue to the County for approximately 25 years.”

Both the Workforce Services Division and the Land Use Department are under the County Executive’s office.

Phil Mock also was recognized. Mock is retiring as Civil Division Assistant State’s Attorney. He spent 37 years working in the Will County’s State’s Attorney’s office. During his tenure he was the chief of nearly every division in the office.

Mock is known for his vast knowledge and willingness to help his colleagues whenever they needed him.

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