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Lead Agency Selected for Will County Continuum of Care Network

United Way of Will County will lead efforts to prevent and end homelessness in Will, Kendall, and Grundy Counties

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The United Way of Will County has been selected to serve as the new Lead Agency for the Will County Continuum of Care (CoC) network, a collaborative partnership of local organizations dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in Will, Kendall, and Grundy Counties. The selection was made by the CoC’s Governance & Oversight Council and the transition will be complete June 1.

Allison Anderson Confirmed as Director of the Will County Emergency Management Agency

Will serve as agency’s fourth director

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County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant has appointed Allison Anderson as Director of the Will County Emergency Management Agency. She is succeeding Harold Damron, who retired this month after a 31-year career with the agency. Anderson’s appointment was confirmed today by the Will County Board.

Will County to Receive Federal Funding for Health and Safety Projects

$975,000 included in FY22 Omnibus Appropriations Bill for three Will County projects

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced today that three Community Project Funding (CPF) requests made by the county were included in the federal FY22 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The $975,000 in federal funding will support critical local needs, including upgrades to the East Joliet Sanitary District, investment in a behavioral health workforce initiative, and supporting the county’s Opioid Overdose Intervention Program. The spending package was signed into law today by President Joe Biden.
 

Will County to Spotlight Employment Opportunities at Career Fair

Event offers opportunity for residents to learn about working for the county

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County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and the Workforce Services Division of Will County will be hosting a Will County Career Fair to highlight open positions with various county departments. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Thursday, March 24 at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago Street in Joliet.

Water Bill Relief Fair to be Held in University Park

Event will help residents apply for state assistance to pay for water bills

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with the Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC) and State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-40) to host an event aimed at assisting residents apply for water bill payment relief. The event will be held Saturday, March 12, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, University Park Village Hall, 90 Towncenter Drive, University Park.

Will County Workforce Services Division and Workforce Investment Board Named Top Social Service Agencies by Joliet Chamber of Commerce

Recognition received at Annual Awards & Celebration of Success

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The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recognized both the Will County Workforce Services Division and the Workforce Investment Board as the Top Social Service Agencies of 2022. The award was announced at their February 22nd Annual Awards and Celebration of Success.

Will County Leadership Series - Black History Month

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Will County Celebrates Black History Month with Leadership Series

In celebration of Black History Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant has featured the voices of community leaders as part of the Will County Leadership Series. Throughout February, community leaders have been sharing their thoughts on the importance of recognizing Black History.

County Executive Bertino-Tarrant would like to thank these leaders who have stepped forward to share their thoughts. As February comes to a close, the final leaders to be spotlighted are DuPage Township Assessor Kenneth Harris, Pastor Warren Doris Jr., and Parkland Preparatory Academy Principal Tracee Steele.

 

Will County Leadership Series - Michael Simelton

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In celebration of Black History Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is proud to announce the Will County Leadership Series. Throughout February, community leaders will be highlighted and will share their thoughts on the importance of recognizing Black History.
County Executive Bertino-Tarrant would like to thank these leaders who have stepped forward to share their thoughts, including Michael Simelton, CEO of the Housing Authority of Joliet.

Will County Leadership Series – Joseph L. Johnson

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Continuing the celebration of Black History Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is proud to announce the next person in the Will County Leadership Series. Throughout February, these community leaders will be highlighted and will share their thoughts on the importance of recognizing Black History.
County Executive Bertino-Tarrant would like to thank these leaders who have stepped forward to share their thoughts, including Joseph L. Johnson (“Coach Joe”), Founder of the Ice and Fire Leadership Academy.

Celebrating Black History Month

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In celebration of Black History Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is proud to announce the Will County Leadership Series. Throughout February, community leaders will be highlighted and sharing their thoughts on the importance of recognizing Black History.

THANK YOU Will County DOT

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THANK YOU to the 53 snowplow drivers in the Will County Department of Transportation who worked from 4am until 7pm February 2nd and 3rd to ensure the county’s more than 650 miles of roadways were cleared for safe travel for our residents and others who were passing driving through our county. We appreciate the tireless dedication of these drivers who stayed on the job until the snow stopped and the roads could be cleared.

Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Local Warming Centers

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As temperatures plummet and a prolonged deep freeze is anticipated, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant reminds residents to utilize local warming centers if necessary. A complete list of warming shelters is listed on the home page of the Will County Emergency Management Agency’s website at www.willcountyema.org.

Workforce Center of Will County to Host Second Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities in Frankfort

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Following the success of the first Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities, the Workforce Center of Will County is partnering with Frankfort Township to host a second job fair on Tuesday, January 25. The first career fair for individuals with disabilities, held in October of 2021, attracted more than 100 job seekers and 12 employers.
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Will County Achieves Energy Efficiency Recognition from U.S. Department of Energy

Will County Achieves Energy Efficiency Recognition from U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized Will County for achieving its energy savings goal as a partner in the national Better Buildings Challenge. County government has achieved energy savings of 23% due to coordinated efficiency efforts across its building portfolio.

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Will County Hosting Two “Solar Power Hour” Events for Homeowners and Small Businesses

Will County Hosting Two “Solar Power Hour” Events for Homeowners and Small Businesses

County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant invites residents to attend two free virtual and in-person “Solar Power Hour” to learn about the benefits of using solar energy and how to participate in a group buy to reduce costs.

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