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Denise Winfrey Will County ExecutiveDear Neighbors:

Welcome to the Will County government’s main website.  Our county has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and the nation over the last decade and continues to be a vibrant and diverse community.  All are welcome here and we hope you choose to live, work, and raise your family in our community.

As your County Executive, I am a strong believer in transparency and collaboration to make progress for all our residents.  This website is one way we are sharing information about how your county government is working for you. 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can better serve you and our community. Best wishes to you and your family!

Denise E. Winfrey

Will County Executive

 

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Two Will County Emergency Management Agency employees earn special certification from international agency
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Two Will County Emergency Management Agency employees earn special certification from international agency

During the midst of the 2020 emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic, civil disturbances, and unpredictable weather, two members of the Will County Emergency Management Agency achieved the designation of Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

Tom Murray serves as the Chief Deputy Director and Allison Anderson is the Deputy Director of the agency. Both received their designations earlier this year. According to Harold Damron, director of the agency, this year long process requires a comprehensive evaluation of several areas.

“Tom and Allison were evaluated on their education and training as well as their experience and contributions to the emergency management profession,” said Damron, who is also a CEM. “Both are highly professional and dedicated members of our agency.”

To obtain this certification, Murray and Anderson had to submit an application that included examples of their success in emergency management and complete a 100-question exam. The IAEM is the only organization that offers a certification for emergency managers. A CEM must continue to advance in their profession and apply for re-certification every five years.

“I am very proud of Tom and Allison for earning this certification,” said Will County Executive Denise Winfrey. “Director Harold Damron and all of our EMA staff do an excellent job protecting the residents of Will County. I am proud they continue to improve their skills to be ready for any emergency.”

Since the inception of the CEM program in 1993, an average of 80 individuals have received this designation each year. IAEM has 6,000 members worldwide and represents professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting lives and the environment during emergencies and disasters.
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Tribute to Former Will County Executive Larry Walsh 10.15.2020

Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) pays tribute to the life and service of Larry Walsh Sr.

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Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, email: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone: 815.740.4602.

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Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, e-mail: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone 815.740.4602.

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