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Committee Assignments


Finance (Vice Chair)

Land Use & Development

Public Works & Transportation (Chair)

Walter Adamic, District 9 (D-Joliet)

Born and raised in Joliet, Walter Adamic has served the residents of District 9 for 22 years. Adamic holds the distinction as one of the youngest individuals to ever get elected to the Will County Board, doing so at the age of 26.

During Adamicís tenure on the board, he has consistently maintained a fiscally conservative record by working to reduce the tax rate nearly every year. His leadership and vision for the people of the county gained him the position of Minority Leader in 2008, overseeing the entire Democratic caucus. He held the post until 2012.

Adamic has held seats on numerous committees over the years, including Executive, Public Works & Transportation, Land-Use 7 Development, Health, Capital Improvements, and Finance. While on the Finance Committee, Adamic was instrumental in ensuring taxpayersí money was spent efficiently and budgeted appropriately. He also continually supports policies that create jobs as well as efforts to stimulate the economy and believes the boardís partnership with the Will County Center for Economic Development is of vital importance.

In his role as a commissioner for the Forest Preserve District of Will County for over two decades, Adamic has worked to acquire thousands of acres of open space for the recreational benefit of residents. Currently, he is lobbying to provide public access to the 15 acre Teale Woods Preserve which is the northern anchor of the City of Jolietís Broadway Street Greenway along the west bank of the river. In addition, along with other commissioners, he helped to create the 780 acre Prairie Bluff Preserve in 2006. Development of a public access area in the Preserve is underway in order to provide a trail system and picnicking opportunities for residents.

Adamic serves on the Will County Community Development Block Grantís Advisory Board that utilizes federal funds for infrastructure improvements and to assist community development agencies. One of the most important CDBG projects in the county and, specifically, in District 9 has been the installation of a safe, modern sewage and septic system in Jolietís Ridgewood subdivision. In addition, improvements are being made to ensure a safe source of drinking water for residents. He also is working with local leaders implementing the Joliet City Center Development Plan in order to continue revitalizing downtown.

In the local community, Adamic stays active as a member of the Knights of Columbus and volunteering in the religious education program at the Cathedral of St. Raymond. He is also a former union steward for the United Food and Commercial Workers.

Adamic is a successful real estate investor. He is a graduate of Joliet Catholic High School, Joliet Junior College and Aurora University with an Associateís Degree in Marketing and a Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration. He is married to Donna and the proud parent of one daughter.