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
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.