Board Speaker Winfrey to serve as At-Large board member on National Association of Counties
“I’m thrilled and humbled to have been appointed to this spot,” said Winfrey. “Will County is a national leader in a host of areas ranging from economic development to environmental sustainability. Our county is one that other governments look to as an example and I’m excited to continue working with my peers across the United States to help all of us be the best public servants that we can be.”
Winfrey plans to build on the foundation of collaboration and thought leadership that she has cultivated over her years as a member of NACo. As a driving force behind the creation of the Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo), Winfrey also hopes to strengthen and develop more collaboration at the state level.
“As individual county governments we can only do so much,” said Winfrey. “But when we work together and pool our resources, we have much more influence in Springfield and in Washington D.C. County officials know intimately the needs of our constituents and it is incumbent on us to convey those needs to the General Assembly and Congress.”
In addition to serving as an at-large board member, Winfrey is Vice-Chair of the Community, Workforce, and Economic Development Committee. She is also a NACo ambassador, a member of the Membership Committee, part of the Large Urban Counties Caucus, the Women of NACo, and the National Association of Black County Officials.