Will County stands to Benefit from National Exposure
JOLIET—The Will County Board today passed a resolution unanimously endorsing Speaker Denise Winfrey for the position as 2nd Vice President of NACo (National Association of Counties). NACo is the governing body for more than 3000 Counties in the United State. As 2nd Vice president, Winfrey would be in line to become the president of the association in 2022.
“I am honored to be running for this prestigious post of our national governing organization,” Winfrey said. “But most importantly, this position will cement Will County’s position as a national player. It is my goal to showcase all of the economic, cultural, and historic amenities that makes me proud to be a life-long resident of Will County.”
ISACo Vice-President Jim Healy from suburban DuPage County said Winfrey’s election to the national post would bring benefits to the entire state of Illinois. “I cannot think of a more qualified and better equipped leader than Denise Winfrey to hold a leadership position at NACo,” Healy said.
Winfrey has been an active member of NACo since 2009 and has served in multiple leadership roles during that time, including serving as a NACo Ambassador, Vice Chair of Community Economic and Workforce Development, and a member of the Healthy Counties Advisory Committee, among other roles.
“Not only will Denise Winfrey bring recognition to the state of Illinois, she will help give Will County a bigger and stronger voice on the national stage of counties across America,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr.