Will County hires Garland Mays as community engagement coordinator

The Joliet resident also serves as a Housing Authority of Joliet commissioner

The Will County Executive’s Office has hired Joliet resident Garland Mays as a community engagement coordinator.

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant cited Mays’ history serving the Joliet area.

The executive’s office said Mays will assist its existing outreach efforts for community programs and expand its outreach across the county.

“Will County is large and diverse, with many different communities, each with its own unique interests and concerns,” Bertino-Tarrant said in a statement. “We are excited to have Garland join our team and assist the county to connect with various organizations and communities in the county.”

Mays has also served on the Housing Authority of Joliet Board of Commissioners, as president of the Forest Park Neighborhood Council, and as president of the Joliet Leadership Council.

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.