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Executive Larry Walsh cites collaboration as key to Will County's successes

Published on Friday, August 18, 2017

Executive Larry Walsh cites collaboration as key to Will County's successes

"The success we enjoy now is no accident. It is the result of many years of being fiscally responsible, planning wisely, and working together toward shared goals. It is also maintaining our top priority — serving our residents," Walsh said, noting that some have taken "a number of years." 

When he took office in 2004, there were no financial policies or list of capital projects to support a growing population, he said.

The county now has a solid cash reserve policy, a AA-plus financial rating, a strategy to streamline its operations and build a new Public Safety Complex, courthouse and health department facility, a design for a new interchange at I-55 and Weber Road, and a nearly-completed Community Friendly Freight Mobility plan to address infrastructure issues, he said.

The strength of the county is based on many things, Walsh said, citing its diverse population and central location, which has made it the "largest inland port in North America."

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