Title: Environmental Research Technician
Company: DuPage County
Location: Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Janet Williams, Environmental Research Technician at DuPage County, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in government organization and public service.
Ms. Williams exhibits a myriad of qualities that have benefited the community around her. She became involved in her profession with DuPage County after working as an assistant Girl Scout leader, in this position, she began working on the environmental side through the school district. Ms. Williams became involved with the Girl Scouts as a means of providing her two daughters with positive social enrichment and valuable life lessons. She spent 20 years working on the development of an education program. Additionally, she facilitated the acquisition of Churchill Park, and has been in the process of erecting a building and stocking it with supplies, including computers, microscopes and educational tools for hands-on, extracurricular and outdoor activities for youth group education. In the last 15 years, she served as an environmental chairwoman for local schools. Her final project for her geographic information systems class consisted of GIS maps with additional data on Churchill Park put into a PowerPoint presentation. The material is now used extensively by the park district for applications, handouts and general information.
Ms. Williams’ other achievements include being the first woman to graduate from the College of DuPage with an Associate of Applied Sciences in architecture. She is proud to have earned this degree as it was during a time where architecture was very much a man’s field. Ms. Williams considers the most gratifying aspect of her career to be passing along her knowledge and opportunities to the Girl Scouts, public school students, and students in the environmental club through the years. She maintains professional affiliation with the National Association of Professional Women, the International Right of Way Association and the Benedictine University SSAMCO Veterans Group. In her spare time, she is still involved with outdoor education events, leading classes to clean-up parks, create paths and plant. She is also involved in her grandson’s science classes and baseball coaching.
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