Patricia Jones is distinguished by over thirty years of outstanding public service to the citizens of Lake County. She is an elected official of Waukegan Township where she holds the position of Supervisor and Chief Executive Officer. She was elected in 1997 and prior to that, worked as Waukegan Township Administrator for 8 years. Patricia holds a BA from Western Illinois University and an M. Ed from Northern Illinois University.
Waukegan Township is a multi-million dollar governmental entity responsible for the care and well being of township constitutions. Under her leadership, the township has grown to be considered one of the premier townships in the State of Illinois. Her vision to bring light to the least of these has played an integral role in the expansion of the Park Place Center, a senior citizen’s center, with an excess of 40,000 benefitting from the educational, recreational and other senior activities and services; she created the Eddie Washington Center transitional home for men and Staben House transitional home for women with children, and is the visionary and founder of the Coalition to Reduce Recidivism, in which the mission of the coalition is to reduce recidivism by assisting ex-offenders with tangible skills and employment opportunities allowing them to become productive members of the community.