Kane County Board Celebrates Women's History Month
Kane County Board Celebrates Women's History Month

Women's History Month Celebrated in Kane County

Kane County Connects Staff 3/20/2024 7:00AM

Women make up less than half of the Kane County Board.  Of the 24 members, eight women represent a district of constituents on the board. The Chairman of the Board is a woman, the second in the County's history to be elected to that office.    There are nine elected offices in Kane County, five of those offices are held by women.  There is also an impressive number of women leading County services including 911, Energy and Water Resources, Recycling, Sustainability, Public Information, HR, Finance, Purchasing, Court Services, Public Defender, Historic Preservation Commission, Law Library and Self Help Legal Center and Court Administrator. ​

The Board also singled out the work of County Board member Deborah Allan.   She is the longest seated current member of the Kane County Board, elected in 2002.   She was recognized for being a trailblazer and a person that always tries to listen to all sides of an issue before making a decision.      women's history month 6.jpg
On March 12, 2024, the Kane County Board passed a proclamation​, recognizing the contributions of women in Kane County. 


WHEREAS, women in Kane County, Illinois, make up nearly 267,000 or just over half of the County’s total population, and have made significant historic contributions to enrich our County, both
in recorded and unrecorded ways;

WHEREAS, women in Kane County have played crucial roles in the economy, culture, and society, as heads of households, leaders of education, business, health and governmental institutions,
elected public officials, strong advocates and volunteers;

WHEREAS, women in Kane County have been pioneers in advocating for their rights and championing equality, and remain instrumental in movements for peace and social justice;

WHEREAS, women in Kane County have served courageously in the military; 

WHEREAS, women in Kane County have been instrumental in establishing charitable, philanthropic, conservation and cultural organizations in our County;

WHEREAS, the contributions of women in Kane County continue to be acknowledged and celebrated, securing their place in the County's history for generations to come.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Kane County Board designates March 2024 as "Women's History Month." The Kane County Board Chairman is authorized to issue a
proclamation each March, encouraging the people of Kane County, Illinois, to observe Women's History Month with appropriate programs and activities. 

Passed by the Kane County Board on March 12, 2024.​

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