Will County government leaders discussed issues like policy development, real estate transactions, foreclosures and property taxes Tuesday when they met with about 50 local REALTORS® at a special event in Joliet. (Will County Courthouse pictured above.)

Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Board Majority Leader Chuck Maher, Recorder of Deeds Karen Stukel, Supervisor of Assessments Rhonda Novak and Deputy Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer Brian McDaniel answered questions and provided examples of when REALTORS® and property owners might need their expertise. Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt explained the circuit court’s function.

“This was an important event to connect county government with local business,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “Our local REALTORS® are, in essence, selling the attributes of Will County to the public who wish to do business or live here. We are proud to work with the Illinois REALTORS® to show the great services available in Will County. We hope to have more events like this in the future.”

Area REALTORS® gathered Tuesday in Joliet to meet with many of Will County’s government leaders.

“This was a very positive event, having the REALTORS® get a better understanding of how county government interacts with their profession,” Maher said. “It also helps us, as policymakers, to see the impact of those policies on their industry and the constituents we both serve.”

Gideon Blustein, a local government affairs director for the Illinois REALTORS®, said he appreciated the support from Will County on the event. The exchange of information is very important to association members.

“Will County officials have traditionally been supportive of our association and its members,” Blustein said. “Giving our members an opportunity to meet our officials and ask questions will have a direct effect on our future success. When communities are cooperative and strong, everyone has the chance to be successful.”