First 100 Days

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2019

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Ted Mason (312) 590-3443
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Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison celebrates 100 days in office

Highlights from Commissioner Kevin Morrison’s first 100 days serving on the Cook County Board of Commissioners include legislative victories and improved constituent services

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. –March 13, 2019—Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison marks his 100th day in office today. During this short time, he has represented the 15th District on the Cook County Board of Commissioners, improved constituent services and followed through on several campaign priorities.

It’s truly been an honor to serve the 15th District. I ran for office because I believed the northwest suburbs deserved a strong voice in Cook County government and I’m working hard to represent our values and advance our district’s interests. I’m proud of everything that we have accomplished in just this short amount of time and I’m energized for all that is yet to come,” said Commissioner Kevin Morrison.

Accomplishments from the Commissioner’s first 100 days include:

  • Sponsoring a resolution put forth by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle which set the ambitious goal of making all County government buildings and other operations carbon neutral by the year 2050 by drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Introducing and passing a resolution to condemn the Trump Administration’s treatment of transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex individuals, including a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military. Members of the LGBTQ community were invited by Commissioner Kevin Morrison to provide public testimony and the resolution was unanimously passed.
  • Co-sponsoring a resolution put forth by Commissioner Larry Suffredin establishing an ordinance to allow businesses owned by people with disabilities to receive a bid preference of five percent of procurement contracts. The resolution includes a certification process to determine at least 51% of the business is owned, controlled and managed by one or more qualified persons with disabilities.
  • Working Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi to make changes to the assessor’s website, www.cookcountyassessor.com, which will make it easier for taxpayers to access neighborhood-level data about comparable properties in their area. Improvements on the Assessor’s website will benefit residents of the North and Northwest suburbs as they prepare for upcoming reassessments of property values.
  • Introducing and passing an ordinance that would establish a Cook County Committee on Addressing Bias, Equity, and Cultural Competency. Commissioner Kevin Morrison will co-chair the committee comprised of representatives from various Cook County departments and external stakeholders.

Looking ahead, Commissioner Kevin Morrison’s priorities for the future include protecting small business owners from overburdensome regulation and fees, making it easier for new small business to get off the ground. Additionally, Commissioner Morrison plans to make constituent service a top priority for his office. He recently opened a district office in Schaumburg which will be holding events including an upcoming Town Hall with Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi and providing assistance on county related issues.

Our County government needs to work for everyone; and when it’s not, I want to hear about it and not just things that need legislative fixes. If there is a senior citizen who needs help filling out their property tax exemption application or a resident who is having trouble getting a copy of their birth certificate, I want them to call my office,” said Commissioner Morrison. “I can’t promise that I’ll be able to solve every problem or that I’ll agree with every constituent who calls me, but I can promise that there will be someone at my office who is willing to listen and do whatever they can to help and ensure your voice is heard. My door is always open for the people of the 15th District.”

About Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison:
Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison represents the 15th District which includes the Townships of Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover and Schaumburg, as well as parts of Palatine and Wheeling Townships. A native of Elk Grove Village with a background in public service, Commissioner Morrison serves as Vice Chair of the Human Relations and Tax Delinquency committees and his core issues include improving access to mental health services and providing development opportunities and support for small businesses. For information, please contact the Commissioner’s office by calling (312) 603-6388 or visiting http://commissionerkevinbmorrison.org/

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