Jessica Cannaday for Collector

Jessica has more than 17 years of public engagement and community building experience. She is proficient in municipal fund accounting, budget analysis and development, and is an award-winning communications professional.

Jessica currently serves as a director on the board of the Lakewood Falls Community Association. In this volunteer role, she has spearheaded the capital replacement of community playgrounds, shoreline restoration, and has worked with the Lockport Township to ensure equitable road improvements for her neighborhood. Most recently, she successfully worked with Trustee Bickus to hold the existing Lockport Township leadership accountable for their referendum campaign promise to allow unincorporated communities to opt-out of the Township Garbage contract. This saved the residents of Lakewood Falls millions of dollars over the length of the existing contract and still allowed for affordable access to quality service for communities that needed it. Jessica’s goal is to ensure that all residents of Lockport Township, especially those in unincorporated or underserved areas, have a voice in the township.

Jessica has volunteered as a transitional housing mentor for Bridge Communities, coached Romeoville Little League, and organizes the Lakewood Falls Touch a Truck event. She and her husband Brian have been married for 8 years and they have a 6-year old son.

Jessica is endorsed by Safe Suburbs USA, and the Will County Republican Central Committee.