Submitted by Will County Illinois
Will County Board member Ragan Freitag, R-Wilmington, will be awarded 2015 Young Professional of the Year by the Joliet Area Young Professionals (JAYP) organization on Dec. 3 for her contributions to her profession and the local community.
“This is truly an honor, and I am humbled to receive this recognition from my peers and local professionals in our community,” Freitag said. “At the beginning of my career, I made a commitment to always try and give back to the community that has given me so much. My hope is I will continue to do this on a regular basis and make our corner of the world a better place for the future generations. This award is very much dedicated to everyone that believed in me and invested time and energy on my behalf. Please accept my deepest appreciation and gratitude for all you have done.”
The Young Professional of the Year award honors and recognizes a young professional, who has made strides in his or her career, has been a good friend to the community, and who is able to set a good example for future young professionals. Freitag is an attorney with Kavanagh Grumley & Gorbold LLC in Joliet. She is also vice president of the Forest Preserve District of Will County, vice president of the Will County Women’s Bar Association, board member of St. Rose School in Wilmington, and past president of the Joliet Catholic Academy Alumni Association. Freitag is a 1999 alum of Joliet Catholic Academy.
Freitag is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and graduated from law school in Jackson, MS. She now practices criminal defense and family law. In 2012, Freitag was elected to the Will County Board to represent the residents of District 6. Previously, she served as an alderman for the City of Wilmington. She now chairs the Board’s Capital Improvements Committee and is spearheading the planning for a new judicial facility and courthouse in downtown Joliet.
The JAYP, a division of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce, will honor Freitag at its annual dinner on Dec. 3 at 6:30pm at Jacob Henry Estate, 15 S. Richards Street, Joliet.