On Nov. 8, 2016, Commissioner Josina Morita became the first Asian American elected county-wide in Cook County. Commissioner Morita is currently serving as the Chairman of the Budget & Employment Committee, the Information Technology Committee and the Maintenance & Operations Committee. She is also the Vice Chairman of the Engineering and Monitoring & Research Committees. Commissioner Morita is director of the United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations, a multiethnic alliance of community organizations working together across 30 communities in Cook County. She serves on the State of Illinois’ Racial Profiling and Data Oversight Board, the Asian American Employment Plan Council and the city of Chicago’s Commission on Equity.
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