A local code enforcement officer won a $500 scholarship from the South Suburban Building Officials Association.
Tawonna Reed, 45, of Joliet, works for the Will County Land Use Department.
The Building Officials Association recently gave two academic scholarships to students pursing degrees in applied sciences, architectural, structural or civil engineering, education or building code enforcement.
Reed is pursuing a degree in applied sciences at Robert Morris University and had twice made the dean’s list. She has worked at the land use department for the past 15 years.
“We are very proud that Ms. Reed has won this scholarship. It is particularly significant to note that this scholarship has been awarded by her peers in the building code enforcement profession. This fact is evidence that Tawonna is a respected leader in her chosen field,” said Curt Paddock, director of the Will County Land Use Department
The Land Use Department is a member of the South Suburban Building Officials Association. The association provides ongoing education opportunities and credit workshops for the Will County Building and Community Development personnel.