Cook County Board of Commissioners, 5th District
In December 1994, Deborah Sims was elected to serve as Commissioner of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. As Commissioner of the Fifth District of Cook County, she is responsible for preparing budgets for elected officials, coordinating employment, ensuring health care and safety, as well as providing resources options for financially challenged constituents; she works diligently to provide services for those who need them the most. She is determined to serve all of her constituents by participating in various programs and events including hosting and participating in Ministerial meeting to engage the faith community, family–oriented events.
Commissioner Deborah Sims provides astute leadership while currently serves as the President Pro Tempore, Vice Chairperson for the Finance Committee, President of the Illinois Counties Association (ICA), Chairperson for the Transportation and Highway Committee, Chairperson of the Tax Delinquency Subcommittee and Vice Chairperson of the Capital Development Committee of the Forest Preserve District.
Because of her dedicated and focused service to the community, Commissioner Sims has received an Honorary Associate of Arts degree from South Suburban College and has served as past President of the National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO), member of the National Association of Counties Deferred Contribution and Retirement Advisory Committee (DCR). She also served as a former member of the City of Chicago NeighborSpace Board. As a Commissioner, her mission is to ensure that all residents have a clear understanding of how their tax dollars are spent and how County government works.