WADSWORTH, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, recently received the Most Influential African Americans of Lake County Freedom Award for her dedication to social justice, equality and education.
“As a state representative, I am dedicated to advocating for the needs of my constituents and working with members of our community to achieve equality, economic equity and social justice,” Mason said. “It’s an honor to receive this meaningful award and I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have allowed me to serve the residents of Lake County.”
Mason has provided years of service to the Lake County area through her work on the Board of Directors for A Safe Place and as Vice President of the Woodland District 50 School Board. Mason also serves on the Board of El Puente Latino, a community-based organization that provides health care services and food to families in Waukegan.
“I am committed to continuing my work in the Lake County community to ensure that our families have the resources, services and respect that they deserve,” Mason continued. “I look forward to working more with local volunteers and activists to make our state a better place for all residents.”