|Councilwoman Brooke Hernandez Brewer, At-large|
Councilwoman Brooke Hernandez Brewer was appointed to the Joliet City Council in October 2016. She currently serves on the Joliet Housing Authority Liaison Committee, Land Use and Legislative Committee, Public Safety Committee and Public Service Committee. Brooke is a lifelong resident of the City of Joliet and attended Pershing and St. Paul the Apostle grade schools and Providence Catholic High School. Brooke attended both Joliet Junior College and Southern Illinois University where she was exposed to a variety of coursework which would further assist her to become an activist in the community.
Brooke has performed many jobs in the community: working with adults with disabilities, developing before and after school programming for children in the Joliet Public Schools, volunteering for different events to fight hunger, volunteering to educate the community and its children on various topics. In addition to these jobs and many others, Brooke also volunteers at her children's school.
Brooke, who is enthusiastic and charismatic, has over 10 years of involvement working with fellow coworkers and other individuals in the community. She specializes in stewardship and in helping people recognize each of their personal skills and in discovering ways to implement those skills for the betterment of the community. She is a promoter of alliances amongst community organizations for the betterment of the people they serve.
Brooke has been married to her husband, Kevin Brewer, a life - long Joliet resident for over 14 years. Kevin works as a deputy correctional officer for the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Brooke and Kevin have three daughters, Katherine (9), Elizabeth (5) and Margaret (3) and are parishioners at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
Goals for the City
Brooke promises to fight for those who can't fight for themselves and will be a voice for those who do not have one. She will stand with the residents of Joliet to continue the work of the people that have come before us to take the City of Joliet to the next level, keeping with its much deserved title the “City Of Champions.”