William "Bill" Tarver
I am a native Illinoisan, hailing from Orland Park, and moved to Batavia in 2005. My family includes my wife Kim, two Batavia High School teenagers, and two failed foster dogs. My extended family includes four grandchildren who call me “Poppy.”
In May 2013, after 29 years in the food service industry, I became an unemployed, displaced worker. After a long, unproductive job search, I explored opportunities with the non-profit groups where I was volunteering and learned that I lacked the required qualifications for employment. I decided to pursue a degree in the field of Human Services. I started my path at Elgin Community College and transferred to Aurora University, earning my Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2018.
I love my work as a Social Worker/Restorative Practice Facilitator in school district 93 which spans Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, and Hanover Park. I am engaged in my community and volunteer with local non-profit agencies that support my interests and passions including youth services, child advocacy, education, restorative justice, mental health & wellness, social services, human services, public health, animal welfare, veteran’s assistance, training & workshop facilitation, and equity diversity & inclusion.
Why am I running for Kane County Board, 10th District?
I am not a politician, yet I find myself running for office. We need folks like “us” involved in making decisions about us, our work, and our communities. I want Kane County to be the number one choice for people to live, to WORK, to raise their families, and to play.
In my role as a school social worker, I strive to ensure restorative practices are in place to support student success. Restorative practice is a social science that builds and repairs relationships between people and communities. This skill makes me uniquely qualified to serve as a member of the Kane County Board. I will use my professional background, leadership, and life experiences to ensure inclusive representation of Kane County 10th District residents. As your voice on the Kane County Board, I will consult with residents outside of my circle, welcome diverse perspectives, and foster a culture of belonging.
If elected, I will focus on what is best for the residents of Kane County. I will employ a collaborative approach to solve problems and address issues rather than engage in partisan politics.
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Aurora University Masters of Social Work, 2018
C.A.S.E., Community Consolidated School District 93, Social Worker/Restorative Practice Facilitator
Licensure & Certification
International Institute of Restorative Practice, Certified Trainer
Elgin Community College Human Services Advisory Board, 2014-present