Real name: 
Commissioner/Treasurer
Department: 
Board of Commissioners

Garland Mays is a lifelong Joliet resident who has a strong interest in community service. In May 2019, he became a Housing Authority of Joliet commissioner. Being a commissioner fits in well with his desire to help others. One of Garland’s goals is to provide the necessary tools to ensure the Housing Authority of Joliet continues its success in providing affordable housing to those in need. It brings him much joy to be on a board with dedicated people who share the desire to serve our great city.  

Some of Garland’s many accomplishments include being president of the Forest Park Neighborhood Council, as well as being president of the Joliet Leadership Council.

Garland has an A.S. in construction from Lewis University, class of 1999, and is a graduate of Joliet West High School, class of 1988. He is also father of four boys, and the grandfather of three children.