When Niles Township is represented at a community event, which is quite often, it’s a good bet that you’ll find hard-working Trustee Peggy Tolleson there.
Appointed to fill a Niles Township Board vacancy in 2020 and then elected to a full term, Trustee Tolleson wasted little time in dedicating herself to supporting and developing important services that Niles Township offers. She has never slowed down.
Trustee Tolleson can be counted on to share information about the essential services provided by Niles Township at multiple events throughout the community. She represents the Township as part of District 69’s Community Schools Work Group and at other important community initiatives.
Trustee Tolleson has been at the center of some of the critical services the Township offers. Some examples:
She spearheaded a partnership program with the Lions of Illinois Foundation to help seniors in need receive hearing aids and eyeglasses.
She works with Bundled Blessings on behalf of the Township and volunteers time there. Bundled Blessings provides diapers for our Niles Township Food Pantry.
She was instrumental in helping the Township develop its Skills Development Grant to assist unemployed or underemployed clients return to work and fill a need of local businesses.
Trustee Tolleson was born in Evanston and grew up near Atlanta. She moved back to the Chicago area after attending the University of South Carolina and has been a Skokie resident now for well over 25 years.
She worked with Specialty, Natural and Organic foods and began her work with the Township as a volunteer in the Niles Township Food Pantry.