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Human Resources

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Human Resources



It is the mission of the Human Resources Department to support the City of Joliet in meeting its goals through its most valuable resource – its PEOPLE.  It is our mission to:

Develop an attitude of teamwork and quality in our day-to-day operations.

Create an atmosphere that fosters challenges, fun, safety and cleanliness.

Seize opportunities that demonstrate excellent execution, a caring attitude and a sense of urgency.

Reduce waste by vigorously pursuing continuous improvement activities.

Commit to doing and to acting openly, equitably and consistently in our pursuit of uncompromising quality.

Increase participation in company and community activities while seeking knowledge, enthusiasm and an improved quality of life for ourselves, our co-workers and the community.

Respect team member values that may be different from our own.

Accept responsibility for promoting ethical and legal conduct in personal and business practices.

Communicate in a candid and fair manner with the diverse workforce from whom our City derives its strength.

How to Contact Us:


Our office is located at:
            City Hall
            150 W. Jefferson Street, East Wing
            Joliet, IL 60432

Phone: (815) 724-4020
Fax: (815) 724-4039

Our office is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. We are closed on all major holidays. Please phone first on holidays to confirm that the office is open.


Meet our team:

  • Director of Human Resources:

Kathy Franson              

  • Benefits and Risk Management:

Armando DeAvila       

  • Human Resources Generalist:

Krystal Walsh               

  • Benefits Coordinator:

Krista Waddell              

  • Police and Fire Board Liaison:

Gael Dillon                    

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