Vivian E. Covington
Ph: (708) 534-4237
Fx: (708) 534-3182
On Tuesday evening, May 10, 2011, our new Mayor, Vivian Covington was sworn in. She is the first female African-American Mayor in our village’s 43 years of existence.
A University Park resident for 20 years, the mayor had been a member of the Village’s Trustee Board since 2003. She has also been a Library Board Trustee since 2001. Married to Andre, they have three children and five grandchildren.
An Information Technology expert with more than 32 years experience of Federal Government service, Mayor Covington is employed with the Veterans Administration. Her management title is Subject Matter Expert for critically important global technology-related programs.
Attended Eastern Illinois University, Covington majored in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science. She is seeking to continue towards a master's degree.
In recognition of her outstanding professional service, she has received many awards, commendations, and letters of appreciation for her professional and voluntary service.
Mayor Covington was the Woman of the Year, 2010/2011 – National Association of Professional Women (NAPW); Graduate of the Leadership Program – Department of Veterans Administration; Employee of the Year – Veterans of Strike Force One Organization; Who’s Who for Professionals; and Leadership Graduate – Illinois Municipal League.
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