Shantal Taylor is a passionate Zion city promoter, volunteer leader, and life-long resident. As the new Commissioner of Public Property, Shantal joins the Zion City Council as the top vote getter in the April 2009 Election. Shantal believes that “Together we can improve our community by opening communications and empowering every resident as accountable partners in improving the quality of life and solving the problems at hand right here right now in Zion.” The new commissioner’s mission targets three major areas impacting the quality of life of every resident and business in Zion:
Communication and Accountability
Cultural Diversity Initiatives
As a Lake County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher and active community volunteer, Commissioner Taylor has built strong relationships with the Mayor, fellow Council members, the Police Chief, and the Economic Development Director as well as the many others that are keys to the progress and prosperity of Zion.
As a wife to Alan, mother of three to Sean, Nala, and Alana and a full-time County employee, that knows how to multi-task, Shantal also chairs the City of Zion’s Human Relations Commission. She also served as Vice-President of the Zion Benton Library Board of Trustees from 2003-2009 and joined the Central Junior High School 2008-2009 Strategic Planning Committee. Shantal was also the first Volunteer Neighborhood Watch Coordinator for the Zion Police Department. Shantal also volunteered at the Care Net Pregnancy Center as a mentor and counselor. Alongside her husband Alan, she has ministered to inmates at the Lake County Jail and also served as a former Volunteer Juvenile Probation Officer.
Commissioner Taylor earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice/Business Management & Communications in 2001 from Concordia University Wisconsin and a Ministerial License from Logos Ministerial Training Institute of Chicago, Illinois in 1992.
When asked what she likes to do in her spare time Commissioner Taylor shared that she loves to read books and going on special family retreats.
When asked what she looks forward to most about being the newest Commissioner to serve on the city council, she stated, “Greater things are yet to come and still to be done in Zion city and I am very glad to be a part of it for such a time as this.”