Councilwoman Elizabeth Williams
Director of Parks & Recreation
Elizabeth “Liz” Williams was born in Chester Hospital and lived in Upland then later moved to Chester. Liz attended Upland School District in her primary years and later attended Chester Upland School District graduating from Chester High School. Returning to Higher Education after raising her children, Liz received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Delaware Community College where she was on the Dean’s List. Liz also received the Customer Care Award from Dale Carnegie.
Liz’s professional insurance experience includes 45 years collectively with State Farm Health Insurance where she began as a file and claims clerk; New York Life insurance securing her license in Life & Health; John Hancock securing her license in Property & Causality; Colonial Penn (Life, Health, Property & Causality) and American General as a Debit Agent (Life, Health, Property & Casualty).
Liz later transferred her health insurance experience to Health Partners. Transitioning individuals from medical assistance to Health Partners insurance program. During her tenure with Health Partners she enrolled more than 10,00 men, women and children.
As a Job Developer for five years with a Philadelphia based non-profit training program under the “Welfare-to-Work” initiative, Liz was responsible for placing more than 5,000 under and unemployed individuals into sustainable employment. Liz also served as a Human Resource Manager with a PHiladelphia based security firm for five years.
More recently she was a professional tutor with KAMAS Educational Services providing educational assistance to students through a grant secured under the “No Child Left Behind” initiative. She has tutored students in Chester Upland, Upper Darby and Chi-Chester School Districts.
Liz is a member of the National Congress of Black Women and member of St. Matthews Baptist Church in Williamstown, NJ.
Her present community involvement includes Executive Secretary for the Chester Democratic party and Delaware County Democratic party Vice Chair in addition to volunteering in the Chester Community. Liz’s commitment to community service and justice began as a teenager when she was a member of the NAACP Youth Council, Freedom Riders 1960 Civil Rights Movement. Her civil rights work is documented in the NAACP 100 years in picture journal, and a Freedom Rider
She is a self-published author of two books, “Counting Clowns and Playtime” and “Let us get you in the Door” primary readers.
Liz currently serves as Councilwoman for the City of Chester where she is the Director for Parks & Recreation.
Liz has three children: Jackie, Felicia and Eddie; nine grandchildren and 1 great grandson.