IDOT Pro Tech wears multiple hats

Congratulations to Local 916’s Teresa Haley for her recent recognitions. The IDOT training and education program manager, and local civil rights leader won the Activist of the Year at the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The awards dinner, held in Hollywood, CA, and aired on BET, also honoredGrammy Award winner Bebe Winans and actor Forest Whitaker. The Image Awards were established to shine a spotlight on black excellence nationwide. Haley is the president of the local branch of the NAACP and the NAACP Illinois State Conference. She was the first female to be named president of the state NAACP. She recently brought the organization’s chapters from all over Illinois to Local 916’s The Hall for their state-wide annual meeting. Haley is also the current (2019) recipient of the First Citizen award, presented annually by the State Journal-Register newspaper in Springfield to “distinctive, community minded individuals who have made serving our community a priority in their work, life and leisure.” Congratulations, Teresa!