Meet Don Gould
Don Gould is a lifelong resident of Will County, with deep roots in County Board District 6.
Don was raised in the Village of Rockdale, and has practiced law in Will County for 29 years.
Don graduated from Joliet Catholic High School. He then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a Juris Doctor degree from Northern Illinois University Law School. Don is a member of the Will County and Illinois State Bar Associations. Among his achievements, he was recognized as “Attorney of the Year” by the Will County Pro Bono Association for volunteer legal services to the people of Will County. He has also performed Volunteer legal services to the Camelot Homeowners Association and the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce
Don, his wife Cindy and their two sons reside in Shorewood. Don is a past president and a member of the Shorewood Chamber of Commerce since 1990. Prior to his election to the county board, he served as a Troy Township Trustee.
As former Chairman of the Health and Public Safety Committee, Don’s leadership was evident when a tritium leak at the Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant raised fears among local residents. Don presided at the meeting where all concerned residents and local officials came together to address the issues. Working through the Will County Health Department, the County tested over 300 wells in the area.
As current Chairman of the Public Works and Transportation Committee, Don responded to Elwood and Jackson Township residents by leading the fight to decrease the weight limits on Manhattan Road. Similarly, he championed the cause of Shorewood and Troy Township residents to demand the State eliminate a proposed I-55 overpass to Mound Round.
Don Gould has also been an unswerving advocate for the county’s Sunny Hill Nursing Home, supporting a complete renovation of the facility for the first time since 1968. His commitment to public safety, seniors, and fiscal responsibility has been the hallmark of his tenure.
Don has also been a strong advocate for District 6 on the Forest Preserve Board. As a member and past President of the Forest Preserve District of Will County, Don spearheaded the effort to create new dog parks in Channahon, Wilmington, and the newest “small dog” park which opened in July, 2018 at Hammel Woods in Shorewood.
Long known as a person who can reach across the aisle, Don has earned the respect of his fellow board members and residents alike for being fair minded and always striving for excellence.