Kathryn Potter is a native Illinoisan who moved to Cary to start her family several years ago. Attracted to the vibrant community, the proximity to nature, and strong performance of our schools, she immediately fell in love with the area where she could enjoy her interests which include bargain hunting, DIY projects, hiking, cooking, and gardening.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Kathryn studied Sociology and excelled with interpersonal communication and being objective. She put her studies to good use helping small businesses in Chicago compete and grow in a competitive retail market. She has also managed complex contract and logistics matters for international business concerns and helped companies maintain legal and regulatory compliance through best practice management.
Kathryn found her calling while working with physically and developmentally disabled adults, providing them with job market and life-skills training. She worked vigorously to provide direct instruction tailored to each individuals various level of ability, while advocating and coordinating with others to maintain services and ensure progress. Without the program, clients served would be without a path toward job placement and their families would struggle with having to juggle the duties of providing constant care for their loved ones and earning a living wage.
This experience serving others helped shape Kathryn’s strong desire to protect our most vulnerable for the betterment of our society. She also believes that, more than just earning a paycheck, the chance at employment is a means of preserving the dignity of others. Kathryn is married to her college sweetheart and they have one son together. She is a dedicated mom and community volunteer, helping pass along her passion for environmental conservation and creating a responsible, sustainable food supply chain here in McHenry County. She currently serves as a member of the Cary Citizens Police Academy, as a Bernie 2016 community volunteer, on the National Night Out Committee and was appointed as the Algonquin 46 Precinct Committeeman for the Democratic Party of McHenry County.