About Josina

Josina Wing Morita is a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Elected in 2016, she is an urban planner and policy advocate who brings expertise in equity policy, land use, stormwater, and regional planning. Josina is the first Asian American elected to a countywide board in Cook County—the second largest county in the country. She serves on the boards of Woods Fund Chicago, Delta Institute, and the National Blue Ribbon Commission for On-Site Non-Potable Water Systems. Josina’s human rights and racial justice work has been recognized by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Japanese American Citizens League. In 2007, she was named one of the top 35 leaders under 35 fighting racism and poverty in Chicago by the Community Renewal Society. In 2013, she received the Emerging Leader Award from the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform and the Breaking Barriers Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women. Josina holds a B.A. in Sociology and International Race Relations from Pitzer College and a Masters in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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