Anna Wall Scott

She has been a resident of this Community for many years and has also been politically and socially active for many years.

Early on, she was appointed to serve on the Charter Human Relations Commission in Urbana, as Chair of the Subcommittee on Education.

She was the first woman in the State of Illinois to be elected to the Democratic State Central Committee covering 7 counties in the East Central Illinois jurisdiction. She also served as Vice-Chair of the State Democratic Party with the late Mayor Richard J. Daley and also on the Democratic National Committee serving as a delegate to the Nominating Convention which led to the election of former President Jimmy Carter.

She has since changed politics and is now active in the Republican Party, serving as the recently elected Corresponding Secretary of the Champaign County Republican Women's Organization. Having completed a 2-year term on the Illinois Real Estate and Banking Board to which she was appointed by the former Governor Jim Edgar, she recently returned from Washington, D.C. after attending a dinner and a series of meetings with Congressional leaders. Speaker Dennis Hastert was the host.

Other community activities include: Past Matron of Deborah Chapter #27, Order of Eastern Star, member of Hadassah, member and past Board member of the League of Women Voters, past Board member of Campus Y.W.C.A., the Junior Vice-Commander of the Champaign County Council of American Legions, serving a third term as Commander of the William F. Earnest American Legion Post #559 - the first woman in Champaign County to be elected to that position, a member and class leader of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Presently, she is a Professor of Sociology at Parkland College.