Whittington, Jr, a Harvey resident for over 24 years has served as a member of the SSC Board of Trustees since 2005 and serves as Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee. Married with four children, Whittington has been an Alderman of the second Ward in Harvey since 2003, and is working with the city and developers to initiate programs to revitalize the business area.
Whittington is also a member of State Representative William Davis' Scholarship Committee, a Member of District 152 Foundation Committee, and is President and Founder of "Just 4 Us Kids"a 501c3 job/mentoring program. Joseph personally has mentored countless youth in the community and is a lifetime Boy Scout troop leader and Committee member. He recently retired after 36 years of service as a Senior Facilitator at P.A.C.E. Institute, located within the Cook County Department of Corrections in Chicago.