Viola Mims a Graduate of Proviso East High School; Resident of Maywood over 35 Years. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from West Wood College; she attended Triton College, Owner / Real Estate Managing Broker of Vintage Realtors & Assoc. here in Maywood. She Worked 27 years for the United States Postal Service, (Manual Distribution Clerk and Supervisor). Her community involvements are distinguished by membership in numerous organizations such as:
- Maywood Chamber of Commerce (Executive Board Member, Committeeman Economic Development Committee)
- Interfaith Illinois, INC. (General Member)
- Neighborhood Restorative Justice Mediation (Certified Mediator)
- Royal Christian Faith Center (Executive Board Member)
- Proviso-Leyden Council for Community Action (PLCCA) (Housing Counselor).