About Sandy

Since her election to the Lake County Board in 2012, Sandy has been working full-time on the issues that impact Lake County. She chairs and participates on numerous committees and has significant accomplishments to show for all of her efforts. Below are just some of the achievements over the last four years.  To see a more complete list of her accomplishments and her committee assignments, please click here

Lake County Board

  • Led the successful effort to televise Finance Committee meetings
  • Increased shared services agreements to save money and collaborate with other local government bodies
  • Partnered with Shields, Libertyville, and Fremont Townships to provide transportation for disabled and senior residents

Lake County Forest Preserve

  • Completed the Des Plaines River Trail after 54 years, a 31 mile trail winding through 12 forest preserves
  • Establishing 100 year Strategic Plan and capital improvement planning for 10 year horizon.
  • Acquisition of over 800 acres of additional Forest Preserve property for a total of 30,800 acres protected!
  • Partnering with private and public groups to expand oak habitat and eradicate buckthorn throughout Lake County

Sandy is passionate about community outreach and volunteering. Prior to her election to the Lake County Board, Sandy served on the Lake Bluff Park District board for seven years and in 2008 she chaired the referendum effort to build the LEED-certified elementary school in Lake Bluff. She continues to volunteer at the local schools and community organizations.  Sandy also worked at the Shields Township Assessor's office where she gained firsthand knowledge of the assessment  process . She is a CIAO (Certified Illinois Assessing Officer) and brings this expertise to her work as a member of the Lake County Board.  She shares her knowledge with residents by conducting seminars on how to appeal property assessments.

Sandy has an MBA in Marketing and Organizational Development from DePaul University and a BA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. After working at Kraft Foods for 13 years, she left full-time employment to raise her family and become more involved in the community. Sandy and her husband Tom (who was raised in Lake Bluff) have three children and  have lived in Lake Bluff since 2000.