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Board of Commissioners Head Shot: Eira L Corral Sepúlveda


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Commissioner Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda is the first Latina elected to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners. She is also the youngest and first Commissioner in recent history to come from the Northwest suburbs of Cook County. Commissioner Corral Sepúlveda was inaugurated in 2020 and is serving her first term. 

Commissioner Corral Sepúlveda is a “hometown proud” elected official of Hanover Park and a strong advocate for local community engagement and representation. With 12 years of experience in public service and municipal government, she has registered thousands of new voters and promoted civic engagement at the local, state and national levels. 

Commissioner Corral Sepúlveda first held representative office when she was elected as the Clerk of Hanover Park as a 23-year-old single mother. During her three terms as Clerk, she has gone beyond her established role to promote environmentalism in Village government, strengthening Hanover Park’s legacy as a Tree City USA and establishing Arbor Day initiatives that place an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and global impact. 

Commissioner Corral Sepúlveda strongly believes that the MWRD plays a crucial role in protecting OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE. As a mother and the daughter of immigrants, she is driven by a passion to ensure that our children will have a better future and that government is accessible and inclusive of all communities. 

In 2007, Commissioner Corral Sepúlveda graduated from DePaul University with a double major in Latino & Latin American Studies and Political Science and minors in Community Service Studies and Commercial Spanish. She remains involved in organizations including the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Human Relations Committee; the Metropolitan Mayors Conference (MMC) Diversity Taskforce; the Northwest Municipal Conference; and the Illinois Census Commission. 

Commissioner Corral Sepúlveda resides in Hanover Park with her husband, Roberto Sepúlveda, and their son and daughter.

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