Beverly Review: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Commissioner Mariyana Spyropoulos was recently sworn in to her third term, and is now the longest serving commissioner on the board, having been first elected in 2010. Spyropoulos was introduced by former Gov. Pat Quinn at the recent installation ceremony
“As I embark on a third term at the MWRD, I can tell you that our work is as critical as ever,” said Spyropoulos.
“Equipped with new knowledge, innovation and tools, it is time to apply our talents to best protect our water resources. I thank the voters and Cook County taxpayers for their support and trust.”
Spyropoulos served as the MWRD chairperson of finance from 2013 to 2015, and president from 2015 to 2019. During her 12 years at the MWRD, Spyropoulos has championed fiscal responsibility, transparency, strong labor support, environmentally progressive policies and international partnerships to foster knowledge exchanges among partnering governmental agencies.
In 2021, Spyropoulos was awarded the Public Officials Award from the Water Environment Federation, and in 2022 the University of Illinois School of Law recognized her with the Alumni Public Service Award.