Public Service Award Recipient


Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda, nominated by State Senator Cristina Castro, uses her skills to promote leadership, inclusion, and efficiency. As Village Clerk of Hanover Park, she is the keeper of the municipality’s records and the local Election Officer. Additionally, she has the responsibility of issuing business licenses, liquor licenses, and other permits. She maintains a strong relationship with the developing business community in Hanover Park.

When Eira was first elected in 2009 at the age of twenty-three, she was the youngest elected official in the State of Illinois. She believes that offering her own perspective as a young Latina leader in the suburban community has been an important contribution to her role as Village Clerk.

Eira is the Board Liaison and a member of the Hanover Park Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Committee, past Board Liaison to the Sister Cities Committee and is currently the Chair for the Immigrant Integration Committee for the Northwest Municipal Conference. She has worked with Centro de Información, mentoring students from local elementary schools and through the 10 Boys and Girls Program. Her leadership encompasses diverse experiences and when she has opportunity to influence, she humbly brings forward that perspective.

For this, and much more Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda has been chosen for the 2018 Myrtle Spiegler Gerberding Award for Public Service.



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