Alderman - 7th Ward
Retired from the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission after 32 years as the director of governmental affairs, Sandi is a dedicated public servant. She has an extensive record of civic involvement and is committed to making the City of Berwyn a wonderful place to live. Sandi has been a tireless advocate for Berwyn, volunteering her time to numerous city initiatives. She was instrumental in drafting the fair housing, home equity assurance, human relations, and sign regulation ordinances. She also helped create the Community Relations Commission, which led to successfully securing nearly $14 million in federal Community Development Block Grants that enabled Berwyn seniors and low income residents to repair and keep their homes. These funds also helped Berwyn rebuild the 16th Street Fire Station as well as improve sidewalks, sewers, alleys, park districts, and ADA compliance, which ultimately saved Berwyn taxpayers from having to pay for these improvements.
Sandi was also responsible for initiating the Roosevelt Road revitalization. Through her efforts, she was able to convince Oak Park and Berwyn to work together to develop their common border. She was nominated Citizen of the Year in 2000 by the Berwyn Development Corporation largely because of her role in this project. Sandi and her husband, Randy, a Vietnam veteran, have lived in Berwyn for more than 40 years. They have two children, Caitlin and Evan.