Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda
Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda is a millennial mom and a municipal leader with 10 years of experience in engaging voters, local government, & environmentalism. She is proudly from a working class, Mexican, immigrant family with a record of inclusion and illustrates a future that is representative of Cook County’s diverse communities. She knows first hand what it is like to stand in her basement flooded in 2 feet of water and will engage neighborhoods equitably in building resilience against climate change & protect residents from floods.
She is committed to engaging diverse communities in meeting MWRD’s mission to treat wastewater and provide stormwater management because the future environmental stability, social stability, and economic stability of our region depends on our access to clean water. Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda represents inclusion and experience to ensure OUR WATER , OUR FUTURE.
Elected at 23, Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda has ten years of experience in municipal government as Clerk for the Village of Hanover Park. Good governance, transparency, and active community engagement with residents and businesses are the highlights of her public service. As a three term elected board member, Corral Sepúlveda’s leadership has strengthened Hanover Park’s legacy in environmentalism as a Tree City USA and Arbor Day initiatives that emphasize diversity inclusion and global impact. She is knowledgeable with the operations of both the Hanover Park MWRD plant and the Hanover Park’s own municipal water treatment plant.
Corral Sepúlveda is a board member of the Greater Elgin Family Care Center and is also appointed to the Illinois Census Commission. She has served in regional municipal government organizations: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Human Relations Committee, Metro Mayors Conference (MMC) Diversity Taskforce, & Northwest Municipal Conference.
Previously, Corral Sepúlveda worked as Media Relations and Field Coordinator for the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI), a national organization focused on civic engagement and leadership development. Her efforts with USHLI civically engaged leaders as high school & college students, professionals and elected officials throughout the country. Corral Sepúlveda’s leadership was a part of engaging youth leaders to register over Latino 20,000 voters before the historic the 2008 election of President Obama.
Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda is a mom of a three year old daughter and a District 211 high school freshman son. She is married to Roberto “Bobby” Sepúlveda and is the daughter of Mexican parents who immigrated to the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Her family moved to the northwest suburbs and have resided in Streamwood, Elgin and have called Hanover Park home for 28 years.
Her community involvement throughout the region focuses on inclusive community development and civic engagement with the following organizations: Latino Policy Forum, Habitat for Humanity, Illinois Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Northwest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Rainbow PUSH, Hanover Park Cultural Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and the Hanover Park Sister Cities Committee.
Eira L. Corral Sepúlveda has a Bachelors Degree from DePaul University with a double major in Latino and Latin American Studies and in Political Science and a double minor in Community Service Studies and in Commercial Spanish. She has a certification from the Leadership Academy of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne and is an Edgar Fellow.