Board Member Santos was appointed to the Board by Governor Bruce Rauner in December 2016. Before joining the Board, Ms. Santos served 20 years as an elected Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. During her tenure, she was instrumental in the development of the District’s Stormwater Management Program. She also served as the District’s representative on the City of Chicago’s Public Building Commission where she was involved in the construction of numerous schools, libraries, and police and fire stations.
Ms. Santos earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, as well as a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Public Policy from Northeastern Illinois University. Ms. Santos resides in Chicago.