Sandy Hart (District 13)

Lake County Board Chair
Current Term: 2020-2022

Sandy Hart - 2018

Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Office phone: 847-377-2300
Cell Phone: 224-545-6591
[email protected]

District 13

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Chair Hart represents the 13th District, which includes Lake Bluff, Wildwood, unincorporated Grayslake, and portions of North Chicago, Waukegan, Libertyville, and Gurnee. She was elected to the board in 2012. In December 2018, she was elected by her peers to serve as Lake County Board Chair. Her main priorities are government transparency, efficiency, and ethics; being accessible and accountable to residents; and supporting programs for people living with mental illness.

Under Chair Hart’s leadership, Lake County is now filming all standing committee meetings to enhance transparency and increase access to local government. Chair Hart also created a new Energy & Environment Committee to bring an increased focus to sustainability, look for ways to address climate change, and reduce the County’s carbon footprint.

She has a B.A. from Indiana University’s School of Business, and an MBA from DePaul University. She is married and has three children, and has lived in Lake Bluff with her family since 2000.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board, Chair (2018-present) and Member (2012-present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserve District (2012-present)
  • Lake Bluff Park District (2006-2012)

Lake County Committees



  • Health and Community Services, Vice-Chair
  • Law and Judicial 

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Finance


  • Planning
  • Rules

Special Appointments & Other Public Service

  • Stormwater Management Commission (2013-2019)
  • Community Health Commission (2013-present)
  • Opioid Taskforce (2013-present)
  • Sexual Assault Coordinating Council (2013-present)
  • Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) (2014-present)
  • Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaborative (2014-present)
  • Chairwoman, Large County Board Caucus (2019-present)
  • Board Member, A Safe Place (Present)
  • Local Food Working Group (2015-present)
  • Women's Board, Lake Forest Hospital (2010-2012)
  • Fort Sheridan Advisory Committee (2009-2010)
  • Chair, Lake Bluff School Referendum (2006-2007)
  • Site Coordinator, Home Grown Wisconsin CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) (2007-2011)