Board member Altenberg represents the 20th District, which includes Buffalo Grove, portions of Long Grove and portions of the unincorporated areas of Vernon and Ela Townships. She has been on the board since 2020. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Health & Community Services Committee, and as a member of the Law & Judicial and Rules committees. Her priorities on the board include repurposing land from the Route 53 proposed extension, infrastructure investment, and responsible pandemic management.
She has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Illinois in Champaign, and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Non-profit Leadership and Management at Spertus College in Chicago. She resides in Buffalo Grove with her husband and two daughters, ages 19 and 15. She is a former long-time journalist for several newspapers and magazines and currently is a freelance writer. She is also an avid traveler, who previously lived in Singapore.