Board member Altenberg represents District 19, which includes Arlington Heights, Deer Park, Wheeling and portions of Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Lake Zurich and Long Grove. She has been on the board since 2020.
Her priorities on the board include repurposing land from the Route 53 proposed extension, infrastructure investment, and responsible pandemic management.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois and earned a 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. 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.