Sandra Hill Day


Sandra Hill Day, to be proclaimed at the May 16, 2013 Lombard Board of Trustees meeting.

WHEREAS, Sandra Hill is a big “what-if person” so it was a:
“What if” that had her study in Europe for her last semester of College, and studying
at the Frobel Institute;
“What if” that got her involved with District 44's referendum, and getting it passed;
“What if” that was the impetus for running for School Board, and getting elected;
“What if” that got her to start and earn her Masters in Social Work while serving as
School Board President, Girl Scout leader and mom;
“What if” that initiated the beginnings of Walk in Ministries, which has assisted thousands
of individuals and families in our community;
“What if”, with Rob Hatfield, was the start of First Things First, the first and only infant-
needs pantry in the surrounding area providing babies the necessities they need;
“What if” that was the seeds of The Mobile Food Truck, serving over 100 families every
month, and creating a community base of 30-40 volunteers at each truck;
“What if” that is now Community Table, which is the first and only “soup kitchen” complete
with live music, linen and china, feeding 100 dinners each Wednesday; and

WHEREAS, Sandra has embraced Lombard for the past 27 years with a joy and passion that is reflected in the work she has done. Her first community volunteering was as the secretary of the Lilac Parade, next it was PTA President at Hammerschmidt School, to working on various Village, educational, faith-based and social justice committees throughout the area. She was a First Church Youth Group Leader for nearly a decade, and then became the Outreach House Coordinator. Her work in New Orleans after Katrina, brought her to Crescent City more than a dozen times, bringing over 100 folks with her through numerous work trips. Recently, she became a professor at the College of DuPage in their Human Services Department, and was a nominee for the YWCA's Woman of Distinction. She was chosen as Lombard's “Woman of the Year”. She, along with her children Kendall and MacKenzie and husband Rick, have been blessed to have been able to be a part of this. Throughout all of these endeavors, Sandra has championed those who are the most vulnerable of our population - the babies, the children, the adults, all of those who may be on the fringes of society, but are in need of our community's help. Sandra has a way of creating a dynamic aura that fosters a sense of helping and of volunteerism that not only takes care of those in need, but also shows those who are giving, what a joy it can be; and

WHEREAS, “what if” Sandra Hill had not been coerced to attend the Village Board meeting of May 16th to receive this surprise proclamation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Keith T. Giagnorio, President of the Village of Lombard, do hereby proclaim May 17, 2013 as SANDRA HILL DAY in the Village of Lombard, recognize Sandra Hill for her years of service and commitment to our community always striving to make Lombard a better place to live and work and thank her without any “what if’s”.