Mayor of Urbana, Illinois: Elected as Urbana's first-ever woman mayor in 2005, re-elected 2009 and 2013.

State Representative 103rd District. 1993-1995.

Champaign County Auditor: first woman Democrat to be elected county-wide.

Champaign County Board Member: one of the first three women elected in the county.

Precinct Committeeperson, Cunningham 14, Champaign County Democrats: Recruited many candidates and worked on numerous local, state and national campaigns. 1996-present.

Delegate, Democratic National Convention: Bernie Sanders 2016, Barack Obama 2012

Urbana Neighborhood Connections Board

New American Welcome Center Advisory Board 

Citizen Action of Illinois Policy Board

Bernie Sanders delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2016

Barack Obama delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2012 (early Obama supporter, helped get him on the ballot for U.S. Senator in 2004)

U.S. Conference of Mayors (Water, Energy and International Committees) 2009-2017

Illinois Municipal League (elected Board Member) 2005-2017

Illinois P-20 Commission (education reform) local government representative, 2009-2017

Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, 2011-2017

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit Board, 2004-2005

Legislative Director, AAUW of Illinois, 2001-2005

Co-President, Champaign-Urbana, American Association of University Women, 2001

Founding member, Coalition for a Citizen Police Review Board, 2000

Founding member, Community Forum on Gambling and Campaign Finance Reform, 1999

Downstate Coordinator, Citizen Action of Illinois (publicize global warming issue) 1999

Citizens Utility Board (CUB), 15th Congressional District, 1995 and 1997

Civic Involvement