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Carlos Hevia

Office: School Board member
Status: Incumbent
Party Affiliation:
Next Election: 2023
City: Westmont
State: Illinois

Hi CUSD201 Family, my name is Carlos Hevia, and I am running to represent you on our Board of Education. I am a dedicated leader with over 30 years of experience in communication and marketing, and a passion for helping organizations to reach their full potential.

I want to tell you a little bit about how I got here. Before joining the current CUSD Board of Education in April of 2021, I was an active member of the School Improvement Planning (SIP) committee and the Bilingual Parents Advisory Committee (BPAC). Working on both of these committees, I came to appreciate the uniqueness of our district and the enormous opportunities available to our students and our community. I also realized through these experiences how much work needs to be done in our district and so I began to volunteer for almost any group looking for help. I’ve since joined the Manning Mentors program, volunteer where possible for school field trips, offer my time for the International Night, build a shed at Manning, and really anywhere else a helping hand is needed.

I believe thoughts and opinions are interesting, however, I value action and involvement above all else. When I look around a room, I actively listen to whoever is talking, it is the people that are doing things that grab my attention. I’m here to collaborate with whoever is ready to check their politics at the door and roll up their sleeves for CUSD201.

I’m here for the common good.

I’m here for compromise.

I’m here for progress, even when it’s not exclusively by my definition.

I’m here for the work. The work for our kids.

You will find that I am a strategic thinker with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and I am committed to identifying new ways to bring people together and solve problems. As a dedicated husband and father of 4 children, I am a fierce believer in the power of education, and passionate about securing the best opportunities and an equal playing field for all students. I would love to have your vote to continue spending my free time doing my part to make CUSD201 a place where every student can grow and thrive!