Northbrook's President, Trustees and audience members at Tuesday's Village Board meeting gave Sheila Bass a standing ovation for her 13 years of service on the Community Relations Commission.
"We need more people like you," Board President Sandy Frum said at the Trustee meeting.
The Village Board passed Recognition Resolution 1820 unanimously, cementing Bass's contributions to Northbrook for public record.
"During her 13 year tenure as a member of the Northbrook Community Relations Commission, Sheila Bass contributed her leadership skills and passion in various ways for the benefit of the Commission," the resolution reads. "In particular, Sheila’s desire to see improved understanding and mutual respect between and among all of our residents was evident in her capacity as chair of the Commission’s Black History Month programs."
The complete resolution can be found in the village's meeting archives.
"Sheila could always be counted on for supporting the work of our Commission as well as providing insight into critical issues we faced in our activities," Ray Wehr, Chair of the Community Relations Commission, wrote in an email. "She was exceptionally keen in ensuring that the youth and elderly in our community were included and given attention as part of the audience. It was a honor to have her talent on our Commission and she will be missed."