First Indian American, Meghna Bansal, becomes trustee of Wheatland Township

Meghna Wheatland Township

Vandana Jhingan

CHICAGO: Meghna Bansal, wife of popular political and community leader Krishna Bansal, took the oath of office last week as Trustee of Wheatland Township becoming the first Indian American to hold this office when she won the election on April 6, 2021.

Mehna Bansal Oath Ceremony
Mehna Bansal Oath Ceremony

“What an incredible and proud moment taking oath as an Election official for Wheatland Township by Judge Hon. Vincent Cornelius. As an immigrant, I am filled with gratitude by the trust of 5232 voters, my friends, my family, and supporters who have shown this overwhelming confidence in me and I intent to uphold it,” Bansal said.  Adding she said  “I can’t forget to mention my husband Krishna Bansal for his tremendous support and encouragement. He advised at every step, motivated me to run & brought me out from my own shell. As I assume responsibility, I am looking forward serving our community involving everyone along the way.”

Wheatland Township is in Will County, Illinois and includes parts of Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, and Plainfield. With a population of over 85,000, residents of Indian origin constitute over 15 percent of the population. With her diverse background and ethnicity, she will be able to serve and represent the largest minority (Indian Americans) of the township.

A resident of Wheatland Township for the past 16 years, Mrs. Bansal is very familiar with local issues and what it might take to address them. She is an entrepreneur and a finance professional with a passion to serve the community. Since January 2017, Meghna has been serving on the White Eagle Homeowner Association Board

One of Meghna’savidproject has been to encourage Indian Americans to get involved in public service. “I have worked in the background for many years and encouraged many to get involved. Now that both of my daughters are in college, it was time for me to come forward and lead by example,” Bansal said.

Meghna’s extensive experience and passion to serve the community will be a great asset and will serve as an inspiration to Indian Americans to get further involved, many community members feel. 

For further information, please contact Vandana Jhingan at or (847) 867-1880

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