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5D.4: Community Values Services
Sauk maintains significant, positive relationships with local, state, and federal representatives from the district. The representatives have demonstrated their support during campus visits and in a variety of ways:
- In 2008 US Representative Don Manzullo and in 2009 State Representative Jerry Mitchell were the keynote speakers at Commencement. Both testified to the importance of Sauk to the community.
- On January 30, 2010, US Congressman Bill Foster was on campus for a "thank you" reception for his help in securing funding for nursing equipment and to tour the science labs and nursing instructional area.
- In recognition of community colleges and specifically Sauk’s service to the district, the Mayors of Dixon, Sterling, and Rock Falls proclaimed April 2011 as National Community College and Sauk Valley Community College Month.
A quick scan of co-sponsors and participants in college outreach efforts reveals the respect that local community leaders have for the college, expressed through their tangible support of myriad projects and partnerships. Examples include Sauk Valley Newspapers’ sponsorship of an annual job fair and the 45 participants in the annual Child Fair.