At last night’s Village Board Meeting, four outgoing elected officials shared parting thoughts and comments during their final board meeting. Representing a combined total of 36 years of public service, Village Clerk Sharon Kuderna, District 1 Trustee Dan Whittington, District 3 Trustee Reid Foltyniewicz, and District 6 Trustee Bill Ware shared public statements in regards to their time as elected officials.
Village Clerk Sharon Kuderna commented on her time on the Village Board, saying, “I would like to thank Lombard residents and my family, for giving me the opportunity to contribute to my community. It was a pleasure working with staff and my fellow board members. In the past eight years, I hope that I helped make some positive changes in the Village. I would like to congratulate the new Board and wish them luck.”
After serving two terms, Trustee Dan Whittington noted, “It has been my great honor to serve our residents and downtown business community as Village Trustee for the past eight years. It has been a pleasure to work together with my fellow Board Members and Village Staff to help shape the future of our community. I have nothing but good things to say. I look forward to the continued successes of our Board and our wonderful Village.”
Reid Foltyniewicz reflected on his eight years as Trustee, expressing, “I want to thank Lombard for this outstanding experience. Being able to serve the community which raised me will always be one of the great highlights of my life. I enjoyed every minute of this ride and I hope I left a positive impact on our town.”
Bill Ware, the most senior Trustee on the Board, having served 12 years as Village Trustee, remarked, “It has been an honor and a privilege serving the residents of District 6 and all of Lombard. Thank you to my fellow Board Members for working together in making decisions that have improved Lombard over more than a decade. Thank you so much, it’s been a great run. I’m honored to have served my Village and I’m proud of our many accomplishments.”
Village President Keith Giagnorio stated, “On behalf of the Village, I want to thank these four public servants for a combined 36 years of service to our community. Thank you all. We are indebted to you and your service.”
The results of the 2021 Consolidated Election that took place on Tuesday April 6th included the re-election of Keith Giagnorio as Village President, as well as the election of Village Elizabeth Brezinski as Village Clerk, Brian LaVaque as Trustee for District 1, Bernard Dudek as Trustee for District 3, and Bob Bachner as Trustee for District 6. Each will be sworn in for a four-year term prior to the Village Board Meeting on May 6, 2021.