LOMBARD – The village's new trustees projected feelings of energy and hope after last week's swearing-in ceremony.
In addition to a new village president, Dan Whittington and Reid Foltyniewicz were elected to serve on the board and represent District 1 and 3, respectively.
Whittington has lived in Lombard for nine years and is active with many community organizations, most notably with the Lombard Town Centre and the Lombard Chamber of Commerce. He served in leadership roles with both organizations.
One of Whittington's first priorities in District 1 is to address the flooding issues that residents experienced during the April 18 flood event. He said he's also looking forward to continuing to develop the village's downtown district, which falls in the District 1 boundaries.
"I'd like to thank all the volunteers," he said during the swearing-in ceremony. "I can't say how much I'm looking forward to this."
Foltyniewicz, a police officer with the Village of Oak Brook, has lived in Lombard's District 3 for 23 out of his 29 years.
"I want to give back to the community that has done a lot for me," he said. "Lombard has been a big part of who I am."
Foltyniewicz plans to work to preserve the village's Ken-Loch Golf Course property and prevent any development projects on the land. He wants to boost morale at the village level and focus on smaller issues, such as adding stop signs where they're needed in his district.
"I want to get stuff done," he said. "I hopefully have 40 more years in Lombard."
As part of another change to the Village Board make-up, on May 2, trustees approved Giagnorio's appointment of Mike Fugiel to his vacated District 2 trustee seat.
Fugiel has lived in District 2 for the past 15 years and served as the executive director of the Lombard Park District from 1997 to 2007. He currently is involved in the Rotary Club of Lombard and the Glenbard East Boosters Association.
Fugiel will be sworn in as trustee during next week's Village Board meeting.