Village of Lombard President Keith Giagnorio delivered the 2016 State of the Village Address at the Lombard Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 17.
The State of the Village Address touched on a number of topics including positive Village Board relations, the functions and services of the Village’s 6 Advisory Committees, Lombard’s new Economic Incentive Agreement and its positive influence on development, ongoing commitment to communication and transparency, the high standards of the Village’s Police and Fire Departments, and budget concerns regarding the State of Illinois’ potential cuts that threaten to divert $2.3 million of Village funds. Village President Giagnorio highlighted long range budget concerns due to unfunded State mandates. “The truth is, that there’s a lot of hard work ahead, but the important thing is that we’re not ignoring it,” said Giagnorio. “We’re choosing to be responsible and to proactively identify solutions, and we will. We are not a ‘kick the can down the road’ kind of Board. We are working to solve our long range problems now because it’s the right thing to do. It’s the responsible thing to do.” The address will be run on Lombard Comcast Channel 6 and AT&T Uverse Channel 99 on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m., and Fridays at 11:00 a.m., throughout March.