Keith Giagnorio has owned and operated Gianorio’s Pasta and Pizza at 434 S. Main Street in Lombard since 1995. A graduate of Willowbrook High School and Elmhurst College, Keith raised his family in Lombard and has been engaged in the community for many years as a parent and small business owner.
Keith’s commitment to community service began in earnest in 2003 when he began his term as a Lombard Park District Commissioner. He later served as Vice President and President of the Lombard Park District Board through 2007. He later served as Village Board Trustee in District 2 starting in 2007 through 2013. He was first elected Village President in 2013 and has served two terms. Currently he is running for a third term in 2021.
“I am proud to have been a part of many exciting developments and continued growth within the village over the past years. My community involvement, local business ownership, and years in elected office have prepared me to make an even greater contribution going forward as we recover and rebuild from the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic impact on our local community.”
Driving New Development
Lombard has been fortunate to see continued commercial and residential development over the past years. Seeing tremendous developer interest going forward in the downtown, Roosevelt Road, and Yorktown/Butterfield Road corridors, our future looks bright. We are also seeing continued residential development as well as community projects like the new Helen Plum Memorial Library and the expansion at Glenn Westlake Middle School.
The changing face of retail has had its impact on Lombard and every effort is being made to work with property owners to fill vacancies and/or redevelop properties. Exciting things are coming with the proposed seminary property development (Golf Social/Moretti’s) as well as ongoing Yorktown ring road development. We will also see groundbreaking this spring on the long anticipated 101 S Main Street project, Lilac Station, that will bring new apartments as well as restaurant and retail space to the heart of our downtown corridor.
The village strives to work hand-in-hand with the local school districts, library, park district and more. While each entity has their own leadership and elected board, as well as tax oversight, village leaders are in regular discussion with them especially during the past many months impacted by the pandemic. Regular update meetings are held to make sure village residents have latest up to date information and access to services they provide.
“Lombard is a very unique village. We are a large diverse community that still embraces small town charm. Rich in its history and diversity, Lombard today is a blend of beautiful parks, enjoyable neighborhoods and a vibrant ever evolving business environment. My goal for 2021 and beyond is to lead us into the future by appreciating and respecting our past, improving the present, and planning for our even brighter tomorrow.”
2021 and beyond
What does the future hold for Lombard? The past year has been a trying time for the community, but know Lombard is striving to move things forward. Even in these times of uncertainty, Lombard has seen its property valuations grow since 2013. In 2013 Lombard’s valuation was $1.285 billion compared to todays $1.664 billion valuation. New construction, renovation, and redevelopment has kept Lombard on an upward trend. Together, we will strive to continue on that path.