Mr. Abbott served in the Army from 1960 to 1962 and is a parishioner of St. Ann’s Catholic Church where he has been a Sunday morning usher for over 20 years.
Prior to being elected mayor in April of 2009, Mr. Abbott served on the Lansing Planning and Zoning Board for 13 years. In addition he has also served as a Village Trustee from 1997 to 2002 as chairperson for public works. Mr. Abbott was elected again in 2007, to serve as Trustee and chairperson for the police and fire departments.
Past experiences have also included director on the Buford Walker Senior Housing Board and an active member of the Lansing Lions Club for over 37 years, having served twice as President. Mr. Abbott is currently serving his second term as Mayor after having been re-elected in April of 2013.
TRUSTEE PATTY EIDAM
Chairwoman Youth Center/LNN
Trustee Eidam moved to Lansing in 1979 when she was hired as Lansing's first full-time female police officer/paramedic. She and her husband Bud raised four children here and both have volunteered in scouting, little league, Lan-Oak Park Foundation, Lansing Historical Society and several other Lansing service organizations.
Patty is past president and vice president of the Lansing Historical Society and spear-headed and chaired Lansing's public art project 'Tri Motors in Plane View'. She currently serves on the board of directors of Lansing Association for Community events.
From 2001 to 2009 Patty served as village trustee and as village clerk from 2009 to 2013. Patty is a United States Army Veteran.
TRUSTEE TERRY KAPTEYN
Chairman Finance and Insurance
Trustee Kapteyn was born and raised in Lansing, and with his wife of 29 years Cheryl, has four married children; Eric, Kelly, Michelle, and Jaci, and five grandchildren.
Trustee Kapteyn attended Lansing Christian School and Illiana Christian High School.
Mr. Kapteyn began working for his family owned business, Park Service Station in 1972 and has been the co-owner since 1990.
Park Service Station celebrated 50 years in business in 2009.
Trustee Kapteyn attends Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sauk Village, IL and has served as Deacon, Elder, Cadet Counselor and on other committees. He performs in the Praise Band and runs the A/V equipment for the group. Mr. Kapteyn has served on the Lansing Christian School Board for six years.
TRUSTEE MIKE SKRBINA
Chairman Public Safety & Welfare
Trustee Mike Skrbina has been a resident of Lansing since 1963. Mr. Srkbina attended Sunnybrook School, Thornton Fractional South High School, South Suburban College and Western Illinois University. Trustee Skrbina is a commercial tire salesman and is employed with Wentworth Tire Service. Mike has been married to Denise for 18 years and has 6 sons and 2 daughter-in-laws. Mr. Skrbina is a member of First Reformed Church of Lansing, presently serving as deacon and cadet counselor. Mr. Skrbina was president of the Lansing Jaycees and Lansing Little League, and is currently serving as a coach. Mike and his wife, Denise, started the Lansing Challenger Division, a baseball program for special needs children in 1992.
TRUSTEE MICHAEL MANNO
Chairman Public WorksTrustee Michael Manno has resided in Lansing for over forty years with his wife Kathleen and three daughters. Michael Manno joined the Lansing Police department in 1978 and has served there until his appointment as a Trustee in April 2013. Michael also served on District 171’s school board as well as the police and fire safety team. He has served the community thru his numerous volunteer efforts, including serving as president of the T.F. South Booster Club and the Lansing Lions Football Organization, coach of the Lansing Girls Softball Team and chairman of the Marion Catholic fundraising committee.
TRUSTEE TONY DELAURENTIS
Chairman Buildings & ADA
Trustee Delaurentis was born and raised in Lansing and will be married to his wife, Toni, 40 years this year (2011). Mr. DeLaurentis attended Lansing public schools and after graduating from T.F. South, he served in the U.S. Army for two years. He then went to work for Nalco Chemical Company and retired with 30 years of service.
Mr. DeLaurentis was first elected to the position of trustee in 2001 and served on the Lansing Village Board for eight years. He was again elected in 2011. He is very active in Lansing activities and is currently the Lansing Historical Society President.
TRUSTEE MIKAL STOLE
Chairman Aviation/Economic Development
Trustee Mikal Stole is serving his second term as Village Trustee after being elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. Mikal has been appointed by Mayor Abbott to serve as committee chair for the aviation and economic development committees.
During his tenure he also served as a member of Illinois State Representative Anthony DeLuca’s Economic Development Advisory Committee. In addition to serving as Village Trustee, Mikal is a practicing attorney for the law firm of Reich, Jumbeck & Stole, L.L.P. and is active in several bar associations. Please feel free to contact Trustee Stole at firstname.lastname@example.org.