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Village of Lansing's Elected Officials

Mayor's Office
Lansing Municipal Center
3141 Ridge Road
Lansing, IL. 60438
(708) 895-7208
Monday through Friday
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed (except for Saturdays in May & June)
peidam@villageoflansing.org


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Village Board Meeting Schedule 

First and third Tuesday of each month (no first Tuesday meeting in January, July or August). Meetings begin at 7:00pm and are held at the Municipal Court Facility (Police Station) located at 2710 170th St.
 
 


MAYOR

 
patty MAYOR PATTY EIDAM


Mayor Eidam was elected to a second term in April of 2021. She moved to Lansing in 1979 when she was hired as Lansing's first full-time female police officer/paramedic. She and her husband Bud have been married 38 years and have 3 children and two grandsons.   In early 2021, U.S. Congressman Danny Davis presented Mayor Eidam with a top 20 Global Women of Excellence award recognizing women from around the world who have excelled in their respective fields and made a difference in the lives of those around them. Throughout her distinguished career, she has served as a Director of L.A.C.E and is a two-time Lansing Volunteer of the Year award winner (Lansing Historical Society in 2007 and Lansing Junior Woman's Association in 2012). Mayor Eidam is also past President and Vice-President of the Lansing Historical Society. She spearheaded and chaired Lansing's very successful public art project 'Tri Motors in Plane View' in 2006. Then, in 2007, she received the prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award, presented annually to an individual who is honored for professional excellence, community service, and leadership skills. From 2001 to 2009 Mayor Eidam served as a Village Trustee and then as Village Clerk from 2009 to 2013. She served as Village Trustee again from 2015 to 2017.  She is also a proud military veteran having served as a military intelligence analyst in the United States Army.




VILLAGE CLERK

Vivian VILLAGE CLERK VIVIAN PAYNE


Village Clerk Vivian Payne was elected to a second term in April of 2021. She and her husband Steve have two adult children and have lived in Lansing for 27 years.  They have been members of St. Ann Church for over 20 years.  Vivian’s work experience and service to her community have thoroughly prepared her for the role of Village Clerk.  She previously served as the Executive Assistant to the Mayor from May 2009 to May 2017, held the role of Deputy Clerk for four years, and also was the Executive Director of the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce.  During her tenure with the Village, Vivian initiated and has organized Lansing’s Community Clean-Up Day for the past 12 years.  As Village Clerk, she also created Lansing’s first Beautification Committee, which is responsible for planting all of the beautiful flowers in the downtown business district as well as several other locations throughout the Village.  Vivian is currently serving a six-year term as a Trustee on the South Suburban College Board, is past President of the Lansing Business Women’s Association, and past Secretary of the Planning & Zoning Board of Appeals.  Visit the Village Clerk's page by clicking here.



TRUSTEES

 
Saad AbbasyTRUSTEE SAAD ABBASY
708-832-4569

sabbasy@villageoflansing.org
Chair of the Finance and Insurance Committee & Co-Chair of the Building Department and Public Works Committee 

Elected in April of 2019, Trustee Saad Abbasy has lived in Lansing for almost 30 years. Saad and his wife Lindsey (10 years) have 2 young children in Lansing schools. In his professional career, he works as a senior compliance analyst for a financial regulator, where he regularly reads and interprets financial regulations and financial statements. His experience in municipal government began in February of 2016 when he was chosen to serve on Lansing’s Planning and Zoning Board. Early in 2017, Trustee Abbasy was appointed as Chairperson of that same Board. He and his family are actively involved in the Cornerstone Church in Lansing. Trustee Abbasy is the Chair of the Finance and Insurance Committee and Co-Chair of the Building Department and Public Works Committee.

MikeFish_Cropped_Revised_1TRUSTEE STEVEN "MIKE" FISH
708-832-4568
mfish@villageoflansing.org
Chair of the LNN and IT Committee & Co-Chair of the Youth Center and HRC Committee 


Trustee Steven "Mike" Fish has been a Lansing resident for over 50 years. He and his wife Kathy have been married for 44 years and have 2 sons. He was elected as a Trustee in April of 2019. During his 30-year Lansing Public Works career, he held the positions of Assistant Superintendent and also Interim Superintendent. He has served the community in a variety of leadership positions including the LARC Board, the Lan-Oak Park District Board, and the Village Planning & Zoning Board. He has also volunteered in various civic organizations such as the Lansing Copper Muggers, the Cub Scouts, and as a swim coach working with Special Olympics athletes. He is currently serving on the Board of the Chicago Southland Convention & Vistors Bureau. Trustee Fish is the Chair of the LNN and IT Committee and Co-Chair of the Youth Center and HRC Committee. 

trusteeHardyTRUSTEE BRIAN HARDY
708-832-4564
bhardy@villageoflansing.org

Chair of Youth Center and HRC Committee & Co-Chair of the LNN and IT Committee

Re-elected to the Village Board in 2021, Trustee Brian Hardy is a nearly lifelong resident who has owned and operated a successful business in Lansing (Chicago’s Finest Ironworks) for over 30 years. He and his wife Kathy have been married for 38 years and have 2 children. He is a past Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board and also has served as a Director and then President of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce from 1996 to 1999. His past service to the community also includes 12 years as a director and coach in the Lansing Old Timers youth sports organization. In addition, Brian is an active member of the Lansing Copper Muggers service club. Trustee Hardy is the Chair of the Youth Center and HRC Committee & Co-Chair of the LNN and IT Department Committee


Micaela SmithTRUSTEE MICAELA SMITH
708-832-4563
msmith@villageoflansing.org

Chair of the Airport and Economic Development Committee & Co-Chair of the Police and Fire Department Committee

A resident of Lansing since 2002, Trustee Micaela Smith made history in April of 2021 when she became the first African-American elected to the Village Board in Lansing's history.  Currently the Associate Manager of Community Relations & External Affairs for Thornton Township, Micaela brings 20 plus years of valuable experience in higher education, state government and civic involvement to her position on the board. 

Trustee Smith served as the Chief of Staff for Illinois State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr. from 2012 to 2019, spent four years as a Lan-Oak Park District Commissioner, and served as a member of the Lansing Human Relations Commission from 2018 to 2921.  She attended Saint Xavier University for graduate studies and completed a double Master's program in Public Health and Business Administration. In 2015, she was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.  Trustee Smith is the Chair of the Airport and Economic Development Committee and the Co-Chair of the Police and Fire Department Committee.


TRUSTEE LIONEL VALENCIATRUSTEE LIONEL (LEO) VALENCIA
708-832-4566
lvalencia@villageoflansing.org
Chair of the Building Department and Public Works Committee & Co-Chair of the Finance and Insurance Committee

Trustee Lionel (Leo) Valencia brings a strong combination of professional experience and civic involvement to the Village Board. A Lansing resident since 2001, he and his wife Maria have 5 children. A bilingual speaker, Trustee Valencia served as the Chairperson of the Lansing Human Relations Commission from its inception in 2018 to his appointment to the Village Board in August of 2020. He was then elected to a full four-year term in April of 2021. He has also served as past president of both the Lansing Association of Community Events (LACE) and the Lions Club. He has previously volunteered in other leadership roles in the areas of school band programs, Little League Baseball, and the Boy Scouts. His professional experience includes administrative and director responsibilities in multiple manufacturing environments. Trustee Valencia is the Chair of the Building Department and Public Works Committee and the Co-Chair of the Finance and Insurance Committee.

 
ZeldenrustTRUSTEE JERRY ZELDENRUST
708-832-4570
jzeldenrust@villageoflansing.org

Chair of the Police and Fire Department Committee & Co-Chair of Airport and Economic Development Committee

After being appointed as a Trustee in early 2017, Trustee Jerry Zeldenrust was then elected to a full four-year term in April of 2019. He grew up in Lansing, and he and his wife Sheila have been married for 40 years and have three daughters. His professional career saw him spend nearly 30 years as a Lansing police officer, where he served as a patrol officer, a detective, and as the Commander of Support Services. As Commander, he was responsible for creating and handling annual budgets, writing grants, and supervising the records, facilities, and telecommunications divisions. After retiring from the police force, Jerry spent the next five years as Chief of Public Safety at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He is also a lifelong and active member of the First Church (PCA) in Lansing. Trustee Zeldenrust is the Chair of the Police and Fire Department Committee & the Co-Chair of the Airport and Economic Development Committee.