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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Village of Lombard celebrates municipal professions with national recognition dates in May

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The Village of Lombard will be recognizing municipal professions and the hard working men and women who dedicate their careers to public service, by observing recognition dates in May.

International Firefighter’s Day: Friday, May 4

International Firefighter’s Day is annually observed on May 4, in honor of five Australian firefighters who died in a brushfire. International Firefighter’s day is an internationally recognized day when firefighters who have lost their lives in service are honored.

The Lombard Fire Department serves to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the Village of Lombard. Firefighters are focused on fire prevention, public education, advanced life support emergency medical services, and emergency disaster service. For more information please visit

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Public Service Recognition Week: May 6 – 12 

Celebrated the first week of May since 1985 (beginning on the first Sunday of the month), Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER) and its member organizations to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

Throughout the country, mayors, governors, agency leaders, communities and public service organizations participate in PSRW by issuing proclamations; hosting award ceremonies and special tribute events; and delivering messages about the value of public service. The Village extends its thanks and appreciation to the valued employees and colleagues that serve Lombard.

National Economic Development Week: May 7 – 12 

The Village’s Community Development Department is committed to supporting existing businesses and fostering potential development and is comprised of four divisions including Planning, Code Administration, Building, and Private Engineering. 

When it comes to business in Lombard, the Village’s role in shaping development is to ensure that proposed businesses fit within specified zoning districts, meet building and zoning requirements and more. Overall, the Community Development Department encompasses policies and programs that focus on improving the business climate, business finance, marketing, neighborhood development, business retention and expansion, technology transfer, real estate development and others.

For more information and updates on development in the Village of Lombard, visit  


National Police Week: May 13 – May 19

The Village of  Lombard will join communities across the United States to recognize National Police Week, May 13-19, to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. Lombard Officers who were killed in the line of duty include John Frost, killed Sept. 1936; Allan Mollsen, killed Sept. 28, 1986; and Louis Schuetz, killed July 30, 1933.

“We appreciate the service of the police men and women who have sacrificed for Lombard and all communities throughout the country,” said Police Chief Roy Newton. “We love our town and we’re honored to be able to serve Lombard.”

For more information about the Lombard Police Department please visit


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National Public Works Week: May 20 – May 26

In accordance with the tradition of the American Public Works Association, those who work in professions that provide and maintain public facilities and services are honored during National Public Works Week, May 20-26, 2018. Public works professionals include those who manage water, sewer, public transportation, and refuse removal systems as well as those responsible for maintaining public buildings and grounds.

This year, Public Works launched its first ever Public Works Citizens Academy, inviting residents to take part in a multi-week course, in efforts to educate the public about the services they provide. The final portion of this academy will include recognition of its members at and a reading of a proclamation during Public Works Week, at the Village Board Meeting on May 17.

“Our services to the community go beyond normal daily maintenance,” said Public Works Director Carl Goldsmith.  “The Department of Public Works is responsible for planning and completing many of the Village’s capital improvement projects each year, as well as responding to emergency situations and weather related issues.”  

For more information about Public Works visit For information on construction projects please visit

National EMS Week:  May 20 – May 26

The Lombard Fire Department requires all firefighters to be certified paramedics, in order to provide quick, lifesaving assistance to people in need.

Lombard will recognize employment benchmarks for 9 firefighter/paramedics, with a combined total of 100 years of paramedic service.

  • 20 Years: Lieutenant Mark Laffrey & Firefighter/Paramedic Tim Moran
  • 10 Years: Lieutenant Jeff Abruzino, Firefighter/Paramedics Bob Hopper, Nick soprano, Joe Shark & Chris Wilmot
  • 5 Years: Firefighter/Paramedics Dieterich Herndobler & Jonathan Trapani

“The professionals we work with on a daily basis are the best of the best,” said Lombard Fire Department Lt. and EMS Coordinator Frank Gallione. “We are proud to be able to provide Lombard residents with such an excellent quality of emergency medical care.”

For more information please contact Lt. Gallione at (630)620-4572.

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