Illinois State Representative Silvana Tabares recently met with Lyons Village Clerk Dawn Campos and Lyons Trustee Teresa Echeverria to discuss seeking state funding for future projects and goals for the Village of Lyons.
Representative Tabares, who was just sworn into office in early January, said she is eager to begin working for the municipalities she represents and to seek funding for community projects.
“I am ready to provide for my district and for the communities I represent like the Village of Lyons,” Tabares said.
Clerk Campos and Trustee Echeverria discussed with Representative Tabares future street resurfacing projects and potential funding from the State of Illinois for other public works and capital improvement projects.
“We need to be proactive and work with our legislators to bring funding to Lyons,” said Clerk Dawn Campos.
The Village of Lyons implemented a street resurfacing plan under the leadership of Mayor Christopher Getty which has resulted in resurfacing 15 streets in the last 4 years. And additional three streets set for resurfacing in 2013.
Trustee Echeverria voiced her desire to receive funding for economic development along Ogden Avenue, saying, “We need to invest in economic and business development to help reduce the tax burden on our residents.”
State Representative Silvana Tabares was very responsive and appreciative of the concerns of the elected leaders in Lyons. She said she looks forward to helping Lyons resurface streets and assist in economic development.
The Village of Lyons was recently awarded a grant by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency of Planning for development projects. Clerk Dawn Campos said that Lyons will invite Representative Tabares to participate in the village’s grant and funding process moving forward.
Photo Caption: (From left) Lyons Clerk Dawn Campos, State Representative Silvana Tabares, and Lyons Trustee Teresa Echeverria meet to discuss Village of Lyons planned projects and potential funding sources that might be available from the State of Illinois.