Lombard Town Centre is a community-based
organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting
our historic downtown as the heart of Lombard and a
vibrant commercial destination.
The vision of Lombard Town Centre is
to create and sustain a flourishing downtown business
district that preserves the history of our village for
the benefit of residents and visitors, now and in the
We dedicate ourselves to:
- Establishing a downtown business
district with successful retail niches and quality
restaurants, attractive to prospective businesses
- Documenting and preserving the historic
buildings in the downtown district and educating our
residents about these architecturally unique and precious
structures, and their stories.
- Educating and assisting property
and business owners regarding possible design enhancements
to existing structures that would improve the esthetic
value of our downtown.
- Hosting a variety of quality events
in our downtown to celebrate our rich heritage and
unique character, and to provide exposure to our downtown
business district to residents and visitors.
- Forming positive and cooperative
working relationship with the Village of Lombard elected
officials, staff and committees, and other community
- Recruiting a strong membership and
volunteer base, committed to the core values of Lombard
Town Centre and Illinois Main Street.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation's
Main Street program has developed an approach to downtown
revitalization that has been successful in more than
a thousand towns and cities throughout the country.
The four points (committees) described in the next column
are the driving force behind Lombard Town Centre:
- Organization - This
committee is the backbone of Lombard Town Centre.
It is responsible for membership recruitment, fundraising,
and communications (e.g. the website and the quarterly
- Promotion - The
committee is responsible for planning and executing
retail promotional activities, special events and
other marketing campaigns for downtown Lombard.
- Design - The job
of this committee is to help beautify the downtown
by suggesting and making improvements on such things
as window displays, sidewalks, street lights and other
- Economic restructuring
- The volunteers of this committee work on strengthening
the economic conditions of the current businesses
downtown while recruiting new ones.