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Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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 future.

We dedicate ourselves to:

  • Establishing a downtown business district with successful retail niches and quality restaurants, attractive to prospective businesses and consumers.
  • 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 organizations.
  • Recruiting a strong membership and volunteer base, committed to the core values of Lombard Town Centre and Illinois Main Street.

Our Approach

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 Newsletter).
  • 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 landscaping conveys.
  • Economic restructuring - The volunteers of this committee work on strengthening the economic conditions of the current businesses downtown while recruiting new ones.
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