Orland Park mayor endorses Milani for trustee
Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau has endorsed Michael Milani in his run for Village Board Trustee.
“You as a voter have a clear choice on who you want representing you as Orland Park Trustee," Pekau wrote in an email recently sent to his supporters. "You can vote for political insiders who are part of the Chicago political machine and put political games over doing the right thing for the people of Orland Park . . . or [for] a longtime Orland Park resident who is raising his family here and served our community for years in numerous volunteer capacities.”
Pekau said that everything about the way Milani, an Orland Park resident for 15 years, operates puts the people of the village over politics.
“Michael knows our community and the people that make our wonderful village the place it is,” Pekau added in the email. “He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Board, chosen by his peers after I appointed him to the board. I did so after he approached me indicating his interest. I did not know him before that, but after seeing his work I also appointed him to the Technology Commission, which he now chairs. Additionally, he has worked on several projects within Orland Park including the Smart Cities Initiative and the village’s proposal to Amazon. His experience will be a great asset in helping Orland Park drive economic development to create jobs and opportunities for our residents.”
Pekau added that he thinks Milani brings an energy to the mix the village hasn’t experienced in recent times.
“This election is about choosing people who will make the decisions that enable Orland Park to meet the challenges of today and the future,” he wrote. “We need more people like Michael to serve our community.”