Elected Officials


The Village of Lyons is governed by a Village President and six member Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected for four year staggered terms. The Board is the legislative body of the Village government. All administrative work is performed under the direction of the Village Manager, who is appointed by the Village President and Board of Trustees. Board of Trustees meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. It is in this meeting where the Board votes on issues and the public is allowed to comment on any agenda item. All meetings are open to the public and are held in the Council Chambers, located at the Lyons Village Hall, 4200 S. Lawndale Avenue.


Christopher Getty, Mayor
(708) 442-4841

Background Information: 
President Christopher Getty grew up on Maple Avenue in Lyons.  Christopher attended George Washington School, Morton West High School, and graduated with a degree in Corporate Communications from Eastern Illinois University.  Christopher is a licensed insurance producer and the president of Getty Insurance Agency, Inc.  Getty Insurance Agency is a family owned and operated business that Christopher's father Ken started in 1972 and is located on Ogden Avenue.  Government has always been an interest of Christopher's and he has always been involved in the community.  As President, Christopher believes in an open and transparent government.  He feels the residents should expect and receive good and friendly service.

Pat Alonzi, Trustee
(708) 442-4500

Background Information: Patricia has been an integral part of the community since moving to Lyons in 1961 and raising her three children here. She is a graduate of Academy of Our Lady, Chicago and is certified in Health from Morton College. Patricia’s true strengths lie within her personality. She has shown her willingness to give and her compassion throughout the years as she has volunteered on a number of different committees and in various organizations: chairperson of the St. Barbara’s Mother’s Club, chairperson of the Lyons Westside Summer Block Party, and a volunteer in various capacities for the V.F.W. Her ties to Lyons are substantial as well. Patricia was the first female hired in the Lyons Police Department, and then went on to serve as an assistant to both the mayor and the police chief. Trustee Alonzi is also the chef for the Lyons senior citizens regular meeting.

Teresa Echeverria, Trustee
(708) 442-4500

Background Information: Trustee Teresa Echeverria has lived in Lyons since 2001. Teresa is a licensed insurance agent and office manager for a successful insurance agency in the City of Chicago since 1988. Teresa speaks Spanish fluently and is active in volunteer work. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren and believes education and family investment is key to good citizenship. Teresa believes in a open and transparent government and she encourages all residents to voice their ideas and concerns. Furthermore, she commends Mayor Christopher Getty for his great vision and for pointing the Village in a successful direction.   

Board Assignments: Senior Liaison

      Paul Marchiori, Trustee


Background Information: Paul Marchiori is a longtime resident of the Village of Lyons. He is a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 126 and the Knights of Columbus. Trustee Marchiori has always been an active member of the community. He is well known for walking door to door to speak with residents regarding issues or concerns around town. Paul also helps to serve and prepare food during the Lyons Retirees meetings held at the Village Hall. With his wife Sonia, Paul is a parent of 4 and a grandfather of 3. Trustee Marchiori is a great reflection of the Village of Lyons.

Greg Ramirez, Trustee
(708) 442-4500


Dan Hilker, Trustee
(708) 442-4500

James Veselsky, Trustee 
(708) 442-4500