Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes on Tuesday January 8, 2019 chose Greg Padovani to fill the village board seat left vacant by Thomas Glasgow, who recently resigned because of increased obligations with his law firm. Padovani must be confirmed by the upcoming village board meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The confirmation is expected to be unanimous, and Padovani, age 67, would immediately be sworn in upon confirmation and would immediately serve on the board.
Mayor Hayes had until the end of the February to fill Glasgow’s seat on the Village Board. Padovani would serve the remainder of Glasgow’s term with a little more than two years remaining of the four-year term.
Padovani is an active community volunteer, veteran, and Arlington Heights resident since 1982. He is a U.S. Army veteran, who served in the Medical Service Corps. Padovani was recently honored as an Illinois Bicentennial “Honor 200” recipient for his community service as a military veteran.
Padovani is chairman of the Veterans Memorial Committee and the Memorial Day Parade/Ceremony Committee. Memorial Day 2019 marks the anniversary for the 100th annual Memorial Day parade for Arlington Heights.
Padovani was a primary force in the upgrade to Memorial Park at Fremont Street and Chestnut Avenue, where the Memorial Day parade finishes, and the memorial service for veterans is held each year. As part of the upgrade to Memorial Park a 15’ bronze Eternal Flame sculpture, designed by noted Arlington Heights sculptor, Fran Volz, was placed at the center of the Memorial Park plaza. The installation of the sculpture was completed on Friday, October 14, 2011. The Eternal Flame sculpture represents an eternal remembrance and gratitude for the service and sacrifice of all veterans and their families.
Greg Padovani also served on the boards of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, Arlington Park District Foundation and the local American Cancer Society Relay For Life. He is president and founder of PENS Communications Systems, which provides individualized health education newsletters to patients from hospitals, medical schools and state Medicaid departments.
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