HONORING FORMER VILLAGE OF LA GRANGE PRESIDENT ELIZABETH ASPERGER ON HER YEARS OF SERVICE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 192
(Extensions of Remarks - December 03, 2019)

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 HONORING FORMER VILLAGE OF LA GRANGE PRESIDENT ELIZABETH ASPERGER ON 
                          HER YEARS OF SERVICE

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                          HON. DANIEL LIPINSKI

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, December 3, 2019

  Mr. LIPINSKI. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Elizabeth Asperger 
for her accomplishments as the first woman elected President of the 
Village of La Grange, and her years of dedicated service to local 
residents. In order to recognize Ms. Asperger's positive impact on our 
community, the Village of La Grange is dedicating a garden at the 
historic Stone Avenue train station in her name on November 27th. I am 
pleased to be attending this celebration so that I can personally thank 
Ms. Asperger for her contributions and her tireless work to improve the 
lives of so many people.
  Liz Asperger was elected President of the Village of La Grange after 
serving nine years as a trustee on the Village Board from 1996 to 2005. 
Prior to that she served on the village's Economic Development 
Commission beginning in 1993. Her two terms as President, from 2005 to 
2013, were marked by tremendous accomplishments, and she was especially 
active on transportation and infrastructure issues. I was fortunate 
enough to work with Ms. Asperger and help La Grange accomplish vital 
projects including the parking deck behind Village Hall, modernization 
of La Grange's 9-1-1 call center, and the restoration of the Stone 
Avenue train station.
  Prior to her time serving the Village of La Grange, Liz Asperger 
practiced law for sixteen years. As partner in her law firm, she 
specialized in real estate development. However, Ms. Asperger had a 
strong desire to serve our community, and in 1996 she resigned from her 
law firm in order to pursue opportunities in public service. After her 
retirement as President of the Village of La Grange, Ms. Asperger has 
remained committed to serving local residents and seniors. Liz and her 
husband, Jonathan, have resided in La Grange since 1983 and have one 
son, Kyle.
  Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing and 
thanking Elizabeth Asperger for her long history of public and 
community service. I am proud to have worked with such a dedicated 
public servant and leader, and I know that Ms. Asperger's example 
continues to inspire others to follow in her footsteps to work on 
behalf of La Grange and the region.

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