All Press Releases for February 19, 2024

Marquis Who's Who Selects Matthew A. Eastman for Success in Urban Planning, Zoning, and Community Development

Mr. Matthew A. Eastman is the Director of Community Development for the Village of Bolingbrook

His responsibilities span the Planning and Zoning, Engineering, and Building Divisions, where he oversees the entire project lifecycle, from inception to final inspections.

    BOLINGBROOK, IL, February 19, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Matthew A. Eastman has been included in Marquis Who's Who, a prestigious recognition that underscores his exceptional contributions to community development and planning. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

As the esteemed Community Development Director for the Village of Bolingbrook since 2023, Mr. Eastman stands as a beacon of leadership and innovation. His responsibilities span the Planning and Zoning, Engineering, and Building Divisions, where he oversees the entire project lifecycle, from inception to final inspections. His influence extends beyond administrative duties, as he actively engages in promoting and enhancing the Village of Bolingbrook through collaborations, grant facilitation, and strategic partnerships with various organizations and the Village Board of Trustees.

Mr. Eastman's journey began in 2006 when he joined the Village as a Planner, steadily climbing the ranks to become a Planner II, Grants Coordinator, and Assistant to the Administrator for Community Development. As the Director, he achieved significant milestones, notably spearheading the Village's transition from a paper-based to a digital system, offering residents a streamlined process for permit applications without necessitating physical visits to town center.

A dedicated community member, Mr. Eastman has volunteered extensively with the Village of Bolingbrook, chairing its Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census and affiliating himself with a number of local non-profit organizations. His academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, complemented by an internship at Single Site Solutions Corporation in 2006. In 2017, he further fortified his skills by completing Cybersecurity Awareness Training through ESET North America.

Acknowledging his contributions, Mr. Eastman received the Employee of the Year award from the Public Works Department in 2017. Public Service Awards from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Post #5917 further underscore his commitment and exemplary service to the public welfare.

Mr. Eastman attributes his success to the unwavering support of his family, especially his wife, Therese, his two boys, Andrew and Charlie, and recognizes the invaluable guidance and mentorship he has received throughout his career. As an ongoing member of the American Planning Association, Mr. Eastman continues to exemplify dedication and excellence in his field.

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