Vivian Payne was born and raised in Thornton and has been a resident of Lansing for the past 25 years.
She was elected Lansing Village Clerk in April 2017, and is currently serving a 4 year term. She is actively involved in various organizations and has a long history of community involvement both professionally and on a volunteer basis. Prior to being elected Clerk, she was the Executive Assistant to Lansing Mayor Norm Abbott for 8 years and took on the roles of Deputy Clerk, Freedom of Information Officer, Traffic Compliance Administrator and Zoning Board Secretary. In 2010, Vivian initiated Lansing’s first annual Community Clean-Up Day, which brings together hundreds of volunteers each spring to pick up trash throughout the Village. In addition, she formed the Village of Lansing’s first Beautification Committee, which enhances and maintains various areas of the Village.
Vivian is a member of the Lansing Business Women’s Association, an organization that brings together business women and provides them with professional development opportunities to enrich themselves and others through leadership, education and networking. She also served as the Association’s past President and Secretary. Vivian and her husband Steve have 2 adult children and attend St. Ann Church in Lansing.
As per IL Public Act 099-0692, Payne successfully completed Trustee Leadership Training.