Dr. Suresh Reddy Officially Sworn-in As Trustee Of Oak Brook, IL

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Takes Oath Placing His Hand On Gita, Quran, Bible, and Adi Granth

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Chicago, IL

Dr. Suresh Reddy, the Immediate Past President of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) was officially sworn in as a Trustee of Oak Brook during a solemn ceremony held on Tuesday, May 11th  at the Bath & Tennis Club, Oakbrook, IL. The Honorable Justice Ann Jorgensen, Presiding Judge of the Appellate Court Second District in Illinois, delivered the Oath of Office to the new Trustees of the Village of Oak Brook, as Dr. Reddy took the oath placing his hand on the Gita, Quran, Bible, and Adi Granth.

Attended by family and friends of Dr. Suresh Reddy, the Swearing In Ceremony was livestreamed on the Village’s Oak Brook TV YouTube Channel. The ceremony began with invocation led by Reverend Dr. Daniel Meyer, a graduate of Yale University and both Princeton and Fuller Seminaries. Along with Dr. Reddy, others who were administered the oath included: Trustees Larry Herman and Jim Nagle and Suresh Reddy. The retiring Trustees, John Baar, Phil Cuevas and Moin Saiyed were given official farewell.

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Reddy said, “As a practicing physician, I will use my training and experiences to ensure that appropriate and effective health policies are approved by the board and implemented by our village staff. There are many expert doctors and medical professionals in our community. I will find ways to engage them through informal work groups or more formal committees if needed to ensure the safety of our residents.”

“I am grateful to the citizens of my hometown Oak Brook  and to the key leaders of Oak Brook, including the sitting mayor and members of the governing body of Oak Brook for endorsing and supporting my candidacy to be a Trustee of Oak Brook,” Dr. Suresh Reddy said. Dr. Reddy thanked Rep. Raja Krishnamurthy, “a good friend” of Dr. Reddy for his best wishes.

Present Mayor of Oak Brook Dr. Gopal Lalmalani and Trustee Mr. Moin Saiyed of Oak Brook had strongly supported Dr. Reddy and have endorsed his candidacy, as his leadership skills will benefit the residents of the suburban town in Illinois.

In his presidential address, Dr. Gopal Lalmalani said, “I thank Trustees John Baar, Phil Cuevas and Moin Saiyed for their service and dedication to the Village of Oak Brook. It has been an honor working with all of you in the betterment of Oak Brook.” As the Village Clerk Pruss read out the Resolutions of Appreciation, Dr. Gopal Lalmalani presented them with a Resolution Plaque, Service Pin and an engraved medallion which was designed by Paul Butler.  

Dr. Suresh Reddy won the election to be a Trustee of the Village of Oak Brook convincingly at the elections held on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.  Dr. Reddy along with the other 2 winners, Laurence “Larry” Herman and James P. Nagle had received  “the three highest unofficial vote totals with 100% of precincts reporting in the election for three four-year terms on the Village Board,” Chicago Tribune had reported. Dr. Reddy said he decided to run with Herman and Nagle because he believes the three of them can address the most critical issues impacting the village better than anyone else, each with their own unique skills.

Dr. Reddy comes with immense experiences and proven leadership. He grew up in the suburbs of Hyderabad in Southern India. A financial conservator, Dr. Reddy, always had a passion for “uniting and bringing people together.” Recalling his childhood, the dynamic leader says, “It all started during my childhood with bringing neighborhood kids together to play “gully cricket” and also bringing people together in college to organize events, demonstrations, and educational tours. Bringing opposing parties to the table for resolving issues has always been my strong strength since my schooling days.”

During the Covid Pandemic, as the President of AAPI, Dr. Reddy facilitated more than a hundred webinars and health awareness events. He facilitated honoring of more than 10,000 nurses who work selflessly in the line of duty against Covid in over 100 hospitals in over 40 states including Alaska. He led a campaign donating blankets to the needy during the last winter and would like to do the same this winter.

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