Keith Pekau was elected Mayor of Orland Park in April 2017 in his first run for elected office.
As Mayor, Keith has worked with the Orland Park Village Board to reduce the village’s operational budget by 13.9% and debt by approximately $40 million. This has allowed the village to lower property taxes while making additional investments in our roads, infrastructure, and parks.
When elected, Keith fulfilled his campaign promise and turned down the lucrative pension put in place by his predecessor. He then worked with the village board to eliminate pensions for all elected officials in Orland Park. As a strong believer in citizens government over career politicians, Keith worked to get term limits on the ballot and saw the referendum pass with nearly 89% of the vote in November 2020.