Profile: Christopher Getty, Lyons Mayor
Chris is a life long resident of Lyons having grown up on Maple Avenue and attended George Washington School in Lyons and Morton West High School in Berwyn. Chris went on to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, where he graduated with a degree in Corporate Communications.
Chris has always been an active member of his community and has volunteered through the years in many capacities in order to better and improve the Lyons community.
Chris is a licensed insurance producer and the president of Getty Insurance Agency. Getty Insurance Agency is a family owned and operated business that Chris’ father Ken started in 1972 and is located on Ogden Avenue in Lyons.
Chris has always been active in local government and was elected Mayor of the Village of Lyons at the age of 26, becoming the youngest Mayor in the Village’s history and at the time the youngest Mayor in the State of Illinois.
Since becoming Mayor, Chris has overhauled the Village’s government, making the primary focus the residents. Under Mayor Getty’s leadership the Village of Lyons has seen tremendous growth and improvements.