Cicero officials mourn the passing of Trustee Larry Banks (1943-2022)

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Cicero Trustee Larry Banks passed away Friday (Jan 7, 2022) and was remembered by family and friends as a loving father, dedicated elected official who was committed to serving the public, and community leader. Banks served 11 years on the Town of Cicero Board of Trustees and previously served the community as Executive Director for the Clyde Park District, and as a Business License Inspector. He was a 40-year-long resident of the Town of Cicero. Town President Larry Dominick and officials of the Town expressed their condolences to Banks’ family and spoke about Banks’ dedication to serving the community.

“Larry Banks was a dedicated public servant who always spoke about the need to help all of the people of the Town of Cicero. He dedicated much of his life to serving the public including on the Clyde Park District, as an inspector in the Business License Department and since 2011 as a trustee,” President Dominick said Friday. “His passing is not only a great loss to his family but also to the people of the Town of Cicero. Everyone who knew him appreciated his kind and gentle manner and his dedication to ensure that all Cicero residents had the safest lives, the best services and all the support they needed. He will be missed.”

An avid sports fan and coach, he served as manager of the Cicero American Legion Baseball, coached Little League South Cicero Baseball and Our Lady of Charity Basketball team. Banks loved serving as a Youth Minister at his bible church in Minnesota. “Today is a very sad day for the Town of Cicero, we lost a great friend, a devoted family man, and great public servant who always spoke from the heart and was always willing to help anyone in need. Our sincere condolences to his entire family,” said Cicero Town Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias.

Before joining the Town of Cicero Board of Trustees, Banks served as the Executive Director of the Clyde Park District. He later also worked as a Business License Inspector for the Town of Cicero. He was very dedicated to serving the disabled residents in the Town and through the Park District as he had a passion for improving the lives of the handicapped and special needs residents. He was born on a dairy farm in Cannon Falls, Minnesota and was the first-born son of 13 children. Banks was proud to always tell people that his number one priority was “to expand services to the residents and support programs that continue to make Cicero a safe community to live.” Banks is survived by his wife, Susan, and five children and 15 grandchildren.

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