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Bruce A. Robbins, 6 years: Candidate Profile

Vernon Hills Park District, 6-year term

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  • Bruce A. Robbins, running for Vernon Hills Park District, 6-year term

    Bruce A. Robbins, running for Vernon Hills Park District, 6-year term




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City: Vernon Hills

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Vernon Hills Park District, 6-year term

Age: 62

Family: Married,three children, two grandchildren

Occupation: Certified Public Accountant

Education: BBA from University of Iowa, Certified Public Accountant

Civic involvement: Ethics committee of Illinois CPA Society, Serve on the boards of several private and public foundations, elected Park Commissioner in Vernon Hills

Elected offices held: Park Commissioner in Vernon Hills

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Make sure that we as elected officials hear our residents concerns and needs for our parks

Key Issue 2

The Vernon Hills park district continues to update and improve our infrastructure in all our parks

Key Issue 3

The Vernon Hills Park District maintains its sound fiscal responsibility

Questions & Answers

What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?

Candidate did not respond.

Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.

Our community has done a great job in keeping open areas for our residents. Vernon Hills has twenty six different parks

Are there any unmet recreational needs? If yes, what are they and how would you propose paying for them? Or, should they wait until the economy improves?

The commissioners and employees of the Vernon Hills Park District are always looking at current programs and future additions for improvement or implimintation. We have set our policies that we will meet a need if we can currently afford to pay for it

Would you support sharing/pooling resources (i.e. printing, vehicles) with other local governments (school districts, village, etc.)? If so, what areas would you consider combining or merging to save money or improve efficiency?

The commissioners and park district employees are always looking for ways to partner with our schools, the Village Board, and other sources to provide programs that are fiscally conservative, but are of high quality for our residents

If you are a newcomer, what prompted you to run for the park board? If you're an incumbent, list your accomplishments or key initiatives in which you played a leadership role.

Candidate did not respond.