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Office sought: Streamwood parks
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Civic involvement: American Legion
Country schoolhouse Association of America
Streamwood Historical Society m
Elected offices held: Streamwood Park District Commissioner
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: NO
Key Issue 1
My immediate goal is to make the Streamwood Park District
the showcase of the Northwest suburbs. I believe that the
parks were not as well maintained as well in the past year
and I intend on turning that around.
We should also consider installing a sculpture park, a senior citizen park with exercise equipment geared toward
seniors in the park and possibly a dog park.
Key Issue 2
We have had an influx of many diverse ethnic groups such as
Polish, Muslin, Asian, Hispanic and much more in Streamwood
lately and we have to come up with programs that meet their needs such as Cricket fields, etc.I believe there is a huge
untapped market for programming that should be directed to
the many ethnic groups residing in Streamwood and its neighbors.
Key Issue 3
Candidate did not respond.
What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?
The Park District staff is constantly reviewing programs
that are on the borderline. It is difficult to know if a
certain program will work or not unless it is tested.
What works in Bartlett may not work here in Streamwood. I
believe the Park District is doing a good job in evaluating
programs but more think tank sessions are needed to come up
with programs that appeal to our diverse ethnic residents
Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.
I don't believe there is any more open space to be aquired
at this time.
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?
As I mentioned earlier, there is an untapped market for
ethnic programs that can be improved upon.
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?
We share many inter-governmental agreement with our neighbors, and we continue to work with our neighbors to
improve efficiency and best serve the public
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.
I am an incumbent and I am proud to say that I helped get
our 104 year old one-room schoolhouse on the map. I partnered with the schoolhouse docent Linda Zimmerman, and
together we spent a year researching records and sent all
the information to the Country Schoolhouse Association of
America, and our hard work paid off. They recorded us in their registar and we were allowed to put a plaque on the
outside of the schoolhouse marking it as one of only 15
one-room schoolhouses to be awarded that honor in the entire United States of America