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Richard T. Janiec Sr.: Candidate Profile

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  • Richard T. Janiec Sr., running for Streamwood parks

    Richard T. Janiec Sr., running for Streamwood parks




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City: Streamwood

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Streamwood parks

Age: 66

Family: Candidate did not respond.

Occupation: Retired

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: American Legion

Lions Club

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

Candidate's Key Issues

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.

Questions & Answers

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