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City: St. Charles
Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: St. Charles parks
Family: Married with 3 children
Occupation: Teacher at Elgin High School, Cross Country Coach at Geneva High School
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 1978
Masters in Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University, 1994
Civic involvement: Candidate did not respond.
Elected offices held: St. Charles Park District Commissioner, 1999-Present
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
We have a National Gold Medal winning park district. We have great parks and facilities and offer a wide variety of programs for all ages. We look to maintain this excellence while always looking for opportunities to broaden the scope of our facilities and programs to benefit the community.
The opportunity to work with our new director, Ray Ochromowicz. I look forward to working with him and our other great employees as we strive to meet the ever changing needs of our thriving community.
Candidate did not respond.
Programs are presented to the board seasonally. There are minimum participate requirements for them to run so some are eliminated if they fail to meet those requirements. Our staff does an excellent job of compiling program offerings and they listen to our residents when ideas for new programs are brought to their attention.
There is no additional open space the the park district needs to acquire but open space is at a premium in the city of St. Charles. There are fewer opportunities to acquire land. When those opportunities arise, we take a serious look at them to see if there is a need for that particular space as well as the finances available.
I feel that our park district offers something for everyone. Ideas are always coming in for ways to make the park district better. Our residents give the park district high marks so it's in our best interest to constantly look for ways to keep it that way and make improvements wherever possible.
If there are ways to save the tax payer some money and get ""the most bang for the buck"", we should be exploring them. One example are the times when the park district and school district share facilities. Another example is the development of several properties in partnership with the Kane County Forest Preserve.
As an incumbent, I have served in numerous capacities on the board and also as the St.Charles Park District, member of the Norris Cultural Arts Center Board of Directors and the Fox Valley Special Recreation Center Board of Directors.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.