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City: St. Charles
Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: St. Charles parks
Family: Married with 3 children
Education: Knox College, BA, 1976
Chicago Kent College of Law, JD, 1979
Civic involvement: St. Charles Park District Board, current president
St. Charles Park Foundation Board, current president
Tri-City Health Partnership Board, current president
Kane County Historic Preservation Commission, board member
Mid-America Horse Show Association board, current president
Youth soccer (TCSA) and basketball (Storm) coach
Elected offices held: St. Charles Park Board (1984-present)
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
I have no specific programs that I would change or eliminate at this time.
The park board has established a long range capital plan which sets forth areas and properties which, if they became available, the district would consider acquiring subject to financial constraints at the time. As a general rule, I favor the ongoing acquisition of land to serve the needs of our constituents.
We are always exploring and examining the recreational needs of our constituents. Again, expansion of these programs must be considered within the context of our budget and other financial considerations of the district.
The St. Charles Park District has a long history of successful intergovernmental cooperation with the surrounding governmental entities, including the Kane County Forest Preserve District, St. Charles School District, City of St. Charles and Kane County, to name a few. Generally, it is my belief that such cooperative efforts, if properly structured, are most desirable, as they ""stretch"" the tax dollar and promote fiscal efficiency.
As a member of the board, I have participated in too many initiatives and accomplishments to list. However, the most current accomplishments would revolve around the passage of the referendum several years ago, and the construction and planned opening of the Otter Cove Aquatic Park, Hickory Knolls Discovery Center and the renovated Pottawatomie Park Swanson Pool, as well as the appointment of a new director (Ray O.) for the district.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.