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Gary Oprenchak: Candidate Profile

Roselle library

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Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.

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Bio

City: Roselle

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Roselle library

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Married one child

Occupation: Production / Purchasing Manager

Education: Candidate did not respond.

Civic involvement: Roselle Chamber of Commerce

Roselle Library Board of Directors ( secetary )

Ventura 21 Association Board of Directors ( secetary )

Elected offices held: Roselle Public District Board of Directors 1999 to present

Ventura 21 Association Board of Directors 2005 to present

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

To be financially responcible with the Library funds.

To insure the money we spend is spent wisley.

Key Issue 2

Growth and Technology issues are of a prime issue.

I feel that the public should get the best possible service

and we as Directors have a responciblity to see that goal

compleated.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and if so, what is it?

Community service. I feel that it is good to give to the

community to make it the best possible place for people to live and raise a family

If you are an incumbent, describe your main contributions. Tell us of important initiatives you've led. If you are a non-incumbent, tell us what contributions you would make.

I have always done my best to be on time for meetings, and to be prepaired. When I was treasure I would go to financial institutions to get them qualified to handle our money.

Do you have a library card? How long have you had it? How often do you use it?

Yes. Since 1990. At least once a week.

Space is usually an issue at libraries. If that's the case at your library, would your solution be to expand the physical plant or make room by doing away with parts of the collection that technology has made less critical? Explain.

We as a board have done studies on our collection and space needs. The data we have collected is constantly being reviewed to see where we may need to make changes to keep the Library up to date and current in collection and technology needs.

What impact have economic and technological changes had on libraries? How does a library remain relevant? How should its role in the community change?

Economic times have caused us to take a real hard look as to where to spend money. We want to have a good book collection, and keep up with the technology sector to provide the best possible service to our paytrons. By doing this I feel we can be a relevant part of the community.

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