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Office sought: Roselle parks
Family: Married, 36 years, Daughter 23, Son 20.
Education: BA Augustana College, Rock Island, 1975 Accounting, Psychology Major
Civic involvement: Trustee - Roselle Police Pension Board, President Trinity Roselle Foundation
Elected offices held:
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain:
Key Issue 1
Make Sure Park Board has professional people serving on the Board.
Key Issue 2
Make sure Park Board has an experienced accountant/business member serving.
Key Issue 3
What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?
The purpose of the Park Board is to monitor and approve the actions of the Park Director. I am not aware of any programs that are failing to either pay for themselves or prove to be of significant public service.
Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.
I am not aware of any space, I keep my eyes open.
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?
I believe the Roselle Parks have met the core needs of the community that it serves and has done so within its budget.
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?
I firmly believe that there are too many government agencies and that they could consolidate at some point in the future. This is a long term goal.
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 a newcomer, I feel the need to share my knowledge with my community. I feel the Park Board can utilize my business experience and community spirit.