A former Mount Prospect Public Library trustee has announced plans to run for village trustee in the spring 2013 election.
Kevin Grouwinkel, who is the vice president of sales and marketing for Precise Digital Printing in Elk Grove Village, said his top priority if elected would be to generate redevelopment in the village's downtown.
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"I think it's very important to work with businesses," he said, adding that he regularly works with more than 200 small-business owners through his job.
Grouwinkel served eight years on the library board and four years on the village's safety commission. He also is a 15-year member of the Mount Prospect Lions Club and volunteers at Rainbow Hospice.
"I've been involved in my community for a long time," said Grouwinkel, a Mount Prospect resident for 25 years.
Grouwinkel lives with his wife, Karen, and his son, Korey, a senior at Prospect High School. His daughter, Karly, is a junior at the University of Iowa. He said now that his two children are older he is hoping to get involved with the village board.
The terms of Trustees John Matuszak, Steven Polit and Michael Zadel are ending in 2013. Polit already has announced plans to seek re-election.
Candidates are allowed to start circling nominating petitions on Sept. 25. The filing period is from Dec. 17-24.