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Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Roselle Park Board (4-year Terms)
Family: Married, two children
Occupation: Public Works
Education: Candidate did not respond.
Civic involvement: Part-time firefighter, Roselle Park District baseball and basketball coach, St. Walter School volleyball and basketball coach, St. Walter School PADS volunteer, Trinity Lutheran Church Clinic volunteer
Elected offices held: No previous elected office.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No.
Key Issue 1
The Roselle Park District strives to offer something for everyone of all ages and skill levels. It could be an educational program, a youth trip, a preschool class, a senior outing, and many more. If elected, I will push for expansion of these offerings and help improve those already in place.
Key Issue 2
The Roselle Park District Board, of which I am a part, recently completed its strategic plan for 2012-2017. This includes a comprehensive capital plan that reviews all Park District assets and makes financial provisions for replacement of parks and other facilities. If elected, I will make sure the strategic plan is reviewed and implemented to the fullest extent possible.
Key Issue 3
The Roselle Park District already sports beautiful parks and facilities all over Roselle. These are a treasure and deserve only to be preserved and improved. If elected, I will accomplish this mission through implementation of the strategic plan.
What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?
The park district's programs are constantly reviewed. Low-enrollment programs are either dropped or partnered with other entities to boost enrollment and make them viable.
Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.
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?
The board recently completed a community survey. We try to meet the needs of our residents, but will stay within 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?
Yes, I would support pooling resources. The park district is always looking to offer a wide variety of programs; occasionally a partnership with other districts is needed in order to have enough participants to offer the program. We have an excellent relationship with the Village of Roselle and with the various school districts within, whom we consistently work with.
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 excited about where the Roselle Park District is headed. I am involved with our newly formed recreation committee that emphasizes ethics and sportsmanship in all our programs. It also seeks citizen input on our recreation needs. I eagerly look forward to making our district the greatest it can be.