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Office sought: Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)
Family: Married, 5 children
Occupation: Police Sergeant
Education: B.A. Criminal Justice Governors State A.A.S. College of DuPage Graduate Glenbard East Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command University of Illinois, Champaign - Police Training Institute
Civic involvement: 2nd Vice President - Glenbard East Boosters Tri-Town YMCA Executive Board 2006-2012
Elected offices held: Commissioner - Lombard Park District
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Program evaluation - meeting the needs of the demographics of the Lombard Park District
Key Issue 2
Key Issue 3
Evaluating and maintaining the current infrastructure
What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?
Senior and teen programs do not always pay for themselves. They are however necessary in a community. They can be looked at and tweaked based on the ongoing Master Plan.
Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.
All open space within the Park District boundaries is precious and should be evaluated.
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?
This can be addressed after our current assessment, community survey and Master Plan development is completed later this year.
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, and we do this now. We have partnered with the Village, School District 44, 45 and 87, the YMCA, etc.
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.
Being on a Board is not about individual wants, needs or accomplishments. It is about sharing ideas and being advocates for the Park and the residents. We work as a team for the betterment of the entire Lombard Park District. It is about "we" not "I." We are currently working with an outside firm to develop a Master Plan for the entire District and help us assess and evaluate all that we do. We have a fantastic staff that does more with less and I look forward to continue working with them.