Joshua Jeffrey: Candidate Profile
Carol Stream Library Board (2-year Term)
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.
City: Carol Stream
Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: Carol Stream Library Board (2-year Term)
Family: only child; single
Education: Bachelor of Science in History, Northern Ilinois University, Dekalb, Il.
Civic involvement: Carol stream 4th of July parade. I drove for the library trustees.
Elected offices held: Candidate did not respond.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
To serve the citizens of our community with respect to my stewardship role and financial responsibility.
Key Issue 2
To minimize the library's tax levy by budgeting and completing any grant applications to ensure that the library operates in a fiscally responsible manner.
Key Issue 3
To address long range planning for library services, technology, and opperations partaining to facility maintance.
Do you support the board's decision to put the library's Kuhn Road property on the market? Would you support a sale or lease of the property? Would you ever support construction of a new library in the village?
Yes I would support the sale or lease of the property. Due to the foreclosures of homes in the community it would not be feasible to support construction of a new library at this time.
What specifically will you do to improve the working relationship among board members?
I would improve relations of the board members by being truthful and ethical.
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?
This is my 2nd time and I would like to have the chance to give a younger person's perspective to the issues at hand. To make the library the cultural center of the community.
Do you have a library card? How long have you had it? How often do you use it?
Yes I have a library card for a number of years, and used it on several occations.
What impact have economic and technological changes had on libraries? How does a library remain relevant? How should its role in the community change?
The library has changed with technology. It remains relevant by providing new databases and programing to the community.
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