Timothy Seeden: Candidate Profile
Lisle Clerk (4-year Term)
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Office sought: Lisle Clerk (4-year Term)
Family: Married to wife Jan. 17 year old twins Patrick and Natalie.
Occupation: Association Manager/Event and Meeting Planner
Education: College of DuPage 1978 Lewis University 1981 Speech Communications
Civic involvement: American Society of Association Executives DuPage Mayors & Managers (Legislative Committee Member) Meeting Professionals International International Association of Association Management Companies National Eagle Scout Association Three Fires Council Boy Scouts of America (Executive Board Member) Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival (Music Co-Chair) Village Clerk of Lisle (elected position since 1999)
Elected offices held: 4 Term Village of Lisle Clerk
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
Integrity of government
Key Issue 2
Continuing Education of office held, i.e FOIA issues, Election guidelines.
Key Issue 3
Ethical government standards and fiscal management.
Some communities have contracted out for certain services, such as snowplowing, to save money. What innovative methods would you propose to reduce your office's budget? Explain your answer.
Electronic record management. Continued review of vendors and other contractors.
The state's revised Freedom of Information Act guidelines renewed focus on open government. Name one specific step you would take if elected to increase government transparency in your office.
Our office has continued to fill requests in a timely manner and within State guidelines.
Do you believe the village clerk should be an elected or appointed position? Please explain your answer.
I believe that the clerk in most instances should run for elected office. This would allow for others to serve and provides a choice among voters. I also feel that training/education is critical following the election and while in office.
What steps would you take as village clerk to improve and increase the flow of information to residents?
We continue to make improvements as technology improves and changes. Social media, website, etc. enable us to communicate to residents.
If you are a newcomer, what prompted you to run for village clerk? If you're an incumbent, list your accomplishments or key initiatives in which you played a leadership role.
Registered Municipal Clerk in Illinois Certified Municipal Clerk by the International Institue of Municipal Clerks 2011 Illinois Municipal Clerk of the Year Honored by State of Illinois House of Representatives 97th General Assembly As Village Clerk of Lisle (elected position since 1999), spearheaded a 6-month project that brought absentee voting to Lisle for the first time in a 50-year village history. Oversee the candidates? filing and distribution of election materials as Chief Election Official for the village of Lisle.
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