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Scott Jacobson: Candidate Profile

Buffalo Grove Park Board (4-year Terms)

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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.

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City: Buffalo Grove

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Buffalo Grove Park Board (4-year Terms)

Age: 57

Family: Married, four children. Married to Sue for 32 years. Children; Phil 27, Melissa 25, Mark 23, and Kevin 16

Occupation: Institutional Sales Manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Retirement Group

Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Illinois 1978 Juris Doctorate, IIT/Chicago Kent College of Law 1981

Civic involvement: Board Member, Jewish Community Center of Chicago

Elected offices held: Commissioner Buffalo Grove Park District ,2001- Present

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Continued excellence in serving the needs of the Buffalo Grove community.

Key Issue 2

Maintain the fiscal success of the District's AAA credit rating.

Key Issue 3

Successfully develop a Fine Arts Center for the community

Questions & Answers

What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?

I am not aware of any programs that are not paying for themselves on an operating basis. The only issue we have from time to time is the pool. If the weather is not cooperating, we may not have a positive cash flow for that season. However, we have made several improvements to the pool that has helped increase attendance on an annual basis.

Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.

We can be a very successful (and have been) with the current open space that we have. From time to time, opportunities arise that would allow us to add to this open space. At that time we would evaluate that property and our needs.

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?

I think we do a great job of satisfying the needs of our community.

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, anytime we can cooperate with other public or private entities to be more efficient and save taxpayer money would be welcome.

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.

Candidate did not respond.