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Office sought: Schaumburg Township Supervisor (4-year Term)
Age: Candidate did not respond.
Family: Married, four children and 5 grandchildren
Occupation: Registered Nurse, Hospital Director
Education: Masters in Nursing Administration, Aurora University
Civic involvement: Over the years has been involved in numerous community clubs and groups as well as many professional organizations.
Elected offices held: 211 School Board member 1991-2001 Schaumburg Township Supervisor 2001-present
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: NO
Key Issue 1
Maintaining a balanced budget
Key Issue 2
Ensure that needed services are provided to residents of Schaumburg Township.
Key Issue 3
Continue to look for new for ways to meet the changing needs of the community.
Name the three most important goals or objectives this board should tackle in the coming term. Prioritize them, and briefly discuss why you believe each to be critical, and how the board should go about addressing them.
1. Maintaining a balanced budget 2. Maintaining the current township programs 3. Expanding or starting new programs to help residents who have fallen through the cracks caused by the cuts in state and federal programs.
In the 21st Century, with municipalities gobbling up vacant land, why are townships needed? Should they be serving a new role? If so, what?
For over 160 years Schaumburg Township has been the governement closest to the residents. It has been available to help meet their immediate needs. The township provides services that no other government would be able to do as well. Township need to continue to look for ways to help the community.
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
Our mission is to provide social and other services to the residents of the community in a fiscally responcible manner.
In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?
Last year the Township partnered with the Kenneth Young Center to provide youth and family counciling that not only saved tax payer dollars but greatly expanded previous services. The Township needs to continue to partner with other groups and agencies to economically meet the needs of the Township residents.
What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve as an elected official in the township?
During my years of service to the community I have developed many networks throughout the comunity that can serve as resources to the Township. My years of experiences directing large hosital departments and developing their budgets has also been invaluable.