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Office sought: Mundelein Park Board (6-year Terms)
Family: Married Wife - Nita Daughters - Michelle & Sadye Son - Sean & 1 very cute Granddaughter Michelle & Pete Spangle - Granddaughter - Allyn Jane
Occupation: Printing Company Principle
Education: 2 yrs college
Civic involvement: Santa Maria Del Popolo school board Santa Maria basketball coach Mundelein Jr football coach Mundelein Little League baseball coach Mundelein Little League girls softball
Elected offices held: Mundelein Park District 2 terms (12 years)
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: NA
Key Issue 1
Keep the ball rolling in the same direction that we've had it going the last 12 years
Key Issue 2
Stay in touch with the community, from youth to seniors
Key Issue 3
Keep up to speed with what is new to recreation and adapt to our community.
What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?
There are a few programs that run in the red but sometimes those programs must be carried by other programs. It is the board along with staff that must weed them out.
Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.
We currently have a long range plan that has parts of our community that are in need of more open space than others, but on the whole Mundelein is doing good in this area. This is an issue that contiues to evolve with land opportunities.
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?
There are always needs, but to what cost & thats the beauty of parks & rec. in making those decisions. For the last couple tough years we have held our own and our staff have rose to the occasion. We have held down costs while suppling the community with a state recognized park district.
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?
I'm in favor of sharing/pooling resoures with local goverment & I'm sure that it is currently done with the village.
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.
I've enjoyed the board for 12 years and I'm in tune to the community. There are some hard decisions at times and, we as a board do not always agree, but its been my experience that we have one goal in making this district special.