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Office sought: Libertyville Township Board (4-year Terms)
Family: Married 26 years Wife Barbara 4 children
Occupation: Director of the Executive Coaching Division at Nightingale-Conant, Inc. I've been in Marketing and Sales my whole career.
Education: BA, Univ. of Notre Dame MBA, Georgetown
Civic involvement: 8 years as a Libertyville Boys Club Football Coach 12 years in Boy Scouting in Libertyville and currently sit on the District Eagle Scout Review Board Waukegan Soup Kitchen Team Leader-(volunteer for 9 years) Very active in Saint Joseph church liturgies and community outreach.
Elected offices held: none, this will be my first
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: no
Key Issue 1
To first discover the policies that govern that Assessor's procedures and then possibly temper the aggressiveness of the Assessor's office within the limits of the law.
Key Issue 2
To expand both the outreach and the community involvement of the Township's food pantry into the sections of Vernon Hills and Mundelein which the Township serves.
Key Issue 3
Candidate did not respond.
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.
Open Space will only continue to be an issue as it should. Finding ways to preserve space yet reduce redundant costs should be a priority.
In the 21st Century, with municipalities gobbling up vacant land, why are townships needed? Should they be serving a new role? If so, what?
The role served is a vital one although it should be a priority to have courage, creativity and to be open-minded as people and communities change. For example, just perhaps it should be on our outer-planning radar screen that fewer, super townships be created to avoid redundant costs.
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
To pool and direct resources already in existence in the many townships as well as the villages they encompass to possibly accomplish efficiencies.
In these hard economic times, can you identify some township expenses/programs that could be trimmed or eliminated to reduce the tax burden?
Candidate did not respond.
What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve as an elected official in the township?
My 24 years of being very active in Libertyville community activities, my P&L driven business background, as well as my thoughtful, prudent decision process combine for an excellent asset to local-government advice and oversight.