Most issues facing Round Lake Park in the next four years are familiar to towns in the suburbs and collar counties -- economic development, careful financial management, protection of municipal services -- with the advent of a potential garbage transfer station adding to the challenges. It's a time that strongly calls for village leaders with solid experience who represent diverse approaches and are outspoken about their ideas, yet remain collaborative and cooperative in their working relationships. That description fairly succinctly describes Robert Cerretti, David Christensen and Robert Seminary as they seek election to the Round Lake Park village board. They bring varied professional backgrounds -- Cerretti, a retired businessman who has been heavily involved in church and community projects; Christensen, an emergency management coordinator for McHenry County; and Seminary, a local businessman with deep roots in the community. All have board experience -- Cerretti and Seminary are incumbents; Christensen is seeking a return to the board after five years service previously. They approach issues with thoughtful independence, yet understand the need to work in concert with other village board members to get things done right. Challengers Jean Galford, Raeanne McCarty-Robles and, especially, Donna Wagner offer individual strengths, but it's Cerretti, Christensen and Seminary who are best positioned to help lead the village board at this critical time.
posted: 3/12/2013 5:00 AM
Endorsements: Cerretti, Christensen, Seminary for Round Lake Park village board
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