Susan M. Stocks: Candidate Profile

Bartlett parks

Updated 2/23/2011 4:04 PM



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City: Bartlett

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Bartlett parks

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Married

Occupation: Accountant

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Baldwin-Wallace College

Associate Degree, Harper College

Civic involvement: Treasurer, Arts in Bartlett

VP of Membership, Tri-Village Garden Club

Treasurer, Bartlett Womens Golf League

Elected offices held: Commissioner, Bartlett Park District

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

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Continuing growth of open space in Bartlett

Key Issue 2

More programming that encompasses various age ranges and skills

Key Issue 3

Ongoing relations with other civic organizations for a richer life in Bartlett

Questions & Answers

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

Any program that does not have sufficient attendees is canceled. Generally, this depends on the season and economic climate at the time. There have been changes made to various classes and programs in response to participants requests.

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

Since the Park District recently acquired Villa Olivia, we need to concentrate on improving this facility for public use.

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?

We hope that Villa Olivia and the updated Aquatic Center will vastly improve the quality and variety of recreation in Bartlett.

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?


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.

Served on Building & Grounds Committee, Revenue Facilities Committee, Recreation Committee and Finance Committee. I am currently the Treasurer.