Dennis M. Kelly: Candidate Profile
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City: BARRINGTON HILLS
Office sought: Barrington-Countryside parks
Family: MARRIED WITH THREE CHILDREN AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN
Occupation: INSURANCE BROKER
Education: BA SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY 1972
Civic involvement: FOX RIVER VALLEY PONY CLUB
RIDING CLUB OF BARRINGTON HILLS
NORTHWEST EXECUTIVE CLUB OF CHICAGO
Elected offices held: NONE
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: NO
Key Issue 1
MAINTAIN AND PRESERVE THE CURRENT RIDING CENTER AND OTHER FACILITIES UNDER THE COUNTRYSIDE PARK COMMISSIONERS JURISDICTION
Key Issue 2
MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE OUR RELATIONS WITH OTHER GOVERNMENTAL UNITS AND THE OTHER NOT-FOR PROFITS WE INTERACT WITH i.e.
FRIENDS OF THE FOREST PRESERVE, RIDING CLUB OF BARRINGTON HILLS, FOX RIVER VALLEY PONY CLUB
Key Issue 3
LONG RANGE PLANNING FOR USE OF OUR FACILITIES
What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?
WITH MY ELECTION AND REVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL PICTURE OF THE PARK DISTRICT I WOULD THEN MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS
Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.
NOT AT THIS TIME
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?
NOT AT THIS TIME
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?
WE ARE A SMALL DISTRICT BUT WOULD BE WILLING TO INTERACT WITH OTHER DISTRICTS TO IMPROVE OVERALL EXPENDITURES
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.
MY WIFE VICKI HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO BE ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITIES WE HAVE LIVED IN TO IMPROVE THEM FOR OUR CHILDREN AND NEIGHBORS