Barbara Finn: Candidate Profile
York Township Board (4-year Terms) (R)
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Website: Candidate did not respond.
Office sought: York Township Board (4-year Terms)
Age: Candidate did not respond.
Family: Married, 3 children, 2 grandchildren
Occupation: Administrative Assistant to DuPage County Board Chairman
Education: BA, University of Maryland
Civic involvement: Lombard Junior Woman's Club, TLC Camp for Children with Cancer
Elected offices held: York Township Trustee, 2005-present
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No
Key Issue 1
We need to continue to provide quality social services to the residents of York Township, particularly Senior Services and General Assistance for those in need.
Key Issue 2
We must work to keep the Township fiscally sound in order to provide these human services and programs to our residents, in addition to road maintenance, police and fire protection.
Key Issue 3
We should strive to communicate more effectively with residents about the programs we offer, and encourage them to offer suggestions at our monthly meetings.
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.
1. More effective outreach to residents, particularly through the Township website. 2. Better communication with our increasingly diverse population. 3. Increasing our involvement in youth programs.
In the 21st Century, with municipalities gobbling up vacant land, why are townships needed? Should they be serving a new role? If so, what?
Townships most successfully provide vital services to residents at a local level and are most effective in the area of senior programs and human services.
What should be the primary responsibility of township government?
Candidate did not respond.
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?
I have been a York Township resident for most of my adult life and raised my family here. In addition to my my 8 years as a township trustee, I have also had 20 years experience working closely with state and county government. I understand how different levels of government can work together to provide the best services for our residents.