Maryann Grygiel: Candidate Profile

Medinah Park Board

Updated 3/10/2015 5:24 PM

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City: Roselle

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought:

Medinah Park Board

Age: 00

Family: son - Nicholas

Occupation: Substitute Teacher

Education: Bachelor Masters

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Civic involvement: Roselle Lions League of Women Voters Boy Scouts of America Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society

Elected offices held: Medinah Park District Commissioner

Questions & Answers

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

Candidate did not respond.

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

Candidate did not respond.

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?

Candidate did not respond.

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?

The Medinah Park District currently shares/pools resources with school districts, park districts, etc.

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.

I am currently involved with Medinah Park District's Master Plan which was implemented in 2013.

What other issues, if any, are important to you as a candidate for this office?

To continue the process for future park development, public needs and the effect utilization of existing parks and facilities. Also, to preserve appropriate sites for open space and recreation.

Please name one current leader who most inspires you.

Candidate did not respond.

What's the biggest lesson you learned at home growing up?

Be grateful for what you have.

If life gave you one do-over, what would you spend it on?

Help those in need to have a better life.

What was your favorite subject in school and how did it help you in later life?

Reading. It helped me focus on teaching reading to gifted and special needs children. It is the building blocks of education.

If you could give your children only one piece of advice, what would it be?

Count your blessings for what you have. Live your life to the fullest.