Two incumbents, one newcomer elected to Fox River Grove village board
Voters elected one-term incumbents Jennifer Curtiss and Patrick Wall and newcomer Tom Anderson to four-year terms on the Fox River Grove village board Tuesday.
From the total 1,202 votes cast, Curtiss secured 377 votes, Anderson received 343 votes and Wall collected 313 votes. Eric Anderson came in last with 169 votes, unofficial results show.
In a Daily Herald election questionnaire, the candidates shared one good idea each had to better the community.
Curtiss, 33, who works in financial services, said the village needs more sidewalks.
"I would like Fox River Grove to be more walkable and this is right on trend for today's growing suburbs," she wrote. "It would be great to someday better connect the north and south side of town and have paths that connect to our beautiful parks. I would also like to see Hunter's Farm and Victoria Woods better connected to the rest of town."
Anderson, 64, a retired assistant vice president of operations, current maritime consultant and school bus driver, said the village needs to better market its assets -- river, parks, train station and schools -- to interested developers and potential businesses.
"In addition to emphasizing downtown redevelopment and attracting new business it is critical to attract young families to our community," he wrote adding, the mayor and village administrator, as well as Fox River Grove District 3 officials, should meet with Realtor agencies.
Wall, 43, an attorney, said he would like to see more civic engagement within the community.
"I would like to stream our village meetings, offer polls on our social media, and generally increase the citizen participation in the decisions we make to continually improve Fox River Grove," he wrote.