Why are you running?
I am running because I believe I can represent the residents and businesses of Liberty Township in a positive way. I have always been a servant to my community and this is a way I can serve on a deeper level.
What makes you the best candidate?
I have a diverse background that will benefit the residents and businesses of Liberty Township. I have worked for a neighboring Township for over 13 years. I know what is expected of Township Trustees. I have owned small businesses over the last twenty years. I have been on many state level and local Boards. I also have strong standing relationships with the current trustees, township employees, schools and many local business owners. Also, I know how to make tough decisions because I have had to make them in the past to keep organizations afloat.
What specific services are you willing to cut?
Hopefully nothing! With the administrative team already assembled at Liberty Township, I don’t foresee needing to cut any services in the near future. But, if the need were to arise, I would review all revenue coming in and expenditures going out and explore other avenues to meet our needs before making cuts.
What fees or taxes are you willing to raise in order to keep or expand government services?
I am against raising fees or taxes and in this area I would also explore other avenues to fund growth and maintain fiscal responsibility. As we grow, tough decisions will need to be made to allocate funds in a proper manner and any growth in our government should in turn generate financial growth to help offset the tax burden.
What services are you willing to share with other governments?
Liberty already does a good job of sharing services, so I believe the sharing of services can always benefit the residents and the businesses.
What are Liberty Township’s three largest hurdles and how would you work to overcome those issues?
- Future development-We have some big projects on the horizon and we need to make sure that along with being business friendly to all businesses, including existing small businesses and we need to make sure that the growth is beneficial to the entire Township, not just a certain portion. We also need to reinvest funds that are already collected on maintaining roads and infrastructure to benefit the businesses that are already paying into the JEDD at this time.
- Developing a sense of community-This can be done with more activities, functions, and events. We also need several community meeting places where these things take place. Liberty has a great park system, but we need to do a better job of promoting ourselves and drawing outsiders to the Township. I want Liberty Township to be the place everyone wants to be, not just the Township north of West Chester.
- Communication-On average, 4 to 6 people attend regular monthly Township Trustee meetings. When that small amount of people attend a hour long meeting, we are missing the general population of getting our message out and keeping residents informed. Trustee meetings need to be on local television. We need to take advantage of social media. Liberty Township just recently made the Township’s website easier to navigate and this is a great start. Overcoming this hurdle will also help build a greater sense of community.