Valerie Griseta

Demographics

Republican

44

Fox Lake

Executive Sales Administrator , Newly Weds Foods Inc

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On the Record

What experiences do you have that make you a good candidate for office?

With my 2 years on the Planning Board and 4 years as Trustee for the Village of Fox Lake, I have first hand knowledge of what it takes to be an elected official of the Village. I will use my business background and experience to stay focused on the future direction of Fox Lake.

What are your top two or three priorities if elected?

1. Public Safety 2. Thriving Business Community 3. Street Improvements

Would you support freezing your taxing district’s levy until housing prices rebound? Why or why not?

Since Fox Lake is not a Home Rule community, our options with regard to sales tax increases are limited. Sales tax is our municipalities primary source of revenue, but I would rather focus on improving our business climate to attract new vibrant businesses to increase our overall revenue rather than considering any type of tax freeze.

What one decision by the village board do you most disagree with and why?

Being on the Village Board for the last 4 years we have stayed focused as a team to do what’s best for our residents and businesses. While there may be some issues that I don’t vote in favor of, overall the decisions we have made as a Board I support.

What was the biggest accomplishment of the board in the past year?

I believe each member of the Village Board has brought forth their ideas. We have made numerous accomplishments over the past 4 years, including updating our Comprehensive Plan to attract new businesses, balancing our budget, lake front piers, street and sewer infrastructure improvements, bringing in new clients to our 911 Center and numerous events and activities provided by our Parks Department. The welcome addition of the new Thornton’s and interest in a new waterfront hotel/restaurant/banquet facility, we have a lot to be proud of.

Why should voters elect you to office?

I am humbled, proud and passionate about representing and being a part of the decision making for Fox Lake today, tomorrow and the future. While I am passionate about many issues, I do not allow my decision making to be about personal opinion or based on emotions of the moment. I do my homework on all matters. I make objective decisions for what I believe is the best for the Village of Fox Lake.