Algonquin Village Board
First, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve as a Trustee on the Algonquin Village Board for last 8 years. During this time I have been involved in the fiscal management of the village through a very difficult economic period. The village has remained financially stable and maintained a balanced budget without increasing our tax levy. Prior to becoming a Trustee, I held leadership positions in a number of community organizations including Connect 300 – Community Advisory Council and the Village of Streamwood Community Awareness Commission. I graduated in the charter class of the Ted Spella Leadership School, a joint effort of the Village of Algonquin, the Village of Lake in the Hills and the Algonquin/LITH Chamber of Commerce, where I completed full day sessions on Leadership and Ethics, Local Government, Economic Development and Growth Management, and Criminal Justice to name a few. I also organized and implemented Algonquin’s first National Night Out event in 2004, bringing together Police, Fire and community resources in a successful neighborhood event. My professional experience includes project and portfolio management of complex cross-functional teams as well as resource management.
I was recently promoted to chase private client from a business banker. I was a trusted business advisor for the past two years. My expertise is in business cash flow. I worked with businesses that had revenues from $500,000 - $30,000,000. I help with everything from simple accounts to complex cash managment.
My current eight years experience serving as our Village Trustee, my community services, working with our staff to implement the proper checks and balances regarding our budget finances, public works, parks and forestry and overall village operations. As well as my 20 plus years job skills currently under Siemens (formerly Flender) working with our engineering staff on proposals to our customers on projects that can be small in value ranging up to 2-3 million dollar projects, organizing contract review processes and negotiating at times some difficult terms and conditions regarding warranty and liability claims for our heavy machinery products.
I have had the privilege of serving the people of Algonquin for the last 20 years as a Village Trustee. The Experience I have as a Trustee will continue to bring value to the Board and to the Residents of Algonquin. I also have 30 years of experiences in Customer Service. I have used this experiences in my roll as a Trustee when working with our residents and local business. I know that job of a Trustee is to listen to residents and business to work on solutions to the issues we are faced with. I have always kept an open mind when hearing the requests and reviewing the details on an issue. If given the opportunity I will continue to do the same. I am proud of the progress and accomplishments the Village has made and look forward to the challenges ahead.