AGE:56 ADDRESS:Cordova OCCUPATION: Retired from Exelon Nuclear FAMILY: Wife, Barb and two adult sons reared in Cordova EDUCATION: B.S. in management; M.S. in education
POLITICAL PARTY: independent candidate OFFICE SOUGHT: Trustee PRIOR OFFICE(S):None WHY RUNNING: I would like to apply the skills obtained in business to restore the village board's focus on the best interests of the people of Cordova. Improving police protection and maintaining and improving our village infrastgructure are also top priorities. I look forward to removing Cordova from the humor sections of our local newspapers, improving the respect for our village government, and restoring pride in our community. KEY ISSUE:
COMMENTS: As Senior Program Manager for General Electric's Nuclear Training services, I managed a multi-million dollar business. I maintained the budget, controlled costs, and drove new product development and sales, and managed the dismantling of this business venture when the business climate changed.
As Training Support Manager at Exelon's Cordova Nuclear Power Plant, I gained experience in office management, information technology, and federal and industry regulatory issues. I provided a leadership role on numerous and diverse teams to standardize processes across the company and to research and resolve issues.
Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.