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Village of Suamico trustee
Robert Byrne (i)
Address: 3375 Spur Lane Age: 60 Years in district: 30 plus Occupation: Retired Family: Wife, Sue Education: Graduate of Notre Dame Academy, courses at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and at University of Wisconsin-Madison Political experience: Public Works and Utilities Commission (2005-06), trustee (2007-present), Health and Safety Committee (2007-present), Suamico Sex Offender Residency Board (2009-present) Community involvement: HowardSuamico Optimists Club member, Knights of Columbus Council 10260 deputy grand knight, parish council member at St. Edward and Isadore Church Top issues: We have borrowed for a public works facility. The bids came back very favorable. I would like to see the remaining funds from this project be put in a separate account. In 2010 the village will have some large reconstruction projects with the county. The village’s portion will be almost $2 million. We need to put the remaining money away to help pay for this. We need to keep future borrowing to a minimum. Also we need to continue to pay off old debt, which carries a high interest rate.
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Address: 1400 Norfield Road Age: 36 Years in district:
Occupation: Tax preparer and office manager for a retail tax service Family: Married with one child Education: Graduate of Pulaski High School, 1991; currently pursuing associate degree in business from University of Phoenix Political experience: None Community involvement: None Top issues: The top issues facing the village of Suamico is that the current governing body does not appear to listen or show concern when it comes to the interests of the residents. I have attended board meetings and
2 at-large seats
Two incumbents and two challengers are vying for the two at-large seats on the Village Board up for election.The two incumbents, Robert Byrne and Rob Zastrow, along with newcomers Bryan Fischer and Patricia Gaura-Jelen hope to secure a three-year term on the board. watched citizens voice overwhelming concern on an issue and then watched the board vote against the voice of the people. If I am elected I will make myself available to the citizens’ concerns and issues and do what elected officials are supposed to do and represent those issues in manner that is consistent with the will of the people.
Age: Not listed Address: 1308 Norfield Road Years in district: 29 years Occupation: Communication, connection and culture director for Green Bay Community Church Family: Married Education: Associate degree in marketing & fashion merchandising, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Community involvement: Howard Suamico Business and Professional Association (HSBPA) Board member (2005); HSBPA Community Service Committee (2005-present); Heritage Hill State Historical Park Corporation Board of Directors (2003); NWTC Marketing Advisory Committee (2000-03); Downtown Green Bay Inc. member PR Committee (1997-2001), On Broadway Inc. Board of Directors and Organization Committee (1997-98), Downtown Green Bay Inc., Marketing Committee chairwoman (1997) and Board of Directors (1996-2001); Broadway Redevelopment Task Force member (1996); Outdoor Advertising Association of Wisconsin Board Member (1995-2000); City Center Council president, board of directors, vice president and chair of the marketing and promotions committee (1989-1996) Top issues: Suamico has been a hotbed of political issues for decades. Major decisions are finalized in advance of them being made public. Communication is limited to what is legal, rather than what makes good common sense. There is animosity between residents and our governing body — leaving both feeling disre-
spected, devalued and unheard. I would set regular listening sessions inviting residents to dialogue on issues, create citizen led/staff supported groups to research issues, communicate more effectively through technology, invite participation and input, be more transparent, knowing that when it’s all done and the dust settles, there would be a better end result.
Rob Zastrow (i)
Address: 3222 Fairview Road Age: 61 Years in district: 33 Occupation: Sales representative and consultant; former U.S. Army and Wisconsin Army National Guard as pilot, company commander, battalion operations officer (1968-1994); Vietnam veteran Family: Married with two children Education: Bachelor of Arts in history from UW-Green Bay Political experience: Town supervisor (1998-2003), village trustee (200306 and 2007-present) Community activities: Planning and Zoning Commission (1996 – present), Big Brothers Big Sisters sponsor (1990-present) Top issues: æ Balance the budget while continuing high level of municipal services and facilities. I will use my experience and leadership to ensure citizen input and participation in decisions, and emphasize sharing costs of services among users. æ Bring business revenue to village to reduce residential tax burden. I will prioritize development in recently created TIF districts and village center, bringing quality business partners into village. æ Controlling growth and development to avoid sprawl. I will continue to emphasize planned land use and conservation by design to encourage high quality residential and commercial development, while preserving green spaces and open rural character.
Village of Howard trustee Pamela Dennison
Address: 1020 Coggins Court Years in district: Five Age: 47 Occupation: 13 years at Wisconsin Connection Tours Inc. as director of operations & group tour consultant Family: Husband, Kenneth, and two children Education: Bachelor of Science in human development with an emphasis in child psychology from UW-Green Bay, certificate in early childhood education from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Political experience: None Community involvement: American Bus Association, Circle Wisconsin, Wisconsin Writers Association, St. Agnes School, Holy Family Church, Green Bay Boy Choir, Tutor for Oneida School District Top Issues: The village of Howard is growing, and that’s very good news. Our population is increasing, and new businesses are popping up every day. The down side is that all too often, such positive growth translates into out-of-control
Kelly J. Crouch (i)
Address: 2769 Riveredge Lane Years in district: 18 Age: 52 Occupation: Pierce Manufacturing for 23 years, currently as numerical control programmer Family: Wife, Mary, and one son Education: Sevastopol High School; attended Fox Valley Technical College for marketing; numerous workshops and seminars Political experience: Trustee Wards 11 and 12 since April 2004, Plan Commission member 2004 and 2005. Top issues: The village is ranked as one of the lowest
Wards 5 & 6
Trustee Catherine Hughes faces newcomer Pamela Dennison in Wards 5 and 6. They’re vying for a two-year term at an annual salary of $5,800 on the nine-member board. taxing and spending. Securing Howard’s future success necessitates leadership courageous enough to listen to the people they represent. It also requires strong fiscal discipline to continue key village services while keeping your tax burden light as we enjoy Howard’s development. I promise to be that type of leader.
Catherine Hughes (i)
Address: 1769 Devon Street Years in district: 50+ years Age: 53 Occupation: Wisconsin state trooper, 22 years Family: Chris, husband, and two adult children who are married Education background: St. John the Baptist School, Bay Port High School graduate, NWTC degree in police science, state patrol academy Political experience: Trustee for Wards 5 and 6 since
2006 Community involvement: Instructor for hunter safety; volunteer for Special Olympics; Wisconsin Troopers Association; Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association; Bay Port Equestrian Club secretary; Employee Assistance Program coordinator for Wausau post of State Patrol Top issues: æ Service to the community. “Service to the people in Wards 5 and 6 is most important to me.” æ Resolving individual issues fairly. “Each issue is individual and different. It’s not one-sizefits-all.” æ Keeping taxes low. “That’s a very important thing realizing that times are tough now, so we have to look at things carefully.” æ Seeing the village center completed and getting more businesses in there. See what we can get into the industrial park for jobs.
Wards 11 & 12
Trustee Kelly Crouch faces Raymond Suennen in Wards 11 and 12. They’re vying for a two-year term at an annual salary of $5,800 on the nine-member board. in the state in terms of lowest basic spending per capita; we must work hard to maintain a low tax rate while maintaining services with less state aid. I have made and will continue to make the tough decisions such as the elimination of the executive director of parks, senior services position that paid with benefits $100,400. The residents expect the village to do more with less in these tough economic times. I will not vote for a tax increase.
Address: 2563 Turnbury Road Years in district: Seven
Age: 59 Occupation: Governmental compliance coordinator for Integrys Energy Services Inc. Family: Wife, Nancy, three daughters and three grandchildren Education: Bachelor of Arts in business and Bachelor of Arts in accounting; certified public accountant and certified management accountant Political experience: Howard Plan Commission
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