NAME: Cheryl Anderley
POSITION FOR WHICH YOU ARE A CANDIDATE:
Village of West Dundee Trustee
1. Why are you seeking this position?
I believe that I can make a difference. After having served on many committees and volunteered for many events, I want to take my involvement to the next level. I’m excited about our future, and I would come to the Board with a fresh set of eyes and ideas.
I can remember a time when you never needed to leave West Dundee. We had everything you might need right here. Then, times changed and you had to leave to get most of what you need. We are reversing that trend and I want to contribute to making West Dundee a destination to live, work, shop, or visit.
2. What experience and background do you have which qualifies you for this position?
I’ve worked for small businesses and large corporations in supporting roles. I see the role of Trustee as supporting the residents, listening to them, and representing and resolving their concerns. I have an innate quality of being able to cut to the chase while seeking unorthodox solutions. For instance, my experiences ranged from turning a protest around into a positive for my employer. I served as Vice President of the Parent at Work Network and identified a way to integrate 250 kids into the building without interrupting the daily flow of business. I also spearheaded an effort to raise funds for veterans while providing a service to employees. There’s a solution to every problem, sometimes you just need to get creative.
3. What will be your greatest challenge if elected?
My greatest challenge will be budget constraints and time. We have planted the seeds for future growth and prosperity and I’m anxious to make them come to fruition. While I understand that things take time, I also believe in getting things done and not kicking the can down the road.
I support efforts to combine forces with surrounding communities where it makes sense and to save money, but not to the point where we lose our own unique identity.
Release for publication? YES
I will attend the forum? YES
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