Candidate Questionnaire from March 16, 2017: Elgin City Council – Brenda Rodgers

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NAME: Brenda Rodgers


Elgin City Council

1.  Why are you seeking this position?

Economic development is important to me and a priority of mine. I have been a realtor for over twenty years and have seen the market change from bad to good and good to bad. The real estate market is starting to change for the best, housing prices are going up, homes are not on the market long, commercial space is starting to fill up and commercial investors are starting to invest again. I want to be a part of economic development for our community and bringing companies into our community that will pay our residents a living wage.

2.  What experience and background do you have which qualifies you for this position?

I have lived in the community over thirty years a graduate of Elgin High, a Bachelors in Management and Leadership from Judson University, volunteered with many organizations in the community some include The Community Crisis Center, Realtor Association of The Fox Valley, The Boys and Girls Club, League of Women Voters and many other organizations. All of my volunteerism and life experiences have prepared me for this position.

3.  What will be your greatest challenge if elected?

As a former elected official, I never forgot that the residents of Elgin were my boss and when I am elected on April 4, I will continue to put the residents first. Economic Development was very important to me in the past and it will be in the future. I researched existing and new programs that provided job opportunities for our residents and brought awareness to them. I plan on doing it again once I am elected. I believe we must take the positive out of every situation and learn from it; therefore I do not foresee any challenges that I can’t overcome.

Release for publication? YES

I will attend the forum? YES

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