Candidate Questionnaire from March 22, 2017: Elgin Township Trustee – Susan Van Weelden

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NAME: Susan Van Weelden


Elgin Township Trustee

1.  Why are you seeking this position?

Elgin Township Government can do a better job of serving Township residents.  More transparency is needed.  More effort is needed – in terms of establishing partnerships, finding grand funds to supplement funds, and in leveraging resources.

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

I served 35 years in the Illinois Community College system as a coordinator, Director and Dean.  My areas of expertise are Community, Workforce, and Economic Development.  I am also a former History and Government Teacher.

3.  What will be your greatest challenge if elected?

As Federal funds are less available for vulnerable residents, Township Services will be in demand.

Release for publication? YES

I will attend the forum? YES

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